If you grew up in the Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids, you undoubtedly recognize the building now occupied by Red Jet Café. It’s possible your parents made deposits there when it was Old Kent Bank or you checked out books when it was the neighborhood library. To this day, the building boasts old bank safes and vaults. In fact, up until this year, the kitchen was housed in what was once a vault.
The charming cafe with a funky flair has a small town feel and retro decor that invites you to relax, sip on free trade organic coffees, savor an authentic crepe, enjoy a wood-fired pizza, or splurge on the daily pie and cheesecake specialties.
Owner Greg Gilmore remains committed to restoring historic buildings within the community and offering unique dining experiences, outstanding hospitality, and creative menus using locally sourced products. Red Jet Café, Rose’s, and Bostwick Lake Inn are all excellent examples of his commitment.
Manager Shaun Wooden and his hardworking team are friendly, fun, and focused on making every guest’s experience pleasurable from the moment they step through the door.
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