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Alternate Grounds Cafe

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410 Front St N, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5S9, Canada
+1 519-344-2228
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A wonderful lunch

During a recent trip to Sarnia, we found this small cafe on Front St. By the way we were on the way to the Golden Arches, and were happy for this diversion. I had a side salad and a club house wrap. The salad had mixed fruit on a bed of greens and they brought the dressing on the side,... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
Kenji56
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Calgary, Alberta
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Calgary, Alberta
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

During a recent trip to Sarnia, we found this small cafe on Front St. By the way we were on the way to the Golden Arches, and were happy for this diversion. I had a side salad and a club house wrap. The salad had mixed fruit on a bed of greens and they brought the dressing on the side,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Freshly made food on premises, the salad had a generous portion and was filled with seasonal fruit, nuts and feta cheese. The place itself does not have great decor but the food was delicious! The view of the harbour and boat club makes for a nice setting.

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Sarnia, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a wonderful little place to meet up with friends and have a great lunch! Especially now with the patio set up outside, we enjoyed the sun and the gorgeous view of the Bay while eating! My friend had the rueben and I had a bite of hers.... grilled to perfection, and the trio's (little bit of salad, soup,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is a great little place for freshly- made sandwiches (turkey, mustard, sprouts and cucumber), salads and soups (cream of mushroom soup) with everything made right in front of you! However I was told that the butter tarts were the best around but mine were VERY stale and the pastry was inedible. We tried the raisin pie and the crust... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

My wife and I took the mother-in-law for lunch today. We had the rueben with a bowl of tomato pasta soup, shredded chicken salad, and, 1/2 ham, herb, garlic cream cheese wrap with a bowl of creamed vegetable soup and a side salad with strawberries, blueberries, mandarins and feta cheese on a bed of spring mix lettuce with a nice... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The breakfast here is great, we decided to go due to an add in the paper and glad we did!!! Service was great as well, would definetely reccomend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

Nice little cafe. Food is great and priced right. Good value. Nice friendly attmostfeer .

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tamvic0814, Owner at Alternate Grounds Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you!!! Tell your friends and bring your family!!! Brain and Tammy More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Fantastic food. The produce they use is amazing. The coffee is the best we found in Sarnia. Very polite and helpful service.

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tamvic0814, Owner at Alternate Grounds Cafe, responded to this review

Local! Local!! Local!!! Coffee is from a local roaster... Produce is locally supplied!! (most of our meats are from Lambton county too) Thank for noticing (and commenting) on the difference! Brian and Tammy More 

Sarnia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

A hometown favorite! The staff is always very friendly and helpful. The food is fresh, healthy and good portions. The soups are super! always something different and always homemade.

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Sarnia, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Food is fresh and great! I loved all the different ideas for toppings on sandwiches

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 410 Front St N, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5S9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia
  • Phone Number: +1 519-344-2228

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?