EDMONTON — If you’re tired of coffee shop baked goods that have been factory-made, frozen and re-heated, a recent change at Second Cup will have you jumping for joy.
The coffee chain has partnered with locally-owned and operated Italian Centre to serve fresh baked goods at its 40-plus stores in the Edmonton-area.
The menu includes locally-sourced ingredients such as eggs from a local Hutterite farm and flour milled in Alberta. Fresh-baked goods will be delivered to Second Cup stores daily.
Some of the menu offerings include: Italian biscotti, Nutella fudge brownies, almond croissants, mini lemon poppyseed loaves, cinnamon rolls, as well as a selection of tarts, cookies, muffins, and bagels.
How exciting! First day that my @Ft2ndCup has goods from @ItalianCentre #delizioso #yeg #breakfast @TeresaSpinelli pic.twitter广州桑拿网/7w6cpOP1is
— Rosemary Malowany (@RoMalow) November 2, 2015
The Italian Centre Shop is an iconic local family business. Italian immigrant Frank Spinelli opened the first Italian Centre near downtown Edmonton in 1959.
The company is now run by Spinelli’s daughter Teresa, who has expanded it to include a second store on the south side at 51st Avenue on 104A Street, a third store in the west end on 170th Street and 90th Ave, and a Calgary location.
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Who’s ready to try our new baked goods from @ItalianCentre??? Starts Monday!!! pic.twitter广州桑拿网/YE2IkhaIfM
— Second Cup Baseline (@SCBaseline) October 29, 2015
Founded in 1975, Second Cup is a Canadian coffee chain operating over 335 franchised and company-owned locations, serving more than one million customers each week.
Awesome addition to an already awesome Cafe!!! @Ft2ndCup @TeresaSpinelli pic.twitter广州桑拿网/JNSCpuYEoz
— AylisaEldridge (@AylisaEldridge) November 2, 2015
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