"It's the most important meal of the day." Many of us grow up believing that skipping breakfast is a dietary travesty. You have to break the fast and by doing so, you'll start your day with the nutrition and energy to carry you through.

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I love it. I even like breakfast for dinner! Who serves the best breakfast in Grand Rapids? Trip Advisor has ranked the top 50 breakfast places in the area. Let's take a look at the top 5.

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Located at 2419 Eastern Ave SE and 3514 Plainfield Ave NE, they earn the number 1 spot. Real Food Cafe serves American cuisine. They offer Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, and Gluten Free Options too.

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This is family owned business that aims to use fresh, quality ingredients brought to you with a smile in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Stop by for a great breakfast or lunch. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 6am-2pm. Saturday 7am-2pm and Sunday 8am-2pm. They're closed on Mondays. They are currently hiring.

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Wolfgang's Restaurant

Wolfgang’s heritage can be traced back to the Grand Rapids and Reeds Lake Railroad Company, who built rail lines down Wealthy Street, connecting downtown to Ramona Park, located along the banks of Reeds Lake.

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The restaurant today is in the old trolley barn located at 1530 Wealthy St. They serve breakfast, lunch and brunch. Wolfgang's is open Monday-Friday 6:30am-2:30pm. On Saturday & Sunday, they are available from 7am-3pm. Wolfgang's is known for their pancakes, skillets and benedicts.

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Anna's House

At Anna's House, breakfast means food, friends and life. You'll find Anna's House at 3874 Plainfield. They have multiple locations around the state. At Anna's House, they are dedicated to providing fresh, local, quality ingredients in their dishes while offering an extensive menu to meet a variety of dietary lifestyles, such as gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian & vegan.

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At each location, they want their guests to feel at home & comfortable while making meaningful life connections in a clean, bright & friendly atmosphere. The Grand Rapids location is open 6am-3pm daily.

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Sundance Grill & Bar

At Sundance Grill & Bar you can choose American favorites with a southwestern flair. Their 28th Street location is known as "the weekend breakfast place". They serve delicious omelets and scrambled eggs that will have you coming back.

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Located at 5755 28th Street Southeast in the Esplanade Plaza, they are open Monday through Friday 7am-3pm and starting at 7:30am on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Cherie Inn 

This European style cafe is one of West Michigan’s best kept secrets. Located at 969 Cherry St. S.E., it is nestled near the tri-corner intersection of Cherry, Lake Dr., and Diamond. This breakfast and lunch eatery is the perfect spot for diners who appreciate homemade cuisine, professional service, and a sophisticated ambiance.

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Cherie Inn is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8am-2pm and closed Monday & Tuesday. Diners enjoy fresh flowers and they are known for Eggs Benedict. They shave the ham thin and make their own hollandaise from scratch.

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