I have eaten here a couple of times and everytime I come here I was always satisfied with my panini. I love lamb so I always order the lamb panini and there's roasted red pepper, goat cheese and roast lamb slices. I find the taste to be pretty good. Today, I also came and ordered the rasberry whole wheat scone along with my panino and it tasted awful. It was hard, dry and tasteless. I've never had such a horrible scone before in my life. So, I would still recommend this place if u wanna have some nice panini but just avoid the scones.
The coffee is excellent and the sandwiches are good. The baked goods are pedestrian for such great coffee. It is the service that says "Stay Away, we are crabby!". The ambience has been spoiled on more than one visit for me as the person in charge snaps at staff. Who needs to hear that?
Go for the coffee!
Time to move on unfortunately, artigiano has a problem over the past year or so with really poor service. The coffee has also gone downhill after they started trying to use their own beans. Today we were in kerrisdale and stopped in , they messed up our order as takeout. Not a big deal but when I saw they were going to dump the rest of my Capp milk in the drain I suggested they pop it into my wifes americano instead. After I received a lecture from junior on how I should pay for it ? He couldn't seem to comprehend that cream in a bottle or hot cream is the same cost. Oh well we're done. Elysian hello
I read that this place had the best coffee in town. So I went out of my way to go to this place and what do I find? Employees that don't even smile at you and make you feel like you're bothering them. I could understand if the place was crowded but there were only a handful of people at the time I came. I was trying to enjoy my drink and read my book when I hear rude comments and snickering. Two of the employees (black curly hair and the other one had long blonde hair) were laughing at a customer who was just walking away. I didn't even finish my drink as the place left me with a bad taste in the mouth.
I had an espresso there. It was served cold and black as night. Very bitter as well. I guess they are know for other coffee's than espresso's.
Why wait in line for this mediocre coffee house, when there are so many other one's in the neighborhood with no line ups?
This chain is supposed to be the best in Vancouver? Perhaps because quality restaurants are impossible to find in this city.
The coffee is good but not anything exceptional. The "art" of drawing a heart, leaf or some other decoration on top of the coffee is inconsistent depending on the barista.
I think they were going for a European cafe feel but it just feels strange and incovenient to be settling coffee mugs on what feels like tile floor tabletops. Extremely crowded and overheated. There are also about 5 too many tables in the place. Dissapointed to find they offered no brown sugar, honey or non fat milk!
Baristas/Cashiers hurry you along and it is defintely not a pleasant cafe feeling at all. Due to the number of people and tables in the room, it is difficult to juggle your drink back to a table- if you can find one, that is.
Would not go to this overly pretentious coffee place again.
I used to go to Artigiano regularly and I love their mocha. They also make good panini sandwiches. Haven't been there in a while so I don't know what it's like now. Service was quite good. I would like to go again.
Don't think anyone can beat their coffee, but this branch is so crowded and noisy it is quite unpleasant. I have only had lattes and cappucinos so the pretty designs are a waste of time as I have a personal mug with a lid. Food is nothing special though you wouldn't think it from the high prices. There usually is a lineup which obscures the food display and can interfere with people entering or exiting the shop.
I recently visited on of Vancouver's best coffee shops and was so disappointed that I left. They grey haired barrista was very rude when I offended him by asking if he could remake an American coffee for me. He accused me of cooling it down with my milk/cream and refused to try again. But of course it wasn't his fault, he is the barrista.
I thank him for his trouble and crossed the street to Bean Bros. where I snuggled into a seat and enjoyed a steamy Americano topped up with milk.
I've never been to any of the Caffe Artigiano's until tonight, and I was very impressed. The service was fine, nice atmosphere, awesome lattes and panini sandwiches. Was a really nice change from Starbucks. Prices were also really decent. Apparently they will be serving a $5 per cup coffee soon that is just amazing...they paid a record amount for these beans (like, 100 times the regular price). Can't wait to try it!