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
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).
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!
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!
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!
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.