One of our absolutely favourite things here at Fraser Valley Pulse… the entrepreneurial spirit. There is something about the excitement and radiant smiles of a fired-up entrepreneur. Really, excited entrepreneurs are an unstoppable bunch! Pair that with French-themed food, another team fave, and you have this week’s Pulse Spotlight!
On new year’s eve 2010 we received an email, inviting us to check out a brand new cafe in downtown Langley. We were told it was a new tasty, fresh, unique cafe to the area. Tasty, fresh and unique? Yes, please! Well, folks, we visited Cafe Corbeau and it did not disappoint.
Cafe Corbeau’s quaint location on 204th Street is unassuming from the outside. We recall it used to be a common ‘greasy spoon’ location, but now it is nothing of the sort! If you are looking for big plates of greasy eats, keep on walkin’! The walls in the cafe are adorned with photos of cafes that Chef/Owner Gunita Gupta took in Paris several years ago – long before the idea of owning her own cafe was in mind. Funny how life happens, hey?
This french-style Langley cafe is open for lunch Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 3pm, and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday 10am – 2pm. Future plans for a Friday night small plate series are in the works and will be coming soon. Stay tuned to the Cafe Corbeau blog to keep informed.
Chef Gunita’s mission is to create simple food done well. The menu, written on 2 big chalkboards, changes daily to ensure fresh choices and new opportunities for her to create. Cafe Corbeau is committed to ecological choices, which we love! Fair trade coffee is served here, along with free range eggs and organic bread (from another local fave, Bread Affair). If you are on the go and want to order takeout from Cafe Corbeau, you will have to bring your own reusable containers as they don’t supply disposables. Awesome – we think more places should follow suit!
Now, how have we not mentioned the food yet? It is absolutely delicious. The poached eggs with brie, fresh tomatoes and scrumptious Bread Affair bread/toast was our first introduction to Gunita’s talents. We returned the following week to enjoy a roast chicken, camembert, aioli and apple compote tartine sandwich, alongside fresh vegetable soup… and a chocolate chip cookie to finish! The sandwich was so very yummy. Simple food… done well. She’s got it.
5572 204 Street, Langley