Best bit of advice I can give you is go early. Because of the publicity/hype from being named "Best Breakfast Joint" in a Grand Rapids Press article it is usually busy in prime times on a weekend and before work on weekdays.
We went at 7:10am one Sunday...they open at 7am. There were already 6 tables of people, but at least there were plenty others open. When we left a little after 8am there was not an open table but the wait would not be long. By 9am I am sure the wait would be significant.
The food? Very good. Homemade, upscale, unique, different. Basically they have gone out of their way to take breakfast to the next level and not just be a truck stop with Eggs, Breakfast Meat and Hashbrowns.
Not that there is anything wrong with Eggs, Breakfast Meat and Hashbrowns....in fact I live a place that makes a good simple farmers breakfast at a fair price. But I can appreciate where Anna's is going by taking things to the next level.
My wife had the French Toast made with Bailey's Sauce. It was good but very rich/heavy.
I had one of their omelets that was stuffed with Bacon, Sausage and their home made corn beef hash and cheddar cheese. It was GREAT and just the right size. Not stupidly thick and huge like some places but thin, light egg stuffed with meat and cheese. Just the right size. I ate it all, was not stuffed and not wanting for more.
The service was very good with lots of young ladies keeping coffee topped off and clearing tables as soon as they are open. Nothing turns me off more than to walk into a breakfast place that is skimping on help and see tables with dirty dishes that have not been collected and cleared.
If you like a plain simple breakfast you probably wont appreciate what they are trying to do here and probably won't like the prices ($30 with tip for my wife and I). But if you like a place that dares to be different, dares to push the envelope with fresh, homemade ingredients and charges what it takes to go beyond the basic fare then you should try Anna's House.
We will go again, but it wouldn't be or every week breakfast place.
Don't be turned off by the fact the place isn't much to look at from the outside. It was a repurposed restaurant building that has been there since the 60s or 70s and kind of looks run down. But it is nice inside and the food and service are top notch.
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