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The Westsider Cafe

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1180 Walker Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-7403
+1 616-233-0400
06:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

wonderful food , huge size - imposible to eat all, really awesome food, One of interesting place to try. very small and waited little bit on line but its a good sign to show how popular is it

Thank Ivan T
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The wait was little for the crowd that was there. Awesome food. We ordered both breakfast amd lunch. No complaints at all. Would return agsin for sure

Thank 82SLC64
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered and corned beef hash @ my husband had the Philly cheesesteak omelet. The hash was too chewy & potatoes slightly cold. The steak was barely noticeable in the omlettee so we had to order more. Also, both the toast & biscuits were cooked too long. I was slightly disappointed because this place has some awesome reviews. Must not... More 

1 Thank 2manysweets
Lansing, Michigan
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were running late on the last Friday of 2016 and had a late breakfast at 2pm. The Polish style food was great: the skillets are definitely worth another visit. It took a little while to get seated but it was well with it. Highly recommend it.

Thank Neil G
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96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We went on Monday at 1:15. Quickly seated. The BEST waitress ever! What a sweetie. My friend ordered off the menu ( well a veggie omelet minus eggs- no problem)!! She said is was SO good. I had an egg beater omelet with onions and light cheese- HUGE plus it came with potatoes AND toast!!!! Love the Westsider!!

Thank pam r
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Grand Rapids overnight for Michigan Tech volleyball game at Grand Valley. Had the Polish skillet and husband had the Cuban skillet for breakfast. Both were yummy. The polish skillet had sweet kraut on top and it was surprisingly good with the potatoes and eggs. The spice was just right for the Cuban skillet.

Thank Judy E
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough how great this little cafe really is! I love the food it's quality and quantity the staff is friendly and exemplifies hospitality. We love this place and frequently visit and recommend it every chance we get!

Thank Akhalil11
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We wanted to find an out of the way place for breakfast on this trip and found exactly what we were looking for. Really good food, fun servers, and reasonable prices. It is a small place without much room to wait for a table so be patient. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank mauidave65
Holt, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast we've had in MI, period! OMG the #7 was delicious and the portions were huge! My family of 5 ate with lots of leftovers for under $30 and we were stuffed and satisfied. Everything from the sausage to the french toast to the cinnamon bread was awesome:) Glad we made this pitstop on our way to the beach!... More 

Thank morganeashli2016
Troy, Michigan
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Get off the beaten path and go local for breakfast or brunch! Great food, good atmosphere. A little off the tourist path, but worth driving into the westside neighborhood. Scrambles are big servings, consider sharing something sweet, like pancakes and an omelet or scramble plate!

Thank Mark W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Polish, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1180 Walker Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-7403
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-233-0400

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