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Giovane Cafe & Wine Bar

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia v6c 0b9, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-695-5501
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Ranked #215 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: Bakery, Bistro, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Italian-inspired giovane café + winebar celebrates la dolce vita from morning until night. By day, guests sip exquisite coffee while tucking into bellissimo breakfasts, signature sugar buns and house-baked pastries, along with authentic paninis and pizzas. At night, the bustling café transforms into an all-Italian winebar, where diners linger over premium pasta, salumi and formaggio plates. the market, giovane’s newly added gourmet food destination, offers a carefully curated offering of luxurious prepared meals, high-end food products and exclusive gifts.
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Italian-inspired giovane café + winebar celebrates la dolce vita from morning until night. By day, guests sip exquisite coffee while tucking into bellissimo breakfasts, signature sugar buns and house-baked pastries, along with authentic paninis and pizzas. At night, the bustling café transforms into an all-Italian winebar, where diners linger over premium pasta, salumi and formaggio plates. the market, giovane’s newly added gourmet food destination, offers a carefully curated offering of luxurious prepared meals, high-end food products and exclusive gifts.
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Princeville, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Unique breakfast menu plus great espresso drinks. you must try the breakfast bruschetta! and home made scones! Neat atmosphere and good food.

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Calgary, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had breakfast and it was outstanding. Great fresh bread and ingredients. Giovane is a great way to start you day

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Burlington Ontario
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had breakfast and lunch while staying at the Fairmont. Quality is very good however i would prefer if they had more whole wheat and multigrain options.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Awesome food, great wine bar. Probably the best coffee in Vancouver. We were able to order food and wine from Giovane whilst enjoying the evening ambiance and entertainment in the lobby bar of the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Faultless

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Ravenel, South Carolina
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172 reviews 172 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Wanted a chai tea quickly, and since they were so close, I snuck in and out in just a few minutes. They also had great pastries, so had one of those also. Nice quiet place to enjoy.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Huge cup of absolutely delicious latte with the special of the day (potatoes, prosciutto, cheese, and eggs) started our day really well. Busy place but the baristas are skilled, the service pleasant, and a problem with our order was courteously and efficiently dealt with. Loved the yummy combination of breakfast flavours and will return!

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Surrey, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We visited Giovane after a chilly seawall walk, so it was nice to come enjoy delicious specialty coffees and a chocolate peanut butter dessert in this cozy café. We would like to come back another day and try their meats and cheeses, it seems they import a lot of great products from Italy. Their wine list looked great too!

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nice cafe with delicious pastries, sandwhiches, desserts. My favourite pastry was the savoury scone (think it was the ham & cheese). Quite pricey though.

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Toronto
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I was travelling in Vancouver on business and wanted to eat dinner on the night I arrived so wandered around the downtown area outside my hotel. I didn't want to eat fast food and I didn't want to eat in a fancy restaurant alone. Yet, I wanted a good meal. This place is perfect for that - it was casual... More

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Langley, BC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I happened to have dinner here in June when I met friends from out of town staying at the Fairmont Waterfront. They actually recommended this restaurant to us because they liked it so much, and they got to know the people who worked here from their previous visits to Vancouver. If you're looking for an outdoor patio and a lot... More

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