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Useless Bay Coffee Company

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121 2nd St, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-9850
+1 360-221-4515
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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229 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Bistro is exactly what it purports to be: a small town, relaxed, coffee shop/restaurant which makes no pretensions. We had a very nice breakfast - the menu is diverse, and the service friendly. It can be very busy in the summer.... but so is everywhere it seems in the Pacific Northwest.

Thank Brett C
Clinton, Washington
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We like this place a lot. The food is good and staff is always good. Great lattes as well. You can eat inside or out depending on weather. Highly recommend.

Thank _davidgina2
Arequipa, Peru
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

YEARS AGO, Useless Bay was a nice place: good sandwiches, okay coffee, nice decor, and acceptable service. Now?!? It's good sandwiches, okay coffee, nice decor, acceptable service, and an atmosphere that borders on being circus-like. Over the years, the clientele (for whatever reason) have become obnoxiously loud. So of course the music goes up in volume and the customers talk... More 

Thank RobertMichaelMorgan
Harrison, Arkansas
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast at Useless Bay Coffee Company and enjoyed the experience. The omelets were good, we liked sitting outside on the patio, and the restaurant is obviously popular with locals. If you're interested in walking around downtown Langley, this a great place to eat before you start.

Thank siloamjim
Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we go to Whidbey Island for a restful vacation, we are usually booking our way from the ferry landing to Coupeville and to our favorite bed and breakfast. On the way, however, we usually stop at the charming town of Langley, just six miles from the ferry dock, for a bite to eat. This town is the most charming... More 

Thank Nanderson333
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, they helped me sort out what I needed and the patio was perfect. Families, dogs, tourists and locals all hanging out in the sun.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Blaine, Washington
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don’t make the mistake of thinking the UBCC is just a place to buy coffee supplies, coffee and rolls for breakfast. We stopped by for lunch on a very busy day and chose to eat outside because we had our dogs with us. We ordered turkey club and chicken Mediterranean sandwiches which came the string French fries—possibly the best sandwiches... More 

Thank J2930JNjimw
Spokane Valley, Washington
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188 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our tour of the island we stopped here after hearing live jazz playing. Outdoor seating and listening to the music was great. On top of that the food actually good. Got a chicken club panini and others got a veggie sandwich, wrap, and fries. Everything we fresh and great tasting. The place had a surf/beach feel to it along... More 

Thank bill C
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387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere on the day we visited. LIVE jazz on the deck! Tasty great coffee with refill no less, staff are a treat, funny and engaging, feels like the heart of the community it beats strongly in Langley ' s art and music scene, would return and recommend to all.

Thank r s
Whidbey Island, Washington
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the seaside village of Langley, on Washington’s beautiful Whidbey Island, Useless Bay Coffee is popular with both tourists and locals, so you may have to wait a little while for your food. The wait is worth it. We have eaten here several times. On our most recent visit, we had lunch outdoors under an umbrella table on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 2nd St, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-9850
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Langley
  • Phone Number: +1 360-221-4515

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?