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5430 Northland Dr Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 361-1808
Today
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best breakfast/lunch place in Grand Rapids

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Dick A
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

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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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
173 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?