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Morning Star Cafe

711 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1458
616-844-1131
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Ranked #1 of 91 Restaurants in Grand Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Slow start to get coffee but a total upswing from there. Staff was friendly and the menu so extensive it was very difficult to make a selection. The four of us shared five dishes and they were all terrific. We had only a 5 minute wait at 10:30 AM after Labor Day. We look forward to returning!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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232 reviews 232 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Yum. I knew this had to be great when it was ranked so high despite its out of the way location. Loved the orange poppy seed pancakes. Marble corn bread scramble. Jeffrey Benedict. Kitschy decor. Charming wait staff. The whole package. Don't miss it.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always great, and well worth the wait. Local gem, offers breakfast and lunch from the normal to the extraordinary. Don't see it on the menu, just ask!

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Kentwood, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On our grand haven trip we planned to eat breakfast at morning star because it was rated #1 on trip advisor. I was thinking "this place better not be overrated". We waited 20 minutes outside for seat. We saw Tom Izzo leaving when we arrived. We were seated and the place was slightly cramped. The decor was cool with art... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A must go if in grand haven! We make it a point to stop and eat breakfast every time we are in town. Awesome food and coffee. Try the cinnamon roll, the best!!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited this restaurant while on vacation to see my parents. The food was very well made, with a wide variety on the menu. Each of us around the table got something different and no one was disappointed at all. Our server was very friendly and attentive, making sure that w always had drink refills and getting our food out as... More

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Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I feel bad about this review even before I write it. I always try to be truthful but in the end it just my opinion. I went here with high expectations based on other reviews. It was not what I found. We had the quiche, it was shown on the menu with fruit but we were served with a strange... More

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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were visiting friends in Grand Haven and they introduced us to this place, well we liked it so much we kept coming back while we were there for brunch. I really recommend the dish with the smoked Salmon and Hollandaise sauce. We got good service here, we did try and come after the morning rush as it can get... More

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We LOVED the Morning Star and went back several days in a row. The smoked salmon eggs Benedict were delicious and so were the cinnamon buns. I was disappointed by the type of tea they use as I prefer whole leaf tea and I found the tea they use weak and unremarkable. Service range from good to excellent. Amazing value... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Like most places with good breakfast there is always a wait here, we went Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings. The staff are always happy and knowledgeable of the menu. We had several different choices in coffee including flavored coffees like toffee and a dark star roast. The food was excellent and didn't take as long as you would think it... More

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