|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop, Italian|
|Ambiance |||Senior Appeal, Sidewalk Cafe, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Breakfast, Brunch|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Wheelchair Accessible, Catering, Counter & Bar Service|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Monday to Sunday Breakfast and Lunch: 7:30AM to 4PM Drinks and Snacks: 4PM to 11PM|
Profile Last Updated: October 02, 2008
This Italian Sports Bar is an unexpected Commercial Drive hang out. Hockey jerseys, masks, black and white pictures and sporting emblems decorate the walls. Large glass windows, which wrap around much of the café, keep the place sunny, and the bar is quite unique with a chalked menu overhead and a roof with traditional Italian red shingles as a cover. Black speckled table tops, padded steel chairs and tiled floor gives the unusually large space a breathable yet cozy feel. Right down to the white-haired Italian-speaking men playing cards late into the night, Café Roma has Europe written all over it.
Café Roma serves breakfast and lunch, including plenty of pasta specials each day, keeping the menu fresh for those who like to visit often. Pizza, hot sandwiches (with melted Italian cheeses) and traditional Italian pastries are plenty. Coffee is served hot and strong – European style. Food can be eaten inside while enjoying a sports game on one of the many plasma TVs, or, on the street side patio on those warmer days.
Commercial has been dubbed the bohemian space of Vancouver – with blocks upon blocks of eclectic shops, cafes and restaurants. Here you can find a world of tastes, cultures and atmospheres all in the space of several blocks. A North American spot filled with European feel has quickly become a favourite among the locals – Italian and otherwise.