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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 97
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  • 9
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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
Best breakfast hands down

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Richard I
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Ormond Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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26 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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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Coming back to Real Food restaurant for a visit to Grand Rapids after our move to the Twin Cities 8 months ago was like "coming home'---except the food was even better than we remembered!!!! To my husband's delight Pasta Thursday featured their spaghetti and meatballs---OH....such memories of my Sicilian grandmothers sauce with the herbs and sweetness !!! A few new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As far as breakfast go's, this is where it's at. This is how breakfast is supposed to be. As a veteran breakfast cook I would like to work there.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Both Real Food locations, Alger Heights and Northland Drive, are outstanding, and always busy at breakfast time, which is generally when I go. Service is fast, friendly and efficient. Food is fresh, mostly local, and excellent, with a large variety of choices on the menu. Portions are huge, but many dishes can be ordered as a half order - plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just a really good breakfast in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere which draws folks from all over GR. Consistently good service and food

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best breakfast in town, hands down. Staff is friendly and service always top notch. You can see the cooks at work. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took out of town family members here. They loved the place! This is a place to go when you don't want to go to a chain restaurant, but want a hometown feel. Get there early, because it fills up fast! You won't be disappointed. They have homemade sweets in the showcase...to die for.

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Restaurant Details

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, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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