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The Cannibal Cafe
The Cannibal Cafe

The Cannibal Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cannibalcafe.ca/
  • Email: thecannibalcafe@gmail.com
  • Phone: (604) 558-4199
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Comfort Food, Canadian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us directly for any Catering inquires
  • Entertainment: We have 4 big screen TV's which play current sports and/or cult classic films!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact us directly for any Special Event inquires

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Avenue
  • Public Transit: #20 Victoria/Downtown - COMMERCIAL DR AT E 3 AV
    6 blocks from Commercial Drive/Broadway SkyTrain station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is free parking in designated areas along 2nd &3rd Avenue, or
A word from The Cannibal Cafe
The Cannibal Café is Commercial Drive’s newest restaurant, serving up hand ground beef burgers and authentic milkshakes 
in a nostalgic, rockin' diner-esque environment!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "Cannibal Cafe fits in well on Commercial Drive as far as decor and relaxed ambiance. We had the deep-fried pickles as an appy. All I can say is, "Yum!" Full dill pickles deep fried in batter - you can't really go wrong. We had a choice of how we wanted our burgers prepared. I had the blue cheese burger and my partner had the Montreal smoked meat burger. Our burgers were juicy and delicious. We had poutine and mac-n-cheese as our sides. Both were good. I would recommend coming here for the experience. I hear the milkshakes are delicious!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Vibrant, fun hangout with vintage band posters ( Unclean Wiener!)on the wall to peruse while waiting for your food. Burgers are delicious, though a bit messy and good beers are on tap as well as some interesting cocktails. Service is very friendly, but be prepared to wait a bit for your food if they are busy. Overall , a nice addition to the Drive food scene."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Went there recently and had a group of 6, there isn't big group seating but we sat in the middle at a communal table and it was great. We were almost 20 mins late for our reservation but they were pleasant with us and sat us right away. The food was excellent I ordered the regular cheeseburger which was amazing and deep fried pickles which were equally satisfying. I would recommend this place for anyone who wants to eat a divine burger and fries. Or just to eat appys as all the choices were great aswell. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I went there for the Birthday Burger that they offer and I got $8.95 off any burger or the basic burger which is $8.95. Cannibal grinds up 3 different types of beef in a special way (noted on their menu) to make a premium patty! The beef was VERY delicious and juicy! I dont even like beef! It was delicious! The only thing I dont like is that you have to order your sides separately and the burgers dont come with anything. I would definitely return! delicious! the poutine looked awesome too!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "So we walked a few blocks north from Commercial Skytrain, and upon entering the door, we were greeted quickly by a smiling, friendly lady and seated within 30 seconds (yes we did make reservations ahead of time). She encouraged us to check out the regular menu in case we wanted something other than water. Anyway, we ordered and the food came pretty soon after. The appetizers were smaller than we had expected, but the flavour did not disappoint. The main course, the burgers, were delicious. Every bite came with an impact on our taste buds. Ending off the meal was the dessert. My GF liked her sundae, but personally I would recommend the hot donut. All in all, friendly place, attentive waitstaff, and the meal was just right in taste and size."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The Dine Out Vancouver 2014 menu brought my gf and I here. The food was great, but they were pretty busy. We're definitely going to come back, their burgers are pretty amazing. There are a few things on the menu we'd both like to try out, and we definitely want more poutine."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Nothing fancy, just fresh tasting food made with quality ingredients."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The portion of food were to small : the desert should have been smaller and the main course (entree) should have been bigger in my opinion."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I wouldn't rush back for what they served on the dine out menu, but I'll give them another try afterwards to see how the food compares."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Dine out food was just okay. The lamb burger patty was a little dry. The ice cream doughnut sandwich was pretty interesting to eat though."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The cannibal café was interesting, but not amazing. The $10.95 Taco salad was mostly iceberg lettuce and not much else, not worth the money. The burger was tasty, but had no sides... The Caesar was nothing spectacular either. Kids did not like the mac n cheese and the only bright spark was the strawberry milkshake. Lots of screens made it easy to watch the Canucks game and I guess that is what the Cannibal café would be good for. A beer and a game."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Cannibal is a great local burger joint. They take pride in their burgers and make them from scratch every day. I went during dine-out, and I think it actually took a little away from the experience. The poutine was really salty and there were only a few cheese curds. The burger could have used more sauce or seasoning as they give a pretty good sized patty so it tasted a little too meaty. Despite my criticisms, I'm definitely going to go back for a regular meal from their menu to try out some of their appetizers and unique burgers."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "But definately not the last! Everything was delicious, the service was very friendly and efficient and we had a great time... The ice cream donut sandwich is a must!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Fun, hip, unique ambience. The name of the place turns off my appetite a bit but the food was great (I had the vegetarian options ;)) The Guinness poutine was amazing."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went to Cannibal for Dine Out and was disappointed. We had eaten there before Dine Out and the burgers were bigger sized. The dinner was okay for $18, but it was not regular fare."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "went to eat here just because i wanted to try this cafe and it was only $18 for dine out. My friend and I tried the lamb burger and the american burger. Really good. I really liked the lamb burger. The ice cream donut dessert was AMAZING.Few things i noticed were the portion of the poutine and the salmon cake (appies) were really small and the food took more than 30 mins to arrive. That's more than 30 mins of waiting for appies, and another 30+ minutes waiting for the burger. Understandable that it was a busy night since canucks were playing so we were patient. Besides that, good night, good service, and a really loud night."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The food was very tasty and the environment was very enrgetic. The server could have been a little more energetic being there but the timing of the service was decent. The best part of the whole meal though would have to be the ice cream donut. It is beautiful and amazing. I have never tried anything like it before and I hope they keep it around. Overall, I found the food to be well blended and filling you up but still wanting more."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "BEST burger I've had in a LONG time! the poutine is a-MAAA-zing. and I don't even like gravy. and you MUST order a milkshake. the chocolate one was fabulous. will be back. a LOT."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "BEST burger I've had in years! Food was super fantastic, servers were super friendly!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "My friends and I stopped in for dinner. It was busy! It is Dine out time after all... It took awhile, service was slower then we had expected. The Guinness Poutine is delicious. The Salmon cakes were disappointing. The American burger was fantastic. The lamb burger was dry and under seasonned. The Donut ice cream sandwich was greasy. The Sundae fundae was EXCELLENT! The milkshakes were great! Chocolate, strawberry were fantastic... vanilla could have been better. PICKLES ARE GREAT! The burgers could have some with a small salad or fries just to fill the plate. Big plates, small-medium sized burger makes the plate look sad."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 7:30. Our server was overall pretty good. She was super friendly. Our order was take. In a timely manner, our drinks took not too long. We had also asked for waters - one came after about 15 mins, the others after a out a half hour. Our appetizers took an hour to come. We had all worked that day and came hungry so the wait was too long. The food was delicious however. All in all, we all said we would come back again but it would have to be a night where we had lots of time."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I am used to the dine out treatment, sub par service and sometimes sub par food. Cannibal Cafe was above average in both regards. Wait staff were very friendly and checked on us a good amount even on a very busy night. Our order was put in the system incorrectly leaving one of us the option of a different entree from what we chose or a 10-15 minute wait. We chose the wait and instead the kitchen dished out a new entree in only a few minutes which was great. Portion sizes were a little small for appetizer and entree but the dessert was amazing. The bartender was doing a great job on our drinks as well - one of the best caesars I've ever had!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Making reservations is pretty much useless. If it's packed, just go next door to Falconetti's; it's equally as good."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Great vibe. super friendly staff. Excellent burger patty, super juicy and full of flavour. Fries and onion rings of exceptional quality. Had the stuffed jalapeños, fried pickles and chicken wings for appetizers. Very tasty. Deep-fried banana split for dessert not to be missed. Already planning for our return trip."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience at The Cannibal Cafe. The service was good. We had a hearty breakfast at a very reasonable price. I would certainly recommend this cafe and I'll be back."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "This place offers a bunch of neat and interesting burgers. They're highly customizable and quite delicious. To top it off, they put rosemary on the fries :) That said, burgers make up the majority of the entrées that they offer, and the price point is a bit high. Go if you love the burgers and the punk ambience."
    Dined on 11/11/2013