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Alternative Grounds Coffee & Tea House

321 Hwy 16 | British Columbia, Burns Lake, British Columbia V0J 1E0, Canada
+1 250-692-3303
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon buns” (5 reviews)
“waffles” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
321 Hwy 16 | British Columbia, Burns Lake, British Columbia V0J 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were treated very nicely by several of the staff. The food was great - try one of the several originally-designed paninis and top it off with a salt-carmel brownie....yummy. Our waiter was naturally personable, and not 'over the top' as are many waiters nowadays....More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy going to Alternative Grounds for coffee or lunch. The ambience is very relaxing & the staff are very friendly. I would definitely recommend this great coffee shop!

1  Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I come to this little cafe often and have always had a decent experience until the last couple times. As they have a full menu for breakfast and lunch but only offer counter service it can leave the customer with an awkward...More

1  Thank Christina L
AltBL, Owner at Alternative Grounds Coffee & Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

My sincerest apologies for your uncomfortable experience. I take great pride in providing the best possible service to all our customers & try to instill this value in my staff as well. Thank you for this reminder.....I will be sure to speak to my staff...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Good variety - light menu and tables outside (and inside providing the weather cooperates) Convenient - fight on the highway. Limited parking across the road

1  Thank Ann B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Always good food and good service. Trendy place right in the middle of town. Sunny summer days allow for seating outside.

1  Thank Melody S
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Great coffee, great food and fresh cinnamon buns make this a required stop between Smithers and Prince George. We were not able to try all the delicious looking items on the menu but what we did was great. And the fresh cinnamon buns...mmmmmmm!

1  Thank George C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The atmosphere is cozy and the staff very friendly. Have been for lunch a couple of times and the food was fresh, great choices and very delicious. If they have the squash soup on the menu I would recommend paired with one of the tasty...More

1  Thank Teresa T
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

If you can slip into alternative grounds as soon as it opens, get your hands on one of their savoury Cinnamon buns - you won't regret it! Our office was temporarily located next door to the cafe for a couple months, and I someone was...More

1  Thank Raeanne O
Reviewed 28 March 2017

great feel, great staff and great food. all good; a real jewel!! Enjoyed our soup, our wraps and most of all the panini's, delicious even the bathroom is spotless!!

2  Thank catomaxjim
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Was on my drive through and didn't expect to find such a little gem. Cozy and warm Atmosphere, the staff was great... I will stop in again.

2  Thank Simone M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Hwy 16 | British Columbia, Burns Lake, British Columbia V0J 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burns Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 250-692-3303
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Description
Alternative Grounds has moved! We are now located downtown on Hwy 16 across from the Chevron/Town Pantry. Our offerings include full breakfasts (available all day), waffles, home-baking, made-in-house soups, fresh salads, upscale sandwiches & paninis,& pizza. Specializing in gourmet organic, fair-trade coffees & loose leaf teas & real fruit smoothies. Gluten-free & vegetarian options always available. Call us for your catering & gift basket needs!
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