28 Metro Detroit Brunch Spots - Hour Detroit Magazine (2023)

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Whether you go out to brunch for major celebrations or it’s part of your weekend routine, these 28 metro Detroit brunch spots are serving up savory and sweet dishes to satisfy your cravings.

Bobcat Bonnies

From its Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar to its Cereal Shooter Flight, Bobcat Bonnies does brunch like no other. The restaurant’s menu boasts favorites like the 1 Lb Cinnamon Rolls, Go Bananas French Toast, and Breakfast Tacos, with tons of vegan options as well. Bobcat Bonnies, 240 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale; 248-677-0158; bobcatbonnies.com

Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is an easy, one-stop shop for all things breakfast and brunch. The restaurant’s menu includes breakfast bowls, Benedicts, skillet omelets, waffles and French toast, and more. There’s also regular specials; past features have included Peach Cobbler Oven-Bake French Toast, Sweet Potato Hash, and Shrimp Creole Omelette. Plus, each check is served with chocolate-covered strawberries. The Breakfast Club, 30600 John R Road, Madison Heights; 248-307-9090; facebook.com/breakfastmadison


Serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, the food is definitely worth the wait at this barlor and restaurant. Brown Dog serve plenty of sweet options like Fruity Pebble and Caramel Apple French Toasts as well as savory dishes like Avocado Truffle Toast and Bacon Brussel Tacos. Round out the meal with a Sorbet Mimosa flight or a Bloody Mary with poblano-infused vodka. Browndog, 120 E. Main St., Northville; 248-675-8596; browndogbarlor.com

Cafe Muse

Serving “comfort food with a twist,” this Royal Oak spot is an easy choice for a delicious brunch. Vanilla Bean Waffles with fresh fruit, Smoked Salmon Scramblers, Ricotta and Lemon Pancakes, and Cinnamon Raisin French Toast are just a few of the options that make Cafe Muse a must-try. Cafe Muse, 418 S. Washington St., Royal Oak; 248-544-4749; cafemuseroyaloak.com

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Cafe Zola

With fresh ingredients and delicious coffee, Cafe Zola is one of the most reliable brunch spots in Ann Arbor. Its menu boasts favorites like Turkish Eggs, Portobello Panino, Zola’s Crab Benedict, and Dark Chocolate Babka French Toast. Cafe Zola, 112 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor; 734-769-2020; cafezola.com


Commonwealth is a cool and casual spot for an early meeting or a lowkey brunch date. The menu includes the Common Scramble, Fried Egg Sandwich, Shiitake Omelet, Vegan Sourdough Banana Pancakes, and dozens of other options — including those for vegans and diners following a gluten-free diet — that prove brunch is never boring. Commonwealth, 300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham; 248-792-9766; gocommonwealth.com

Crawford’s Kitchen

This family-owned diner offers breakfast and lunch all day. Its New Yorker sandwich includes fried eggs with house-cooked corned beef and natural Swiss on grilled rye bread, while the Railroad Omelet combines fresh asparagus, crisp bacon, diced tomato, and provolone. A bonus: The portions are huge. Crawford’s Kitchen, 542 Starkweather St., Plymouth; 734-454-5724; crawfordskitchen.com

Dime Store

Serving breakfast made from scratch, Dime Store has a rotating list of Chef Specials in addition to its brunch menu. Pork Belly and Grits, Peaches and Cream French Toast, and Chicken Shawarma Hash were on a recent special menu, while the regular menu holds favorites like biscuits and gravy, the Bacon Avocado Omelet, and brioche French toast. Dime Store, 719 Griswold St., #180, Detroit; 313-962-9106; eatdimestore.com

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The Fed

Stunningly decorated, The Fed feels like a scene from a fairytale. The restaurant’s brunch menu brings features plenty of savory and sweet with options like biscuits and gravy, Smoked Salmon Benny, Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes, and cinnamon buns. The Fed also offers a mimosa bar and craft cocktail menu for brunch. The Fed, 15 S. Main St., Clarkston; 248-297-5833; thefedcommunity.com

First Bite

Creating “positive food for a positive life,” First Bite is devoted to enhancing the well-being of its customers through the food it serves. To achieve this, the restaurant serves options like the Vibrant Veggie Omelet, Arbor Avocado Toast, and Eclectic Eggs. First Bite, 108 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-369-4765; firstbitefoods.com

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The Fly Trap

Everything on The Fly Trap’s “Blunch” menu is available all day, so you can brunch anytime. Gingerbread Waffles, Red Flannel Hash, and Huevos Rancheros are just a few specialties that this Ferndale spot has to offer. The Fly Trap, 22950 Woodward Ave., Ferndale;248-399–5150; theflytrapferndale.com


Salted Caramel Chicken and Waffles, Mediterranean Breakfast Wraps, and Sunny Avocado Toast are just a few highlights from HopCat’s brunch menu. Although HopCat’s brunch includes a small selection of dishes, each one is deliciously crafted and cooked to order. Round out your meal with an orange or pineapple mimosa and a spicy Bloody Mary. HopCat, 4265 Woodward Ave. Detroit; 313-769-8828; and 311 Maynard St., Ann Arbor; 734-436-2875; hopcat.com

Johnny Black’s Lakehouse

Located in downtown Lake Orion, Johnny Black’s Lakehouse serves brunch daily. Its menu includes fan favorites like Deviled Pork Belly, AM Tacos, Florentine Frittata, and Berry Manilow Pancakes. Brunch cocktails include a Beermosa, Ultimate Bloody Mary, and Spanish or Irish Coffee. Johnny Black’s Lakehouse, 21 W. Flint St., Lake Orion; 586-553-9518; johnnyblacks.com


Located inside the Siren Hotel, Karl’s offers brunch every Sunday. Red Hot Chicken Toast, Peaches and Cream Waffles, and Shrimp and Grits are just a few standouts from the small but impactful menu. Karl’s, 1509 Broadway, Detroit; 313-855-2757; karlsdetroit.com

Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles

If you’re craving chicken and waffles, Kuzzo’s is the place for you. Variations of the combination dominate the menu and include the What Up Doe, comprised of three pieces of fried chicken, two waffles, grits, and two eggs, and Big Red, a red velvet waffle served with a choice of three wings or tenders and cream cheese glaze. There’s also a mimosa flight, Kuzzo’s Spicy Bloody Mary, and other cocktails. Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles, 19345 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-861-0229; kuzzoschickenandwafffles.com

Lena’s Kitchen

Chunky Monkey Crepes, Birthday Cake Stuffed Pancakes, Meat Lover Hash, and Italian Stallion Benedict are just a few of the crazy creations at Lena’s Kitchen. The popular brunch spot is known for its massive portions, so come hungry! Lena’s Kitchen, 28345 Beck Road, Wixom; 248-308-3890; orderlenaskitchen.com


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Le Petit Dejeuner

This Detroit spot serves meals family-style and has all the breakfast and brunch staples and then some. Stop by for chicken and waffles, blueberry pancakes, croissant French toast, and more. Le Petite Dejeuner, 6470 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-725-0257; facebook.com/lepetitbreakfast

Lulu’s of Commerce

This family-owned, family friendly restaurant serves up dozens of brunch options, including tons of omelets, blueberry pancakes, a croissant breakfast sandwich, and corned beef hash. Lulu’s of Commerce, 1001 Welch Road, #114; Commerce Twp; 248-669-1937; lulusofcommerce.com


Located inside the Daxton Hotel, Madam offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The brunch menu is small but filled with heavy hitters like the Serrano Ham Fritters, the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, and waffles topped with citrus marmalade. Madam, 298 S. Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-283-4200; daxtonhotel.com


With a name like MI.MOSA, it’s no surprise that this Farmington restaurant is a hot spot for brunch. In addition to over 10 different flavored mimosas, the restaurant also has Bloody Marys, Irish coffees, and flavored mules on its cocktail menu. The food is just as impressive as the drinks, with options like Chicken and Waffle Benedict, Monte Cristo sandwiches, and Breakfast Quesadillas. MI.MOSA, 23360 Farmington Road, Farmington; 248-957-8119; mimosafarmington.com

Mudgie’s Deli

Mudgie’s Sunday Brunch is packed with traditional favorites and quirky creations alike. The deli’s classic Eggs Benedict and Sausage Gravy Skillet will satisfy your savory cravings, while the French Toast and Peanut Butter Sandwich are great for any sweet tooth. Mudgie’s Deli, 1413 Brooklyn St., Detroit; 313-961-2000; mudgiesdeli.com

Rochester Brunch House

This restaurant is a staple in the Rochester community. Cherry Omelets, Challah French Toast, Nutella Crepes, and Breakfast Quesadillas are just a few of the delicious options Rochester Brunch House has to offer. For drinks, try out a soymilk latte or a Peach Bellini or Bloody Mary. Rochester Brunch House, 301 Walnut Blvd., Rochester; 248-656–1600; rochesterbrunchhouse.com

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San Morello

The Shinola Hotel restaurant’s brunch menu includes pizza, pastries, and side items like skillet potatoes and smoked bacon as well as AC’s Famous Sheep’s Milk Ricotta, Zucherino Donuts, Breakfast Spaghetti, and Baba au Rum French Toast. San Morello, 1400 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-209-4700; sanmorello.com

Soul Cafe

This restaurant partners with Friendship Circle’s Soul Projects, which teaches adults with special needs skills like food prep, serving, hosting, and cooking. The menu is full of favorites like avocado toast, yogurt bowls, cold brew coffee, and a lox plate. Soul Café, Farber Center 5586 Drake Road, West Bloomfield Twp.; 2488-788-7400; friendshipcircle.org

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Stray Hen Cafe

The oatmeal bar is the highlight of this brunch experience. With dozens of ingredients —including cranberries, flaxseed, blueberries, brown sugar, caramel, almonds, and more — this is a healthy option you won’t want to miss. If oatmeal isn’t your jam, Stray Hen Cafe also has avocado toast, burrata toast, a lox sandwich, breakfast sliders, and plenty of other options. Stray Hen Café, 403 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor; 734-929-2590; strayhencafe.com

Sylvan Table

Using ingredients grown on the restaurant’s farm, Sylvan Table guarantees fresh, delicious meals. Its brunch menu has included items like bacon fried rice, smoked trout with a ramp tart, a breakfast bowl with quinoa and poached eggs, and a vegetable frittata. Kick things up a notch with its Wellness Flights, which includes three freshly made juice shots with ingredients like turmeric, poblano pepper, and beet. Or, go for coffee from James Oliver Coffee or tea from Goldfish Tea. Sylvan Table, 1819 Inverness St., Sylvan Lake; 248-369-3360; sylvantable.com


This self-described “neighborhood joint” offers an eclectic brunch menu, from its Key West Waffles and Why So Blue Pancakes to the Sprout Bowl and Bacon-Fried Rice. Toast – Birmingham, 203 Pierce St., Birmingham; 248-258-6278; and Toast – Ferndale, 23144 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-398-0444; toastbirmingham.com

Toasted Oak

Serving farm-to-table selections, Toasted Oak utilizes tons of local ingredients on its menu. Veggie Hash with seasonal vegetables, egg white omelets with goat cheese and seared mushrooms, and buttermilk pancakes with Michigan maple syrup are just the beginning of this tiny but mighty menu. Toasted Oak, 27790 Novi Road, Novi; 248-277-6000; toastedoak.com

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