Wendel’s Bookstore & Cafe

Fort Langley is one of my favourite spots. It is such a cute and quaint little part of town. It used to be very quiet and sleepy but has seen a recent increase in townhouses, new homes and young families. There is lots of development happening in the town but there are many great things here already. There are quite a few independent shops so it’s one of a kind. Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe is one of these great establishments.

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Wendel’s has been on this corner in the heart of Fort Langley since 1997. They have lots of outdoor seating where people bring their dogs while they eat.

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They are a bookstore and a full service cafe. I love the concept here. It is so cozy. Grab a new read or bring your own while you enjoy the fantastic eats.

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The menu is huge. They are also a licensed facility so you can enjoy some spirits with your meal. Their hours are great too; open 0730-10pm daily. I hate when good places close too early.

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Make sure you save some space for dessert. They have a huge selection of sweet treats. All are prepared on site with the exception of the gluten free desserts which are prepared in a separate facility. Wendel’s gluten free desserts are available in many grocery stores.


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Breakfast at Wendel’s is so good. Pictured here is their Belgian waffle with lemon mascarpone cream & berries with an iced tea. Their avocado benny was luscious and the eggs were poached to my liking, soft. The potatoes had a delicious seasoning on them. The raspberry mint lemonade was very refreshing. Both drinks were made in house. 

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Their chai tea latte was packed with flavour and spice. I could taste the cardamom, ginger and cinnamon. This was honestly one of the best chai tea lattes I have ever had. I find sometimes in chai lattes that the spices get lost, but, not in this one.

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The chicken and brie panini came with a field green salad. I chose honey dill as the dressing and I am so glad I did. So much herby flavour with the dill and not too sweet. It was like a Ranch dressing, but better. The brie was perfectly melted and the chicken was very moist. The panini also had tomatoes, fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, and a pesto mayo. Highly recommend this sandwich.

DSCN2132It was hard to choose from all their desserts but somehow I did. The coconut nanaimo bar was a nice change from the custard cream layer we are used to in these bars. I felt like the coconut almost lightened up the bar and cut back on the bar’s sweetness too. Which meant I could eat the whole thing!

I love Wendel’s for so many reasons. Amazing food in a place that is open for all meals of the day with a great atmosphere. If it’s busy and the line is long, do not be discouraged. It’s totally worth the wait.

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