The Dudes Coffee House

Nestled away on the outskirts of sleepy Crescent Beach in Surrey,Dudes Coffee Houseused to be a closely guarded secret – but no longer.

Snug and cozy, the interior conjures up the feeling of home, and the welcoming family of Larry and Kelly who own it add to the ambiance.

So what about Dudes coffee? Their dark roast has a low acidity which is great for people like me who love the taste of coffee. I go in regularly and have a large cup with no ill effects and it is a very pleasant additionto the day.

The limited menu includes Eggs Benny and man – o – man, is the homemade Hollandaise sauce ever something else. For someone who likes protein in the mornings, the Prime Ribs Eggs Benny beats any other steak and eggs dish that’s ever crossed my plate. Dudes Pancakes are topped with homemade whipped cream,or with organic maple syrup.

I whole-heartedly recommend this family-run, community-involved hidden gem. Support local and let The Dudes show you some South Surrey hospitality. So be sure to check it out, you won’t be sorry!
And if you mention my name – Ivan Scott, Larry will be sure to knock 10% off the bill.Dude’s is situated at the corner of 128th Street and Crescent Road, South Surrey and is open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 5pm.


Ilona Scott Artist

In bright, sunny Surrey is a bright, sunny house with a bright, sunny studio. In this bright, sunny studio is an artist – working diligently to create another commissioned painting for delivery! The artist’s name is Ilona Scott, who made Surrey her home in 2010.

Ilona’s artistic genre is in the portrayal of members of various African tribes in a slightly more abstract than realistic depiction. Her acrylics are beautiful, presenting African traditions and heritage. From the bluest skies and captivating sunsets, to the wonderful and vibrantly colored clothing that adorn the traditional peoples, Ilona captures them all.

Ilona is a critically acclaimed international artist. Many of her paintings are found in residences in and around Surrey and the Lower Mainland. Once you experience her work, you will definitely want one for yourself.

If you call Ilona and mention that you heard about her on Surrey Talk Radio, she will arrange a private showing for you and will give a guaranteed 15% discount on your purchases. Take her up on this offer, you will not be sorry!

Ilona can be contacted through her website at www.ilona-scott-artist@mailchimpsites.comor email at


John Wright Pottery

If ever you are looking for a hand-crafted gift or even something for yourself, here’s a suggestion – visit my friend John Wright at his pottery studio in Crescent Beach, Surrey. Each time I go down there, I find new and beautiful ceramic creations. There are dozens of handmade mugs, bowls,and dishes of all styles, and the glaze colours are spectacular.

John’s house and studio is located two blocks from the ocean on Sullivan Street, and is open whenever he is at home. Just knock on the door and he will be happy to show you what creations he has on the shelves.

John makes functional stoneware and porcelain pieces. His almost fifty years of potting experience is exhibited in every design. All are dishwasher and microwave safe.When you visit, you may find John at his potter’s wheel where you would be welcome to watch the expert at work.

The prices of these hand-crafted beautiful pottery objects are surprisingly reasonable and John takes credit, debit and cash. If you would like to see what type of work isavailable at his studio, check out John’s website at John’s telephone number is 604-541-6517.

And if you mention Surrey Talk Radio when you visit, you will definitely receive a bonus of10% discount onyour purchases.


Allegra Printing

When you, or your company need printing services, look no further than Allegra Printing (Abbotsford). The team there knows what they are doing and will give you exactly what you want. I have been using Allegra for the last four years and I have been very satisfied with their quality, pricing and personalized service. From quick print & copy jobs, to web or graphic design and consultation, to total printing & marketing solutions, they do it all.

Other clients say virtually the same thing, to quote:

“Allegra Abbotsford is a fantastic company to work with. We have used them for books, brochures, stickers, pop up banners and pretty much everything else under the sun when it comes to printed marketing materials and they consistently deliver great quality at a great price.”

I suggest you give Allegra Abbotsford a call if you are looking for a decent printing company for decent prices at 604-504-1677, again 604-504-1677 – you will not be sorry. If you mention my name Ivan Scott you will be given a 10% discount off your first order.