Enjoy lunch (or dinner on Tuesday evenings) at the Balk Café, with its dazzling glass ceiling sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Named Lena’s Garden in honor of Lena Meijer, the sculpture, comprised of dozens of individual blown-glass pieces, spans the ceiling in a spectrum of colors from cool greens, cobalt blues and purples to brilliant oranges, yellows and reds.
With an emphasis on local products, Meijer Gardens' globally inspired menu changes with the seasons and features sandwiches, salads, small bites and a kid’s menu. In stock is a colorful variety of beverages including soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea, wine and a selection of Michigan craft beers. Guests can sit indoors in the colorful climate of Lena’s Garden or enjoy the picturesque water fountain and the changing seasons of the outdoor Grand Rapids Press Terrace. Conveniently located near the main entrance of the building, the Balk Café is open to the public and admission is not required. Also offered is free wireless internet.
Fast, fresh and local...you'll like what you taste.
The Balk Café is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday. On Tuesdays we are open from 9 am to 9 pm.
Full menu served until 4 pm. Between 4 pm and 5 pm the Café offers snacks, desserts, beverages and Fresh Express items.
On Tuesday nights, full menu is available until 8 pm with snacks, desserts, beverages and Fresh Express items served until 9 pm.
Fresh Express available during regular business hours.