|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Soups, Bakeries|
|Ambiance |||Sidewalk Cafe, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Breakfast|
|Amenities |||Wheelchair Accessible, Counter & Bar Service|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver Lower Mainland|
|Getting There |||Bus 20 or Commercial Drive Station|
|Cross Street |||Venables Street|
|Mon-Sat: 6:30AM-6PM; Sun: 8AM-6PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2009
The Italian phrase “Pane Vero” means “true bread”, and the mantra at this Commercial Drive café is to provide the community with fresh, wholesome foods made from the highest quality ingredients. The meals and baked goods at Pane Vero are made from family recipes that insist upon organic unbleached flour, free-run eggs, medicine-free in-house roasted turkeys and fresh, local produce. Preservatives are strictly forbidden! The coffee is fair-trade and organic, and there are plenty of menu choices for vegetarians, vegans and people with wheat and dairy allergies.
Healthy Meals and Indulgent Treats
Pane Vero’s hearty breakfast buns are legend on the Drive, and it’s easy to taste why with eggs, veggies, cheeses, meats and aioli piled high on nine-grain organic buns. For lunch, panini sandwiches paired with a homemade soup or salad are the order of the day. All of the bread is baked fresh in-house daily. And it’s impossible to ignore the sweet smell of tasty baked goods. The bakers at Pane Vero are up before the sun every day preparing an array of treats for customers, including basics like muffins, scones and croissants and more indulgent treats like pecan cinnamon buns, cheesecake and tiramisu. Sweet and savory pies can also be purchased whole or by the slice. If you want to share the flavours of Pane Vero with your friends and colleagues, the café also offers catering for events of all sizes.
Since 2007, Pane Vero has been offering locals and Drive visitors a stylish, yet comfortable place to enjoy a quiet coffee or a lively meal. With mint green walls, polka-dot tablecloths and matching red floors and couches, the eatery has a funky vibe. The café is also a strong supporter of local talent and features the work of Vancouver artists on its walls. The pieces are regularly updated and can be purchased with your coffee. Pane Vero also boasts a unique large-screen art slideshow, which feature hundreds of masterworks, pop culture images and local artists’ contributions.