There's better coffee to be had on The Drive without question. Abruzzo coffee is sort of bland but its served briskly and piping hot. A no-nonsense, old fashioned coffee bar abuzz with soccer-mania most weekends. Much of the loyal clientle are Italians and Latin Americans. Service is professional and pleasant. Genuine is a word that springs to mind. Faces are glued to the tv screens whenever a game is beamed in from Europe or South America. The chairs and tables on the sidewalk get brilliant morning sun and it's a fine spot to sip your molten brew whilst taking in the street's colorful vibe. Lots of smokers occupy these seats though. If you're sensitive to that sort of thing you might get pissed off. Doesnt seem to be much enforcement of city by-laws. My favorite thing about this joint is their quality pizza. Only two choices to be had- A veggie and a pepperoni. The slices are simple but quite authentic and quite the opposite of the flaccid, sesame seed-adorned slabs ubiquitous on Commercial Drive and around the city in general. The crust is thin and chewy and garnished just right as not to make the slice soggy. The tomato sauce isnt sweet and cloying like your typical pizza slice dispencery. An americano and a slice will set you back a fiver. A Drive institution.