Decades Coffee – Meet You At the Club!
an article by Natasha Mijinke, Fraser Valley Now Community Writer
I love coffee, so when I heard there’s a Coffee Club in Chilliwack I had to investigate and figure out how my personal invitation got lost in the mail.
Decades Coffee Club is located in downtown Chilliwack on Wellington Avenue. I realized that I’ve actually driven past this family business a handful of times but it never excited me to stop in. My own loss I guess.
Upon entering, I recognized that this was more than a quaint little coffee shop. The place was buzzing! I felt like I stepped into the community hang out that I was a couple decades late at finding. There’s definitely a comfort and familiarity of the place, one that resembles the feeling of returning to the parents’ home after being away. The place where you take your coat off and stay awhile.
The space is large and welcoming; two separate meeting spaces offer the perfect venue for a staff or board meeting with the convenience of on-site refreshments.
The loft area provides lots of couches, tables, chairs and lights so it makes for a great study space, work space, or just a space to catch up with an old friend. I found puzzles, cards, and games which were available to use, giving customers an open invitation to settle in, relax, and hang out.
The social atmosphere is complimented by a local friendly menu featuring coffee from a small local coffee roaster, Argo. Fresh ingredients, handmade bread, locally sourced ingredients and an openness to listen and share with the customers make this a popular hangout for friends of all ages. I really did feel welcomed and never rushed to move along during my stay. Even the barista stopped and chatted for a bit while she was busy busing her tables. She was happy, spunky, and said she enjoyed working here. I watched as she knew many of the customers by name and engaged in conversations with them as she went about her work.
Decades Coffee Club has been apart of the Chilliwack community for two decades now and they are always looking for ways to evolve. A community favourite, you really are welcomed into their family once you enter their doors. I stayed till closing and almost didn’t want to leave.
Located at: 45846 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, British Columbia