Some sad news to report this morning as a truly one-of-a-kind and wonderful local breakfast spot in Southwest Michigan is closing after 10 years. Residents of Mattawan and Paw Paw have called The Garden Griddle a staple of the community for over a decade, but now the sun is setting on the diner, as they've recently announced March 2023 will be their final month open.

A locally owned and operated business, The Garden Griddle started out in the heart of Mattawan back in 2013 but was forced to relocate after a few years and they were able to find a new home on Main St. in Paw Paw, which is where they've been since. A very heartfelt and deep backstory was given by the owners, who announced the closure...

Believe me when I say this was not a decision that was easy for us to make. It is, however, the best decision for our family. Our family is forever grateful for the journey we have had with all of you. The Garden Griddle’s last day will be Sunday, March 26th. Come in till then and get your favorite Garden Griddle meal. After that let’s keep the party going though! We will still be available for your catering and bakery needs across the street at GG Sweets and Creative Catering.

I actually spent time with the owners of the Garden Griddle and they are genuinely great people. You really hate to see another great locally-owned business close, but hopefully, the closing of this door is the opening of a new one for them in the future.

Vintage Photos of Paw Paw