What You'll Get
Because local food travels less, it's not as likely to ruin dinners with endless scrapbooks and affected British accents. Limit travel expenses with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of locally sourced organic fare and drinks at Commune Cafe, located on Seymour Street.
Commune Cafe spins a sumptuous food web of seasonal fare sourced from farmers, butchers, and bakers who make the Vancouver area their home. Like a vegetable-a-day pinup photographer, chefs take pains to capture food's good side, with a menu featuring free-range meats and eggs, organic produce and dairy, and sustainable seafood. Sample communal dishes, such as the Sangak flatbread with bacon and caramelized onions ($10), or erect red-velvet ropes around an exquisitely dressed meal of your own, such as the Berkshire pork belly with braised red cabbage ($13) or the sweet-potato gnocchi with broccoli florets and sage butter ($12). Toast to a night with friends or a narrow escape from an emu stampede with a selection of fine wines ($6–$11) and craft brews ($6–$6.50).
An intimate, ultramodern space, Commune Cafe features a long communal table at which to mingle with fellow diners, as well as a spacious sidewalk patio during warmer months. Members of delicatessen do-good groups Green Tables and Oceanwise, Commune Cafe demonstrates its commitment to local foods and sustainable fishing practices, which, like chewing up a bad report card, gives diners a chance to feel better with every bite.
The Vancouver Sun and Westender featured Commune Cafe, along with Good Life Vancouver and 24 Hours Vancouver. Seventy-three per cent of Urbanspooners recommend it, and more than 10 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.
- A baked bucatini pasta with roasted tomatoes, Parmesan, mozzarella and Asiago was lovely; and a grilled sandwich of local beef, green peppercorn aioli, stilton, caramelized onions (which make anything taste better) was a great manwich for my husband. – Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun
- However, it’s a perfect place for grabbing a topnotch bite to eat on a wintry weeknight. It’s also great if you’re looking for somewhere to pop by when you’re downtown for an event or simply in the midst of a non-stop shopping marathon. – Sarah Rowland, 24 Hours Vancouver
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per order. Must buy 1 food item. No cash value. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.