by Andrew Morrison | Award-winning barista Sammie Piccolo is set to open the Gastown location of Prado Cafe this Wednesday. I slipped in today while they were just finishing the last of their inspections. Staff training goes down tomorrow and then the first customers get served. The bright 20 seater looks plenty different from the original on Commercial Drive, but it has the same open airy feel and light-loving big picture windows giving it excellent corner-to-curb presence. Check it out at 100 West Hastings at Abbott Street.