By Brittany Tiplady
It’s been a long year and a half staring at the same four walls. If you work from home like me, you might be missing the days of perching up at a cafe with your laptop and a good coffee. Well, I’m here to tell you it might be time to get back to it. Here are a few of our favourite Langley eateries and cafes to help you get a little work done.
Fort Langley Location: 9190 Church Street
Langley Regional Airport Location: #115 – 5385 216 Street (opened Summer 2020)
We love both of the beautiful Blacksmith Bakery locations but we do recommend giving their new Langley airport location a try! Come for the Agro Coffee, stay for the wifi and the fresh baked goods. Blacksmith Bakery has a delicious bakery menu (we’re partial to the Kouign Amann, and the Fruit & Nut Sticky Bun) as well as a full, licensed menu including all-day brunch (bennies! Avocado toast!), gorgeous thin-crust pizzas, and more.
Pop your laptop open and stay awhile–Blacksmith Bakery has everything you need to stay satiated.
21611 48 Avenue
Due to COVID safety protocols, dine in seating is limited but if you get lucky the perfect seat is waiting for you. The Porter’s Bistro building has been in the family for over 90 years and is rich with history–beginning as a General Store, surviving The Great Depression, World War II, evolving into a Canada Post office, and now, once again, thriving as a food establishment.
Porter’s menu is constantly evolving, but the cozy atmosphere and historic decor, makes for the perfect place to perch up and get some work done. Stop by for some treats made in-house at their onsite bakery, or a hot meal. Porter’s is a fully licensed establishment as well, so you might as well end your work day with a glass of wine.
9233 Glover Road
Wendel’s is the gem of Fort Langley for a reason. This unique spot, attached to one of the best independent bookstores in the Valley, Wendel’s serves fantastic food with something for everyone. And, they’re open for dine in!
Bring your laptop, an empty stomach, and perhaps extra room in your bag for a new book or two on your way out.
301-20300 Fraser Hwy
Egg Bomb is known for their big, audacious dishes, items like Guacamole Egg Toast, Teriyaki Beef Sandwiches, croffles and a selection of stacked French Toast plates make up their menu. If you don’t slip into a food coma first, Egg Bomb is a great place to get a little work done after a meal. Order a large, fancy Egg Bomb coffee and get to those deadlines with a fully belly.
Hot tip: Egg Bomb draws a big brunch crowd on the weekends. We suggest taking your laptop on a quieter weekday!
20534 Fraser Hwy
This Instagrammable, Australian-inspired cafe is located right in the heart of downtown Langley. I visited Pink Avo Cafe pre-pandemic and it was delicious, friendly, and comfortable, making it the perfect quintessential cafe to get a little work done with a stylish Pink Beetroot latte in tow.
Red Velvet Cafe & Gifts
20443 Douglas Crescent
When you look up the words “cute and quaint” in the dictionary, you might just see a photo of Red Velvet Cafe & Gifts right beside the definition. Backed by glowing Google reviews, Red Velvet Cafe boasts lovely housemade menu items like sandwiches and wraps, fresh donuts, and smoothies served by friendly staff.