Caffe Artigiano is one of my favourite coffee shops around. They always make well executed drinks and I enjoy the atmosphere of them.
My most recent visit to Artigiano was at their Burnaby location on Hastings. This location is spacious with plenty of seating.
I ordered a soy latte. The soy milk had a perfect dense and velvety microfoam, which is the key to a great latte. If you have only ever had lattes from Starbucks, you should try one here because they do it the proper way. The latte art you get here is also a cute bonus.
I ordered a slice of some To Die For banana bread to satisfy my craving for something sweet. I’ve heard lots of hype around the city about Erin Ireland’s To Die For banana bread, but I have never actually tried it until this point.
I never have very high expectations for cafe desserts and normally banana bread can be on the dry side, but this stuff is definitely special. The bread is incredibly moist and it tastes like it was freshly baked and not siting in a store for days. The crushed up bits of chocolate and macadamia nuts on top also contribute to its deliciousness.
Caffe Artigiano always satisfies my caffeine fix and this banana bread is going to be my new favourite sweet pairing.
Yes, for great coffee and pastries.