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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 May 4, 2016

This is a great place to meet for coffee or enjoy a bowl of homemade soup and/or sandwich. Their waffles are wonderful, too The prices are reasonable.

1  Thank Lorna H
Reviewed March 23, 2016

The food is great and the staff are friendly and helpful. The décor is beautifully done and looks like you are walking into a coffee shop from the city!

1  Thank Geraldine C
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Very relaxing place to enjoy a cup of tea and have a bite to eat. Free wifi was a nice addition. Wonderful selection of tea.

1  Thank nireneg
Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely a bright spot among very limited decent dining options in Burns Lake, B.C. This place gets packed at lunch, so a table might be hard to find. The fare here is not what you get at your typical soup and sandwich hotspot....More

1  Thank NoshTraveller
Reviewed December 3, 2015

Really good food. Soups are delicious and muffins are very good. Great coffee and chia tea. We love going there for lunch.

2  Thank edwins915
Reviewed October 20, 2015

Nice location on main street (Highway) with parking available accross the street Friendly staff and healthy menu

Thank Ann B
Reviewed August 5, 2015

This coffee shop was a great find on our way thru town. Coffee, muffins, and service were all excellent. Wished we had time to sample the rest of the menu. We highly recommend stopping in.

3  Thank Voyager551945
Reviewed July 20, 2015

They have the best raspberry oatmeal muffins! I come back from out of province craving them! Look forward to our next trip!

1  Thank foodiek85
Reviewed July 18, 2015

this little coffee place would be right at home in downtown Vancouver, great espresso drinks and amazing fresh cooked cinnamon buns and muffins ... only downside its not open early, right on the main road, worth a stop if you need a coffee driving through

2  Thank Craig B
Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

The AG has excellent coffee, homemade foods and fresh baked cinnamon buns and muffins. Mmmmm...I wouldn't go anywhere else. Stellar service and great friendly Cafe atmosphere exists here. Thanks Rose and staff for giving Burns Lake a place with big city style!

Thank Mary H
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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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