Vancouver Cafe / Giovane Caffee / Waoffice

Designed by Waissbluth Architecture Office

Vancouver coffee shop

Located in the recently completed Deloitte Summit office development, the project is the second location of the Vancouver based, Giovane Caffe.

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Giovane at 410 West Georgia is a cafe focusing on creating an environment that balances the many facets of its context. To the East, it is adjacent to the main lobby of the building where large glazing panels and an open staircase create a sense of continuation between the two spaces. To the west, the circular “conversation room” faces the dense exterior landscape of the building while to the North, double height exterior glazing faces the busy thoroughfare of West Georgia Street. Lastly the double height volume of the cafe cuts through the second level offices where customers and office workers can visually interact with each other.

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In response to the spatial arrangement, the design focuses on creating an environment that both creates an intimacy between cafe guests while also embracing the exposed nature of the space where guests, office workers, and citizens passing are visually connected.


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Giovane at 410 West Georgia is a smaller scaled cafe with a “grab+go” setup at the service counter. To balance the quick service environment, the design looks to engage with the customer so they can Pause from their busy daily commitments.

Contrast and Filter – Cafes in Vancouver

At the bar, dark stone contrasts the red terrazzo flooring throughout the lobby and its reflective ceiling finish. A continuous wood screen runs along the glass partition facing the main lobby to create a filter from the office surroundings. The repetitive grid that forms the screen softens the hard edges of the space and encourages guests to stop/pause.

Project Location

418 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1Z3, Canada

monday – friday 7:00am – 6:00pm
saturday – sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm

Vancouver coffee / Specialty coffee

Giovane – caffè – is known for its very Italian espresso roast drink and latte selection, which sets it apart from other local coffee brew spots. That includes items like the Mandorlatte, a coffee drink made with espresso, orzata (almond syrup) and your milk of choice,  the Bicerin (espresso, liquid chocolate, cream), and an iced espresso shakerato.

For food, you’ll find all sorts of pastries, including delectable Roman-style sugar donuts, semolina cake, and biscotti, alongside cookies and other treats perfect for pairing with a cup of coffee. Panini options include a hearty breakfast-y sandwich loaded with slices of frittata, and take note of Giovane’s salads, available to grab and go from the front counter in reusable jars. Bring the jar back for a $1 credit. 

Coffee Roasters Giovane Caffè – Best Coffee

Inspired by the modern Italian coffee bar, Giovane Caffè seamlessly blends classic Italian coffee traditions with contemporary twists, sure to allure even the most discerning espresso purists. Partnering with the city’s best roasters,

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Giovane Caffè stands out as one of the best coffee shops in Vancouver, celebrated for its commitment to quality and a diverse selection of single-origin beans. With locations strategically placed around Vancouver, patrons can embark on a journey through the city’s vibrant coffee scene, indulging in expertly crafted brews and perhaps savoring a delectable breakfast sandwich. Giovane Caffè is undeniably one of the city’s premier destinations, offering an exceptional coffee experience that marries tradition with innovation.

About Waissbluth Architecture Office (WAO)

Established in 2017, Waissbluth Architecture Office Inc – WAO – is a Vancouver-based architectural, research and design practice with a reputation for producing well-executed, contextual and contemporary projects within the built environment.

Founded by award-winning architect, Nicholas Waissbluth, WAO is an emerging practice that focuses on residential and commercial projects of all scales. From feasibility studies and interior design to full architectural services, the firm brings over 10 years of local and international expertise to projects.

Photography Andrew Latreille

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