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5430 Northland Dr Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 361-1808
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Ranked #21 of 805 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Fast service. Great Breakfast. I had one of their specials--a breakfast bowl. Suburb! Served hot and fresh, hash browns, eggs, and cheese, side of toast and small side of fruit included.

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Lansing, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

No doubt you will wait to get into this joint, but have a little patience. It's totally worth it. The enormous plate portions will undoubtedly stuff you, or give you something delicious to eat later. The hash and omelets are amazing. So are their pancakes (blueberry!).

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Rockford, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place has amazing breakfasts. It can get a quite busy and the seating capacity is not very good. But I highly recommend it because the food is it worth it!

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stop here about every other month for breakfast and it can't be beat! Large portions so depending on what you order you may be taking part of it home. There is nothing on the menu you won't love.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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268 reviews 268 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Real Food Café (this review is of the one on Northland) is a busy, yet friendly, stop for good--and varied--breakfast choices. My "Capicola Scramble" was particularly good--a mix of Capicola, spinach, roasted red peppers, potatoes and provolone melded nicely with scrambled eggs. Be prepared to wait a bit...we were there on a Sunday morning around 930. But the restaurant... More 

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grandville
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just love this place. It's the best we've ever tried. Food and coffee are always good and hot. Nice cozy, and friendly atmosphere too.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I visit this place when I travel to Grand Rapids, about every six months. I was there for breakfast today and was not disappointed. Huge portions, proper cooking and friendly, attentive service. Perfect for what it is.

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grandville
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I frequent this restaurant often with my husband, family and friends. The food is almost excellent everytime, however, there are a few waitresses who really need to learn to smile, and be a little friendlier.........come on, really??

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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 - 10
Cuisine: American

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