Vancouver's Milano Coffee expands to Toronto


Vancouver’s Milano Coffee has expanded eastward, taking their award-winning joe to Toronto to open their first café there.

“This is what Toronto has been waiting for,” Milano Toronto’s co-owner Christian Petronio says.


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The Toronto outpost of Milano will be the first in the city to feature an espresso tasting bar, where customers can try the five daily espresso roasts “on tap” at the café.

Milano Coffee began in 1984, when founder Francesco Curatolo wanted to be among the first to bring traditional Italian espresso to coffee-loving Vancouverites. The company has been run since 2002 by Curatolo’s protege, Brian Turko.

“It’s very exciting for Milano to be calling Toronto our second home,” Turko says. “We are serious about the art and science of espresso. Our goal is to be the best in the world for espresso concepts, and we’re happy Toronto will be part of that.”

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Milano Toronto is situated in the city’s theatre district at 266 Adelaide Street West, and is open for business as of Wednesday, February 25. If you find yourself in Toronto and are in search of a little of Milano’s “West Coast heart and Italian soul” follow @MilanoToronto on Twitter to keep up with the café.

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