Cosy small Italian cafe tucked away on Main Street.
A cute Italian cafe with a cosy laid-back atmosphere, more Commercial Drive than Main Street. However avoid the pasta dishes here. I had the carbonara and it wasn't authentic, plus they just dump the pasta, some sauce, bacon bits and the cheese into a bowl and microwave it before serving it. They oversprinkle all the dishes here with mozzerella cheese and it's the poor quality powdered parmasean used. I barely had three bites of the dish and my stomach still felt queasy the rest of the day, I left the rest as it didn't taste good. Their garlic bread is just margarine or butter spread on some bread, no taste of garlic which was disappointing. The panini's looked better but I would avoid the food here, I saw no one have the pizza's. Their coffees are awesome though and they make the frappe without using a mix so it's pretty good as well. This must be listed in a tourist guidebook as it was about half foreign tourists and half locals in the cafe.
This was the first place I went to when I moved to Vancouver. The people here are amazing! Every time I go in the owner introduces me to someone new. When I want to stop in for a small coffee or a little snack I find myself sitting there for hours chatting away with the staff or the other customers - it is truly a rare experience in Vancouver.
The coffee is uniquely rich and intense, never burnt or watery - you can tell they take great pride in their coffee.
It is a wonderful place to spend a sunday afternoon.