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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon buns” (5 reviews)
“waffles” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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All hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
321 Hwy 16 | British Columbia, Burns Lake, British Columbia V0J 1E0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

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

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.

Thank Melody S
Reviewed 24 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!

Thank George C
Reviewed 10 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 5 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
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The kind of place you need to stop to feel good Everything is great food staff atmosphere price Had wonderful paninis

2  Thank torchboy001
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Always crowded because this is seriously the best place in town! Great coffee and goodies, delicious brunch and lunches.

1  Thank ch0pkins13
Reviewed 14 March 2017

From the warm Atmosphere, to the friendly staff, the delicious food will bring you back time and time again! There is a big city feel to this trendy little place.

2  Thank Melody S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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