Sitting on the shores of Boundary Beach Regional Park, is the Centennial Beach Cafe. With amazing 180° views across Boundary Bay to White Rock and Washington State, you’ll have a hard time finding a more scenic spot for a drink and bite to eat after a stroll along the beach. The regional park is part of The Pacific Coastal Flyway, an internationally recognized “Important Bird Area”, each year thousands of birds stop in the area on their migration route. Trails, paths and playground surround the Cafe, part of a newly developed park facility including public washrooms, changerooms, showers and the cafe.
Even on a winter’s day it’s a great location to get in from the cold and wind to take in the view and good food.
For a beachside cafe, this is far more than the hot dog/burger and fries stand of old, the menu is a great value and features some unexpected finds. Nothing is over $10 (except the 2 piece fish & chips) and features breakfast sandwiches and hashbrown boxes until noon then a good lunch selection takes over. Fish & chips are alongside an excellent salmon burger and a rich and hearty seafood chowder, created from a family recipe handed down from owner Paul’s grandmother. Classic beach fare of burgers, hot dogs and fries are also on the menu to appease those looking for familiar territory, but if you want a change try a hearty noodle box, fish tacos or crab cakes. We sampled the Salmon Burger, Seafood Chowder, Classic Burger and Fries, all were fresh, tasty and well cooked. Looking at what other diners were having all the food looked excellent and good sized portions, even the kids menu was a good value.
Everything we experienced on our visit, the food, location and views, made the Centennial Beach Cafe a ‘must-visit’ again in any season.
Centennial Beach Cafe is located in Boundary Bay Regional Park off Boundary Bay Road in Tswwassen, BC
Winter Hours: Open Thursday – Sunday 9:30am til 4pm
Grill Open 9:30 am – 3:30pm (breakfast until Noon)
Ph: 604.943.8502 Online at centennialbeachcafe.com