Those who know Artigiano and 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters know Sammy Piccolo, the owner and operator of five Prado coffee shops in Metro Vancouver.
As a four-time Canadian Barista Champion, first ever winner of World Latte Art Championship, winner at the Coffee Fest Latte Art Championship, and four-time top-three placement for Canada at the World Barista Championships, Sammy understands how to get the best out of the café experience.
When asked about why he decided to open another Prado at 3 Civic Plaza Sammy said, “It’s going to be a great café. It’s going to be a meeting place for people. I really feel the energy of this place.”
Prado Café is an awesome addition to the grand lobby and will be one of the many social anchors for the community — for residents, guests and locals alike. Prado will support Civic Hotel with continental breakfast and other menu items. “We’re going to make everything in-house,” adds Sammy. “We’re going to do our own home-style baking, we’re going to do brunch, sandwiches, and the best coffee.”