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“Terrific breakfast!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Real Food Cafe LLC

Real Food Cafe LLC
2419 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-3601
616-241-4080
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Ranked #13 of 800 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
New Orleans, La
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Terrific breakfast!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Very casual place. 7 of us went for breakfast and we all loved it (even the kids). The menu is very big - couldn't find any breakfast item not on the menu. The portions are huge, most of us couldn't finish. Some things come in different sizes - the pancakes come in 3 sizes. Don't get the large of anything, unless you plan to bring home leftovers. At our table, 3 had belgian waffles with strawberries, 1 bananas foster pancakes, 1 omelette, 1 eggs benedict type dish, and 1 regular eggs and bacon with hash browns. The desserts look fabulous, but we had no room. Unless you are going just for dessert forget it! (or split something).

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in GR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Real Food has all other breakfast places in Grand Rapids beat. I went back to Wolfgang's after a few trips to Real Food, and there's no comparison. Real Food has excellent pancakes (the best I've ever had), huge egg scrambles with creative ingredients, and a diverse menu overall. Make sure to bring cash or check (no cards accepted). Try Real Food! It will not disappoint.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Neighborhood Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The baked goods are to die for! The menu is very creative and provides huge portions. This is a neighborhood favorite but it draws patrons from all over the city.

Visited February 2013
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“German Chocolate Cake! Must, must, must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I had split pea soup which was really good and a turkey wrap which was fantastic, but the best thing I had was the german chocolate cake. The cake part was moist and delicious and the frosting was ooey, gooey, coconutty deliciousness. I wanted to lick the plate but refrained from doing so. Don't let me fool you though, this place had a lot more to offer than the cake. I can't wait to go back and try some of their other dishes. Everything that came out to the dining area looked fantastic.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gillette, Wyoming
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308 reviews 308 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“DESERVING of their ranking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

A business/friend and I met there for breakfast on Tuesday at 6:30AM. We were Real Food "virgins". COLD outside, warm inside. Bathrooms clean. Service attentive, not overpowering. The menu had about 2 dozen different things that I wanted to order. Guess I'll have to return soon. For the time being Im on a special diet so I had oatmeal with blueberries. It was fresh. We stayed and talked for almost 3-hours. Never felt pushed, coffee always full. It's no wonder why good operators flourish and the others eventually fail.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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