I thought the recent Broadway Coffee and Tea Scene Changes post was exciting enough as it is, but it turns out there’s a little more coffee excitement to be had still.
WyWyWa gave us the heads-up in the comments section that CaffÃ¨ Artigiano will finally come to Kits. They just put up a large banner inside the former Life is Good location (3036 West Broadway @ Balaclava).
This seems to me a perfect location for Artigiano. It’s spacious and bright, and there’s usually lots of foot traffic along this section of Broadway.
I think a little over a year ago I would have been jumping up and down with joy about the thought of Artigiano finally opening a location close-by. Now, my reaction is a little more lukewarm. Sure, Artigiano serves great coffee, and I especially like the way they make their lattes. But I’ve also been finding their stores a bit of a mess of late (especially the Kerrisdale one). And food-wise it’s quite the mixed bag; they have some nice sandwiches and in some locations a nice brunch/lunch menu, but most of their baked goods are mediocre at best.
Still, this is an exciting opening. And one that won’t result in a closure post anytime soon.
Last modified: January 31, 2009