|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Bakeries|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Sidewalk Cafe, Casual, Dining Alone|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Picnics, Breakfast, Brunch|
|Amenities |||Beer & Wine, Catering, Coffeehouses & Desserts, Counter & Bar Service, Delivery|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Cross Street |||Howe Street|
|Monday to Friday 6:30AM to 8PM, Saturday 9AM to 6PM Closed on Sunday.|
Profile Last Updated: May 21, 2008
Since opening in October 2005, Sciué Bakery Caffe has brought an authentic slice of Italy to downtown Vancouver. It promises “good and fast” Roman street fare – and it delivers. Sciué wears many delicious hats. It is a café serving creative and specialty drinks created by an espresso artisan. It is a rosticceria offering hot, light meals for breakfast and lunch. It’s a gelateria and an enoteca. Beer and spirits are available anytime of the day; wine can be served by the bottle or the glass. Sciué not only caters, delivers, and does take-out, but the café can also be booked for office events and private parties.
Pizza e Pane
Sciué’s specialty is the pane romano, a version of pizza, which is made with thin Roman bread and topped with meats, vegetables, seafood and sauces. Pane Romano is served Roman style – by weight – so you can indulge in as much or as little as you want. On display are also a variety of mouth-watering sandwiches. The bread is baked daily in-house and selections include the Veneto (roasted pork loin, provolone and spinach) or the mouth-watering Portofino (rosemary ham, brie and artichoke). Servings are ultra-generous. Specials are also offered daily.
La Vita e Bella
The glassed-in interior space holds about 40 people and the spacious patio filled with sturdy tables and umbrellas, can seat another 60. Sciué packs up with the noon hour office lunch crowd, but it also draws in locals and tourists any time of day with its delectable displays. While the food is old-world Italian the surroundings are sleek and modern, dressed in glass, bar stools, and booths in an orange and beige colour motif. A single flat-screen TV graces the wall near the door but the room isn’t designed for watching sports, but rather a social space, buzzing with chatter and activity even on a late weekday afternoon.