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Heartland Cafe
Heartland Cafe

Heartland Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://heartlandcafe.ca
  • Phone: (403) 995-4623
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Wensday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Organic, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elizabeth Street and McRay Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Heartland Cafe
For over 23 years,Heartland Café has served the public with creative signature dishes and innovative creations.

Our menu is a fresh interpretation of traditional, healthy, & flavorful recipes derived from whole food cooking, created with high quality ingredients without additives or preservatives.

The selection of wine, beer, & beverages compliment the wide array of robust dishes that change seasonally to reflect market availability.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I was looking forward to a quiet, high-quality dinner with my friend, but our experience was sub-par at best. First, it took ages for our waitress to come take our order (although we were the only ones in the restaurant at the time). Then, when the food came, they forgot my soup, which didn't end up arriving till we were nearly finished eating. My friend enjoyed her meal, which I was grateful for, but my vegetables were stringy and rather bland compared to what I'm used to being served at gourmet restaurants that specialize in being "local." They then wanted to charge me $7.50 extra for the soup, although it was supposed to be a side. Thankfully, all was put to right, but I left feeling stressed and unsatisfied."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My wife and I always find everything just perfect. Food is always spot on. Friendly knowledgeable staff make for a special occasion no matter what. Hot fresh timely...and usually great specials. Great breads"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We walked down to Heartland for an evening meal with friends. What a lovely change from a loud, tv focused eaterie!! It was easy to carry on a conversation, no yelling to be heard over the din! Just enjoyable music on the background. Our meals were yummy, fresh and substantial. The fresh raspberry ice cream was heaven!! Definitely our go to place now!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had to wait a very long time for food, so I don't think it is a good place to go if you only have an hour. You have to be able to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Waitress was very good but run off her feet!!it's a great place and the food is wonderful but you need lots of time. Plus the parking is extremely limited."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We reserved for my husband's 50th birthday brunch. Heartland turned out to be everything I'd hoped for. The ambiance was just perfect for a nice Sunday brunch, as it's in an old church. Lots of original elements of the building remain, including stained glass windows and wood floors. The service was friendly and prompt, but not so prompt that we felt rushed. The food was amazing. Probably the best breakfast sandwich I've ever had. Our guests also mentioned their food was wonderful. The coffee was terrific, as well. I'd highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "First visit. Will definitely return. Great location, food was very good, prices within reason, great wine list and service was terrific. A definite feeling of a friendly and homey atmosphere within all the staff encountered."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Took a drive Saturday afternoon for a celebratory lunch to Heartland Café in Okotoks. The parking was almost non-existent and access to the building was a challenge for one member of our party with a walker. The dining room was really noisy making conversation difficult. The place was packed inside and out which may explain the lag in service time. Overall, it didn't provide the atmosphere I was hoping for but they came through when lunch was served. The mushroom soup was tasty with just the right amount of peppery heat and packed full of enormous mushroom slices. My pulled pork sandwich was a little light in all respects (pork, sauce and cole slaw) but all the flavour was there. Great place but stay away during peak hours."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love Heartland Cafe! A real gem in this town and delicious food! My favorite is the beet and feta salad with Thai lemongrass turkey meatballs. Amazing!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I love coming here for lunch so we thought we'd try dinner. I had my usual, Chicken and Brie sand which which was great. My date had the salmon which was a tad overcooked but still yummy. $5 wine night as well which is a great deal as most glasses are $8-$10. The selection of boutique wines is great. Even though we had a reservation we were shoved in a corner which wasn't very romantic, but was OK. I always recommend Heartland!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The service was very lacking. Waited a long time to get our orders in and our check. They never came back to see if our food was good or offer water or a refill on coffee. It seemed like the servers forgot us. The restaurant wasn't even half full so we can't understand why the service was poor. But the food was good and hot when it came. So because the food was good, we can forgive the lacklustre service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "went for birthday celeb. food was amazing. sevice tiny bit slow big group in. fantastic soups,sauces great find !! must try brunch"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a nice evening to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. I liked, too, being able to read about the history of the church/building in the front of the menu. It was our first time here and, overall, it was a pleasant way to celebrate on a Thursday."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Have only been to the cafe for lunch x 2. Both times had difficulty settling on a menu choice as every item sounded appealing. Both times had salads with added toppers (lemongrass turkey meatballs are fantastic) and once had the soup of the day (also fantastic). Would highly recommend the restaurant for the food quality and selection."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My friends and I had lunch at Heartland and it was amazing. Everyone loved their meals and it's such an adorable and historic building. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had a lovely Friday lunch at the Heartland - I had never been but my 2 friends had. Everything was very good - had the chicken sandwich and carrot soup which was excellent. Thanks."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We were disappointed in our waitress not knowing about anything abiut what was available with requards to beer or hard liquor. We had company from Europe and my cousin wanted to try the bison meatloaf and the waitress wrote down the wrong item and he ended up with a chicken dish. We were all talking and didn't ask him how the bison was until he was almist finished and found out that he didn't receive what we had ordrred for him. Because he was almost done, they, of course, wouldn't give him what we had ordered, he was disappointed not to have been able to try bison. Giving a dessert in its place was not the same. He wanted to try the bison."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Took family and friends there to celbrate a 66th birthday over lunch. Fantastic service. Food was amazing as always. Absolutely love this place. A real local gem. Prices are equitable to any other restaurant in town, but they are so much more, especially with the small town ambience and freindly service. The food is always AMAZING. Perfect portion sizes and always delicious. All around top notch."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had dinner with another couple in this delightful restaraunt. The service was excellent and timed perfectly for us to have a nice visit while we ate. The food was also excellent. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "You won't be disappointed with the menu. The food was amazing! This is a must to try!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I invited a client over for an overdue lunch, and I was happy to be able to order a burger with a GF bun, and GF rice pudding. She hadn't been there before, and I knew she could use some pampering. And she really enjoyed herself:) "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Excellent spot for all the foodies out there...terrific services, great food and service."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I always have a great lunch here. They have gluten free bread or buns so nice to have a sandwich in a restaurant on good tasting bread. Service was good and it is a very nice setting."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Always enjoy going to Heartland. Love the ambience! Great place to meet friends or take people from out of the area."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were recommended to this restaurant but did not have a very good experience . They were full and very busy. There were not many options for seating for 2 and we were sat in a little cubby space off to one side. I had only a wall to look at right behind my partner. The window to one side looked out on the side to another building. The food came promptly but was cold which they did reheat."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Brandy was our server and was amazing to us. Very friendly and able to answer all out questions. Food was outstanding- full of flavor. I would dine there again and already recommended to a few people already. Crystal the FOH manager came and checked in with us and made us feel very welcome."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Our friends had recommended Heartland Cafe. We had a great time, the food was delicious, and the service was excellent. We will definitely go back. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "It is a casual atmosphere and the food was delicious. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The food was very good and reasonably priced and there were adequate choices on the menu. We were seated at the front of the restaurant where we had a view of the street. I've had lunch here on a previous occasion and prefer to sit in the middle or back of the restaurant where the decor is beautiful. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. I will definitely return to Heartland Cafe."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great food, good service, outstanding valve! Would recommend to everybody!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A true gem of a restaurant. Charming dining room, attentive staff, excellent food! A must try!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great food great service. I ordered a vegetarian dish. It was beautifully presented and the flavour was fantastic. Sure will go back for more!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant and we enjoy bringing our friends and family to this little gem. We've never had a bad meal, service has always been excellent. It's not a place you go if you are in a hurry, and we like that. There's no loud music so you can actually have a conversation without yelling. The wine list is excellent and the staff knowledgable. If you've never been to the Heartland, what are you waiting for?"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I'm very picky with everything related to food so when I say this is THE Best restaurant in town, I mean it! The food is just amazing. The service is amazing, the waiters there will go the extra mile for you. The décor and ambience are just awesome too. Everything is just amazing in this restaurant. I'm sure this is all due to an excellent Management. I have NEVER been disappointed in that restaurant so I recommend everyone to go there."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Brought a lady here on a first date and it was exactly the ambience and service style that suited the occasion"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Heartland is a favourite of mine to go and meet some friends for a very tasteful and yummy lunch. We have always had great service, though our last time our waitress wasn't the greatest. She seemed put out because we had a dirty fork that needed to be replaced and we had to ask her about the specials. But that was a one time thing, usually we get outstanding service. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I have never had anything I did not like. Salads are very fresh and tasty. Sandwiches wonderful. Best place in Okotoks!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Really glad that we 'found' this restaurant. Their rice pudding, with rum soaked raisins, is to die for!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Flavourful food. Organic wine choices. There was a mix-up with my order, which the server quickly solved. Fun atmosphere with a bit of history."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Soup was scorched. Waitress was upset with kitchen but took care of it immediately and replaced the soup. Our waitress was very, very good. We have many, many positive experiences there and have no hesitation taking friends and family back."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We will definitely be back, awesome food, service and ambience. The fact that it is a restored church just adds to the experience!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014