Spade Coffee & Spirits, Treats & Small Plates is a beautifully designed cafe-bistro bringing an eclectic blend of authentic Italian flavour to Vancouver’s vibrant Commercial Drive neighbourhood. Founded in 2017 by award-winning barista Sammy Piccolo, this Italian-inspired coffee shop by day, tapas and wine spot by night has become a local favourite. Their menu features a variety of specialty coffee drinks made with custom roasted beans from 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, freshly baked in-house Italian pastries, classic egg sandwiches as well as plenty of authentic Italian tapas to be paired with a selection of wines and cocktails.
- Prado Café
Founded in 2004, Prado Café is all about crafting the perfect brew and creating a great atmosphere in order to deliver an enhanced coffee experience to their guests. The coffee shop is currently owned by Sammy Piccolo (four-time Canadian Barista Champion, first ever winner of the World Latte Art Championships, winner at the Coffee Fest Latte Art Championship, and four-time top three placement for Canada at the World Barista Championships), so guests can expect nothing short of excellence. They’ve established four locations throughout Vancouver and they pride themselves on each venue being a community coffee shop with friendly baristas, comforting food and relaxed venues. They have a variety of coffee options on their menu but they specialize in dark roasts supplied by 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, and all of their food and baked goods are made in-house.
- Milano Coffee
At Milano Coffee, their passion is to « bring you the finest coffee concepts in the world. » It was founded in 1984 by Francesco Curatolo, who brought 75 years of Italian roasting and blending expertise to Vancouver, Canada garnering a worldwide reputation for his exquisitely crafted Italian coffees. Following a 15 year mentorship, Brian Turko is now the proud owner of Milano Coffee. He has earned his place as a West Coast coffee pioneer, elevating the premium coffee concept to new heights and having earned many distinguished awards by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters. The Italian-style roaster has three locations throughout Vancouver, but the flagship roasting facility and coffee lounge in Denman is the place to be. It is the only spot in town with an espresso tasting bar sampling 8 different espressos.
- Giovane Café + Eatery
Giovane Café + Eatery is located within the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver. Inspired by authentically local and italian flavours, their menu features specialty coffee, house-made baked goods, pasteries, paninis, pizza as well as premium pastas. With their culinary philosophy of sourcing only the best products available, the café continues to take coffee to new heights and guests can expect to live la dolce vita.
- Caffe Artigiano
Founded in 2000, Caffe Artigiano has introduced Vancouver to authentic Italian artisanal coffee and the best latte art the city has seen. What distinguishes them from other local coffee shops is their commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability all the while brewing the highest quality coffee. They are involved at every step of the process from growing, harvesting, transporting, roasting and brewing to guarantee their clients the perfect cup of coffee. With 19 locations throughout Vancouver, coffee connoisseurs should definitely pay it a visit.