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Real Food Cafe

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5430 Northland Dr Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 361-1808
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best cinnamon rolls in town!

Great breakfasts all day! Large portions. A little on the greasy side. Excellent pancakes and omelettes. Very good service. Small parking lot. Good prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary A
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great breakfasts all day! Large portions. A little on the greasy side. Excellent pancakes and omelettes. Very good service. Small parking lot. Good prices.

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Thank Gary A
Michigan
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best breakfast in town hands down. This place can be busy in the traditional breakfast hour. Best to come first thing or a little later. If you don't like breakfast at Real Food there's something wrong with you. Portions are huge.

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Thank Llewtwo
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had breakfast there, it was fantastic. Met my daughter for a late breakfast, and we both loved our food. She had the stuffed french toast, and I had the California Eggs Benedict. Both were fantastic very fresh very fast lively crowd but no wait today. We will be back!

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Thank rotor372
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Very friendly waitstaff! Food was fresh, delicious and too much for either of us to eat in one sitting! The corned-beef hash was made with real beef and spuds (not the canned version) and was so tasty I wanted to keep on eating! The eggs were made correctly to order and the pancakes (flapjacks) were light and fluffy.

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Thank Treeblood
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Rated "one of the best breakfasts" in town, so we had to check it out. Went on a Saturday morning so it is very busy that time of day. My omelette was full, prepared just right and the service was very courteous and responsive.

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Thank Randall121
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great food made with love. This family run place shows great pride in what they do which is put out great food at a very reasonable price. Everything from basic eggs to more exotic fare is done right. Portions are large so be prepared to take some home.

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Thank 474terryn
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We really love this place. They never disappoint us. My husband and I stopped in for breakfast about 8:30. It was busy, but the wait was minimal. Fresh, hot coffee was brought right away. I ordered French toast with bacon and American fries. I received three large thick slices of warm bread sprinkled with powdered sugar. The bacon was cooked... More 

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Thank Catlover4884
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by a family member. It was really good food for a great price. I don't eat pork so the only unfortunate thing was no turkey bacon or turkey sausage. Our waitress was super sweet! And food came out really fast!

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Thank Ashley S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Was meeting a friend for a luncheon meeting and he suggested this restaurant. While reminding me a lot of Anna's House, it was cramped and busy! Even at 11:00 AM there was a sign up sheet for a table. No one is seated until the full party is there - which I like. Server came quickly and took our order.... More 

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Thank Moodman
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great spot for a local feel, great proportions and more importantly great food! I usually always go with a breakfast scramble and the caramel cake is amazing, if you can actually find a slice.

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Thank Kristian G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5430 Northland Dr Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: (616) 361-1808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?