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About Heartland Cafe

For over 27 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.

46 McRae Street
Okotoks, AB T1S1B2
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Organic, Canadian

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Elizabeth Street and McRay Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 995-4623

Website:
http://heartlandcafe.ca/

Executive Chef:
Kevin Smith

Additional:
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Details
Tue - Fri 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Heartland Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Casual (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Cozy (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Business Meals (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Authentic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very disappointing. We arrived for our 1:00pm reservation. After waiting for 5 minites for our waitress to arrive with our water, we were told brunch was over (supposed to be on until 3:00pm) as they ran out of food. We left.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Corn bread was a bit dry but otherwise a great experience as always. Love this place.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Heartland readily accommodated our table of 10 which included exuberant children and an infant. The food and service were excellent. We contributed significant noise to what is an already lively environment (open concept, hard surfaces) without feeling "shushed". This was an annual post-Christmas get-together which we thoroughly enjoyed, all made lovelier by Heartland's heart-warming welcome and service.

We'll be return customers and take more time to enjoy the art that decorates the walls. Many thanks!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Portions were very small and not good value for that reason. My entree was tasty. My husband’s was less so. I understand that ownership has changed in the last few years, which is a shame. It used to be very enjoyable. We probably will not be back. Although the interior is charming and was decorated nicely for Christmas and our sever was pleasant and attentive.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The server was exceptional! Two of our group of 4 had food sensitivities and/or allergies. She knew the foods on the menu and knew what to pay attention to. She knew what options were available that were gluten free and dairy free. She asked very relevant questions to best meet the special needs. Outstanding!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very disappointed the cheese and pasta was taken off the menu!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

After booking a reservation two weeks in advance ; I called the restaurant and left several messages. My phone calls were never returned. I finally got through the day of ( my husbands bday) and was told I was not in their system. They were able to accommodate a table but the food was terrible. Dry over cooked chicken, mediocre, barley warm lamb shank. However; our server rocked and did her best.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our lunch was great as we caught up after many years. Disappointed that the restaurant is not accessible. Too many stairs with few handrails for those of us needing the support.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Very welcoming. The waitress was very attentive and the food was tasty and colourful.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great place for good food and service. Always feel welcome here with our family and enjoy the warm atmosphere. Best steak in town!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Organic, Casual, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very very pricey for what you get.
My 10oz steak was paper thin, potato’s were not cooked. Other meals were mushy, and lacked flavour.
I am celiac and allergic to dairy. I made this very clear to the waitress and I left not feeling well.
We were all so disappointed as we’ve all been there in the past and had amazing food.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Overall we enjoyed the experience. The food menu was a little unclear however once clarified it worked.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I love this place. Have eaten at Heartland a number of times over the years, and have never been disappointed. Food and service quality have been consistent. The menu is great - providing options for all preferences.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

LOVED the food, extremely tasty, service was excellent!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was just okay. I was expecting a better steak (AB beef), but it was nothing to write home about. The atmosphere and location is great. I will try it again to give it another shot.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went there for dinner, very quiet for a Saturday night; 5 other tables had diners. French onion soup was great , also really enjoyed the duck. Pricing was quite reasonable and the waitress was pretty good. No complaints and I would recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is the first time I can honestly say I was extremely disappointed in the service. We sat for over 10 minutes before we were even acknowledged...not even getting water and/or coffee. The food was great as always, but the service was terrible. We even saw people get up and leave.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very popular cafe in an eclectic space (a historic former church building), located in trendy, old town Okotoks near galleries and boutiques. Lunch hours seem to always be busy so service is, understandably, a bit slower. Go when you can relax rather than when you're in a rush and you'll be fine. Food choices focus on soup, salads, and sandwiches.

We love the local artwork presented for sale throughout the restaurant, some very lovely paintings and gift items, changed regularly to reflect seasonal themes.

Parking is limited so allow time to find on-street parking if their 4-5 spots are already occupied.

A favorite spot of ours for lunch, highly recommended.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 9, 2017

very good certainly has improved but this due to the fact of the waitress ability to properly serve. we did not return for 1 1/2 yrs after the last experience . appetizer shrimp scallop sausage not so much something ground up and pressed together as a sausage, beet and feta salad very nice and lamb shanks was very good served hot

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious entrees we enjoyed were duck with vegetables
pecan chicken. Loads of flavour and beautiful presentation. I was so impressed that I went back for lunch the next day. There again it was excellent. I loved the soup salad and half sandwich special.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Absolutely delicious food and some terrific gluten free options. I had the duck confit ($27) and would have licked the plate if no one was looking. My friend had the gnocchi and a glass of wine ($27 together) and said the pasta was wonderful. The dining room is all wood - wide open with high ceilings, a renovated church I believe. As such, it is not a warm atmosphere but elegant with enough space that you are not overhearing the table next to you. Classy place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Would highly recommend. We started with the roasted beet & feta salad. It was delicious.
For our main meal we ordered the arctic char & lamb shank. Both were cooked correctly and full of flavours. The waitress was very good and checked on us at appropriate times.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The salads were very fresh and a little unique. Lovely place to meet up with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food, service and fellowship were excellent.
We had gathering of out of town guests, we choose the place because of its ambience 😀

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We invited friends from Manitoba to join us for Supper. We knew everything about the experience would be memorable!!!
Good Friends!
Delicious Food!
Excellent Service!
What more could we ask?

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Can't wait to go back again. The mussels were to die for and I am a Maritimer and hard to please. Great service and great value.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

I have been to the Heartland Cafe several times before and have never been disappointed. We were greeted immediately with a smile and a friendly face and shown to our table which we had reserved ahead of time. The restaurant is small, so if you want to ensure that you have a table - book ahead. The menu is small but the food is awesome! Great homemade soups, awesome variety of foods. My favorite (and I have to admit I rarely stray) is the pecan chicken!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Lunch was tasty and enjoyable but the service is a little slow, but would come again.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was excellent as was the service we received!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great little restaurant in an old church. Service and food both superior

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I would NOT recommend dinner, but we had really enjoyed lunch on the patio in July. The lunch dishes were delicious and great value - much better then the dinner offerings we had this visit. The roasted beets were just as good, but the entrees left a lot to be desired. The ribs were underdone, salmon and veal were overdone, and the cod was a very small serving. When we brought the underdone ribs (ie not coming off the bone, very chewy, and pink on the verge of red meat) to the server's attention, she came back with a message from the cook essentially saying we didn't understand the method of cooking, but if we insisted they could be cooked more. Made us feel like culinary dummies. I would go back for lunch or try the brunch, but not dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We did reserve a reservation which was great ...but then received a notice that we did not show up? We were in fact there before the doors opened. Anyways we had the Chicken and waffles as recommended by a friend. The were just ok..maybe we just aren't fans of the 2 mixes. However had a bowl of the day soup and it was amazing. We had a great server her name was Sylvie...she was super friendly😃 Would return again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

It was great! Just drive from High River seeing where my grandmother lived 75 years ago. Stopped for dinner...great end to a great day.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

A great place to meet a friend or friends for lunch. Great ambiance

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was great- service very attentive. Great value. Nice place to have lunch with gets. Gets a little noisy so not a good place for people with hearing issues!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The inside was unbearably hot. If there had not been a patio we would have gone elsewhere! Also it was noisy inside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing service. All the servers were eager to help my group and served my table beautifully. The residents were in love with the place and loved our server, who did an outstanding job.

Side note: It is hard for those with walkers, or who are hard of walking to get around that place, especially downstairs. It did take a while to get everyone in, and the washrooms were hard to get to for them. Other than that, great experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great Beer, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Both my friend and I enjoyed the lunch we ordered. The selections were sufficient and we were pleased with the choices we made. The side salad which came with my sandwich selection had a little too much dressing but it was tasty. I did order the dressing on the side and the server asked if I wanted another salad and I declined. In the end the salad was okay...a bit overwhelmed with the dressing. but the brie and apple chicken sandwich was very good.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Absolutely fabulous little treasure in Okotoks. Great food, service, and a really unique ambiance.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 23, 2017

A friend recommended & we decided to give it a try. Wow we were very pleased. We tried the Beet salad, Alberta Burger & Turkey Burger....amazing! The whole experience was great, the service the atmosphere, the food! We will be back :)

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