Caffe Cittadella

Caffè Cittadella Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI stumbled on this cafe on Zomato, and thought that it would be a neat cafe to check out. An old house that was restored and converted into a 2-storey cafe. Even from the outside, I was excited to see such a charming cafe in a closeby neighbourhood, and I never knew about it for the 10 years I’ve been in Vancouver!

idearabbit_cittadella1 idearabbit_cittadella2I went up to the cashier, and started looking around the pastries. I ordered a Blueberry Scone $3.25. When I asked for one, the staff mumbled which one. I was confused and asked are there different types? He said something like two. And I walked over to the scones to see if there were any. The staff punched in something into the cashier and didn’t help me out or clarify anything. I shrugged. I had it warmed up. I also had the Vanilla Rooibos tea $3.

When it was time to pay, the tip option was on there. I wanted not to pay as I wasn’t really getting a welcome, friendly feeling from this staff who seemed bored and unwilling to give any good service. Instead of trying to avoid it, I got charged a 25% tip. That sucked!

idearabbit_cittadella3 idearabbit_cittadella5 idearabbit_cittadella4 idearabbit_cittadella6 Carrying my nice tray with my tea, I went upstairs to where Sheepie had already been waiting and enjoying his latte and muffin. He also complained about the guy at the counter and a girl. Later on, a different girl came up and brought my heated scone, and when we were done, she took away the cups and plates. She was friendly. I guess that’s why the tip option is on there…

Tea and pastry was good. Being upstairs where there were only 2 other guys, it was a bit empty, so the music felt a bit loud – yes! my pet peeve…

On the first floor by the bathroom area, there are bunch of photos of the old house prior to renovations. It’s quite neat to see the history. A lot of work went into the reno for sure!

idearabbit_cittadella7 idearabbit_cittadella10 idearabbit_cittadella9 idearabbit_cittadella8The cafe is spacious, charming and welcoming. Service was a bit of disappointment and needs work. Parking can be nearly impossible to find… but a great, unique cafe!

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