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Alternate Grounds Cafe

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410 Front St N, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5S9, Canada
+1 519-344-2228
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8:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Location is amazing!!

My family and I have been here a handful of times and the food is really good. The only thing is twice I modified my food to request not having a certain item on it and both times I had to pick those items off :( I understand this happens as servers and kitchen tend to get busy. Other than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Melanie B
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Sarnia, Canada
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Sarnia, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My family and I have been here a handful of times and the food is really good. The only thing is twice I modified my food to request not having a certain item on it and both times I had to pick those items off :( I understand this happens as servers and kitchen tend to get busy. Other than... More 

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Thank Melanie B
Trenton, Canada
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Small, cozy little restaurant serving excellent coffee and nice breakfast options. Recommended for an inexpensive, tasty breakie!

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Thank Eric J
Bright's Grove
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The lobster grilled cheese sandwich is a delight for the senses. Probably the best toasted tuna sandwich I have ever tasted. Great variety of affordable desserts. Ave. lunch price was $9.00 for sandwich, pickle spear and potato chips. Wanted A/C, so ate inside. You won't return for the decor, but the food is what you'll remember - delicious!

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Thank Colleen L
Calgary, Alberta
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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Thank Kenji56
1 review
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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Thank Lisa C
Sarnia, Canada
2 reviews
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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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Thank foodieliciousbabe
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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Thank riccobee
Sarnia, Canada
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Steven H
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

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

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

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

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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: Cafe
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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