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“BEST Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant in GR!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of GAIA Coffee House - CLOSED

GAIA Coffee House
209 Diamond Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1525
(616) 454-6233
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Grand Rapids, MI
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“BEST Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant in GR!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you're looking to eat at a good vegan or vegetarian restaurant, check out Gaia. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is very laid back. When you get there, grab a glass of water or coffee for yourself, sit down and wait for the menu.

For the meat free crowd, you don't have to worry about pans being mixed with meat pans. It's all meat free!

Our daughter loves the pancake (not vegan) with the face and a wonderful bowl of fruit (not all melon either). My husband LOVES the Mean Green Burrito (it's as big as your face). I like to get the Veggie Stir Fry.

Don't leave without a Gaia cookie in hand with a hot cup of homemade chai.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ada, Michigan
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great vegetarian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Gaia is the only all vegetarian restaurant in town. Great food, but needs a lot of tlc with the decor. Have not changed anything in years. I still go because the food is so good.

Visited October 2011
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Wyoming, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“It is what it is, and it is good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Funky, unique, very laid-back. While waiting in line on a Saturday morning for breakfast, grab yourself a cup of coffee, yes it is self-serve. But with 4 coffee options, this is workable! It was busy but not loud. Worth the wait. This is a place where you go to relax, take your time, enjoy the food, with very little looking after. Our waitresses were very busy, and were there to take our order and deliver our food (order was wrong, but no difficulty in placing it again). Very generous portions, toast wasn't anything great, but the omelet and veggie hash, had varied and plentiful flavors. You have to try..building is nothing to look at it, and yes it is "old" and needs some help, but what a nice place.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Holland, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The best of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Great whole foods - cooked from scratch. Always a treat. We always go to Gaia when in Grand Rapids.

Visited January 2012
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“More than just a coffee house!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

We've been to Gaia many times before over the past 20+ years...not because we're vegan / vegetarian, but because of the unique setting and food. We stopped by for a late breakfast last Saturday after nearly a year since our last visit. Menu was slightly updated and still a great selection of unique items. Fresh ingredients make the difference. Great juices add to the unique offering. The "nearly famous" chocolate chip cookie was a great way to top off our most recent visit to Gaia. A must see when you're in the East Town neighborhood of GR!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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