The first Good Earth opened in Calgary in 1991, and now there are over 35 cafes in Western Canada. The latest cafe opened up in December in the Point Building at Uptown Shopping Centre, directly across from Qoola.
We decided to stop in for a quick lunch shortly after they opened in early January.
For my lunch I chose the Albertan Panini sandwich ($7.50), which comes with roast beef and peppered mayo. Dayna chose the Prairie Chowder Soup ($5.55 for a large cup), which is a creamy vegetarian chowder with potatoes and mushrooms.
The Panini sandwich was freshly toasted and the cheese was perfectly melted, but the sandwich was smaller than I was expecting for $7.50. If you love your sandwich with lots of meat, you may want to pick something else off the menu, as there were only a couple of slices of roast beef.
The Prairie Chowder soup was served piping hot, and was chock full of potatoes and mushrooms, just as advertised. As you can see from the photo, the cup was not completely filled, most likely as it was served in a “to go” cup and spillage could be an issue (it did come with a lid).
As with any new restaurant or food joint, it can be tough to gauge how well they will do until after they have sorted out the kinks of a new operation. When we placed our order and paid for it, we sat down at a table waiting for our food to arrive. After a few minute wait, the wrong food was brought to us, and our order was given to someone else a few tables away. We then had to wait as our order was remade.
Hopefully with a little time under their belt, the mistakes we experienced during our lunch at Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery will be a thing of the past.
Their menu is quite expansive, with breakfast paninis, salads, soups, stews, mac and cheese, muffins, and more, so you are likely to find something to suit your taste.
Have you tried Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery?