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GAIA Coffee House

209 Diamond Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1525
(616) 454-6233
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Ranked #38 of 789 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Lowell, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had the Mean Green Burrito and it was the best burrito I have ever had. This place is fantastic. If you get a chance, stop. You don't have to be vegan to love the food. It is so flavorful!

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Gillette, Wyoming
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273 reviews 273 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We returned to Gaia today after a 3-month road trip only to discover that this was their last day under current ownership. I'm told that financing is not yet in place for the employees to purchase it from the long standing owners. Although we've learned to make the famous Jim White eggs at home, it's only a substitute for the... More

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Huge portions, delicious food and self serve drinks make this hippie like cafe a must. They can veganize most anything. I got the burrito and it was really good and big. I will definitely be back! Only issue was parking is on street and limited.

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Nunica, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went here because there was a wait down the street, what a great surprise! Had the most fun waiter. Unique vegetarian place, awesome food!

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Jackson, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

You definitely have to be a little laid back to enjoy this gem. It's so unique and has fantastic food though! Best breakfast around! (Be sure to buy a Gaia cookie on your way out, you won't regret it)

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

GAIA has been a favorite for years. The food is great, but be prepared for a 70s Hippie style of humble decor!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I had hummus with garlic. It was fantastic, but the garlic taste hung with me a long time, even into the next day in spite of brushing my teeth and using Listerine. It tasted so good that I would order again. The coffee is only so-so. The soup was excellent (but I don't remember what kind it was).

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

So I was torn about this review, because every visit is different. The food is amazing, really no matter what you order, even if you are someone who happens to enjoy meat. But I need to make this clear - these people seemed to decide that they don't care about service. Some days you get food in 7 minutes, some... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We go to GAIA every time we are in Grand Rapids! We love the vegetarian commitment, the small but very tasty menu AND the cookies! Plus, the people are very nice!

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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is a hidden little restaurant in the quaint area of Eastown in Grand Rapids, MI. Now, the place is VERY small so getting a seat might night be the easiest task around, but it is truly worth the effort. The food is simply wonderful. The atmosphere is EXTREMELY casual. You sort of seat yourself wherever you can find a... More

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