SABÀ. Simply great coffee

RM6_5624When I first arrived in Canuckistan, the friends I was staying with in Fort Langley took me to a new little café/bistro which opened earlier this year. It’s called SABÀ which, loosely translated, means “plenty,” “to be satisfied” or “to have one’s fill” in Hebrew. And it’s true to its name.

In previous visits I had been disappointed with the coffee shops in trendy Fort Langley, but SABÀ has definitely filled the gap. Their décor is warm and earthy, creating a fabulous ambiance for long, lazy visits with friends or family.  Importantly, SABÀ’s baristas are well-trained and consistently produce impeccable lattes, which many reviewers online seem to agree with me about.

But if there is one thing that sets SABÀ apart, its that it feels like home. Its friendly, family vibe is directly attributed to Kiko and Simone Campani, its hands-on, genial owners, and their three daughters, all of whom work in the bistro. I wish I could describe Kiko, in all his Italian exuberance, bounding out of the kitchen to say hi, but you would have to visit SABÀ to experience him for yourself!

Sadly, I didn’t get to taste and enjoy the café’s delicious-looking continental-style meals in my short time in Fort Langley.

Next time!

Danielle, the barista featured in this post, and one of the Campani girls, is also their photographer. You can click here for their Facebook & Instagram accounts!

“After Work”

Yesterday I popped up to Switzerland to take some photos for a friend. Others might call it work, I call it fun … I love looking for the art in electrical reticulation systems …

But I digress. At the end of the day, after photographing who knows how many DB boards, power networks, substations and transformers, and having forgotten about lunch completely, we went out for a beer and some snacks to La Fumisterie Chez Ernest Restaurant in Rue des Noirettes, Geneva.

How fortunate that we arrived while they were serving their speciality antipasti. The beer was cold, the vibe warm and all the waiters un-like typical French waiters (that is to say, they were all most friendly).

La Fumisterie‘s catchphrase is “Food & Flavours of the Mediterranean”. They make great saucisson in-house and I can highly recommend their other cold meats.

That was pretty much my experience of Geneva – basements and La Fumisterie … (Oh, and being stuck in traffic). I’m sorry, I’ll try a little harder next time to bring you all something a bit more interesting.

La Fumisterie Chez Ernest at 7pm
La Fumisterie Chez Ernest at 7pm
In-house saucisson drying
In-house saucisson drying
Wine and out-of-focus patrons
Wine and out-of-focus patrons
Happy Hour Reflections
Happy Hour Reflections
It's a sign
It’s a sign
Nearly done
Nearly done
Tree! (Outside, obviously)
Tree! (Outside, obviously)
Antipasti
Antipasti
On-tap barman
On-tap barman
Shadows of a cocktail
Shadows of a cocktail
Ze snacks, oui.
Ze snacks, oui.