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Alternate Grounds Cafe

410 Front St, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #31 of 175 Restaurants in Sarnia
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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- May 23, 2014
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English first
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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
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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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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Sarnia, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Convenient to pick up your lunch "to go" and eat across the road on a bench along the bay.

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