In my second cafe of the cafe-hopping, I visited Caffe Artigiano on 6th Ave, a chain cafe from British Columbia. Caffe Artigiano is a British Columbia-based coffee chain roaster that expanded its business to Calgary, with 4 locations now in Calgary.
The other cafes I visited for the crawl…
On Zomato’s website, Caffe Artigiano is one of their recommendations in the “Great Coffee” collection. It was also open at the time, so I decided to visit it. I like bright, hipster cafes with awesome music. I can’t say for the other branches, but this branch was dim. Maybe it was because there were buildings surrounding it, but lighting was so dim!
There were many outlets here, so you can sit down and enjoy the coffee while reading a book/laptop. However, I think the cafe is targeted towards business meetings since it’s attached to an office building.
I came to Caffe Artigiano on a Sunday afternoon, and it was pretty empty. I sat down at a table to work on my blog, but it was surprising that I couldn’t find Wifi. So, I had to use the University of Alberta guest Wifi instead to access my website.
At this cafe, I ordered their soy latte only since I was still full from lunch. The latte was okay, but the espresso flavour was good. They also serve pastries here, as well as sandwiches and paninis if you’re hungry for food.
If Caffe Artigiano is on your way in Downtown Calgary, you could visit it to try some Italian-style coffee. That said, however, I would not go out of my way just to visit this cafe.
COST: Normal. As with many other cafes (both independent and chain), the prices are almost the same. For a large latte, expect to pay about $5.
TASTE: Okay. The soy latte was okay; it wasn’t the best coffee I’ve had in Calgary so far. They also provide baked goods here such as danishes, croissants, muffins and cookies, but coffee is their main sell here.
ACCESSIBILITY: Easy. Caffe Artigiano on 6th Avenue is located in Downtown Calgary, and a close distance from the train stations (~5 minutes by foot from 4th Street station). If you’re driving, parking is a bit tricky here, and you would have to pay for parking. Buses are also plentiful, but you shouldn’t need to use it.
ATMOSPHERE: Good. While the cafe was relatively empty at the time, I wouldn’t recommend this place to study/work. I think it’s targeted for social meetings rather than solo work. Because this is primarily a place for business meetings, I suppose it’s understandable (since it’s attached to an office building). It’s also dim, but I prefer brighter cafes.
SERVICE: 8/10. The staff and baristas were friendly and approachable, and were helpful. They’ll also clear your cups away so you don’t have to.
Address: 100 – 332 6th Avenue SW, Calgary AB
Phone: (403) 699 – 1041
- Monday: 6AM – 6PM
- Tuesday: 6AM – 6PM
- Wednesday: 6AM – 6PM
- Thursday: 6AM – 6PM
- Friday: 6AM – 6PM
- Saturday: 7:30AM – 5PM
- Sunday: 7:30AM – 5PM
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