Stepping into this place is like time travel... I don't think it's changed its appearance much in a long, long time!
I've driven by this place for years and years. Always on the way somewhere else, so never stopped. Saturday lunchtime, the Other Half and I were driving by and we decided it was time.
A small place, with the requisite counter seating. Decoration is kinda cowboy, kinda farmland, kinda trucker.
Coffee was offered instantly, and was pronounced to be "very good" by the OH, who is persnickity about his coffee. They offer all-day breakfasts, and they looked appealing as we observed them going by to other tables. The OH decided on an open-faced, double patty chili burger. The daily burger special was monterey mushroom with fried onions - it was calling my name. We both opted for fries.
The oval platters arrived overflowing. Chili was good and plentiful, fries were excellent, burger patties freshly hand-made. Neither one of us could finish, so each took half home for another time.
Service was fast and friendly. Lots of locals, but the "drop-ins" were treated in the same easy manner. The place was clean, the food was perfect diner food, and the portions massive.
The sign on the outside says "Home of Famous Pies", or similar. We were just too full this time. As authentic a tradtional diner/cafe as you're going to find. Highly recommended.
I have to admit, I had my doubts. Looks like a slightly run down little place on the edge of the highway, kind of in the middle of nowhere. But hey, what's life without a little adventure?
We went in. Pleasant surprise, everything looked neat and clean and well taken care of. "Greasy" diner it's not! We were greeted and seated quickly enough. Service is good, but they're not professionals, that's to be sure. But hey, it's a diner!
The menu seems quite subtantial, but it is chock full of a few old diner standbys, burgers, sandwiches and the like. So like any good explorers, we went big. A sampling of the sandwiches, a roast turkey (dark meat!) meal, one of the mountain burgers (I think it was the 2nd biggest, not the Everest burger as the No.#2 actually looked more interesting). Milkshaes. Yeah. That burger? Man, packed with everything you could think of, burger patties, fried egg, sausage, breakfast patty. Yummmm! Piled super high. But you know what? It was damned good! Everything in harmony. Ditto for the other stuff. The turkey meal was just okay, acceptable quality.
After we polished off everything, we had a go at some of their own pie. Dang that's good stuff! So good, we took a whole pie home to try.
Lovely, lovely place. I dunno, if you're a diner food fanatic, awesome place to go, totally worth it. Maybe just for the pies alone. However, it's hard to tell someone any diner is worth the trip out there. Regardless, highly recommended. If you happen to be passing by or have nothing to do, definitely worth the trip. Very good stuff here. The whole package? I might say this is the best diner I've ever been to, by far.
This is exactly the kind of place you think of when you think of an old fashioned diner. Parking lot full, Every table taken, save one just being cleared, perfect timing. Nice small menu of breakfast, sandwiches, burgers. Prompt, friendly service, and delicious soup, bbq bacon cheeseburger, chicken burger, onion rings, and shoestring fries. All around very nice. If the portions weren't so big we would have had room for pie afterwards. Next time.
Personally I think the lower mainland needs more places like this! A lovely little family owned diner in Langley that is reminiscent of what Langley used to be. Great fresh food, cheap prices and fast, friendly service. Located on the Fraser Highway in Langley it's a great place to stop if you are doing a little day tripping in the valley.
Four of us met for lunch and everything was fantastic. We sampled the chili burger, the mushroom burger, roast beef sandwich and homemade broccoli soup. The portions are large, the fries and burger patties are hand made each day. If you are feeling really hungry, try the Everest burger, 3 patties, sausage, ham, it was insane and the guy ate the whole thing!
The Hilltop Cafe is definitely a bright spot in over commercialized Langley