Dot's Cafe is a diner in the heart of downtown Langley that serves all day breakfast as well as burgers, sandwiches and more.
This is a little cafe that could be great with a few changes. It needs a good cleaning. The carpet, and lino are 10 years past their best date. The grungy look makes you worry about the state of the kitchen.
The staff is friendly and keep your coffee cup filled. The food is OK. but would be greatly improved by just replacing the frozen fries and hash browns with fresh. Update the menu a little and add a daily special beyond just changing the soup. It seems to be stuck in a 50's time warp.
But they do offer breakfast all day long and the coffee is fresh.
When you first step into Dot's it doesn't look that impressive. Faded walls and old decour that has probably never been updated. The place is clean, but lacks a polished look.
The service is outstanding, the waitresses friendly, quick, and attentative. And fresh-made food is flying out of the kitchen amazingly fast. No more than a 20 to 30 min wait usually.
It's a great value for your buck, I filled up 3 people on the breakfast specials for little over $20. The cafe also has a great local feel.
I would highly reccommend dots cafe fot their outstanding service and prices, even if the restuarant itself is a bit outdated.
after all you cant judge a book by it's cover.
Have been a regular at Dots now for many years. Usually for breakfast but my craving for their patty melts and burgers creep into my psyche on occasion.Their shredded hash browns (shredded by hand daily on some cool hand held device brought from their home) are hot ,crispy, and fresh every time.
Eggs are always done perfectly. Tracy runs the front and her husband Vince looks after the cooking. Both are very friendly and excellent at what they do. As costs increase from all sides, their menu has been constant. I have told them they should charge more but they are not greedy and probably don't want to hurt the seniors that value their scratch cooking. Tuna sandwich and soups are always amazing.If you like home made, tasty food, Dots is the place.
Finally got to eat at Dot`s. It was always packed before and I was lucky to pass by and only nine other customers in the place. I had the Meat pie and fresh cut fries. The meat pie was covered in mushrooms, onions and gravy. The sever asked me, when taking my order if I could handle the onions. Very thoughtful as I am an OAP , and some of us are subject to low tolerance to things like onion, etc.
Food was hot and delicious and yummy!
Not interested in wall covering, floor coverings or fancy tables. I have eaten in fancy places where service and food was lousy. Not what I am interested at all.
Dot`s has reasonable prices and outstanding food and service.
Looking forward to my next visit!
From the outside, Dot's certainly isn't eye-catching. With it's plain blue awning it's easy to walk past without even noticing. But on the inside, you'll find a lovely, owner run-and-operated diner with delicious, fresh food and great service.
The owners, Tracy and Vincent, have owned the place for coming up ten years. It's not uncommon to see them chatting with regular customers like old friends - and that's what you'll find when you visit for a hot meal. A friendly atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.
Contrary to one previous review, there are no frozen fries or hashbrowns found at Dot's. Every morning there is someone in the kitchen peeling and chopping potatoes, which makes the fries hot and tasty ever time. To say nothing of their fantastic deep-fried cubed hashbrowns. To die for!
The decor certainly isn't new. It's a cozy throwback to the mid seventies when little hometown diners were easy to find. I've been in countless times around closing, and there's always a lot of scrubbing, vaccuuming and general cleanup to be done. The carpet may have a little wear and tear, but really, you're not going to eat off it. The place is clean, smells delicious the moment you walk in, and the employees are always wiping the tables down and washing their hands. No complains in the cleanliness department.
The menu is simple - breakfast and lunch. Sandwiches, burgers, a daily soup, eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes and eggs benedict. But the simplicity and familiarity takes nothing away from the taste. I have never had a disappointing experience there. And in the summer, the old-fashioned milk shakes are a wonderfully tasty and refreshing drink on a hot day.
These home-style diners are not for restaurant connoisseurs who would rather see a fancy presentation than a good meal and a smiling face.
Dot's Cafe on the one-way in Langley, uses REAL roast tukey in their clubhouse sandwich, makes all the difference from that deli pre-slice (gak) turkey. I work nearby and call ahead to pick up, its always been 10 minutes. Friendly, accommadating, always gracious. My friend from work swears by the mushroom cheese burger, she claims its the BEST recovery food for those late brunch-after too much last night situations. LOL Regardless can recommend it for the fast, fresh, always courteous visit you will have....and yes there is no decor but most days our taste is just in our mouths anyway.
Dot's reminds me of forgotten neighborhood cafes. That is good in this case. Menu items are inexpensive which is of course different than cheap. A nice family run business, where all staff are friendly. It is a bright, clean place where people genuinely seem to enjoy the selection. We often stop in for breakfast and once in awhile for lunch. Better than a lot of the chain joints that abound these days. If you are looking for trendy though, don't go. It can be hard to find a seat sometimes.
Came here Tuesday with my wife and the food was burned and took forever I hand bacon and eggs just well over coked my wife had the hamburger she said it was tough only a few in here and they all were upset because it took so long must be new owners/