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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
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (11 reviews)
“waffles” (6 reviews)
“paninis” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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51 - 60 of 74 reviews

Reviewed December 25, 2014

I love stopping here for coffee and food! Always great service and wonderful food. The coffee is always hot and fabulous ;)

2  Thank E W
Reviewed December 22, 2014

I stop by every time I'm in town or even just passing through, it is an amazing little place with excellent coffee, food and service. It has a very warm and cozy feeling with the dim lighting and the fireplace placed in the middle of...More

1  Thank Spudgy
Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Had a fresh and warm muffin and a cup of drip coffee. Both were delicious but I have a problem paying $2.99 for a 16oz (500ml) DRIP coffee. I will probably save up to try it out again...

1  Thank Craig S
Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had a roasted red pepper tomato bisque...exquisite on a cold day. Love the new place and all the old barnwood and love love love the door!

Thank Rise J
Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bistro feeling. Place your order at the counter and it is delivered to your table. Food was very good and service was quite quick. Specialty coffee well worth trying. Will definitely go back.

Thank diaund
Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The new location is a must see!! Great food and excellent service. Will definitely be going back. If you want to have a light lunch try the taco salad.

Thank Shelley W
Reviewed November 22, 2014

I really enjoy visiting our local coffee shop, and the new and improved location has not lost its charm and atmosphere. The food is great and its nice to splurge on a specialty coffee. Highly recommend visiting if you are driving thru or visiting in...More

Thank Monique S
Reviewed October 4, 2014

My first visit. Lunchtime was crowded but service was prompt. One orders at the counter and they bring the food to one's table. This place is quite small so don't count on getting a table at popular mealtimes - many customers take out. I had...More

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've been going to alternative grounds for years now and I am always happy with the service and the food. Consistently good and I recommend everything on the menu! My husband always gets the BBQ chicken pizza, and I switch it up all the time...More

Thank Faryn H
Reviewed September 9, 2014

A large group of us descended upon this small, yet highly accommodating coffee shop before a long day of meetings nearby. We called ahead, and they were ready to assist with a wide variety of requests. The atmosphere was pleasantly modern and comfortably sophisticated; the...More

Thank Elizabeth360_360
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8
Meals
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
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
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
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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