Artigiano Announces New Howe & Hastings Location
Vancouver-based, family-owned and -operated café chain continues
ambitious expansion plan in BC.
Award-winning, locally owned and operated café chain Artigiano (formerly Caffe Artigiano) is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Vancouver’s Financial District located at Howe & Hastings Streets.
This is the latest in the brand’s enterprising expansion and franchising program of converting former Starbucks locations into Artigiano cafés, all while revitalizing neighbourhoods and supporting local artists. The new Howe & Hastings location is locally owned by community partner, Imee Centeno. An entrepreneur at heart, Ime brings over 30 years of corporate experience to the Artigiano team along with a passion for café culture, good corporate responsibility, and a love of the arts.
The newest addition to the Artigiano café collection, which houses 20 interior seats and 16 patio seats, proudly features Big Money, an interior mural wall created by BC-based illustrator and designer, Nada Hayek.
“When you hear the words ‘stock exchange,’ the first thing that comes to mind is business suits, chaos and of course, cash—maybe a little sleaziness sprinkled in there too, for good measure,” says Nada. “These are the key ideas this piece aims
to embody with a playful and irreverent approach.”
Artigiano’s new downtown location will feature the menu favourites available at most of the B.C. locations including new summer menu items ranging flavoured Lemonades like strawberry, matcha and lavender; Freddo’s flavoured with mocha, and chocolate banana; as well as Artigiano’s new Flatbreads creatively conceived with parmesan, potato and thyme or Two River’s pepperoni drizzled with spicy honey, and a truffle, mushrooms and goat selection.
A pioneer of Canada’s coffee culture, Artigiano brought superior coffee, latte art skills, and just a touch of European bravado to Vancouver over 20 years ago. Our dedication to the craft of coffee-making has attracted a very loyal following, created its own class of coffee aficionados, and garnered international barista awards that put us on the world stage. Launched as a single, standalone café on Vancouver’s Hornby Street, Artigiano now owns and operates 16 cafés in B.C. and three in Alberta, each one recognized for its superior coffee and welcoming environment.
Media release and images provided by Kate MacDougall, Camber Communications.