We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Joe's Cafe

1150 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X2, Canada
+1 604-255-1046
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
3 Jul 2017
“Really good food & service”
20 May 2017
“Excellent coffee good for snack food and some people order sandwiches”
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
1150 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X2, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (12)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Joe's serves a moderately priced breakfast that is very, very good. The staff was efficient and thoughtful. I had the hash and my wife a gluten free meal with eggs. Joe's serves a healthy portions of healthy, well prepared meals. The cost is relatively moderate....More

Thank oregon64
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I attended the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Assn Saturday coffee meeting from 11:00 to 13:00 on Saturday May 20 and enjoyed a good coffee and a snack. Conversations were worth the visit. If you are not sure, as William and he will direct you to the...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great quiet place to have a coffee or lunch (Fish Soup is fantastic and not spicy being a POrtuguese cook) and watch good European soccer, specially Barcelona or Real Madrid or even English Premier League games.

Thank CanadaLuna
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

"The best cappucino in town" is written in front of you, when you see this place. And that's true. An authentic italian cappucino, in a portugese bar. The latte is also amazing. And the staff friendly.

Thank Bruno B
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is the old authentic Cafe prior to gentrification of Commercial Drive. If you want an experience of multiculturalism, queer friendly, laid back Europian style coffee and eats, then come to Joes Cafe. It's rough exterior belies the warmth and inclusivity inside. Watch soccer, drink...More

Thank milj56
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Joe's Cafe is truly a relic from another era, although you could hardly say the place has weathered the years that well, not that it was ever posh. If you want a view into the Drive's proto-ethnic underbelly from the days of yore, this is...More

Thank Huitzilipoxtle
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Delicious and beautifully presented cappuccino and other coffee drinks. Right in the heart of the "Drive", this coffee shop offers pool tables and lots of character. The staff were awesome, and moved a table and chairs outdoors for us. This place is old and I...More

Thank BenefacTours
Reviewed 21 March 2015

This is a local greasy spoon that isn't greasy. Great breakfasts and lunches. There are a few located around the city and they all serve the same good quality food.

Thank Carla W
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Nestled in what appears to be Little Portugal, it is straight-forward kind of place. The service is friendly, and the food is good. A couple of small tables outside afford you some view of the goings-on on Commercial, a busy street mind you.

Thank EPMcK
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Had breakfast here and it was delicious. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was nice. Unsophisticated and simple but food is great. It was packed when I went. Try their breakfast burrito...and don't miss the hot sauce.

Thank cdcworld
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
Nearby HotelsSee all 92 hotels in Vancouver
Shamrock Hostel
2 reviews
1.74 km away
Atrium Inn Vancouver
976 reviews
1.93 km away
Patricia Hotel
681 reviews
2.03 km away
Hazelwood Hotel
9 reviews
2.10 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Absinthe Bistro
350 reviews
.11 km away
Sula Indian Restaurant
82 reviews
.01 km away
Havana Restaurant
209 reviews
.08 km away
Fets Whisky Kitchen
96 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Commercial Drive
260 reviews
.08 km away
Bomber Brewing
17 reviews
.52 km away
The Cultch
15 reviews
.35 km away
Strange Fellows Brewing Company
21 reviews
.64 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Joe's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1150 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-255-1046
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing