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5430 Northland Dr Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 361-1808
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our favorite breakfast place!

We frequent this place often, always a wait but it is definitely worth it! There baked goods are homemade and we can't resist the cinnamon rolls to either split or take home :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We frequent this place often, always a wait but it is definitely worth it! There baked goods are homemade and we can't resist the cinnamon rolls to either split or take home :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had the smoked chicken skillet. It was good. It had chicken, egg, potatoes, cheese, green chiles, black beans, corn, salsa, tomatoes, and sour cream. White toast was good. Wish it didn't come with butter already on it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Real Food Cafe is outstanding. They have the best coffee I have ever had at a restaurant. The food is fresh and excellent. I had the Irish omelet and it was amazing. Fresh corned beef and fluffy and tasty. The service was outstanding. The place is not big and gets crowded fast, but it is worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast joint, as evidenced by the line out the door every weekend. We waited through the Father's Day rush, and decided it was definitely worth the wait. This is straight-forward food, much like a diner - just very well prepared. Be aware that portions are definitely big enough to share. Note that they accept cash and local checks only;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this place. We went about 12:30 on a weekday, and it was packed. About a ten minute wait for a table, which gave us a chance to read their "specials" board. I had the veggie eggs benedict which came with mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes. I can't handle poached eggs, so I substituted scrambled.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Wonderful. We picked the counter vs a table because you don't have to wait and Sunday is busy!!! Service is very friendly, fast and the food is great!! Can't wait to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

They have two locations, one in Alger Hgts. which was the first one opened and one on Northland Dr. They are very much alike, but I think you get bigger portions at the one in Alger Hgts. They have wonderful food, original and very tasty. I would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Excellent food and service. Our favorite. The Healthy Start Waffle and the Portobello Sandwich are two of my favorites, but I've never had a meal there that wasn't outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

I am always happy with my food when we come here. I had the Tuesday morning special which you can get it any day today. The bacon was perfect the egg whites were perfect and the two pancakes were perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I've been to RFC many, many times and never left unhappy. The pancakes, the scrambles, the cinnamon roll, the waffles, the omelettes...all delicious. Take a peanut butter bar to go -- rich and tasty.

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Additional Information about Real Food Cafe

Address: 5430 Northland Dr Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: (616) 361-1808
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5430 Northland Dr Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: (616) 361-1808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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