Cultivate Cafe - Where To Eat in Chilliwack
The Cultivate Cafe is a new restaurant/cafe located directly next door to Minter Country Gardens on Fairfield Island (map below).
Whether bringing a laptop along to get some work done or meeting a friend for lunch, the newly renovated café with its crisp, simplistic lines creates a calm atmosphere that invites you to linger. You can meander on in for a delicious sandwich and hot coffee after browsing through Minter Country Garden, or, enter in from the parking lot to enjoy a cold beer or wine with some tasty sides or a dessert.
This freshly expanded space made for an excellent stop on a stormy Friday afternoon. Their menu is straight forward and enticing. Handmade products range from their desserts and potato salad to the chutney they put on their Turkey & Gouda sandwich. Being a big fan of sandwiches, I enjoyed the Tuscan Ham & Cheese sandwich, but the Turkey & Gouda was my personal favourite. Full of character and deliciousness, I found myself wanting to steal the rest of the sandwich for myself. The owners have ditched the classic green garnish from the plate and replaced it with delightful waffle-style potato chips – adding just the right amount of crunch and saltiness that left you wanting more, but completely satisfied at the same time.
We also tried the daily soup, which was a Roast Red Pepper soup, and the pasta salad. The soup was perfect for the stormy day and played a nice addition to the sandwich. We enjoyed the menu variation, which lets you pick exactly what you would like for meal; so if you want a simple bowl of soup and carrot cake for dinner, you can have it.
When warm weather visits, there is a cute little patio waiting for you to relax on with a cold beverage and good book while you enjoy the sights of summer.
Cultivate Cafe also has a private side room available for bookings, perfect for large groups, functions or private parties.