I recently had taught a course in Pincher Creek and ended up at Harvest Coffeehouse for lunch. I ended up eating here for lunch 3 days in a row. My overall rating of this place is "Awesome".
Southern Alberta has coffee roasters and coffee shops but they are generally of low quality. When I moved to Lethbridge, I was really missing good lattes and coffee (Elysian Room in Vancouver, for example). Harvest Coffeehouse uses coffee from a new roaster in the Crows Nest Pass that has fresh, good tasting coffee. As well, they have put money into the hardware of the shop and it comes through in the coffee.
The food is artesian and of quality. Again, a very large change for Southern Alberta and it's good to see. Sandwiches and soups are unique and have distinct flavours that you most likely have not come across. Every item I had for 3 days was different and flavourful. As a patron, I pay for quality and everything that I had at this location was definitely in that category. The cost will obviously be higher than a place like Tim Hortons but the quality of food and passion/love put into the coffee definitely is worth a few bucks. Also, the money is going to a locally owned, hard working and super friendly people.
This is a place that I would bring colleagues from other parts of Canada to, to show them that Southern Alberta has real potential with regards to fresh quality food and coffee with a small town, home-like atmosphere.
I will definitely be stopping in again and will be sharing this gem with others.
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April 26, 2013
Hello and THANK YOU for the wonderful review!! We greatly appreciate your thoughtful, positive comments on our coffeehouse...we work very hard to make it the best it can possibly be! Receiving reviews such as this one make the effort very worthwhile. We welcome you back whenever you are in Pincher Creek again!
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