Before you read this review, I have to tell you something. I think bread rocks. I eat bread three meals a day. I bake bread. I trade bread recipes with my friends. I talk about bread instead of the weather for idle conversation. When I go visit another country, the way I experience the culture is by going to a bakery and buying some of that country's traditional bread. Simply put, I like bread.
We discovered Coza when passing through Langley and wanted a quick lunch. Coza did not disappoint. My wife does not like pasta but there was plenty on the menu besides pasta for her to choose from. After much deliberation my wife ordered the antipasto plate with a garden salad, and I a grilled vegetable sandwich on ciabatta with a Caesar salad. My wife's antipasto plate even looked good to me, a vegetarian! Her salad contained not only the typical fare but also finely sliced cabbage, which she stated was delightful. The waitress told us that the cabbage was indeed very very fresh as it had in fact just arrived that morning. Apparently, it looked so good the chef wanted to eat it all himself. Fortunately, he saved us some.
Now, I will tell you about my meal.
On my Caesar salad, there were croutons, which are bread. Excellent. My sandwich (which was also excellent - just the right amount of provolone) was of course on ciabatta, which is bread. I also received a loaf - not a slice, but an entire LOAF - of Tuscan Bread. I'm not sure how this bread was made but now I have to figure it out, because it was phenomenal. The balsamic reduction with extra virgin olive oil made it even better. But here's the best part:
My wife does not like bread.
I was not required to share.
If there was a bread heaven, I was in it.
We'll definitely be back to Coza. Maybe next time, I could even get some bread there.