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Real Food Cafe LLC

2419 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-3601
616-241-4080
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Ranked #6 of 786 restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I loved the food and the service, and anytime you find a restaurant this good that is part of a terrific neighborhood, well, that's just a bonus.

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Real Foods Cafe served me a world class omelet. ....and the coffee is outstanding. Just a small cafe in an older GR neighborhood. Met a friend for breakfast and he lives close or I wow never have found this gem.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I come to Real Food every Sunday for breakfast and we love it. Always a bit of a wait because it is so popular, but we don't mind because it is well worth it! Portions are great and service is also!

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Nome, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

I had a good omelet, farmers. I wish I had been more adventurous, I overheard the waitress tell someone they make their own corned beef. I should have tried the hash.

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Milwaukee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Came back to Real Food on a recent visit to Grand Rapids. Man this place is just such a fun place for breakfast/brunch. Had to wait about 30 minutes (worth it). The food is delicious and the coffee is amazing. (I think they roast their own!) Was glad it was just as good the second time!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Always great service and tasty food, even though the restaurant can be full of people, food arrives in a short amount of time, the cinnamon rolls are huge and filling. Also the selection of cakes is great and the taste of the them is spot on. Will always be my first choice for breakfast eats.

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Hudsonville
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a fantastic menu with many vegetarian options. The service is always good and the food is ready pronto. Frank does a great job running the Real Food Cafe!

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Wyoming, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We discovered Real Food almost 3 years ago and have enjoyed a meal there at least once a week ever since that first visit---it is that goooooood! They are always coming up with new menu items but the quality and the affordability is constant.The food plus excellent service with a real "team " effort keeps us coming back !

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Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Breakfast at Real Food Cafe makes rolling out of bed worthwhile. Many go for the pancakes, although I prefer their omelettes. The food is fresh, plentiful, and affordable, and served in cheerful surroundings by friendly wait staff. The baked goods are fresh and high quality, and the coffee is strong. I've had various omelettes, four different kinds of pancakes, and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Real Food is worth any wait, the food is that good. We all enjoyed our breakfast arguing that each had the best. Mine was at Veggie hash, it was fresh and full of flavor. Our kids had pancakes that were fluffy. We sat at the counter which was fun and didn't take quite as long to get seated.

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