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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 - 4:30 pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:30 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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Healthy (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Organic (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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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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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had the turkey pot pie which was a little disappointing, more sauce than veggies and turkey, Dave had the elk burger which was really good. Turkey Kafka meatballs for apply was very nice and the carrot cake is good too.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I had previously been here for supper and really enjoyed it. Again it did not disappoint. Definitely will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2017

A gem of a restaurant built in a converted church. The food is high quality and fine dining, but the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. The black cod and truffled potatoes are amazing and the elk burger was a hit with my daughter and husband.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Have been here before and usually really enjoy the food and the atmosphere. I do find it a bit of a hit and miss on the quality of the service. This time the food was okay, but not as good as I remembered and the service was not very good. We had to flag down the waitress every time we wanted anything and there were a couple of time we and other tables were looking for something and there was no staff around at all. We got up to find the pitcher on the bar counter to refill our own water classes twice.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 8, 2017

One suggestion. It'd be fantastic if they can install central air conditioning for the hotter days. It was a hot day and the heat was quite unbearable inside the restaurant. Unless I could have a table on the patio again when it's hot , I doubt I'd dine there on a hot day where I had to sit inside

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Unique setting (an old church), humorous art offered for sale on the walls, creatively written menu, everything is tasty, but the lunch menu is limited to soup, salad and sandwiches (no other sides) and there don't seem to be options for those with dietary sensitivities. I've always enjoyed my previous visits, so we eagerly visited for lunch on a Friday before the Canada Day long weekend and the place was packed. They were having computer issues, so service was very slow, but even if that hadn't been an issue, they seemed woefully understaffed and organizationally inefficient. I felt sorry for the servers, each was handling tables both inside and on the patio which meant they had to do a lot of running around. Only three staff to seat customers, tend the bar, take orders, retrieve & serve food from the downstairs kitchen, answer phone and refill water and beverages. We weren't in a hurry, so I'm going to assume it was just an off day. I'll be back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 30, 2017

A trusted, great place to meet friends, family. Always reliable regarding quality of food, service and prices. Thank you Heartland.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Organic, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We had a lovely evening at this friendly , accommodating and quaint restaurant. Would have no hesitation in recommending Heartland to anyone. All the entrees and appies we had were delicious and very reasonably priced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Heartland Cafe is inviting and has very good, fresh food. I also thought their food options were creative. The restaurant is located in olde towne Okotoks, so it's a nice place to dine and go for a stroll afterwards. All in all, a great way to discover small-town Alberta. I'd definitely go back to Heartland Cafe.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was amazing but the service was not impressive. Lots of staffs but they need to be organized. They were kind but we had to keep looking for the staffs to ask what we need.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was fantastic. Really disappointed in the service. We waited for 45 minutes to get food and it wasn't overly busy at all. Plus our waitress ignored us once we got our drinks.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was great, but the service was not attentive by any means. It took away from the experience - it wasn't even busy. The food took a long time to come out (like 45 minutes), but it was delicious when it arrived.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food in a quaint little church. Well worth the drive!

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Humble, great service and most importantly- delicious. Imagine a restaurant that doesn't restrict which sandwich you can choose, when ordering a soup & sandwich combo... I left full and impressed. Looking forward to my next visit!

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Fabulous food, service was great and very quiet making it easy to talk! LOVED it. Will return

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Again, such an amazing experience. Was so happy to see a new brunch menu! Service was amazing as always and food was perfect. We'll definitely be coming more often in the near future.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Business Meals, Organic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Quick Bite, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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