Restaurants

Top Choice Burgers in Commercial Drive

Cannibal Café

This is a punk-tastic diner for fans of seriously real burgers. You'll find an inventive array, from classics to the recommended Korean-BBQ burger, all made with love. Top-notch ingredients will ensure you never sli…
Top Choice Lebanese in Commercial Drive

Jamjar

This super-friendly cafe-style joint has a rustic-chic interior and a folky Lebanese menu of ethically sourced ingredients and lots of vegetarian options. You don't have to be a veggie to love the crispy falafel bal…
Japanese in Commercial Drive

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen

Reservations are not accepted at the Drive's best Japanese restaurant, so arrive early to snag a table or expect to join a long line. Even if you have to queue, it'll be worth it: the sushi here uses fresh ingredien…
Diner in Commercial Drive

Tangent Cafe

Lined with 1970s-style wood-paneling, this popular hangout combines comfort-classic BLTs and burgers with several Malaysian curry options. But breakfast (served until mid-afternoon) is when most locals roll in, ofte…
Vegan in Commercial Drive

Eternal Abundance

Organic and vegan are the watchwords at this grocery store and hemp-hugging eatery where you'll feel healthier just by walking through the door. Located in a little green ghetto of similar Drive businesses, tables i…
Bakery in Commercial Drive

Uprising Breads Bakery Cafe

Vancouver's favorite bakery minichain has been satisfying the bread and cake cravings of locals for 30 years, but this East Side rustic-chic storefront is where it started. Perfect for coffee and treats any time of …
Thai in Commercial Drive

Kin Kao Thai Kitchen

An austere, white-walled interior belies the warm service and spicy menu at this mod Thai restaurant. Share a few plates between you (don't miss the deep-fried crispy pork belly) or dive straight into the excellent …
Vegetarian in Commercial Drive

Sweet Cherubim

Many Drive restaurants offer vegetarian options but Sweet Cherubim goes the whole hog with a full-on vegan and veggie menu of hearty, well-priced comfort foods served at its red Formica tables. There's an Indian fee…
Latin American in Commercial Drive

Havana

The granddaddy of Drive dining buzzes on summer evenings when its patio – the area's biggest and best – is animated with clamorous chatter. With a couple of counter-culture holdovers (check the graffiti-scratched wa…
Bakery in Commercial Drive

Fratelli Baking

An authentic holdover from the Drive's Italian immigrant era, this ever-busy bakery is teeming with fresh-made treats – from loaves of warm asiago cheese bread to more cakes and pastries than you could possibly samp…