Cedarbrook Bakery and Deli
an article by Natasha Mijinke
Fraser Valley Now Community Writer
As a child, I remember visiting Cedarbrook Bakery and Deli to pick out a desert for a family members birthday or grab a cookie after going to the bank with my parents. It was the local deli we visited before heading to the beach for a picnic and always got to pick a special treat.
Every time I am in the Brookswood area of Langley, I still find myself finding excuses to visit as it’s a bit nostalgic for me. There are not too many places that you can shop and get quality fresh baked bread, deli meat and cheese, soup and salad, and then the sweetest treat to round it all out.
Fresh artisan breads and pastries are the first thing that delights the senses when you enter the shops doors. A warm, inviting atmosphere which brings back all the feels of grandma’s kitchen. My children usually don’t make it too far past the glass display case as they try to decide which cookie they are taking home for a treat. I often will take home an extra dozen to use as school lunch snacks.
If the talk of baked goods gets your stomach in a knot, be sure to visit them on a Tuesday. Cedarbrook bakery cleans and sanitizes all their equipment and caters to the gluten free customers by providing them an allergy aware baked goods to satisfy the sweet tooth and stock the freezers with gluten free breads.
My absolute favourite fresh baked treat is the Maple Bacon Long John. (Yeah, I went there!) Is there anything more Canadian than a Maple Bacon donut? It’s the one pastry I like to get a box of to share with friends or out of town guests, and it makes a great conversation piece too!
The deli is overflowing with some abundant choices in meats and cheeses and deli favourites like sausage rolls and potato salads. One of my favourite things to grab is the fresh deli sandwich packs that have the best selection of meats for the tastiest sandwiches. The best part is that with the minimum deli purchase you get a free bag of fresh baked crusty rolls and now you are all set for a picnic at the park.
The staff at Cedarbrook Bakery are always so inviting and make you feel at home every time you enter their doors. They are open to working with you to ensure that your special event or sweet cravings are catered to. A few years ago, I needed 500 sugar cookies for a work function and didn’t hesitate to ask my favourite bakers at Cedarbrook. They were baked fresh, decorated, packed and ready for pick up just when I needed them. The employees loved their special treats and felt appreciated that we shared such a delicious gesture.
Cedarbrook Bakery and Deli makes party planning easy and I will always find an excuse to visit them when I am in the Langley area.