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.
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.
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.