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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast so good, that you will think that Mom is back there cooking.

A local favorite, you will be pleasantly surprised to find this quaint little restaurant. Warm, and welcoming, Frank and the entire staff are very friendly, and always bring freshly made food prepared from scratch. Large portions, Warm atmosphere, and such Delicious Comfort food that you might... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
TimColthorp
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A local favorite, you will be pleasantly surprised to find this quaint little restaurant. Warm, and welcoming, Frank and the entire staff are very friendly, and always bring freshly made food prepared from scratch. Large portions, Warm atmosphere, and such Delicious Comfort food that you might think that your Mom is back there cooking. I especially love their breakfast. I... More 

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southwest Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We tried this restaurant for Saturday breakfast. It is an adorable diner. Great, attentive staff. The breakfast menu is extensive. Everything is made from scratch. I had a waffle with a topping that made it taste like a cinnamon roll. The baked goods were luscious in appearance. Hubby had a scramble with all sort of goodies that he gobbled down.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went there on a cold sunday morning with friends and was surprised to see people waiting to be seated. Coffee was available for people in the waiting area which I felt was great as it took half hour for seating us. Staffs were very friendly & had very good knowledge of their entire menu. They told about their specials immediately... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This place is always busy, and there's a reason for that. They offer many delicious breakfast dishes and prepare each perfectly. This restaurant has a diner-feel without the booths and although they make full-use of their limited space, sometimes there is a wait. They do offer free coffee and benches with newspapers for those waiting though. Although they have plenty... More 

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Ottawa il
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I'm staying at a hotel in downtown Grand Rapids. We decided to have breakfast and "someone" suggested a place called Real Food Cafe. I inquired about where it was and "someone" said just down the Beltway. So off we go, just down the Beltway, and I counted at least 26 restaurants and we still hadn't got to Real Food. Just... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

breakfast and lunch offerings are plentiful. From eggs, pancakes, omelet and yogurt to salads, sandwiches and home made soups. Very busy so be prepared to wait a bit at times. The prices are a little high but the portions make up for it. Closed on Monday and only open until 2:00 p.m.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Tried this restaurant based on the reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. We had the "Tuesday Special (eggs, bacon, french toast) and the corned beef, eggs, English muffin. Delicious! The atmosphere is nothing fancy but homey. Service was friendly and fast. We'll definitely go back.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went here for breakfast because of the reviews on Tripadvisor. The food was good, portions are extremely generous, so bring your appetite. The atmosphere is the big draw here. Very much a retro vibe but an authentic one. Loud, crowded, bustling - you feel like you're somewhere. A true slice of good old Americana. Would definitely go back next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One of my favorite restaurants in GR. Eastern st. location is my preference. The quality of food is wonderful and always consistent. I visit often and will drive out of my way just to have their breakfast. Love the noisy diner and home town atmosphere.

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Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Real Food Cafe is a labor of love since all the menu items are made from scratch. Not only is everything home made, they have also put a tasty spin to traditional favorites such as Eggs Benedict. During my last visit I ordered Irish Benedict, which was fabulous, it included English muffins,corned beef hash, fresh spinach, eggs and a light... More 

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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