GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- It's a 50's diner with an upscale twist.
The Cheshire Kitchen on Plainfield Avenue has been a neighborhood mainstay for decades. Diners love the fresh take on diner classics, but you can get your old favorites too.
In the neighborhood for decades, the Cheshire Kitchen is an old fashioned diner with a twist. "We specialize in burgers and milkshakes, we also have a modern upscale diner type of vibe going with breakfast options," said owner Tiffany Runyon.
That's what brought the Bennet family in. It's Tate's 11th birthday and there is no place he'd rather be. "This is my favorite place to go to breakfast and I love their choices on the menu." His dad Brandon used to come here for ice cream as a kid, now this is a new family tradition.
"The prices are really good here, and its just a really good place to have a classic diner breakfast, they do that so well," said another diner. "It's only about a block away from us, so it's really great to walk down here and have breakfast, they make some of my favorite pancakes in the area, so that's great, and it's a great place to bring your family," said another.
That's music to the ears of Tiffany Runyon who's owned the Cheshire just over a year. "We specialize in scratch food, our soups are all made from scratch, our pancakes are made from scratch, our salad dressings." And their strawberry jam is apparently legendary. "We make our own strawberry jam and that is pretty much all we ever serve," said Tiffany.
They are putting an upscale twist on things with items like their adult grilled cheese. "You'll have brie cheese on it, spinach, apples, and you'll have bacon and it's just melted cheesy goodness."
The chef whipped up one of their special burgers for us, the Peanut Butter Bacon Burger.
And what would and old fashioned diner be with out an ice cream counter? "You can come in and just get ice cream. We have banana splits, we have a strawberry shortcake sundae which we make with fresh biscuits, we have malts, milkshakes, we have old fashioned sodas," said Tiffany.
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