Experience something special at Sweet Home on the Lake
A boutique and cafe with an incredible views
There are few places that feel like home as much as Sweet Home on the Lake. It’s a place perched on the shores of Sylvan Lake where visitors and residents alike will feel welcome in this cozy cafe and clothing store!
It is one of the community’s bustling meeting places with a café, bakery, ladies’ boutique, locally made vendors items, kids clothing and a farmstead grocery market. Sweet Home on the Lake has become a destination for visitors around the province.
“We are so fortunate with our location which has unreal views on the patios overlooking the lake. We also have a strong and friendly team, which makes an impression on people,” said co-owner Cody Borek. “We take a lot of pride in how we present the store.”
A community gathering place with a view
Located off Lakeshore Drive, you can grab a coffee and sit on one of two cozy balconies overlooking the lake. Sample locally roasted espresso, hand crafted speciality drinks and baked goods. After, you can check out the locally grown grocery market, boutique and so much more.
What started in 2011 as a small cupcake shop in Stettler, Alberta quickly blossomed into a province-wide brand with yummy treats in 30 stores around the province. But it wasn’t until 2019 that the Sweet Home brand was born with the launch of a Sweet Home clothing boutique and eventually a gathering place known today as Sweet Home on Main in Stettler. It wasn’t long until Sylvan Lake became the next stop.
“The whole experience of Sylvan Lake is amazing. There are so many activities in the community itself. It’s not something you can get in many places,” Cody said. “We always loved Sylvan Lake and found the perfect location.”
Sweet Home on the Lake opened during the pandemic, but the gamble paid off and the two-story 6,000 square foot space has become a hub of activity. Co-owner Eva Borek said the shop is basically a collection of all her favourite things from soaps to jewellery and more.
“The upstairs is a ladies’ boutique with sizes from extra small to plus size and a little bit of maternity. We always joke that it is a collection of Eva’s favourite things,” Cody said. “Our mission statement is to be a place of joy, peace and freedom.”
Disneyland for connoisseurs of cozy
Whether it’s part of a day at the beach or a shopping trip, Sweet Home is a popular spot among visitors. A recent guest book comment described Sweet Home as “my Disneyland.” Through the support of great customers and community, Cody and Eva fell in love with lake life and ended up making Sylvan Lake a permanent home.
With love for the community itself, Cody and Eva give back to the community by donating and hosting a wide variety of events as a way of saying thank you. Sometimes it’s free bottled water on hot days or drink coupons for volunteers at local events. Often, it’s cheering on other businesses on Sweet Home on the Lake social media channels.
Home is where the heart is and for many who walk in, Sweet Home feels like a home away from home. Whether it’s an afternoon nestled on the balcony with a coffee and good book or a shopping trip to the ladies’ boutique, there’s always something to keep young and old coming back.
“Our goal is to invite people into an enjoyable place with no pressure. Everyone is welcome. Kids are welcome. Grab a coffee and visit with old friends or check out what’s in store,” Cody said. “One of the best things about this is watching other people fall in love with it here too.”
Find it: 5000 Lakeshore Drive