If you’ve ever been to Fort Langley you’ll know its views are simply picturesque down by the river and this town boasts a ton of old world charm with its museums, walking trails, and quaint little shops.
The three or so blocks that make up the downtown core of Fort Langley is made up of cute shops and small restaurants in an attractive heritage theme. But better yet it’s full of unique and flavourful cafes that are sure to give you your coffee (or tea) fix.
Here are some of the best cafes to visit when in Fort Langley:
- Saba Cafe
As their tagline goes “when you’re here, you’re family”. Saba derived from old Hebrew which pronounced as [saw-bah] means plenty, abundance and or be fulfilled, be filled, have one’s fill of. At the heart of Sabà Café and Bistro is their love for food, and more specifically, their passion for gathering, breaking bread around a communal table and sharing life’s simplest pleasures with the people they love. With a mission to find passion and richness in the simplicity of everyday life.
Inspired by the flavours of the Middle East and the Mediterranean, their food offers an experience like none other, a combination of flavours, colours and memories that mirrors our travels around the world. Besides a mouth-watering cafe where you can enjoy the classics enjoy a delicious brunch menu or stop in for dinner.
- Red Velvet
Nestled in Historic Fort Langley, along Mavis Ave, lies the Red Velvet café. Pair one of their house-made cinnamon buns along with your coffee or tea or try their Panini and soup for a heartier meal. Don’t forget to grab a table near the window, so you can watch the hustle and bustle of Mavis Ave.
Since 1997 Wendel’s has focused on handcrafted fresh foods that have been sourced locally. If you haven’t heard or been to Wendels then you’re missing out. Here they take pride in using fresh quality ingredients and creating great tasting food. Visit them for breakfast, lunch or dinner and experience the fresh take on comfort food in a relaxed setting. Their menu is casual, yet something about it is so unique all while being so simplistic. With a bookstore built right in you can enjoy a cup of joe while browsing their many rows or grab that new release you’ve been wanting, sit outside on their patio and take in the fresh air and awesome surroundings.
- Lelem’ Arts Cultural Cafe
Lelem’ which means ‘home’ in the henqeminem language is offering locally sourced food with an indigenous twist right in the Fort. Inspired by the temperate rainforests of the Pacific, this cafe by the river features a bright, airy layout and generous use of cedar. Here they are proud to be Indigenous owned, with a menu incorporating some of the traditional flavours of a Coast Salish diet. Whether it’s breakfast, fresh baked goods, sandwiches or soups, everything is made to order from scratch, with many ingredients sourced locally.
This little café is just off the main road into Fort Langley. Euphoria Coffee Lounge and Treatery is a chocolate lover’s paradise (trust us on this). Try some of their delicious chocolate truffles, chocolate bars and bark. Euphoria has traditional truffle flavours but also has seasonal flavours like Pumpkin, Blackberry Peach and Cranberry Orange. If this hasn’t made your mouth water, try some of their muffins, cheesecake and cookies to pair with your coffee or tea.
What are some of your favourite cafes in the Fort Langley area? Any we missed that are worth mentioning?