Local Eats: The Grafted Root Eatery in Grand Blanc offers home cooking and a full bar
GRAND BLANC, MI – For the past six years, Michele Matthews has designed her business to simulate the same atmosphere of her home: a warm atmosphere with matching chairs, hearty meals, and an array of alcoholic beverages.
Grafted Root Eatery in Grand Blanc is known for its local ingredients and meals from scratch.
“It’s basically home cooking,” Matthews said. “I was a housewife and mom before I opened this. So everything is basically like I cooked at home and I was raised to cook everything from scratch, not pre-processed. I try to buy as local as possible.
The breakfast and lunch restaurant serves basic items like banana bread, cherry and nut French toast, bacon and Swiss cheese quiche, salads and soups. It also has a full bar with beer, wine, and liquors from Michigan wineries and breweries.
Mathews says the restaurant reflects the setting of his home.
“He basically walks into my house. My daughter basically accused me of remaking our house, ”Matthews said with a chuckle. “She said, ‘This is exactly what our living room looks like.’ So we have a lounge area with a piano and a sofa.
The business owner was brought in to open the business after her experience as a waitress. She discovered that she loved to serve and prepare cold drinks. Matthews was also inspired by her grandfather who was a baker.
“People can stay as long as they want,” Matthews said. “They are not encouraged to overturn the table. It’s a place where people can come and stay, and they have. Sometimes they come for breakfast and stay for lunch.
The company offers outdoor seating, on-site dining and take-out. Guests can visit the restaurant from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Grafted Root Eatery is located at 12235 S. Saginaw St. Suite F in Grand Blanc. Call 810- 603-7121 and visit their Facebook page here.