Dolcetto means “little sweet one” and was, aptly, both the name of a cafe at 2967 West Broadway and an unwitting reference to its existence, as it recently closed up. In a space that previously housed the delightful Land of Green Ginger (I miss their muffins), Dolcetto was opened in November 2008 by the team that brought us Cru Restaurant. Despite brewing beans from the unparalleled 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, Dolcetto closed after just one year. Perhaps the competition from nearby Caffe Artigiano was too much (in addition to Blenz, Starbucks, Calhouns,…). A loss for the neighbours wanting something a little quieter than the bustling Artigiano, and for those who believe (according to various blogs) that Artigiano has lost quality through rapid expansion and sale by the Piccolo family, owners of 49th Parallel. I had a few lattes from Dolcetto and I can attest that, while the quality was great, there were never more than 3 other patrons present.
Last modified: November 22, 2009