Coffee lover? Where do you go to get your cup of joe in Vancouver? One of my favorite spots over the years has been Caffè Artigiano. I used to frequent the Hastings – Burnaby location once a week to treat myself to some amazing sweet treats and a fancy espresso drink on my way to work. From a wide variety of homemade baked goods, soups and sandwiches, to an array of delicious coffee beverages they have the food side of a cafe down pat. They are also cozy enough to relax with a friend to catch up or open your laptop to get some work done. They have delicious artisan coffee with some stunning latte art that is for sure Instagram worthy. Opening in 1999, and staying true to only brewing the highest quality coffee and being a trustworthy company that promotes sustainability in their neighborhoods. They offer lots of organic and natural products and are doing their part to reduce their impact and footprint on the environment.
With 12 locations across the Lower Mainland and a few sprinkled in Calgary, this coffee joint is a must for the Vancouverite. This week I got to visit the Yaletown location for my first time. Right across the street from the Yaletown skytrain, just grab a cup to go and peruse around town! I went for the Chai Latte with Almond Milk, mmmm the perfect amount of cinnamon makes this one of my favorite hot beverages. For lunch I had the Roast Chicken Panini, it was simply delicious with provolone cheese, sundried tomato aioli and a nut-free pesto on an organic ciabatta bun with arugula, soooo delicious. I definitly intended to eat it on the go but had to sit down and enjoy, the perfect lunch item! Some other items I muuuust try next time are the Ham & Cheese Croissant, the Tuscan Chicken Wrap that has roasted cauliflower, the Spartan Apple Muffin and the Spanish Latte… yum! Oh and did you know that they cater? Woot!
They have some really nice items for sale as well. A rack full of coffee that smells delicious, from the Artigiano House Blend with hints of nutty caramel, to the Classic Italian Blend with some dark chocolate, to the Private Reserve with hints of roasted almonds, and of course a decaf! Their stainless steel thermal tumblers are really nice too, perfect to use and save 10 cents on your coffee order! I’m absolutely in love with their cotton canvas totes, the Vancouver backdrop looks perfect with Science World and the mountains. They also support a great cause as it’s by a fair trade company in India called Free Set Global which supports women who were trapped in sex trade work, giving them new opportunities with a job and fresh start.
Find out the locations and more info about Caffè Artigiano here;