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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 July 2, 2015

Great friendly service and cozy atmosphere. The food is DELICIOUS! You cannot go wrong with any sandwhich choice or coffee/tea. Eat in or take out.

Thank Christina G
Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is a great place to go for lunch,good food and lots for your money.it just isn't open enough.we really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Peter H
Rose A, Owner at Alternative Grounds Coffee & Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate your feedback. Just to confirm, we are open Tuesday thru Friday from 8am -5pm & Saturdays from 10am -4pm. Closed on Sunday & Mondays.

Reviewed June 26, 2015

Best atmosphere and eggs benedict in town! I have tried other restaurants in Burns Lake for breakfast and Alternative Grounds is by far the best place to eat. Always friendly service and amazing food.

Thank Bethany G
Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great place to grab a coffee and food before or after hitting the mountain biking trails. Great service, lovely food, great coffee and a great vibe

Thank 911speedyd
Reviewed June 3, 2015

The service was great, and the owners made sure to offer healthy, delicious food. Overall, a good atmosphere.

Thank CCs_Princess
Reviewed February 18, 2015

The cozy atmosphere, delicious menu and great service are all part of dining at Alternative Grounds. The choices are many; including non-gluten items, tasty goodies and many different hot and cold beverages. The new location has better parking as well.

Thank ilfish2014
Reviewed January 27, 2015

My mother & I look forward to our weekly Tuesday outing at Alternative Grounds in Burns Lake. It is such a highlight for me that I don't think twice about travelling 35 minutes, rain or shine, just to enjoy AG's tasty fare! In addition to...More

1  Thank 44MotherSunshine
Reviewed January 27, 2015

Best meal I've had in a long time! Cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Best value by far. Will be back for more.

Thank 465tjk
Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is the best food in Burns Lake!!! They are always Friendly and make me feel special everytime I walk in the door. I work at the busiest hotel in town and my number one question I get asked is where to eat. Everytime I...More

1  Thank GinaH00
Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch while travelling through Burns Lake. After standing at the door for several minutes while FOUR staff members stood behind the counter and silently watched us without even a hello we decided we had to seat ourselves and find our own...More

4  Thank ShirlChr
Rose A, Owner at Alternative Grounds Coffee & Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2015

My sincere apologies for your less than favorable experience at our coffee shop. We take great pride in providing both excellent service as well as great quality food. We are a small coffee shop that offers a somewhat extended menu, as opposed to a full-service...More

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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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