Milano Espresso Lounge Gastown | 36 Powell Street
Telephone: 604-558-0999 | Hours: M–F: 7am – 9pm | Sat – Sun: 8am – 9pm
Milano Espresso Bar & Gelato | 849 Denman Street
Telephone: 604-681-1500 | Hours: M – Sun: 6:30 – 8pm
Milano Espresso Bar Toronto | 266 Adelaide Street W. Unit 2 | Toronto
Telephone: 647-344-6566 | Hours: M-F: 7am – 7pm | Sat – Sun: 9am – 5pm
Master Roaster/Blender: Brian Turko
Owner/President: Linda Turko
General Manager, Gastown: Alexis Oak
General Manager, Denman St.: Greg Barnaby
The Milano taste was developed from a century of artisanship in the Italian coffee tradition. This distinguished taste comes from the skill of the torrefazzioni – a secret method roasting and blending, closely guarded, personally taught, and handed down generation to generation.
With west coast roots and Italian soul, Brian and Linda Turko, the founders of Milano Coffee, have been making days a little better by sharing their passion for artisan coffee and espresso in Vancouver for over three decades. A master roaster, trained in the Torrefazzioni method, Brian’s La Futura espresso won international recognition with a gold medal at Italy’s fourth annual International Coffee Tasting Competition in 2013.
Brian and Linda, also innovated when they introduced Vancouver’s first espresso tasting bar at their West 8thcafé in 2008. At Milano’s stylish espresso lounge in Gastown (which opened in 2011), guests may sample eight different espresso blends – on tap, everyday. The finest espresso machines in the world help make it happen: The M39 La Cimbali Thermo Drive and Victoria Arduino’s ‘Adonis’. This technology combined with Milano’s barista talent, and distinctive espresso taste creates an espresso experience 100 years in the making.
With three espresso lounges in Vancouver, guests can discover the artistry of Milano’s world-class espresso right at home.