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Reviewed March 13, 2021

The service was very good and professional. Server was attentive and helpful but did not push us to fill out information the restaurant wanted to collect but is an invasion of privacy if not unconstitutional to collect. Make a reservation and be advised that you'll...have to wait outside to be seated. The food was good as well- I had French toast and wife had an omelet. Portions were plentiful and came with all the trimmings. There were three large and thick slices to my French toast order so I did not go away hungry as one often can after some of the more skimpy French toast offerings I've experienced. Wife's omelet was large too. Very well-done on their part.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed July 31, 2020

Stopped by on a recent visit to Grand Rapids. Food was quite good with generous portions and friendly staff. Remember however, cash only.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020

I have eaten here several times over the last few years. It consistently serves well-prepared food at fair prices. The staff is friendly. I would eat here at least once per week if I lived closer.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 12, 2020

We were visiting from out of town and wanted to try a non-chain restaurant for breakfast. We noticed the high ratings of Real Food Cafe on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. The large selelction of food was great, and the bakery display...showed off their enormous cinamon rolls. Their food choices were unique and made it difficult to decide what we wanted to eat (everything looked so good!). The food was AMAZING! I had the Irish Omelet and my sister had the Nutela French Toast. I would definetly make the trip back to eat there again. My only complaint is that the retaurant is CASH ONLY. They do provide an ATM in the location but it is still an inconvenience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 28, 2020

The food is proportionate , simple, well prepared, and pleasing to your taste buds. This is a great place to work on your manuscript, new book, or big school paper.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

As always great food and service! Whether for breakfast or lunch the choices are plentiful and there is always a special or two.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

The food is awesome, the portions are large, Prices are reasonable, and proof of that is you’ll probably have to wait; :-) but believe me, it’s worth it. .

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2019

I got nothing bad. The kitchen rolls the food out. The servers keep your coffee full. Always busy, so be prepared to wait, but that is always a good sign in my book. Tables are a little crowded but it's always worth it.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

Fabulous place to enjoy breakfast - always a line which tells you how good it is!! Great neighborhood location!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 2, 2019

This is a great little place. Very much a local hangout and for good reason. They have great food and an awesome atmosphere. The menu is huge, you can defiantly find something good. The pancakes are a must try, I really enjoyed the cherry and...pecan ones. Service and value was amazing. The locals were warm and inviting and helped us find what we were looking for. Keep up the great work.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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August 7, 2020|
Response from TJCGrandRapids | Reviewed this property |
There is limited on-street parking but shopping center lots nearby.
February 13, 2018|
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Response from steenwykann | Reviewed this property |
The prices are midrange - breakfasts run around $6-9 each and the portions are large enough that my husband and I split a meal.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Real Food Cafe Eastern Ave

  • Yes, Real Food Cafe Eastern Ave offers takeout services.

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  • Real Food Cafe Eastern Ave is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4