As the most important meal of the day, breakfast should never be overlooked. And luckily, Holland is home to one of Michigan’s best breakfast joints.
Well-known as a go-to spot for breakfast and lunch, Anna’s House handcrafts creative, fresh meals with local ingredients, catering to a variety of tastes, including vegan and vegetarian.
“The menu is very diverse, it has lunch and breakfast, but they’re unique entrees,” said Trish Prince, general manager of Anna’s House in Holland. “We use a lot of local companies, we try to make everything in-house as much as possible. We have a lot of gluten-free and dairy-free options, and we’re proud to be able to help the people that need those.”
Can’t decide on sweet or savory? Don’t worry — Anna’s House has both covered. Best-selling dishes include the Twilight French Toast, Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprouts Hash, Corned Beef Benny and Breakfast Burrito.
“Our Twilight French Toast is French bread ripped up and soaked in creme brulee sauce,” Prince said. “That one is killer, we showed it on the Cooking Channel, it was on Cheap Eats.”
The full menu is offered year-round, while the seasonal menu changes four times a year. Anna’s House now has six locations across Michigan, with Holland being the second-largest, following the recently opened Westland restaurant.
“I think ultimately the plan is to open two new restaurants a year,” Prince said.
The vibrant, retro-meets-modern atmosphere brings back the nostalgia of a ’50s diner. Splashes of light green and turquoise illuminate the inside, while eclectic antiques and trinkets line the walls.
A visit to Anna’s House can be compared to a trip to Disneyland — minus the mouse ears.
“We always like to bring up Disneyland,” Prince said. “When you go there, everybody’s smiling, everybody’s in a great mood — it’s all about the experience. When (guests) come to Anna’s, we make them feel comfortable, make sure they’re getting exactly what they want and leaving feeling better than when they came in. Having a great experience is what we want.”