Best Of 2014

Best Cheap Breakfast in Oakland County: Mae’s; 24060 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge; 248-548-5355; maesdetroit.com

Open until 3 p.m. every day except Mondays, Mae’s menu is naturally focused toward breakfast and sandwiches. The butter burger is a good bet for lunch: two well-seasoned, hand-formed patties come various ways on a generously buttered bun. Quality food, mood and reasonable prices keep this place humming.