Nespresso Launches Flagship Boutique Bar

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TORONTO — A boutique Nespresso bar, with a retail space and a 47-seat café, has landed in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood.

“We are thrilled to open our second flagship boutique in Canada in one of its most prestigious neighbourhoods that is steeped in history and has been the backdrop for countless unforgettable moments,” said Jacques Demont, president, Nespresso Canada.

Located at 159 Cumberland Street, the 14,122-sq.-ft. space features an open-concept design by Italian architect Aldo Parisotto of Parisotto e Formenton. Inside, guests can order locally sourced food prepared by chef Jean-Charles Dupoire of Loire Restaurant. There are sweet and savoury snacks such as a Croque-Monsieur with sliced ham and gruyere and truffle bechamel sauce that’s covered with melted cheese ($16).

Customers can also drop off used Grand Cru coffee capsules to the in-store recycling program or connect at the N Pad Bar, a six-seat high-top table with iPads loaded with Nespresso brand information.

The original Boutique Bar location opened in Montreal in 2009. This year, another location is slated to open at The Bay in Ottawa, while West Coast expansion is planned for 2014.

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