Heartland Cafe

4.6
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159 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Bistro
For over 23 years, Heartland Café and Restaurant has served the public with creative signature dishes and innovative creations.

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
What 159 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmericanLostInCanada
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice unique little place. Nice casual but formal if you know what I mean.

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Neen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly food was superb

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CynthiaS
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic! The ambiance was warm and inviting and they nailed the social distancing with taking out some tables and putting big plants on others. Will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this heavenly little spot. So pretty and unique. Always get warm gracious service and excellent food!

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KatieG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoy our evening!Food was delicious and it was a wonderful surprise to be able to eat at the restaurant. I highly recommend it for a romantic night out!

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ArtM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual

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TeenaT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great..food always good

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LesleyJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was poor in our opinion. Overcooked eggs Benedict. Very little food for the price so don’t go hungry. They automatically added 18% tip because we were 6.,4?adults and two toddlers!! Not impressed and won’t be returning

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vipTracyP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVED the avocado toast! They make great gin caesars too! Nice place for Sunday brunch.

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FELIX
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The only reservation we have about this fine restaurant is that half price bottles of wine are advertised on the website. When we asked about this, the waitress said that that had been discontinued a while ago. She said that she would speak to someone and have it removed from the website. But it is still on the website. Other than this, it is a fine restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! The food was prepared perfectly and our server was attentive and accurate with everything. Delicious!

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GraC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful evening, as usual service is great, food is awesome. definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my aunt to lunch at Heartland as she had never been and I knew the ambience would be one she would enjoy. I was pleasantly surprised to see it quite busy at lunch as in the past it was always quiet.
Our waitress was excellent! She didn’t rush us, was very friendly, and suggested items on the menu that were her favourite. We ordered the Sweet Onion House Burger Chuck and the Thai Fried Rice Noodle bowl. The burger is made in-house & was fresh and tasty. The Thai noodle bowl was not too spicy, very flavourful. Perhaps a bit too much sauce but excellent none the less.
Fantastic lunch spot and we are going to go back for brunch soon!

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vipSHunter
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Sunday brunch, my eggs Benedict were served ice cold, all other guests temperatures were fine. Food was unspectacular. Nice decor.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 18, 2020

S Hunter, We're very sorry to hear this was your experience, we have 3 points of check before each dish makes it to the table so we would love the opportunity to look into where the error may have occurred. We would love to ensure your next experience with us exceeds your expectations, if anything is not right, please let us know in the moment, we are happy to correct things instantly and remake dishes if needed. We appreciate your feedback and would love to welcome you again.

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MurrayH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Set menu for Valentine’s Day was well thought out and included 4 courses. Food was excellent and service was great and unhurried. Wonderful evening and well worth the price.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 18, 2020

MurrayH, Thank you, we know if we are chosen to be the date for Valentines we had better make it special, so we are so pleased to hear our efforts did not go unnoticed. Thank you for this kind review!

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GaryP
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambiance. Nice and quiet and the tables are not jammed together. Food has been very good both times we have dined here. The surf (scallops and shrimps) and turf(beef tenderloin) was very well prepared. Suggest a focus on the daily items available.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 18, 2020

Gary, We love to switch up the daily specials each week, by doing this we can make sure we can create something special with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible and pass that freshness to our guests. Thank you for your kind words and choosing us over and over!

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vipSandy
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner with another couple- Loved the specials on table board- portion sizes were huge. Definitely one of the best places in Okotoks for a finer dining experience. Loved it

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you Sandy, We love to stand out with our guests and we never know what makes their visit special so we love hearing these notes. Glad this visit truly wow'd you and your guests! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LaVeraD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always. "I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Brought a friend from Cochrane and she loved this place!!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 9, 2020

LaVera, This is such a wonderful review, thank you for leaving us these great notes and bringing a friend to share in the experiences. Thank you for such an exceptional review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good. Thank you

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 9, 2020

Anonymous, Thank you for tis review, if there is anything you would like to see us offer or do to make your visit more customized, we are always open to feedback and suggestions, we want each guest to have a great experience.

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Queenbee1964
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to celebrate a girlfriends birthday. Server was very friendly and helpful, we enjoyed a bottle of wine with lunch as it was the Friday special, and my girlfriend was treated to a complimentary dessert to help celebrate! Thank you for a most enjoyable lunch with delicious food! Will definitely be back!!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 9, 2020

Queenbee1964, Thank you for celebrating with us, we always find it to be extra special when our guests make the Heartland their destination for special events. We hope to see you all again soon.

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JoelS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place, and getting better and better. We lunch and dine there regularly.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 9, 2020

Joel S, Thank you Joel, we hope by your next visit you will find us to be perfect! Thanks for noting the changes, we have been working hard to make each guest have a memorable experience.

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JudyE
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heartland was a great experience as always. Thank you.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 25, 2020

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!

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vipFoody
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 25, 2020

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!

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SherryW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heartland is my fave restaurant in Okotoks, the food is superb, the wine is fabulous and the service is outstanding.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 25, 2020

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)

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DAVIDM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT FOOD - GREAT SERVICE - FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE - GREAT VENUE

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 20, 2020

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!

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WendyG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wish I could get out more often as this is the best food in tuwn’

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 20, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing. Viktoria is the most wonderful owner who really connects with her guests. Every time we dine we feel like family

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 20, 2020

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!

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YanS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heartland is by far our favourite place to dine in Okotoks and it is on our top 5 places to dine in Southern Alberta.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 20, 2020

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!

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vipColleen
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this restaurant!!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 20, 2020

Colleen, Thank you!! We love hearing this love, it brightens our day! See you soon!

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AartB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!
Fabulous experience!!!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 29, 2019

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,

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AngelaJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food, every time ❤️

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 26, 2019

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 26, 2019

Anonymous, It sounds like we may have missed correcting the error, can you please contact us so we can make it right?

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RayM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 26, 2019

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.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue and very good food. We are looking forward returning in the near future.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you JamesB, We love that you really enjoyed your visit and we would love to see you back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 26, 2019

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!

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ellemac
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is excellent in every way. The only down side was the rather noisy table close by our, 'a gaggle of girls'!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 16, 2019

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.

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JessA
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 5, 2019

JessA, This does sound like a rare occurrence, we would love to learn more to look into it, can you email us at info@heartlandcafe.ca 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.

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NP29
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

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.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 28, 2019

NP29, Sorry to hear this, would you mind sending us a message to info@heartlandcafe.ca 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!

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MavisP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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...

Great service.

We were so relaxed we stayed for 2 hours and loved the place.

Thank you so much we will be back....

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 23, 2019

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!

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mcholly
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and quaint atmosphere. Pecan chicken was amazing! Loved it.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 11, 2019

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!

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Heartland Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 995-4623.

Heartland Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.