Gastown is becoming a dining, drinking and now a destination for tea and coffee lovers. With the addition of Après mid tea and the amazing Revolver Coffee, Milano Coffee has opened up shop with the addition of one really great item to have with your cup of Joe-Erin Ireland’s to die for premium banana bread.
The inside is large with high ceilings, exposed brick and modern furnishings and the coffee bar features 2 big espresso machines and an individual drip brew system for your premium cup of Joe. There all about choice here and the menu is descriptive and informative and all this greatness is coming from a Vancouver owned and operated company.
I went with the La Futura blend for my Americano, the blend was described as a avant-garde super blend with luscious body, toffee, spice, floral notes and a full spectrum finish. It was a good blend of espresso that did have lots of flavor notes but I enjoyed that Revolver selections a bit better.
This was the star of the show I must say tho, I’ve heard of this fabulous banana bread in the past and it was featured at the PNE this year. It’s hand-made by our Vancouver home girl Erin Ireland who is also the food reporter for Vancouver’s daily publication Metro. She started making it for the public about a year ago after all her friends and family raving about it and it’s taken off like a rocket, Milano Gastown is the only location but a couple other restaurants in the Vancouver area have it~like Commune Cafe in the downtown core. This isn’t the banana bread that your mom made-It’s banana bread taken to the next level with macadamia nuts and Callebaut chocolate in it. It’s definitely really good banana bread and should not be missed so now you have 2 better reasons to visit Gaston and Milano Boutique Coffee Roasters-killer coffee and the best banana bread in Vancouver.