Cafe Classico is an Italian cafe serving sandwiches, soups and salads as well as gelato, desserts and a variety of coffee and tea.
Had lunch here on a saturday, ate outside the front. I had the italian sandwich with pea soup and everything was good. I had a cappuccino to drink, it was average. This is a nice little spot to have lunch and I'm sure I will be back to eat here some time in the future. My entire meal was only $9.95 for a large sandwich, soup and cappuccino!
This charming cafe offers up great coffee and tasty soups and sandwiches that really fill you up! The soup of the day is my favourite as it's always something different; paired with a carefully prepared sandwich, the lunch specials are a fantastic value. The service and atmosphere makes you feel like you're visiting old friends. It's obvious Cafe Classico is a Burnaby Heights jewel by the amount of daily regulars I've seen.
This is a great lunch spot - very fresh sandwiches made to order, good selection of coffees and outstanding soup. A low-key place; family-owned with very friendly service. Interesting decor with signed photos of the numerous celebrities who have patronized the Cafe in the past. Highly recommended.
I've been comng to Cafe Classico for years. I love coming to this local eatery located in the Burnaby Height's area on Hastings Street. It's very casual, friendly and laid back. The ambiance is very low key but hey, it's clean and that's what counts. If you just want a nice reasonably priced bowl of soup and a sandwich this is the place to come. The service is always friendly and fast. You'll enjoy it!
A friendly local cafe in the heart of "Little Italy" with classic Italian soups and sandwiches, sweets, coffee, etc. Great spot to lean back outside of an evening and watch the hordes line up for buckets of pasta across the street!
How about some different menu items,some use of spices and what about a few select pasta dishes for long time customers ?
Bland foods are now a thing of the past and we all need to experiment with the new cuisine in Canada. Variety will enliven your life and give you a fresh burst to fill those empty seats each night at Classico.
A modest return to good quality classical music would also enhance the ambiance inside and out on the patio eh ? Where is Bruno ?
I really wanted to love this cafe, but I didn't.
I consider myself a coffee lover and the coffee here is not the best in Burnaby Heights (the Euro Cafe a few blocks west is much better). I ordered a semi-dry cappuccino and got what was essentially a very weak latte - too much milk, too little espresso.
I am biased towards Italian cafes as I they tend to make better coffees than ANY of the chains - they know the important of a good bean and honour the practice of espresso making and in doing so bring out the best (no bitter, burnt or 'flavored' coffee for me please).
While this place did not burn my coffee, they did not get the proportions right either. They also do not have any soy milk here (which is so behind the times for Vancouver!).
Although I tried their cookies (okay, not anything special), I did not eat here. I just moved to the area and have been testing out the cafes on Hastings. This place gets busy on the weekends and is full of locals who seems to really enjoy the sandwiches - perhaps, I should try these instead? I would love to support this cafe over Starbucks, but in all honesty, I don't look forward to another visit here. I think I'd rather go the extra blocks to the Euro cafe as they do up an excellent espresso and usually have a wonderful assortment of salads (eggplant, roasted peppers, etc). as well!