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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 99
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  • 33
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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Midland, MI
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Midland, MI
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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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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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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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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