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“little gem”
Review of Ignite Cafe - MOVED

Ignite Cafe
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Best spot for lunch. A great and changing seasonal menu. Dinner Friday and Saturday only. Prices are also very reasonable.

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Thank llsanderson
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

We were going out with friends for dinner and they suggested we try this cute little cafe, run by the chef and his wife. They are only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday, but they are open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and will definitely return. It would be a great place to meet a friend, have a glass of wine and share some appetizers. Try it - you'll like it.

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1  Thank Tana N
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

Fabulous food, great menu, with a combination of seared tuna to pork tenderloin. great service, not intrusive but available. The presentation is so urban chic with a ethnic twist. Excellent portion size! Parking is at a premium, so consider parking in the Langley City Hall parking lot and walk across the street, Very reminicent of Yaletown but without the sky high price.

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1  Thank VancouverLil
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

I've eaten here for lunch a few times since local owner Dan purchased the cafe from a previous owner. He changed the name, gave it a face lift and created his own menu. What a great little restaurant - perfect lunch place and also available for dinners on the weekend (make a reservation - seating is limited). I've broken down my review into 4 categories: Food, Service, Atmosphere and Price.

FOOD

The food at Ignite is always delicious (soup of the day is sooooo good!!). Dan sources ingredients locally and always has the freshest produce. He makes all of his soups, sauces and dressings from scratch and it shows - the taste is always superb. I recently had lunch at Ignite and my group tried the french onion soup, potato leek soup, the Ignite Burger (topped with avocado, proscuitto, yummy flavoured mayo and stuffed with provolone cheese), the Cajun Chicken Sandwich (topped with delicious cajun seasoning, avocado, delicious spiced mayo, roasted red peppers with a full chicken breast (thats right - a full chicken breast that is perfectly cooked - none of these pre-processed chicken patties here), and the daily special - Roasted Chicken Panini. All of these sandwiches were served with fresh greens topped with an absolutely divine homemade vinaigrette.

The only downside (if you can really call it that) is that there aren't any fries with the burger! But honestly, given the size of the burger, unless you have a HUGE appetite, you won't even miss them. And probably if you talked really nice to Dan he would whip you up some kind of potatoey goodness to go along with the burger!!

Overall rating: 5/5 for the food!

SERVICE

I've got nothing bad to say about the service here. They check back to your table regularly to make sure you have everything you need. Dan usually comes out to check on the tables even if he's got a server on staff that day - thats what makes it special and makes the service so great. Its always personal - Dan remembers you and he'll take care of you when you're in his place.

Overall Rating: 5/5 for the Service!

ATMOSPHERE:

This cafe is cozy and makes the perfect lunch place. Not the most ideal location (its pretty hidden on a side street and street parking can be hit or miss) in the older area of downtown Langley, but the food makes it more than worth checking out!

I haven't noticed any music on at the cafe each time I've been in - it would add a nice touch to have some music playing while customers were there otherwise if there are only a couple tables of customers it can be a little awkward when you can hear everyone elses conversations!

Overall Rating: 4/5 for the Atmosphere!

PRICE

Prices are super reasonable at Ignite. You get a huge burger for only $11! Considering the locally sourced, fresh, healthy ingredients used in preparing the food, you're getting a bargain here. Wine is also reasonably priced here - starting at about 27/28 per bottle.

Overall Rating: 5/5 for the Price!

As you can see, I like this place. So do my co-workers and my friends. I'll be back and I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a great lunch place (or weekend dinner place) in Langley.

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1  Thank EKR13
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

This little cafe is a diamond in the ruff. Your experience here will be like no other. Take a trip out to Langley and find out their best kept secret. Ignite cafe did just release the Ignite burger which is supposed to be amazing, yet to try it but very excited to. :)

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2  Thank Mickeygodwin
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