August 03, 2017

23 of the best breakfast spots in metro Detroit

Maybe it's Instagram, maybe it's just evolution; either way, the demand for cool new breakfast joints is rising rapidly. Here are 23 places that make the most important meal of the day the most delicious, too.

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Rose's Fine Food
10551 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit
Rose's places great emphasis on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, and a rotating assortment of house-made menu items, including impressive house-baked goods. Cakes and donuts lie just beyond the counter in eye-catching display cases, and the sourdough loaf used for their toast is springy and airy, finished on the grill for an interesting textural crunch.
Photo by Rob Widdis
Rose's Fine Food
10551 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit
Rose's places great emphasis on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, and a rotating assortment of house-made menu items, including impressive house-baked goods. Cakes and donuts lie just beyond the counter in eye-catching display cases, and the sourdough loaf used for their toast is springy and airy, finished on the grill for an interesting textural crunch.
Photo by Rob Widdis
Parks and Rec Diner
1942 Grand River Ave., Detroit
Nestled into the bottom floor of the Grand Army of the Republic Building, Parks and Rec serves up every dish you didn’t know you needed. The cinnafetti roll (you read that right) will satisfy any sweet tooth, while dishes like the standard will keep you coming back to try all of Parks and Rec’s savory options. Fair warning: You’ll want to Instagram every single thing you order.
Photo via IG user @parksandrecdiner
Parks and Rec Diner
1942 Grand River Ave., Detroit
Nestled into the bottom floor of the Grand Army of the Republic Building, Parks and Rec serves up every dish you didn’t know you needed. The cinnafetti roll (you read that right) will satisfy any sweet tooth, while dishes like the standard will keep you coming back to try all of Parks and Rec’s savory options. Fair warning: You’ll want to Instagram every single thing you order.
Photo via IG user @parksandrecdiner
Original Pancake House
Birmingham: 33703 Woodward Ave.
Grosse Pointe: 20273 Mack Ave.
OK, maybe we’re pointing out the obvious, but who would we be if we didn’t sing the praises of this OG breakfast spot? Come Sunday morning if you’re willing to wait, or stop by on a weeknight just because you can (the Dutch baby tastes just as good at dinnertime, trust us). No matter which location you visit, you’re bound to leave this metro Detroit staple happier than you arrived.
Photo via IG user @tablefortwodetroit
Original Pancake House
Birmingham: 33703 Woodward Ave.
Grosse Pointe: 20273 Mack Ave.
OK, maybe we’re pointing out the obvious, but who would we be if we didn’t sing the praises of this OG breakfast spot? Come Sunday morning if you’re willing to wait, or stop by on a weeknight just because you can (the Dutch baby tastes just as good at dinnertime, trust us). No matter which location you visit, you’re bound to leave this metro Detroit staple happier than you arrived.
Photo via IG user @tablefortwodetroit
Toast
Birmingham: 203 Pierce St.
Ferndale: 23144 Woodward Ave.
Contrary to its namesake, there is far more to this kitschy joint than crispy bread. We recommend the lemon ricotta pancakes and the bacon fried rice, though you truly can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Plus, Toast features an alarming amount of options for the day-drinker, from the salt ‘n vinegar martini to custom mimosas. If you’d rather spend your morning sober, take the campfire hot chocolate for a whirl.
Photo via IG user @eatattoast
Toast
Birmingham: 203 Pierce St.
Ferndale: 23144 Woodward Ave.
Contrary to its namesake, there is far more to this kitschy joint than crispy bread. We recommend the lemon ricotta pancakes and the bacon fried rice, though you truly can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Plus, Toast features an alarming amount of options for the day-drinker, from the salt ‘n vinegar martini to custom mimosas. If you’d rather spend your morning sober, take the campfire hot chocolate for a whirl.
Photo via IG user @eatattoast
Commonwealth Cafe
300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham
With food as upscale as the space itself, Commonwealth’s newly-renovated cafe is the perfect spot for both a quick coffee and a full-on meal. Their gourmet, minimalist fare will leave you feeling fancier than you actually are, and you’ll probably wind up buying a dozen macarons to go. Hey, it happens to the best of us.
Photo via IG user @gocommonwealth
Commonwealth Cafe
300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham
With food as upscale as the space itself, Commonwealth’s newly-renovated cafe is the perfect spot for both a quick coffee and a full-on meal. Their gourmet, minimalist fare will leave you feeling fancier than you actually are, and you’ll probably wind up buying a dozen macarons to go. Hey, it happens to the best of us.
Photo via IG user @gocommonwealth
Hudson Cafe
1241 Woodward Ave., Detroit
This cozy spot is an omelet-lover’s dream (there’s a chicken pomodoro option, this is not a drill). But don’t be fooled, this menu has depth; Hudson is also home to a delicious variety of pancake, waffle and French toast plates, along with five different takes on the classic eggs benedict. It’s the perfect place to kick off a lovely day downtown.
Photo via IG user @ellethefoodie
Hudson Cafe
1241 Woodward Ave., Detroit
This cozy spot is an omelet-lover’s dream (there’s a chicken pomodoro option, this is not a drill). But don’t be fooled, this menu has depth; Hudson is also home to a delicious variety of pancake, waffle and French toast plates, along with five different takes on the classic eggs benedict. It’s the perfect place to kick off a lovely day downtown.
Photo via IG user @ellethefoodie
La Dulce
2 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Located inside the Crowne Plaza Detroit hotel, this contemporary spanish bistro has plenty to offer in terms of great brunch. The restaurant offers egg enchilada’s with bean sauce, waffle liegeois, and spanish french toast.
Photo via IG user @thehungrydudes
La Dulce
2 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Located inside the Crowne Plaza Detroit hotel, this contemporary spanish bistro has plenty to offer in terms of great brunch. The restaurant offers egg enchilada’s with bean sauce, waffle liegeois, and spanish french toast.
Photo via IG user @thehungrydudes
Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles
19345 Livernois Ave., Detroit
Think you know chicken and waffles? Located on northwest Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion, Kuzzo’s is here to prove you wrong. Its menu revolves around delectable variations of the dish, from the “Big Red” (a red velvet waffle with wings or drumsticks” to more traditional “What Up Doe” (a standard chicken and waffles dish). Come on down for the soul food of your dreams.
Photo via IG user @thestarvingdentist
Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles
19345 Livernois Ave., Detroit
Think you know chicken and waffles? Located on northwest Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion, Kuzzo’s is here to prove you wrong. Its menu revolves around delectable variations of the dish, from the “Big Red” (a red velvet waffle with wings or drumsticks” to more traditional “What Up Doe” (a standard chicken and waffles dish). Come on down for the soul food of your dreams.
Photo via IG user @thestarvingdentist
MOCAD's Cafe 78 
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Next time you plan on making a morning trip to the art museum, consider stopping by MOCAD's Cafe 78 for amazing pastries and breakfast.
Photo via IG user @lorelei1973
MOCAD's Cafe 78 
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Next time you plan on making a morning trip to the art museum, consider stopping by MOCAD's Cafe 78 for amazing pastries and breakfast.
Photo via IG user @lorelei1973
The Pantry 
34220 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights
This local favorite is sure to satisfy all your omelette or pancake cravings. Opt for both, because, why not? Not to mention they have a daily special of all-you-can -eat pancakes for around 7 bucks, so that’s pretty much heaven.
Photo via IG user @deliahohen 
The Pantry 
34220 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights
This local favorite is sure to satisfy all your omelette or pancake cravings. Opt for both, because, why not? Not to mention they have a daily special of all-you-can -eat pancakes for around 7 bucks, so that’s pretty much heaven.
Photo via IG user @deliahohen