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DeVille Coffee at Art Central (Cgy), with pics

John Manzo | Jun 6, 200810:24 PM

DeVille "luxury coffee and pastries" at Art Central (7th Ave and Centre St SW, kitty corner from the Hyatt) had its soft opening yesterday afternoon, and a proper opening today. DeVille sources coffees from the estimable Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters in Chicago (the first in Calgary, and third in Alberta to do so). Their food is supplied by Saint Germain restaurant and the menu comprises a small but intriguing list of sweets (eg a really nice chocolate-lavender cupcake) and savouries (with a daily quiche selection, convection oven heated so no worries about the lack of a kitchen per se). I had a very good traditional cappuccino today, in a 5-oz Pavina tumbler, made with Intelli's Black Cat espresso. The space itself is gorgeous, a great combo of glitz and comfort that's very much like the Calgary's other very recent high-end coffeehouse openings, Artigiano and Kawa. Pics that follow are of the exterior (Art Central), the duded-up Synesso espresso machine (and a glimpse of yours truly), and more of the interior- those windows provide a superb view of the Encana Bow site to the east.

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