Giovane Caffè Opens Its Doors in Toronto

Giovane Caffè Opens its Doors in Toronto Today Inside Shangri-la Toronto

Award-Winning Hospitality Group ‘Kitchen Table Restaurants’ Expands to Toronto with Giovane Caffè

A fresh new entry to Toronto’s bustling café culture arrives Monday, November 15, with the opening of the Italian-inspired Giovane Caffè Toronto. Located on the lobby level of Shangri-la Hotel Toronto (188 University Ave), Giovane {pron: joe-vah-nay} Caffè is inspired by the modern Italian coffee bar, offering a combination of classic Italian coffee drinks along with modern iterations likely to tempt even the strictest of espresso purists.

At the dedicated coffee counter, espresso aficionados will have a new destination to pick up ‘caffè speciali’ and a thoughtfully curated selection of caffeinated beverages that includes delights such as mandorlatte and marocchino, among others. The caffè counter will also offer grab-and-go options such as yogurt with amarena cherries and granola; panini like the mortadella with provolone, pistachio pesto, arugula, pickled onion; a daily selection of pastries; and espresso-based beverages courtesy of a state-of-the-art Victoria Arduino Eagle One espresso machine.

Giovane Caffè Toronto is the latest addition to the growing family of award-winning Canadian restaurant group Kitchen Table. “This is a very exciting time for our group of restaurants and especially the evolution of Giovane Caffè,” says Kitchen Table Executive Chef Valerio Pescetelli. “We’re really looking forward to introducing Torontonians to our concept and welcoming them to our unique space and Italian specialties.”

Kitchen Table Restaurants was established in 2009 and has since grown to include a number of beloved, independent restaurants in Greater Vancouver including Ask For Luigi, Di Beppe, Farina a Legna, Giovane Caffè, Pizzeria Farina, Pourhouse and, most recently, high-nutrition and health-conscious caffè venue Super Veloce, and Venetian-inspired Giovane Bacaro inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Placing a premium on simplicity, integrity, and giving back to the neighbourhoods in which it operates, the brand is built on the belief that the fondest memories are made at the kitchen table, not in the dining room. This expansion marks the first location outside of Vancouver for Kitchen Table Restaurants, with plans to further expand the Giovane Caffè brand in Vancouver and into Seattle in 2022.

Giovane Caffè is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information on Giovane Caffè or to stay up to date on all the latest developments, go to or follow @giovanecaffe on Instagram. For more information on Kitchen Table Restaurants, go to

ABOUT GIOVANE CAFFE | In 2004, designer Enzo Mari placed an ad in Domus Magazine with a beautifully written and vulnerable yet decisive letter seeking collaboration from a young entrepreneur (“giovane imprenditore”). It was this letter that inspired the name ‘Giovane’. Located in the lobby of the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, Giovane Caffè is inspired by the modern Italian coffee bar, offering a combination of classic Italian coffee drinks along with modern iterations. Open from early morning to late night, Giovane Caffè offers grab-and-go sandwiches, pastries and espresso-based beverages. Giovane Caffè Toronto is the latest project for BC-based hospitality group Kitchen Table, which owns and operates the original Giovane Caffé located in Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

188 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5H 0A3 | 647-788-8293 | | Instagram: @giovanecaffe | Facebook: /giovanecaffe

ABOUT KITCHEN TABLE RESTAURANTS | A mainstay of the local hospitality scene since 2009, Kitchen Table Restaurants places a premium on simplicity, integrity, giving back to the neighbourhoods in which it operates and the belief that the fondest memories are made at the kitchen table, not in the dining room. The brand operates a number of beloved and award-winning restaurants in the Greater Vancouver area, including: Gastown comfort-food-and-cocktail hotspot Pourhouse; Main Street’s Northern Italian-focused Pizzeria Farina; Railtown casual Italian eatery Ask For Luigi; authentically Italian caffè -by-day, ristorante-by-night Di Beppe in Gastown; Italian hotspot Farina a Legna in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale district; Venetian-inspired wine and cicchetti bar Giovane Bacaro, and Giovane Caffè located in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel; and Super Veloce, a new health-conscious coffee bar experience in Vancouver’s Shaw Tower. |

Media release and images provided by Kaylyn Storey, SMC Communications Inc.

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