Established in 1882 Caffe Vergnano is one of Italy's oldest roasting companies. An authentic cup of Italian Espresso.
Just came back from Europe and had their "1882" coffee in London. Can't believe I am having their coffee again in Vancouver!! Desserts are great. Yummm.. The server said the berries for the Mixed berry cheesecake I had is hand-picked in Italy. It's hard to believe but it's REALLY GOOD!
Espresso is made perfectly. A+++++ for everything, highly recommended. A little pricey on the drinks, but the cake is only $6 and it's like a meal to me. I don't remember what time they open. But they open late on Friday and Saturday. So that's good! Some new desserts place to hang out with friends.
Try their ricotta cheese cake! I've never been a fan of ricotta cheese, but the texture of ricotta in a cake is very interesting, for lack of better words. If ricotta is your thing, be sure to try it out.
Ever had espresso served in martini glasses? Well me neither! until I came here of course! It's just a mind blowing experience. They really take coffee drinking to a whole different level.
They also have a lot of coffee with fancy names that I've never heard of. But then again, I'm no coffee expert here. Ha. But I've tried their Caffe Shakerato (cold shakered coffee with sugar) served in the martini glass that I've just described, served cold. It was amazing. The aroma of the coffee, a slight hint of bitterness in the espresso mixes well with a scintilla of sweetness.
As I walk in, I was immediately greeted by two very friendly staffs. They wear uniforms that look like Puma polo shirts. LOL. I thought I walked into a sports bar, which is kind of odd to me. But the staff are warm and wear big smiles on their faces. Try talking to Ed. He's like a big teddy bear and a delight to talk to.
Their coffees are priced on the high end. But for those prices, you're paying for a different experience. It's definitely unlike any American or Canadian national franchises. The decor, how coffee is prepared and served makes it unique in Vancouver. I guess for what you pay, you do get free wifi access!
Although Caffe Vergnano has been established since 1882, their decor is very modern. Not exactly what I would expect from an Italian Caffe. I would much prefer if it has a more historic, cultured ambiance reminiscent of Italy. I do hear faint Jazz in the background. Once you're seated, the staff brings you a menu and takes your order!
Overall, I find the experience there very unique. The decor, how coffee is served are just so unconventional. It will take some used to, but the experience turned out to be positive.