The Cannibal Cafe, located on The Drive serves up the freshest and tastiest hand ground burgers.
First time diner at the Cannibal Cafe-so impressed. Loved the decor. Our booth was clean and service was prompt and with a smile. I had an American Classic with salad and my fellow diner a Bacon Bad with onion rings. My burger was great-bun was soft and fresh, burger was great. Nothing in my dining experience made me feel greasy or queasy when I was done as some greasy burger joints can do. the onion rings were huge,little doughy for my liking but not too oily. My dining partner thought the burger was very tasty. Go hungry! Sides are all a la carte,so no obligation to get them-id recommend splitting them if you dont have a killer appetite. I cant wait to return.
Good burgers. The portions are fairly large as they serve both fries and salad with your burgers. There are many choices. The burgers are not cheap and but they are good quality. Service was good. Milkshakes are good also. Did not like music as it's a head banger music. The place was not busy as we went for an early dinner but it did get busy after. I would go back when i feel like having a burger. I had the American Classic was good.
Came here for DOV $ 18 menu.
Appetizer: Cannibal Tomato Soup, Salmon Cakes or Poutine
Entree: Classic Burger, Lamb Burger or Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with 2 cheeses
Dessert: Ice cream sandwiched in a hot donut or Fundae Sundae
DH had the Poutine which he enjoyed.
I had the Salmon Cakes which was 2 cakes. Didn't look like much but it was real chunks of salmon.
DH had the Classic Burger which is two 3 oz beef patties & I had the Lamb burger with goat cheese.
Burgers are served all alone on a plate with dill pickle spear.
DH had the ice cream donut. He really enjoyed the donut.
I had the sundae with lots of whipped cream & waffle cone pieces.
FYI, the lights dim at 6 pm & the music gets louder.
Service is friendly & cheerful.
The restaurant looks small if you peer in the window but it's actually quite long & there's another section in the back.
Good reasonably priced hamburgers combined with friendly service in a fun, rock and roll environment make the Cannibal another reason to reconsider Commercial Drive as a food destination. More and more the Drive is outgrowing it's rep as a falafel/dollar slice backwater for decent food. The Cannibal Cafe does burgers and the fixins well and with enthusiasm that is clearly evident in the many burgers I've had here over the last year. Until recently you could order a burger rare or med rare. The food cops put an end to that sadly but the meat is still better than average as it's ground in house. Watch the cooks grill your burger that you build yourself. Fries (yam or regular) are house made and excellent. Plenty of beer on tap (ovverpriced like everywhere else in town). They do have weekly specials though and value must be described fairly as very good. The often loud music is 90's-geared for you nostalgic types out there. YES to the Cannibal:)