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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Still snowing.... need hot coffee!

It may seem like a long time ago, but the snow knows no bounds! Even the best coffee shops are affected. Fortunately, neither rain, nor snow, nor .... will prevent me from finding a Starbucks!

Abbotsford brings a couple of great locations, and this one off South Fraser Way (just West of the mall) had just the thing to warm me up after time spent in the snow. After a double espresso, I was back on the road, slip sliding back to the office.

This second Abbotsford location (and yes, it was on a separate trip!) is on the East side, perfect for grabbing a java before getting on the highway. You'll need to be travelling South on Highway 11 (Sumas Way), as entrance and exit are a challenge, along with a dearth of parking. Once inside, this established location is friendly and warm, and a great place to rest before hitting the road. [I've overlaid two photos - the left side shows the sign on Sumas Way, the right the entrance from the tiny parking lot.]

Back to snow. It snowed again, and again, and the crazy weather drove me (literally) back to the coffee shop. This convenient Surrey (Whalley) location has LOTS of parking, and easily accessible off King George Hwy near 103rd.

Part of a strip-mall centre with London Drugs, it's been there a while, and so has more space and tables than many of the newer locations. Works well for meeting a foreman, business acquaintance, or friend.

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