Heart On My Sleeve at Timber Café
Finding comfort and warmth in a hot cup of coffee is not new for Lloydminster locals, but this spring, their cups of coffee from Timber Café will come with a little extra love.
“It’s been almost a full year since the onset of Covid when our lives got turned upside down. It’s been a long, challenging twelve months for our community. We wanted to do something fun that would create a feeling of connection within our city and add just a little bit of joy to someone’s day,” said Sarah Rurka, co-owner of Home Hardware and Timber Café.
“We were inspired by the windows full of hearts from last spring, it created a sense of positivity and hope during a difficult time. We were thinking how a great coffee can really brighten your day, and wanted a way to make it that much more special. We collaborated with our local schools and “Heart On My Sleeve” was born.”
Home Hardware distributed 2000 recyclable coffee cup sleeves to LPSD and LCSD elementary schools, and the students decorated them with beautiful artwork, heart warming messages and even clever jokes.
Starting March 1, the student- decorated sleeves will adorn all hot beverage takeaway cups from Timber Café. Each one is different and unique, just like the students who made them.
Decorating the coffee cup sleeves gave local youth a unique creative outlet and way to feel connected to people in their community, as well as offer a special act of kindness for those receiving drinks from Timber Café.
“We really enjoyed doing the coffee sleeves!” said Madame Caverly, a Grade 6 teacher at Ecole St Thomas. “The kids were motivated and engaged. They kept wanting more. When the kids learned what they were and why we were doing it they felt like they were going to make a difference. Having their work seen by the community was an opportunity to connect them in a time where connection is limited.”
“We are excited to be able to provide this link between the youth of Lloydminster and the larger community. We hope they bring a smile to everyone who receives them,” said Rurka.
The Heart on My Sleeve campaign is on now.
Timber Cafe is open for dine-in or take-out/curbside service.
Showcase your sleeves on social media by using the tag #heartonmysleeve
The café closes half an hour before the store closes each day:
Monday-Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Our online menus are always current! Click below to view your desired menu:
We offer all of your cafe favourites such as:
- Caramel Macchiato
- London Fog (the best in town!)
- Chai Latte
- Hot Chocolate
- Selection of Specialty Teas (Black, Green, White, Herbal)
- Italian Sodas
- Seasonal Specialty Drinks
In the winter, enjoy a light lunch or hot apple cider by the fire with friends. In the summer you can relax in air-conditioned comfort or outside on our lovely garden patio with a tasty Italian Soda or Iced London Fog. Our café staff are more than willing to personalize your beverage to your liking or suggest something new to try if you are in an adventurous mood.
We also offer a variety of elixers and specialty beverages, such as:
- Golden Milk
- Detox Tea
- Honey Lemon and Ginger
We now serve breakfast items from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM! Our food items include:
- Frittata – A delicious baked egg dish similar to an omelette
- Breakfast Sandwich – A fried egg, cheese, bacon, and a toasted bun
- Almond Butter Toast – With locally-made jam
- Biscuits & Jam – Two warm cheese biscuits with butter and locally-made jam
We also serve the following breakfast drinks:
- Bulletproof™ Coffee – Blend of Upgraded Coffee™, Brain Octane™ Oil, and unsalted New Zealand butter. Tastes amazing, and it makes you feel energized, focused, and full for hours!
Timber Café offers a unique weekly menu with a daily special meal and soup,. The menu changes weekly so there is always something new to try!
We have a great selection of grab-and-go items including sandwiches, salads, homemade cookies, bars, cakes and more.
We are proud to offer gluten-friendly and dairy-friendly treats–please ask Café staff for details.
We love #local! We use Lower Shannon Farms farm fresh eggs, and well as many of their other locally grown produce such as lettuce and herbs.
We also offer locally made take-home products such as Spiro’s Secret Sauce and Greek Dressing, Lake Life Lloyd Caeser mix and rimmer and So Elderberry Good elderberry syrup.
We are excited to announce our collaboration with local favourite Bamboo Sushi! Made fresh daily and available from our deli cooler!
Spirits, Wine, & Beer (18+ Only)
Yes, Timber Café serves alcohol! Now you can enjoy wine or beer with your meal, or enjoy a specialty beverage with friends! As a licensed liquor merchant, we offer:
- Red, White, and Rosé wines
- Ribstone Creek™ Beer
- Baileys and select spirits
- Seasonal specials
We exclusively offer Alberta-made Foothills Creamery™ ice creams and sorbets!
Sundaes, floats, affagatos and other ice cream treats are also available.
Call It In!
LOVE our baked goods? You can order large batches for your workplace or special event! Please call 780-875-7762 and ask for the café. We do require advance notice as everything is homemade.
Want to pre-order lunch for pick-up for your office or workplace? Give us a call and we can put your order together for you so it’s ready when you are. Some of the hot lunch specials are timed specifically to the lunch hour and require longer baking or prep times, so give us a call first thing in the morning and we can try to accommodate you.
Allergies and Dietary Concerns
Please note that Timber Cafe is not an allergen-free kitchen. Allergens including the top eight are used in our kitchen and cross contamination is possible, so please make the choice that is best for you.
If you have questions about ingredients or modifying something, please speak with the staff who will do their best to help you out!
Although Timber Café is not an allergen-free kitchen, we are able to adapt many of our dishes to exclude allergen ingredients (such as prepare a salad without almonds, or provide gluten free soy sauce with sushi) and some of our options do not contain allergen ingredients (for example, the Buddha Bowl is free of ingredients containing gluten, grain, dairy, soy, nut and sugar.)
We also regularly have a variety of “friendly” items –these items that are not designated allergen-free but rather do not contain certain allergen ingredients. These items are available as a choice, but are not certified to be allergen-free and those with severe allergies should, as always, follow the advice of their allergist when consuming these items.
Options include gluten and/or dairy friendly lunch items such as soups, salads, beverages and desserts and gluten free bread or ice cream cones are available by request. We offer at least one flavour of dairy and nut free sorbet, but again please note the possibility of cross contamination between ice cream flavours.
In addition to whole, skim and lactose-free milk we also offer coconut and almond milk.
Got an Idea?
The café crew loves making up new things. If you have a favourite dish you’d like to see us offer, let us know!
We can also make ANY KIND OF ESPRESSO DRINK you can imagine! Want to try something new or invent your own drink? We can make it for you. Had something somewhere else you loved? Let us know and we will whip something up for you. Had a “Drink of the Month” a few months ago you are hooked on now (maybe the Mint Mocha from St Patrick’s Day?) You can order it any time of year. As long as we have the syrup flavors in stock, you’re good to go. Who says you can’t have a Snowball in July?