Road Trip to Langley
Friends in Mission and Langley have been asking us to come for a visit for a while (probably the four years that we have lived in Vancouver). So we decided to make a day of it and do some holiday season visiting. Our friends from Mission say that there are no good restaurants in Mission so they chose Eighteen 27 for lunch in Fort Langley. We checked out the menu on their website and it looked really good. Sadly when we arrived on a Thursday it was closed for lunch so we headed down the block to Lampliter Gallery Cafe.
Lampliter Gallery Cafe
We did not have a reservation and were told, a bit rudely, that we could sit but that food would be slow. We were not in a rush and planned to visit so that was OK with us. The Lampliter appears to be build from an old house with two main dining areas split off the front door. The decor is average with wooden tables, art on the walls and is in need of new chairs. It was very busy so we decided to order a drink and wait a bit before ordering lunch. The wine list had a few BC choices by the glass and the bottle so I ordered a glass of Bacchus from Domaine de Chaberton in Langley. With no draft but a good selection of bottled beer Jeff went with a Tree Brewing Company Thirsty Beaver brewed in Kelowna. We liked that lots of the choices were local or from BC.
Menu and Service
The menu was small but with some great local choices for sandwiches, salads and mains as well as a signature omelette. As promised the service was very slow and we were all hungry by the time lunch arrived. All four of us ordered the omelette (with slight modifications) and it was very good. Loaded the omelette came with herbs, ham, shrimp, mushrooms and cheese with pan fried potatoes, broccoli and toast on the side. The food was very good.
The decor and the service need work but the omelette was very good and other diners around us were also talking about how good the food was. We will plan to meet our friends again in the summer months to try out another of Fort Langley’s eateries and explore the shops a bit too!.