Upon a recommendation from our good friends at EatGR (an amazing Facebook page devoted to eateries in the greater Grand Rapids area) Mrs. Snausy and I ventured into the Westsider Cafe over on Walker Avenue on the West Side of Grand Rapids, Michigan for lunch today. It was our first time there, and you would have thought Mrs. Snausy had just been given a million dollars – she hasn’t raved like this about good food at a restaurant in quite some time!
The place was packed when we got there about 12:45pm, but we were seated right away. Our server was amazing – and even apologized for it being so hot (like that was her fault.) She seemed genuinely interested in us coming back, something I appreciate more and more. The Westsider features several Polish dishes and also some Cuban fare, as well as the solid breakfast standards. Nothing over $7.95 here, either, including 5-egg omelettes! So without further ado, here are a couple interior pictures and a couple of pictures of the food.
The Polish Club was what got my wife’s attention…polish sausage instead of the traditional turkey, and the horseradish mayo made this dish something special. Kudos on the fries – Mrs. Snausy’s favorite kind of fries (skin on, perfectly fried) and loads of them, too!
My Eggs Benedict was prepared perfectly – the poached eggs were amazing, the hollandaise sauce not overpowering, and the grilled redskin taters were done to a turn. Tasty!
This place has a pretty extensive breakfast and lunch menu, so we’re both excited to go back and try some more of their good home-cookin’. This place is a gem on the West Side of Grand Rapids – enjoy!