12 Best Brunch Spots in Grand Rapids

Serious question for you: don’t you just love a good brunch? If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, brunch is the most fun, especially in the vibrant culinary scene Grand Rapids has to offer! Whether you’re a local seeking a new favorite or a visitor taking on the city for the weekend, there really is something for everyone.


That Early Bird

Mon–Thurs: 7am–4pm, Fri: 7am–9pm, Sat & Sun: 8am–4pm

That Early Bird has been providing Eastown with great brunch since they opened their doors in 2016. With a focus on seasonal and local products, they’re able to create a menu that is noticeably fresh, complete with Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free options.


Social Misfits

Mon–Thurs: 9am–10pm, Fri & Sat: 9am–11pm, Sun: 9am–4pm

You have never seen waffles like this. In the center of Downtown, Social Misfits serves up inventive brunch all day, every day. Pair one of their sweet or savory creations with your choice of a coffee or a cocktail, and you’ve got a brunch made in heaven.



Sun: 10am–3pm

When you walk through the doors of MeXo, you walk into an authentic experience that takes you beyond Grand Rapids. The same craft and care that goes into their main menu definitely lends to their brunch. Take it from us, their food really tastes as amazing as it looks.


Brunch House

Every Day: 7am–3pm

With a name like Brunch House, you have to really know your way around a griddle. This recent addition to Grand Rapids does not disappoint, especially when their menu features things like Banana Bread French Toast and Southwestern Eggs Benedict. Take it from us — you need to give this place a try.


The Old Goat

Sun: 10am–3pm

What brightens up a weekend brunch more than live music? At The Old Goat, you can have it all. With rotating brunch specials, this place is where delicious food and great music come together into memories that you can savor even after you leave the table.



Mon–Fri: 7am–3pm, Sat & Sun: 8am–3pm

In just over a decade, Mudpenny has transformed from a humble coffee cart into a brunch favorite of Grand Rapids with two locations that serve consistently impressive food. Check out their original spot on Grandville Ave, or head over to their second location in Ada — there is delicious brunch in store for you at both.



Sat & Sun: 10am–2pm

Two words: breakfast poutine. That alone makes Linear an absolute must for brunching in Grand Rapids but add on the rest of the mouth-watering menu and the beautiful riverside views, and you’ve got an ideal brunch.



Every Day: 8am–3pm

If you love all things brunch, Lucy’s is the place for you. This place never misses, from the breakfast pot pie to the cornflake French toast, you really can’t go wrong by brunching at this Creston spot.


Saugatuck Brewing — Creston Taproom

Sun: 10am–6pm

No, we don’t have our maps mixed up. Saugatuck Brewing has an amazing taproom right here in Grand Rapids in the Creston neighborhood. We’re speaking from experience when we say that their brunch menu will seriously leave your mouth watering and your stomach grumbling.


San Chez

Tues–Sun: 9am–2pm

If you’ve been around Grand Rapids, odds are you already know about San Chez, but have you ever stopped in for brunch? The same great quality that they bring to their tapas are present in their breakfast menu too, along with their lively ambience that will get your day started off on the right foot.


Brown Butter Creperie

Tues–Sun: 8am–3pm

This Wealthy Street favorite is sure to give you a dream brunch experience. Brown Butter Creperie & Cafe serves up sweet and savory crepes as well as delicious Belgian waffles. They’re located in the historic Windmill building, which sets the perfect backdrop to enjoy their great creations.


Cherie Inn

Wed–Sun: 8am–2pm

The Cherie Inn is a Grand Rapids classic. This beloved brunch spot is located on Cherry Street, where they’re able to bring you all your favorite brunch staples. Plus, the charming atmosphere makes you feel right at home.


Are you hungry yet? Or maybe you’re looking for something but don’t have time for a full meal. Lucky for you, we have a list of our favorite coffee shops, too! There are so many incredible places to enjoy in Grand Rapids, which is just one of the reasons we love this city so much.


Brunch is always a good idea, especially with options like this!