If you’ve read my Grand Rivers post from last summer, you know that Grist Mill is one of my must-stops when in town. It’s a tiny cafe nestled in Patti’s 1880s Settlement in the heart of town, and while the main restaurants (Patti’s and Uncle Bill’s, conjoined in one building) are consistently packed, Grist Mill offers lighter, fast fare in an outdoor setting.
Since my last visit (in November for the impressive holiday light displays), the cafe has been remodeled and now offers a slightly larger menu, including breakfast. They added a few extra tables and fans, and hung more flowers and plants. After a morning of shopping and buzzing around in our rented golf cart (red, of course) from the Bullfrog Bait Shop, we stopped by Grist Mill for some lunch.
As always, the staff was extremely friendly and more than willing to veggify a quesadilla for us to go with our iced coffees. They didn’t hold back! It was totally stuffed with peppers, olives, onion, tomatoes, button mushrooms, and a bit of cheddar and mozzarella. It also comes with a side of chips, salsa, and sour cream. All delicious!
If you prefer non-dairy milk for your coffee, they don’t offer it quite yet. However, the restaurants always give you a little questionnaire at the end of your meal, so you can request that they begin carrying it. For now, you can simply bring a bit of your own creamer with you if needed.
I completely enjoyed my meal here, and since the service here is so quick, you’ll have plenty of time to peruse the novelty shops and antique stores after your meal. There’s plenty to see.