6 Non-Traditional Grand Rapids Brunch Spots to Get Your Egg Cracked (Or Not)

Shake Up Your Easter Sunday at Any One of These Great Grand Rapids Restaurants!

Getting tired of the same old omelet stations, Belgian waffle bins and baked ham dishes prepared en masse that are the hallmarks of a traditional Easter feast? Why not try something different this year and branch out for brunch?* You won’t have to travel far, Grand Rapids has some of the best unconventional brunch options around – on Easter and throughout the entire year!

1. Gaia Cafe (EGR) – Located at 209 Diamond Ave NE, the intimate Gaia Cafe serves an all-vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu that will have even die hard carnivores falling in love at first bite. Cornbread French Toast, Veggie Hash and the Mean Green Burrito are some top favorites, with rotating specials offered by the week. Seasonal fruit and fresh-squeezed orange juice abound, and the help-yourself coffee station is a nice touch!

2. Charley’s Crab (DOWNTOWN) – Spice up your Easter Sunday with some seafood! Charley’s Crab located at 63 Market Ave SW serves up some of the freshest to be had in the city, and on Easter Sunday they’ll be offering sushi, smoked salmon, shrimp and more (including plenty of traditional breakfast selections) during an all-day brunch buffet. 

3. Cherie Inn (EGR) – Travel to Europe this Easter! Or maybe just Easttown … Cherie Inn, a charming European themed cafe located at 969 Cherry St SE, prides itself on being one of West Michigan “best-kept secrets”, and they’ve certainly earned the bragging rights. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a cafe de Paris when elegant dishes like the European Breakfast, Spinach, Pine Nut & Tomato Frittata or Cranberry Walnut French Toast are set before you. Don’t forget to add a steaming beverage from their excellent coffee menu! 

4. Noto’s Old World Italian Dining (CASCADE TOWNSHIP) – Ditch the waffles and other sweet brunch fare on this Easter Sunday – savory dishes from the old country are what’s on the menu at the famed Noto’s located at 6600 28th St SE where Italian cuisine reigns supreme. You can indulge in delicious family-style recipes that range from authentic antipastos and pasta dishes to steak, chicken and seafood entrees.

5. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (DOWNTOWN) – Located inside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel downtown at 187 Monroe Ave NW, Ruth’s Chris‘ upscale dining establishment takes Easter brunch to a new level. Signature steaks and specialty entrees including lamb chops, lobster and barbecued shrimp will all be on the menu. Afterwards, skip the chocolate bunnies and indulge in something a little more sophisticated like Chocolate Sin Cake, Creme Brulee or Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce.

6. Ming Ten (GRAND RAPIDS NORTH) – Rows upon rows of Chinese and Japanese cuisine including Crab Legs, Sesame Chicken, Pepper Steak and more intersperse with freshly rolled sushi at Ming Ten located on the 2nd floor of 2090 Celebration Dr NE. Oh, and did we mention there’s a Hibachi grill, too? It’s enough to make you lose your noodle. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the end of the meal from a separate buffet offering options ranging from fresh fruit, puddings and gelatin dishes to a do-it-yourself soft serve station complete with toppings. Ming Ten’s buffet will be open all day and into the night on Easter Sunday and has enough space inside to accommodate even the largest parties.  

*RESERVATIONS REQUIRED OR STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR MOST FEATURED ESTABLISHMENTS PER WHERE INDICATED. CALL INDIVIDUAL RESTAURANTS TO CONFIRM SPECIFIC EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH OFFERINGS AND DETAILS.

For more information about the Grand Rapids area or any West Michigan community, please contact SVG Real Estate Firm at (616) 439-1927. 

 

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