Caffè Mangia has recently opened up in Mount Pleasant. Tucked away in a gorgeous heritage style house on Manitoba Street, the cafe replaces Invitro Restaurant and features Italian-style hand-pulled thin crust pizza, among other dishes.
In an area that is rife with industrial lots and office blocks, Caffè Mangia with its bright red facade (inherited from the previous owner) and homey interior is a charming and welcome addition to the neighbourhood.
Part pizzeria, part cafe, delightfully casual Caffè Mangia (owned by Marvin Chu and managed by Nadine Köppe) serves up a variety of individual-sized and rustic-style pizzas, which can be ordered to-go or enjoyed in-house.
Chef Crystal Lee is in charge of the oven and whips up classic pies, like Capo’s Margherita, as well as meat heavy versions, like Eddy’s Meat Monster, which is topped with chorizo, Italian sausage, prosciutto, bocconcini, and a house-made garlic-chili oil. All the pizzas are named after Chu’s friends.
Vegetarians will find a few meatless options too, including the eatery’s most popular pizza to date, Filippo’s Funghi. This savoury treat features roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted zucchini, and goat cheese.
No matter what toppings are chosen, customers can expect to find perfectly blistered and puffed crusts.
On the menu customers will also find a breakfast pizza and calzone (both can be ordered at any time throughout the day), salads, sandwiches, and daily baked goods–think peanut butter cookies and dairy-free/vegan treats.
Freshly brewed drip coffee, made using beans from Vancouver’s own 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters is also available.
At 930 square feet, Caffè Mangia offers inside, patio, and sidewalk seating for 25.
Caffè Mangia is open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3 pm. Look out for extended hours in the coming months.
Address: 2211 Manitoba Street, Vancouver