5 Great Coffee Shops in the Fraser Valley

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

We love great coffee, especially when it’s served up in a comfy, unique coffee house. Lucky for us, and you!, the Fraser Valley has more than just a few unique coffee destinations that offer a lot more than yummy coffee. Our list of 5 Great Coffee Shops is a guide for coffee dates with your loved ones, gatherings with friends or solo working sessions. We promise even non-coffee drinkers will  love these destinations, too.

The Back Porch - Pottery Gallery & Coffee
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The Back Porch

6116 Golf Road, Agassiz

Part of the Agassiz-Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour, The Back Porch is a cutesy coffee shop that also doubles as a pottery studio. With plenty of home & garden décor and pottery items to browse, Dan & Lynda have created a cozy “feels like home” atmosphere in their Agassiz coffee shop. Plus, since they roast all of their coffee on site, you can even watch it as it happens on their vintage 1919 flame roaster! Before you leave, be sure to check out the antique and collectable-filled barn for a trip down memory lane. Fresh Russian red garlic, Canadian wild rice and Cedar Island Farm flour is also available here (when in stock).

Clayburn Gourmet Gallery

3303 Immel St, Abbotsford

Certainly not your average coffee shop, Clayburn Gourmet Gallery is a unique blend of all things local, warm and delicious! A combination of an art & vintage boutique, coffee shop, wine bar, deli and bakery (with Abbotsford’s best carrot cake, we might add), this coffee shop also takes on the role of concert venue for its Saturday night concert series. Extra bonus points for their free wifi and primo fireside seating, especially for those trying to get a bit of work done while enjoying their coffee!

Sumas Mountain Coffee Company

1A – 32750 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford

At Sumas Mountain Coffee Company, they mean business when it comes to delicious coffee. You won’t find many extra frills like soups or sandwiches here; they are too busy sourcing out award winning coffee beans to roast on site for their fellow coffee lovers. If you are looking for something different – this is the place to be! This month they are featuring Sumatra Pawani, the recent Burundi Kiryama Prestige Cup winner. Not quite a coffee connoisseur? Don’t worry, they’re all about education and are always happy to answer any questions you have about choosing a new kind of coffee. When you order a pot of coffee, they use these incredible contraptions called siphons to allow your selected coffee to brew at your table. Once the timer is up, you turn off the enclosed heat source and enjoy your coffee. What a conversation starter!

Small Ritual Coffee Society

1237 Johnston Rd, White Rock

Committed to providing sustainably grown and ethically sourced coffee products, Small Ritual Coffee Society is a non-profit coffee house that generates funds for community-based projects throughout White Rock and beyond. Serving up JJ Bean’s Buf Café Rwanda fair trade coffee, this jazzy looking coffee shop is kid friendly too! Visit the back kitchen play area when meeting up for mommy coffee dates, to let the little ones have fun while you relax with a hot beverage. Live music plays here every Sunday, but we’re excited to visit on Nerd Fridays – it’s board game night!

The Water Shed Arts Cafe

20349 88th Avenue, Langley

When owner Jenn Cornish decided to open up a coffee shop in Walnut Grove, she knew she wanted to create a space where everyone felt welcome, regardless of their background. The best way to do that? Make it comfy and cozy to welcome people in! The Water Shed is filled with different seating arrangements, from oversized couches and fireside armchairs, to the more standard chair & table set up for us working folk. In addition to live music nights, the Water Shed also hosts an array of events throughout the year such as art classes, reading nights and community meals! Fantastic breakfasts, lunches and desserts! Look for your free wifi code at the bottom of your receipt.

Where’s your favourite place to grab a cup o’ java in the Fraser Valley? Please share your neighbourhood favourites in the comments below. :)

Contributor: Shannon Clattenburg

Shannon Clattenburg is a creative spirit first and a freelance writer second. She is a features writer for Fraser Valley Pulse and has a love for uncovering hidden gems throughout the Fraser Valley . She lives in Chilliwack with her boyfriend and her doggy Rolo. Twitter: @OrdinaryShan

4 Responses to “5 Great Coffee Shops in the Fraser Valley”

  1. Anyssa says:

    wow, we actually have our @bestmindsets meetings at 2 our of five of those. We meet on Thursday nights at the Gourmet Gallery in Abbotsford and Thursdays Bright and early at the Watershed Cafe in Walnut Grove. Wonderful staff and great locations that always welcome our BEST Mindset Teams while they are working on their business success! Thank you for sharing and I will get out to the other three as well! I was just in White Rock yesterday and the surf was truly amazing!

  2. I have visited all 5 of these wonderful locations, 3 as mobile office locations so two thumbs up! My list has a few more great places including The Wired Monk Parallel Marketplace and InterCity Cafe on Clearbrook Road both in Abbotsford. Chris, owner at the Wired Monk and Sonny, owner at InterCity Cafe are both great guys and welcome meetings, networking and social gatherings to their shops. Thanks for posting this! I will share this on our hotel page for guests.

  3. Thanks for the additional suggestions, Caryn and thanks for sharing on!

  4. I have been a patron of the Water Shed Arts Cafe for years and I love it to bits for its atmosphere and its people. You can get a great espresso at Euphoria in Fort Langley at 96th and Glover. Euphoria is primarily a chocolate shop, but the owner, Blair, learned coffee from Alistair of the world-famous Elysian in Vancouver.

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