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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.
Okotoks, AB T1S1B2
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
Elizabeth Street and McRay Street
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Heartland Cafe Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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