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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (11 reviews)
“waffles” (6 reviews)
“paninis” (3 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
321 Hwy 16 | British Columbia, Burns Lake, British Columbia V0J 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

Excellent breakfast and organic coffee. Cheerful and efficient staff. Wonderful repurposing of wood from Burns Lake's first indoor hockey rink.

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed November 1, 2016

beautiful comfortable atmosphere with great fast friendly service with organic foods served to perfection you can really see the care and concern and the beautiful energy that they put into their food! a must to check out to tantilize those taste buds!

2  Thank marilynalec_1819
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great coffee, pleasant atmosphere, fresh food. Free wifi was bonus. Enjoyed having a quiet lunch and coffee.

1  Thank nireneg
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Good coffe, excellent breakfast! Eggs, potatoes in a skilet. Wow. Excllent service and a super clean place! Good pastries, the cinamon rolls without words!

1  Thank Patricia A
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

The food is great, the staff is super friendly but the prices are high! I recommend it though because it's possibly the best place you'll find around.

1  Thank Carla A
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Best little coffee shop on Hwy 16, between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Friendly staff. Nothing like a big fresh warm cinnamon bun just out of the oven, good size, perfectly textured, moist with layers of cinnamon and goey goodness and a tall organic dark...More

2  Thank kamieleon
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Best coffee shop in BC and we have been to many of them. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, and great people. The Owner and staff care about the community and their customers!

1  Thank GoingPlaces615
Reviewed June 19, 2016

Hands down the best place to eat and get a coffee in town... only downside is they open a little late for the regular working guy.

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I gave you two stars so I didn't pull your average down too far but being closed on a weekday is a pain. We were traveling through town and stopped at your place first when when we saw you were closed we went across the...More

Thank Ron K
RoseA7, Owner at Alternative Grounds Coffee & Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2016

I was truly sorry to see that you chose to give us a "poor" rating without even having set foot inside our premises. I do understand that you were disappointed to find our business CLOSED on the Monday of your visit to Burns Lake. Several...More

Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Driving from NYC to Alaska, honestly the best grub and fabulous presentation to date! The staff is friendly, food hit the spot, place is very clean and feels like we're in our own living room! Highly recommended, were grabbing food for the ferry to Alaska!...More

1  Thank Debranne C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
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 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
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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