10 a.m., April 15)
Popular Orléans coffee shop a latte above the crowd
By Fred Sherwin
The Orléans Star
dont have to talk to Café Latte Cino owner Susan
Fahel very long before you realize she truly loves what
has it s challenges sometimes, but we have such
great customers and local suppliers that I really look
forward to coming into work each morning, says Fahel
who bought the Innes Road coffee shop with her husband
Sam in August, 2012 and has been going strong every since.
and Sam Fahel are the proud owners of Café
Latte Cino in the Farm Boy plaza 2020 Tenth
Line Rd. Fred Sherwin/Photo
making a great cup of coffee, Café Latte Cino also makes
the best Belgian waffles in town which they serve all
day along with a wide variety of delicious entrées
lunch and dinner and everything in between they have a
fresh salad bar, real fruit smoothies, homemade gelato,
a variety of soups, lox and cream cheese bagels, crepes
and sandwiches that are prepared on the premises using
only fresh produce.
Fahels make a concerted effort to support local and environmentally
conscious producers and suppliers, and they hold Sip &
Shop events to promote local artisans.
are also licensed so you can enjoy a Baileys with
those Belgian waffles while you surf their Internet free
the centre of it all, though, is the coffee. They offer
six different varieties which are fresh roasted to order,
so their customers can be sure of its freshness.
Fahels also support a number of great causes. Two in particular
are the Humane Society and CHEO.
year on the final weekend of February they take part in
National Cupcake Day which is held to support of SPCAs
and Humane Societies across the country. The event was
so popular this year the coffee shop ran out of cupcakes
by mid-afternoon on the Saturday.
have five local bakers who donate a minimum of four dozen
cupcakes each, and we were all sold out by 2 p.m.,
says Susan, noting that this years event raised
Fahels youngest daughter Lilia helped out this year, as
she has done the past three years. The 11-year-old also
organizes the coffee shops Great Canadian Lemonade
Standemonium every June in support of the Ottawa Regional
Cancer Foundation with her siblings Alexa 18 and Jason,
trio takes turns manning a lemon-ade stand and making
the lemonade. The cookies and other treats are supplied
by their mother.
important they are involved and learn how important fundraising
is in giving back to the community, and that a little
effort can make a big difference, says Fahel.
back to the community is not just a philosophy at Café
Latte Cino, it is the cornerstone of their business.
realized from very early on what an amazing community
we live and work in. So we decided that we would do whatever
we could to help support local organizations like CHEO
and the Humane Society and our local suppliers and producers,
it any wonder that Café Latte Cino bills itself as, A
coffee shop like no other.
in one of the most highly competitve markets in Canada,
Café Latte Cino truly stands out from a crowded field
that is dominated by the corporate players and theyre
doing just fine as evident by their inclusion on Narcity.coms
list of the 13 Best Coffee Shops by Neighbourhood; and
the 8 Best Places in Ottawa to Take a Date if They Have
a Serious Sweet Tooth.
find out more about Café Latte Cino you can visit their
Facebook page at facebook.com/CafeLatteCino.
Or better yet you can drop by the coffee shop at Tenth
Line and Innes Road in the Farm Boy plaza.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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