Each day, Wendel's creates different daily specials and soups based on the time of year and what is fresh at the markets. Licensed with a wide selection of desserts prepared on site from whole ingredients.
Went on a sunny weekend morning. It was a little later so we had to hover around for a while to wait for a table outside. There were tables inside though. Had to wait in line about 15 minutes just to order and another 15 to get it. But, it was ok as the weather was nice.
Food was good - breakfast omelette nice but alittle bland. Could have used some avocado though. The blueberry pancakes were outstanding and the potatoes good but not too abundant. You won't be stuffed but you'll be good.
The only down side when it's busy is the people asking you repeatedly if you are done or need that chair. And the bus girl was SO beyond rude rolling her eyes and sighing when I asked for salt and pepper. Some people should not work in the service industy.
We've been to Wendel's a couple times for lunch and decided to give their Friday $10.00 Italian pizza night a try last week. Lunches have always been okay, lots of choices, lots of veggie items. Soups are usually just okay, they always seem to be lacking a little seasoning, but it's evident they are hearty and homemade. The pizzas were alright, quite large. They describe them as "thin crust" which they really weren't, not at all greasy, but sorta lacking in flavor. We did like the tomato sauce, and fresh toppings, just weren't quite sold on the crust. Atmosphere is nice, being located in a little bookstore. Not a lot of seating, but cozy! Service has always been okay, not overly warm, but acceptable. We will highly reccomend the Foccachia Provelone and Pesto bread, quite yummy!!!
Delicious fresh baked goods, excellent homemade hearty breakfasts and a well-stocked espresso bar... there's a good reason why this place seems to be consistently packed with customers in the morning. We have also had a very nice lunch here followed by a scrumptious slice of cheesecake, but Wendel's really won our loyalty with their filling and yummy breakfast food. The only real downside to eating here is that it's so busy, you can end up with people lining up right up next to your table to order their food .
I've been coming to Wendel's in Fort Langley for years now, and It's one of my favorite spots. Some of these reviews just don't do the place justice. Everything is made in the building. I know they have a full bakery. I've seen the recipe books...(although I don't think I was supposed to be allowed to see it...I had a friend that worked there..haha) and the stuff genuinely looks pretty healthy, and homemade, for sure. I actually had the Salmon Bagel earlier today, and they've started toasting it now...I like that. It tastes great. The Butter Chicken is a classic. I'd never actually tried it until earlier this year, when my daughter suggested I do. It was amazing. They have an amazing cook,who I see almost every time I'm there... who has an East Indian culinary background, who helps make up all the specials daily.When I go for breakfast early in the morning, she often runs my food out to me personally, and I chat with her about the lunch specials. If you're ever in, and they have the Chickpea and Rice on special...be sure to try it. Healthy, and delicious. If you walk in, and see a line, don't worry. The staff are very capable of serving everyone very quickly, and efficiently. Quick, Polite, No Nonsense. ( You'd know this If you've ever been in Fort Langley during the Cranberry festival..)
An overall, great place!
This hybrid coffee shop / restaurant / bookstore is a great place to hang out and people watch. In the summer theres a mosquito issue which is the only reason i didnt give it more for ambiance. The food is really good and the sweets like cakes and cookies are fantastic. If what I've been told is accurate the restauant is owned by two ladies who are chefs and I cant confirm they put their heart and soul into the food they made at this restaurant. Most people just get a coffee and overlook the restaurant food on the menue which is a mistake because the dishes and specials I've eaten here rival any fine dinning experience. Add to this the charming village of Fort Langley to walk through afterwards and you have a great afternoon of relaxing. I've known groups of tourist to drive 70-80 kms to visit Fort Langley and cap the event off at Wendells which can easily sit 30 - 40 people.
It's nice to go to a place that knows what it's good at, and what it's not good at. Wendel's is just that. Even though they have a wide variety of foods on the menu, they stay away from the whole burgers, steaks, pork chops thing. That's fine by me. They have a kind of Kitsilano bistro feeling. Lots of healthy items, with tons of flavour. I stopped in for lunch last week, and ordered a sweet potato and black bean wrap. It was perhaps the best wrap i've ever tasted. Constantly new things on the menu, and they even have real italian thin crust pizzas on Friday nights. The service is always friendly, and many of the staff know the regulars by their drink/food preferences and by name. A nice little local place. We frequent Wendels since moving to Bedford Landing.You get what you pay for. ( If you're going to go here, and spend your money- get something other than a soup and sandwich. You can make it at home. everything else on the menu is priced fair, but the sandwiches are a bit overpriced) -they use real meats, mind you...
I love coming here for the people watching, for the music, for the books, for the stroll down the street after. However, strictly speaking about food, some of it is very good, very fresh, and some of it has been a little average, bland, not very homemade. All in all, though, worth it, despite the inconsistencies! Beats all the McChains and the Tim Hortons for a cup of tea and a snack!
Great Location to people watch. Coffee and desserts are awesome. Very high quality and from-scratch menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner...believe me I can tell processed, fake food. Best place in Fort Langley to hang-out with friends...good energy...good variety of menu items that can please just about everybody. I also like the eclectic choice of music...some jazz, some blues and latin. Usually attracts great, upbeat energy and people of all walk of life...young, old, hip, hippie, yuppie, university students, etc. etc.
While baby sitting a few days ago, we took our three year old Grand Daughter to Wendel's so we could all have lunch. I like Wendel's. Always have. But what a disappointment that day. I understand that a huge population explosion has happened all around the Fort. I get it that is was the first nice day in a long time so it was just getting busy as we arrived. This combination book store/restaurant is a tiny place and generally has pretty good food value. But really people - learn how to line up to order your food and/or meals. Standing between the cash point and the coffee condiment table waiting for your order or to place your order is just plain dumb. Move aside for goodness sakes or get in line with everyone else. To all the young ladies, if you don't want people stepping on your purse - don't leave in on the floor on the walk way. Anyway, when my meal arrived I was helping the little one with her drink and sandwich while I was nibbling at my brunch. The fried potatoes were really tasty for the first couple of bites. Within a few seconds they cooled and went so hard and tasteless I left them on the plate. How can you do that to fried potatoes? Of course I will go back and try to sit outside where it is more civil. Perhaps the answer is to fore go something to eat and simply have a coffee and enjoy the parade. I also understand that customer ignorance is not the fault of any restaurant but customers not to understand they are not the only ones being served in a busy environment.
I was in Fort Langley attending a course and decided to go to Wendel's for lunch. I ordered the smoked salmon bagel...oh dear...a bad choice. The bagel was super dry! I was actually really surprised that they would have served it to a customer. The cream cheese looked like it had been slapped on and there was only one meager piece of smoked salmon on each half of the bagel....I expected more for $10.
The ambiance was decent but the cashier/order taker was one of the most sullen people I have ever seen....no smile, no eye contact...it was weird and not very inviting at all.