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Real Food Cafe LLC

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2419 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-3601
616-241-4080
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food at Real Food

Go hungry because they do not skimp on the portions. A little pricey but you get your money worth. Little disappointed they do not accept plastic. I had to visit atm to pay for my meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
lakerbassfan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Go hungry because they do not skimp on the portions. A little pricey but you get your money worth. Little disappointed they do not accept plastic. I had to visit atm to pay for my meal.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

THE BEST "home-cooked" breakfast while traveling in Grand Rapids was at Real Food Cafe. Get there before 8:30 on a Saturday or you will have to wait in line! And take cash - they don't accept credit cards. MOUNDS of tasty food and they accommodate to please. Most places won't poach eggs anymore, but this place does! Don't let the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Great food! Oatmeal to omelettes, burgers to pancakes...never been disappointed. Fair price for the amount of food you get. Quick service, never a long wait after you order (the place gets really busy, you may have to wait for a seat). Go. Try. You will love. (Of note, they do not take credit/debit cards, cash only)

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Midland, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This place can't be beat for breakfast -- if you get there at a time when you can be seated without an hour wait. I'm a breakfast afficionada, and this is my favorite joint in Michigan. It has a spectacular breakfast menu and a very pleasant wait staff. Giant portions, pretty good coffee, and looks exactly like what a diner... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great experience and great food. The only downside is the limited seating which led to over an hour wait. The food came out soon after the order hot, and was worth the wait. Prices are a bit high and they don't accept cards, so make sure you have a check or cash on you.

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MI
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was my first visit to Real Food Cafe and I will definitely go back. I ordered the Chicken Salad Plate to go. It really should be named the Chicken Salad Platter! I was only able to eat half of it. Lots and lots of big pieces of tender chicken, plenty of dried cranberries and walnuts too. Very delicious! The... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We have loved Real Food For years! Always a go to for breakfast or brunch even if it's a weekend and we know there is likely a wait. Our last few visits have been disappointing in that the food is good, and plentiful portions, but kinda sloppy. I got a monte Cristo sandwich that was such a mess it was... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Have been many, many times. It is no doubt the best in Grand Rapids. The omelets would feed an entire family. Great potatoes. It's just a must if your a breakfast person. Also have lunch. Everyone says it's great but I have never been able to get past breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

In town for business. Found this on TripAdvisor. The food is absolutely incredible. The menu is huge. The baked goods were awesome. I think I might eat here everyday.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I love their homemade corned beef hash, no canned junk here! Their eggs Benedict is good, I crave their hollandaise sauce. Very busy place, especially on weekends, we order takeout. Friendly fast service too. This place only accepts cash or local check, no cards!! Check it out.

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Address: 2419 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-3601
Phone Number: 616-241-4080
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2419 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-3601
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: 616-241-4080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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