During Grand Rapids early history the west side of the town was isolated from the east side by the natural separation of the river. This natural separation lead to the west side of Grand Rapids not developing as quickly as the eastern metropolis, but in the early 1900's the Grand Rapids streetcar system was created and began to make the westside more accessible for all of Grand Rapids' inhabitants. Today the westside is home to a variety of small businesses that although quaint, are always welcoming.
The Westsider Cafe is a spot loved among locals, but otherwise off the radar. Open everyday of the week The Westsider is a homey and cozy spot for breakfast or lunch, but don't expect to grab a dinner there, they are only open until three in the afternoon.