Neighbourhood Guide: Commercial Drive

FEATURE: ILLUSTRATION BY MARIANA YATSUDA IKUTA   LOWDOWN Historically Vancouver’s Little Italy, Commercial Drive has shifted shape many times since the 50's, layering textures and adding character along the way. Today, the most popular street in the Grandview-Woodlands area, forms the proud backbone of East Van.  Italian delis like Grotta Del Formaggio (translation: cheese cave) and Bosa sell the best Buratta in town, while old-timey cafes like Joe’s Café Bar (lively, no ...

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Pouring over the best Pourover Coffee in Vancouver

The pourover trend continues unabated begging the question, when does a trend stop being a trend and instead a welcome and permanent addition to  Vancouver's coffee culture?  Given the recent explosion of  pour over options in copious cafes, all indicators are, that time is now. As significant as the introduction of good espresso-based coffee has been to Vancouver, I believe Canadians, and North Americans in general, still pine for a 'longer' ...

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