Last spring, we held giveaway contests to support our food and beverage partners and we asked you to vote on which location you wanted to support during the difficult season of navigating operation during a pandemic. One of the establishments you picked was Porters Bistro, located in historic Murrayville on Five Corners. Their prize included a marketing package which allows us to highlight and share some of their story. We hope you enjoy!
Porters Bistro, currently known as a community gathering place for great food and beverages, is steeped in rich history. Originally a general store built in 1888, the building has been in the Porter family since 1916 and is an official heritage building. In fact, it still features the original fixtures, floors, and cabinetry. You can learn more about its fascinating role as a general store and a Canada Post office when you read their story.
In 1997, it became Porter’s Coffee & Tea House, and today, Bill and Karin Buurmeester operate a Bistro and Coffee House that carries on the tradition of serving the community of Langley and beyond! They have become a well-loved spot for a soothing beverage, satisfying meal or a yummy treat. With an onsite bakery, you can look forward to cinnamon buns, donuts, scones, muffins, bread, and more, all freshly baked each morning! You definitely do not want to miss out on their cinnamon knots! You can also enjoy a wide variety of coffee and tea beverages alongside your baked goods or take some whole or ground coffee beans home if you prefer. Another must-try item on the menu is their croissant sandwich! And if that isn’t enough, they also serve hot breakfasts, soup, quiche, pot pie, Shepard’s pie, chilli, lasagna and more.
More than just a Café, Porters also carries a selection of giftware and merchandise including a variety of locally crafted products. They have everything from cards and puzzles to mugs and glassware.
Thanks again to all those who participated in our giveaway contests and for continuing to show our local food & beverage establishments lots of love! Please stay tuned for our next giveaway highlight coming later this Spring. If you are looking for inspiration on where to find your next dining experience, please visit us at Tourism Langley.