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One of Grand Rapids’ longest-open restaurants (est. 1924) offers what many say is the city’s most gracious breakfast and lunch. This Europeanstyle cafe occupies a quaint 100-year-old building with period decor throughout, including the original tin ceiling and Grand Rapids-made Stickley fine furniture. The dining room comprises several smaller rooms and nooks, adding to its ambiance and charm. There are fresh flowers on every table and a fabulous waitstaff led by proprietor Michael Kulczyk, who bought Cherie Inn in 1997 and still serves as its principal host. Finally, the food here is to die for – at very easy-to-live-with prices. Don’t miss the eggs Benedict with thinly shaved ham and house-made hollandaise that at least one globe-trotting connoisseur proclaimed “the best in the world.” Amway co-founder Jay Van Andel was born upstairs. President Gerald R. Ford met his biological father for the first time at Cherie Inn.

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SOLACE Fall / Winter 2016 - 2017  
SOLACE Fall / Winter 2016 - 2017