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
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Heartland Cafe will be featuring a special 4-course menu for 75 per person. The a la carte menu will not be available this evening. Go to www.heartlandcafe.ca to preview our exclusive Valentine's Day dinner menu. Look forward to sharing Valentine's Day with you! Chef Joseph
Friday, February 14, 2020
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Tue - Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Heartland was a great experience as always. Thank you.
Thank you JudyE, Thank you for always choosing us, it means a lot to know that we continue to impress you. We have some exciting events coming up for our guests, stay tuned to us online to find out about them or sign up for our newsletter. See you again soon!
Everything is great about this place! Make sure to give yourself lots of time, as the food takes a while to come out. Worth the wait though!
Foody, Thank you for mentioning that, its all made fresh so it is definitely worth enjoying your time and conversation with, and thanks for pointing out that it is worth it, we appreciate that!
Heartland is my fave restaurant in Okotoks, the food is superb, the wine is fabulous and the service is outstanding.
SherryW, This is so wonderful to read, thank you so much! We have some exciting events coming up for our guests, stay tuned to us online to find out about them or sign up for our newsletter to hear first (there may be another wine event with a twist in March/April)
GREAT FOOD - GREAT SERVICE - FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE - GREAT VENUE
Thank you David for this incredible and enthusiastic review - It means a lot to us that you chose our restaurant and love to see you really enjoyed your experience! Thank you!
Wish I could get out more often as this is the best food in tuwn’
WendyG, Thank you, we have always strived to provide unique and flavorful options to guests, small town dining with big flavor! Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you soon!
Always amazing. Viktoria is the most wonderful owner who really connects with her guests. Every time we dine we feel like family
Anonymous, Thank you! Tes, Viktoria and Laszlo are such passionate owners and they definitely go the extra mile to ensure everyone feels truly welcome - like they are inviting you into their home because they view the restaurant like home. Thanks for this beautiful note!
Heartland is by far our favourite place to dine in Okotoks and it is on our top 5 places to dine in Southern Alberta.
YanS, Thank you, we were a little secret but we seems to be making waves with guests like you, thank you for telling everyone about us and spreading the word! We hope to see you again soon!
Always love this restaurant!!
Colleen, Thank you!! We love hearing this love, it brightens our day! See you soon!
We had an excellent experience at the Heartland!
The food was very good and the atmosphere in the old Church is wonderful!
Overall, I would like to extend a nine out of ten rating!
Thank you AartB for this incredible review, we love hearing that you especially enjoyed the historic elements of your visit and really enjoyed your overall experience with us! Thank you sincerely,
Always amazing food, every time ❤️
Thank you for choosing us AngelaJ, We love hearing that you always have a wonderful experience! We will always strive to ensure you always enjoy your visit, thank you for supporting local!
Meal tasted good but I payed extra for shrimp , and was shorted on my order. It was brought to your staffs attention and she even said I was correct however nothing was done. I thing at the very least you should get what you pay for.
Anonymous, It sounds like we may have missed correcting the error, can you please contact us so we can make it right?
Heartland Cafe is always a wonderful place to meet friends for lunch. It is very comfortable and welcoming. The service is great. You can always count on a good meal.
RayM, Thank you for this wonderful note. We love that you choose us to catch up with friends and enjoy some well deserved time to reconnect. We are so glad you enjoyed your food, we are always striving to be innovative while maintaining excellent quality.
Great venue and very good food. We are looking forward returning in the near future.
Thank you JamesB, We love that you really enjoyed your visit and we would love to see you back!
I brought my parents here for my Dad’s birthday after my wife and I had an amazing meal a couple of weeks earlier. My parents usually go to the Keg for birthday parties however we were able to convince them to try something new and they were not disappointed. Both the food and the service was exceptional, the steaks were cooked perfectly and were served with fresh sides that tasted incredible. My parents have now been converted and will be returning for their next birthday dinner.
Anonymous, Thank you for trying something new and choosing the Heartland Cafe and Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that we wowed your party and that everything was perfect! We hope to see you for your next celebration!
This restaurant is excellent in every way. The only down side was the rather noisy table close by our, 'a gaggle of girls'!
Ellemac, Thank you for this kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. While we cannot manage giggly girls, it does provide a sense that they were enjoying their visit as well. We have more private tables if you would like for your next visit, just let us know when you place your reservation.
The food was decent. It's very cozy inside. The service was slow and forgetful. Could of been an off night. I'd try it again to see if it improved. It was alright.
JessA, This does sound like a rare occurrence, we would love to learn more to look into it, can you email us at email@example.com so we can look into it? We would like to hear that guests have a wonderful time so we would love to learn more about what may have occurred.
The food was delicious! We ordered from the Brunch menu. I wish they would add more per serving though. The service was ok. Our server seemed to be exasperated about something and we could feel it. But overall our dining experience was OK.
NP29, Sorry to hear this, would you mind sending us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can look into it, we would hate to think any of our staff was distracted, they are very passionate so if we can we would love to help both of you. We hate hearing the experience was only OK we would love to hear more so we can make it right! Thank you!
I came with my girlfriend who, upon entering the restaurant turned to me and said "Oh, this place is beautiful. I did make a reservation and glad I did as it was pretty busy. We had the salmon and the pasta.
The Cafe Lattes are the best...
We were so relaxed we stayed for 2 hours and loved the place.
Thank you so much we will be back....
MavisP, Our secret is that we use Rebel Bean coffee - a local roaster making our coffee extremely fresh (it travels 2 blocks!) We would welcome you back anytime! Thank you for choosing a local restaurant!
Excellent food and quaint atmosphere. Pecan chicken was amazing! Loved it.
McHolly, The pecan chicken is definitely a guest favorite, along with the beet salad. Thank you for choosing us and leaving us such a wonderful review. Being an old church, we think the atmosphere is unlike anywhere else, so glad you enjoyed it!
Great food, good service, beautiful atmosphere
Linda, Thank you for visiting us and for leaving us this perfect review. We love making experiences wonderful for guests. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit so much and look forward to welcoming you back
A little pricy but for a great event this was spectacular!
Thank you, We bring in all of our food locally and source everything we can from local businesses and suppliers. We know that fresh makes a difference and sometimes it does mean we have to pay a little more. We love hosting events, they feel intimate while still being a lot of fun. Thank you for visiting us. We hope to see you again!
Lovely spot. Lovely food. Lovely service. Perfect place for a special evening.
ColleenJ, We love being a part of a special evening and meet so many wonderful guests during wonderful moments in their lives. Thank you for noting that. We appreciate you visiting us, we know you have options so we always love being one of our guests favorite places to visit!
Music was a bit loud- little over priced but was great food and great service don’t really mind
SandyF, Thank you, we have such a unique space, being an old church, that we need to constantly be adjusting things to make sure they are ok for everyone based on the weather and how full the dining area is. Thanks for your patience and understanding, we always try to have such high quality food and service that our guests still love their experience.
Service was good, but the food was very expensive. It was difficult to find much chicken on the “chicken and brie” sandwich, making this a grossly over-priced item. The small (but tasty) children’s grilled cheese was over-priced too.
Jason, We are saddened to see your review. We make every attempt to make guests happy. We cannot speak to this now because this was never mentioned to us at the time so we didn't have an opportunity to make it right. We have 3 points of quality control in our restaurant, so to hear that anything went out without meeting our standards is surprising but we would love to correct it. Children love our grilled cheese ($12) because we use fine cheeses in it so it gives them a different flavor.
We didn’t get our whole meals, the potatoes we finally got after we had already finished our meals. It also took a. Rey long time to get our meals.
Karebeark50, I am not sure I understand what happened here, did you mention this to our team, this does not seem like a standard issue. We have 3 points of contact for quality control ensuring service and that each plate meetings our standards so if you could let us know more so we can better understand it woudl be greatly appreciated!
It was a awesome meal, food was 10 out or 10, staff were phenomenal, we will definitely be back!!!
Thank you Anonymous, From the kitchen to the front desk, all of our team is extremely passionate about providing an exceptional experience for all of our guests. Everyone is treated exactly how we would want to be served. We believe that sourcing fresh ingredients makes the quality and flavors of our food shine! We look forward to seeing you again!
A great quiet restaurant in a small neighbourhood
Thank you Anonymous, The charm of Olde Towne Okotoks is infectious, it provides a quaint setting that provided a great gathering spot when our building was a church. Thank you for visiting us, it can be the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion!
We had people in from the US and after telling them how spectacular Alberta Beef is and ordering the ribeyes, we were sorely disappointed. The cut was very thin, not normal for that cut, and the cook levels were not accurate, and also a tremendous amount of fat in a couple of the steaks...over half the steak was pure fat. They apologized and gave us free dessert, but it was still such a disappointment. Most times we have been to Heartland, the food has been excellent. Service is always top-notch, but dinner prices are too high. Go for lunch. Same experience, for half the price.
AlanaH, Much like wine, Alberta beef is recognized for it's quality and taste. This does not mean it is perfect for everyone and we respect that, we are passionate about sourcing local Alberta beef and every cut will be different. We appreciate you taking the time to let us find a good resolution for you and appreciate your kind rating and suggestion!
Always outstanding food in a unique space with good service.
Thank you Steven, We are always so proud to read these reviews especially from guests that have visited us more than one occasion. Thank you for choosing the Heartland Cafe & Restaurant!
The food is delicious. Staff were lovely. Very nice atmosphere
Zoom, What a wonderdul review, thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave us sucha . wonderful review, we appreciate it very much!
In town for a dog show. Went to Heartland based on the reviews. The prawn tagliatelle was outstanding, and the restaurant is so quaint and charming. Will definitely be back when in Okotoks again.
Thank you FoodMom38, We love that you chose to support a local restaurant while you visited our beautiful town. We are always so proud when we hear that we were able to leave our guests with a memorable impression. How was the dog show?
Excellent quality in all the food, fantastic coffee, great ambience and friendly servers. Highly recomemded.
Gregj, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review, it means a lot to us that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant! We appreciate you supporting local and sharing your wonderful experience.
First time guest at the heartland café. It's very nice when coming in, we were impressed with the decor and the atmosphere. My brother in law (who's 15) said it's the fanciest place he's been to. I would suggest it as a nice date night destination.
The food was tasty. I was happy with our shared appetizer and my meal. The Baba Ganoush and gnocchi, However my brother in law ordered the special which was a lamb lasagna, and we were both disappointed with the portion size as well he couldn't eat the bottom of it because it was burnt or else had dried out. He couldn't cut it with his knife but tried to scrape off whatever he could. He recieved a corner piece, no garlic toast, and no side. For 24 dollars I thought it was a bit stingy. He did say though that it tasted very good.
I will go back even with that experience, knowing that I probably won't order the lasagna if I'm hungry.
Heatherm, Thank you for visiting the Heartland. We would love to be able to look into this further as we have multiple points of quality control and would love to learn how this may have made it to your table. We have pride in what we serve and are very sorry to hear this happened. We use high-quality, fresh ingredients and find that guests are mostly full with our portion sizes leaving very little waste. We believe in quality over quantity to satisfy our guests.
Such a nice experience and dinner. Only comment is that I would have preferred being seated at a more central space, not against a wall,especially as there were only 3 tables filled at the time. Really appreciated a table cloth”, candle and music😊Service and food wonderful!
JolaH, Thank you for your kind review and please let us know next time if you have a seating preference, we are always happy to accommodate, Thank you for allowing us to help make your dining experience memorable, we look forward to seeing you again.
Wonderful atmosphere!! Didn’t realize they only serve brunch on sundays so picking lunch/dinner items off the online menu didn’t help us much. But the food was still fabulous. Service was wonderful. And the building itself is exquisite.
KellyB, Thank you for this wonderful review, and what a great note for us to add to our website. Glad you enjoyed your visit and everything was wonderful! We look forward to welcoming you back.
I’ve typically had great service. We waited 40 mins for food and two plates came out and 8 mins later, the other two dishes came out. Server forgot the soup that was ordered. Did not offer ketchup for potatoes. Wasn’t that busy. But disappointing. Friday I was there for lunch, again, getting food was longer than usual. Hoping it’s because short staffed with long weekend as we’ve experienced much better in past.
Anonymous, I am sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations today. Depending on what may have been ordered the time to serve may be longer. We ensure everything is made fresh to order and some dishes may take longer because of that. We do have high expectations for our service and food quality. Fresh does take longer but we believe it is always worth it. Thank you for bringing this up, we are always welcoming feedback.
We went for lunch on the patio during the Summer and said it looked like a good place to try for dinner. We loved the decor and the ambiance, this old church has a great feel to it. Really good server with an energetic personality. The menu is varied but not overwhelming and also daily specials. The food and the evening was exceptional. We will definitely be back.
BradG, Thank you for this extremely kind review. All of our staff are passionate about taking care of our guests and we have worked hard to make this old church a really interesting dining location for visitors and locals. Thank you and we would love to see you again!
Great place for lunch or dinner!
Thank you for stopping by AaronK. We love to explore new dishes for our guests so that even if they visited us for lunch, they can come back and have another exceptional experience for dinner. Thank you for choosing to support local!
We celebrated my wife’s 40th Birthday at Heartland and the food and service was excellent as it has been for us many times now.
We were offered a Prosecco to celebrate the birthday and ordered the Pil Pil Prawns which were delicious and for our mains, the house special was a Australian braised lamb shank on vegetable risotto, this dis was excellent.
Our table host for the evening was Rhianna and served us with the utmost professionalism.
Always a great experience at Heartland.
Thank you Rhianna is an exceptional server. Our team is passionate about ensuring you have a wonderful experience especially when you are celebrating a very special birthday. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your special night and we are pleased to hear everything was excellent.
Food was amazing as usual
Thank you LeahH, We love to see and hear each of our guests had an amazing experience with us. If there is anything we could have done to receive five stars, please let us know, we always welcome feedback.