Sciué Italian Bakery Caffé (Downtown Vancouver, Financial District)
Sciué Italian Bakery Caffé is one of those places I *should* have tried YEARS ago and I hadn’t. I came here once to have coffee with my friend Shawn Smith, but I ended up going with him to Joyeaux Cafe for brunch because Sciué was incredibly busy. Today I had the chance to have lunch with my good friend Chris Walts and I found out why Sciué Italian Bakery Caffé is so popular. It looks as though the main item at Sciué Italian Bakery Caffé are sophisticated, gourmet pizzas (what they call the pane romano. I ordered a Salmone Pane Romano (by weight, $30-$35 per kilogram, tomato sauce, misculin salad, smoked salmon).
I paid about $7.00 and it was plenty for me (I *almost* didn’t finish it). The salmon was tender, flavourful and the dough was light despite what you may think for something that looks like pizza. The pizza dough was very easy to digest and I didn’t feel like I needed to walk a mile to ‘burn the pizza off’.
This is how Sciué defines Pane Romano:
A thin, fragrant, crisp and healthy bread, made with simple ingredients, and lightly brushed with extra virgin oil. Served warm and fresh, this long and skinny bread is the basis of a Roman style pizza, enjoyed throughout Italy.
I think Sciué has become one of my favorite lunch spots from now on. And SO close to my office! In the heart of the downtown Vancouver financial district. And lunch for less than $10 in the Financial District of Vancouver? A bargain, really. Will come back.
Sciué Italian Bakery Caffé is the realization of a lifelong passion from a collection of memories of a life spent growing up in Rome. Sciué brings to life the authentic Roman experience of simple yet artisan ‘street’ food, artisan espresso drinks and passionate people, all packaged in a sexy space which allows all facets to seamlessly interact with each other….just as you would find in Italy.
Davide’s experiences have taught him a very simple lesson…people appreciate the real thing, so be authentic with your food, be genuine with your service, and respect your customer by the way in which you present yourself. The focus of Sciué Italian Bakery Caffé is the delivery of an authentic Roman food experience where the food is made fresh every day and throughout the day. It is about geniune Roman-style service, where you get to ‘eat with your eyes’ before eating with your mouth. And it is certainly about providing an inspiring space for you to enjoy your Sciué experience.
Disclosure: I paid for my lunch on my own dime.
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