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6 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4304
+1 616-233-3219
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10:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Wed - Sat 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been wanting to try the Garden Diner and Cafe since seeing them at GR Vegfest in September. I looked at the menu online as well however the menu online is not the menu they use in house. The restaurant is good size, plenty of space to sit and it was not busy at all when I visited. The staff... More 

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Thank sunquest4me
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the downtown area, but really easy to get to and parking is a snap. I was in Grand Rapids area and searched for a vegan restaurant and these guys came up with a good rating. In short, its crazy they are not listed as 5 star. The people are really sweet and nice, they are very helpful and the... More 

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Birch Run, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Awesome vegan variety. Charitable option to take a meal if in need, or to buy one for someone. Supports local food suppliers and pays living wages to servers so you don't need to tip. Called the Garden Cafe now.

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Thank Joanne T
Birch Run, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Awesome vegan variety. Charitable option to take a meal if in need, or to buy one for someone. Supports local food suppliers and pays living wages to servers so you don't need to tip. Called the Garden Cafe now.

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Thank Joanne T
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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323 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Bartertown is now called "The Garden" same menu. Split a chickpea ( spicy) sandwich and a black bean burger, both were very tasty.

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Thank Sue D
alma, mi
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is a cool hipster vegan restaurant, they have a limited menu but everything on it is well made! Love it that they included the price and the taxes on the menu, you don't tip, you just leave a meal for someone else who may need one. Very cool. I will definitely be back.

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Thank Teela R
Middlebury, Indiana
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114 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dessert. We got donuts, cupcakes, and coffee. Donuts & desserts are made by Rise Grand Rapids. The cupcakes were a little dry, but the donuts were good. It's great to be able to get vegan treats. I just wish that a donut wasn't almost $4. Still, glad to have exotic flavors, and vegan desserts.

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Thank GypsyEJ
Sarnia, Canada
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162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were headed to Grand Rapids for the day & were excited to try this vegan place for lunch. It was a Wednesday at 11am and there were a few other tables seated, you can tell its a popular spot! I ordered the large breakfast which consisted of potatoes, tofu scramble, greens, tempeh bacon and choice of... More 

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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Great cool vegan restaurant. Everything was delicious. I definitely recommend. We had a kale salad , a taco and the Reuben sandwich and a oatmeal cream pie for dessert. All was delicious. My only tiny suggestion is that they serve potato chips with the sandwich , I like a healthy meal and the chips was a weird side for me.... More 

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Free Soil, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

My husband and I sporadically eat healthy primarily because we don't take time to cook. Bartertown allows us to eat out AND eat healthier than we would at home! In addition to the Great food, they give us an opportunity to give back to others with the TACO BOARD.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Wednesday
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4304
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-233-3219

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