Barocco x Nino Toronto

Barocco x Nino

Barocco x Nino, as the name implies, is a collaboration between popular local coffee roasters Barocco and beloved Italian bakery Nino d'Aversa.

This marks the first ever brick-and-mortar location for Barocco, and Nino d'Aversa's first foray into the downtown area.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Minimal decor with lots of creamy white and natural wood tones was spearheaded by Lisa Ho Design Studio, the space divided up into dedicated areas almost like a mini food hall.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Pizza dough is made at Nino d'Aversa's facility, but square slices of pizza a taglio starting at $4.95 are totally exclusive to here.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Gourmet toppings include options like spicy Italian sausage, red pepper and mozzarella or a combination of gorgonzola, pear, walnut and honey that brings heat, crunch and sweetness.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

All sandwiches come on Nino d'Aversa bread and start at $6.50, brought over fresh every morning like all their baked goods. Pressed paninis include options like roasted turkey with a sun-dried tomato ricotta on gluten-free cornbread.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Crusty pizzaninis are part pizza, part panini, made by baking ingredients like cheeses, meats, and sometimes egg for breakfast right into pizza dough and folding it into a sandwich.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Other simple breakfast options include a croissant sandwich with turkey and cheese ($6).

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Though all items change up relatively regularly, there are also specials like a steak sammy with parm, arugula and truffle aioli on baguette.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

If you're looking for loaves, a bread wall is stocked with everything from Nino's sourdough, multigrain and flax to their ciabatta and fibre loaves.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Salads range in price from $6 - $12 based on container size. A tomato panzanella salad pairs hefty chunks of tomato with massive house focaccia croutons.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

The same croutons are incorporated into a kale caesar, which also comes with a thick and creamy house Italian caesar dressing.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

A gelato bar features 16 artisan flavours, and classic Italian pastries fresh from Nino d'Aversa are also in stock.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

This includes legendary cannoli ($3) with a chocolate lining and fluffy pistachio filling, among other varieties, as well as sfoglia and lobster tails.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

At the coffee bar, there are rotating traditional and specialty roast options for espresso-based beverages, medium and dark roast options for brew, and there's a slow bar for pour over.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

The type of espresso beverage actually dictates which roast is best for it, so today's cortado ($4) is made with Barocco's light, fruit-forward specialty Biondo.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

A cappuccino ($4.50) by contrast is made with their traditional Centrale roast.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Crumbly little Nino d'Aversa biscotti in flavours like double chocolate, Nutella and lemon are ideal for dipping.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Roasting actually takes place all the way at the back of the space, where beans are roasted in small batches weekly by a master roaster.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Of course, bags of beans are available for purchase.

Barocco x Nino Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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