The Café Olimpico Heritage Tin
For anyone that’s been to Montréal, there’s 3 things that top everyone’s Must do list. Montréal Bagels from St. Viateur Bagels. Smoked Meat from Schwartz’s and Coffee from Café Olimpico. Established In 1970, by Italian Immigrant Rocco Furfaro, Café Olimpico has grown from it’s humble begining as a simple hangout where Rocco and his friends could watch La Liga, fast forward to today where people from all over the world embark on a coffee pilgramage to Mile-End, Montréal to savour traditional Italian Espresso, a one-of-a-kind family vibe and atmosphere that immediately makes you feel at home. All while gladly waiting over 30 minutes sometimes to experience it all.
One of our favourite projects to date, the Limited edition Café Olimpico Heritage Tin is a nod to the traditional Vintage Style Italian Coffee tins that are found in every Nonna’s Kitchen Shelf. A testament to Italian design, craft and attention to detail. This Tin not only is an exceptional work of art, but every single inch of the tin is crafted based on existing details within Olimpico. From the ornamental ceilings to the engravings in the wood seen around the café.
Coffee lovers from all over the world continue to linger around its tables for the quality of the coffee, of course, but also for the moments of pure magic and small kindnesses that can only happen inside Olimpico’s four walls. Listening to the regulars fiercely debate sports. Watching young artists cluster into booths, opening sketch pads thick with lines.
Admiring the bluff writer in the back, pecking at his keyboard with a frown. Having a stranger buy you a coffee just because. Marveling at the smile of the newcomer, walking into Olimpico for the first time.
Available at all three of Café OIimpico locations across Montréal.
- Agency/Creative: stnmtl
- Article Title: Café Olimpico Heritage Tin: A Limited Edition Tribute Crafted by stnmtl
- Organisation/Entity: Agency
- Project Type: Packaging
- Project Status: Published
- Agency/Creative Country: Canada
- Agency/Creative City: Montreal
- Market Region: North America
- Project Deliverables: Graphic Design, Illustration, Packaging Design, Packaging Guidelines
- Format: Tin
- Industry: Food/Beverage
- Keywords: coffee, tin, cafe olimpico, stnmtl, station, montreal, espresso, italian, design, packaging
Design Director: Ibraheem Youssef
Graphic Designer: knyg_grphc
Photographer: Aabid Youssef
Copywriting: Adriana Palanca