We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 797 Grand Rapids Restaurants

Real Food Cafe LLC

2419 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-3601
616-241-4080
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 797 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
Write a Review

123 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    85
    28
    8
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa il
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michigan
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rockford, Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I frequently go here and every time I love it more and more. The best breakfast hands down and it has become the only place that I will eat out breakfast because everywhere else is a huge disappointment. Guy Fieri should come here!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Two of us stopped in for a quick bite on a Thursday morning. Got seated right away. Waitress was prompt. I ordered the special which was a breakfast bowl with fruit. She ordered the strawberry pancakes. Both plates were delicious. Prices were very reasonable. Cash only.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Found this place searching TripAdvisor from our hotel, and chose it mainly because it was close by, and secondly because of its rave reviews. It was excellent! Super friendly staff, and the food is amazing. My husband had the Irish Benedict, and said it was--bar none--the best corned beef and best Hollandaise sauce he's ever had. I ordered the breakfast... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Pleasant
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I read so many reviews on the breakfast here that I thought I would try it. But then I walked in saw someone had a Cuban which looked good and it was their special that day so I got it. Pulled pork with mustard, ham and pickles on ciabatta bread was very good. The pulled pork was a lot better... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Real Food Cafe LLC also viewed

Grand Rapids, Kent County
 
Grand Rapids, Kent County
Grand Rapids, Kent County
 

Been to Real Food Cafe LLC? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Real Food Cafe LLC

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing