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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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 93
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 2
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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
Outstanding food; neighborhood feel

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Adagramp
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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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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just had another really good breakfast at Real Food Cafe. Pick your ingredients for an omelet and you end up with a perfectly cooked, fluffy piece of heaven. They cook all the ingredients for the filling before adding them inside the fluffy eggs so all the flavors blend together wonderfully. The English Muffin toast is a favorite and pick up... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have the best food taste homemade and you get a very large portion. Th only bad thing is that a lot of people know how good it is and you might have a wait to get seated

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Goshen, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had just spent two nights in Grand Rapids got in a snow storm. Headed out of town and decided to find a local place for breakfast. We stumbled across a listing for Real Food Cafe. It had a lot of good comments so we searched it out. Oh My Gosh what a hidden jewel. At first driving by we... More 

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

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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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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