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Wendel's Bookstore & Cafe

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103 _9233 Glover Road, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2S5, Canada (Formerly Wendel's)
+1 604-513-2238
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Mission, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chicken soup today was bland and boring and barely hot. I cleared off the table myself, as it was not cleared quickly and there was no where else to sit. Staff were not friendly or gracious; mostly gave the impression they were disinterested in being there. Finding parking is always a problem.

Thank katyaneuro
Surrey, British Columbia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I had been to Wendel's many times and really enjoyed their pastries and coffee. Just recently had a chicken club burger and it was delicious! Generous amounts of chicken, avocado and bacon on a pretzel bun with a very nice salad. I think it was about $15 which sounds expensive but quality and quantity were definitely there so didn't mind... More 

Thank mojosgramma
Cranbrook, BC
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I will start by saying I had a very yummy caramel latte here....we had dinner one night which was pretty good and then the next night we decided on macaroni take-out.....we couldn't believe on what a small amount it was....shocking for the price.....very dissapointed....all hype.

Thank sofapillio
Langley, Canada
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have frequented this place many times. They have great everything...from salads to salmon burger to soups and wraps and awesome desserts! Everything is ALWAYS fresh! I have never had a bad meal in all the times I have been. The downfall....tiny seating area. There is an outside area but if the weather is cold and damp, not so pleasant,... More 

Thank ZumbaLynn
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, great coffee. I love that I can browse through their book selection while I wait for my take out

Thank Melissa D
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We love meeting at Wendell's for coffee, snack or lunch. The coveted small table at the front window is always a favourite. You are in the dining area but really so close to the books it feels like a secret corner. The selection is amazing with delicious choices and daily specials. The baked goods are luscious and eating from every... More 

Thank VoyageurBC
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A cozy corner cafe in the quaint village of Fort Langley (very reminiscent of Victoria, like Cook Street or Oak Bay). I especially enjoy the portobello burger. Soups are homemade and delicious. Small space with combined bookstore. Almost always busy. Very tight layout. Tip: score a seat at one of few tables or outside covered porch then line up for... More 

Thank IslandTarosh
Fort Langley, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I've been going to Wendel's Bookstore & Cafe for over 10 years. It is easily one of the best eateries in Fort Langley, if not in the general area. And the bookstore is quaint and stocked with a variety of classics and best sellers. BUT, they have been slipping, especially in the service department. One should never go to Wendel's... More 

Thank Sam M
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The 'special' Chicken with Prawns" was brought to our table 20 minutes later by a female server who said it was Pad Thai. The 5 'prawns' were small and the 2 chicken pieces were a bit larger than a ring finger, covering mostly rice and more shredded carrots than normal for any 'garnish'. At $15 this 'serving' in a large... More 

Thank J B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great menu selection and the daily specials are always tempting. Fresh baked treats are tasty, and the front counter staff are always accommodating for any changes (add avocado, take out tomato etc.) Very friendly and busy!

Thank Anne T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 11
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 _9233 Glover Road, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2S5, Canada (Formerly Wendel's)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Langley  >  Fort Langley
  • Phone Number: +1 604-513-2238
Wendel's nourishes hungry minds and bodies as an independent bookstore and fresh-food café. The café lavishes readers with a menu of fresh fare made in-house that eschews preservatives and accommodates dietary needs with wheat-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options. An outdoor patio puts patrons in prime reading, people-watching, or espionage-conducting position to enjoy local scenery along with breakfast selections such as organic blueberry pancake and omelettes. Lunch and dinner selections span hand-held bites such as the chicken-and-avocado wrap and heartier dishes such as wild-salmon-and-asparagus salad. Coffee and espresso creations range from lattes and cappuccinos to mocha frappes and are brewed with beans from local roaster Moja Coffee and water from the local fountain of youth.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?