Stacks of hotcakes, overstuffed omelets and eggs scrambled with a side of savory sausage. We’re flipping out about all the classic and classier breakfast and brunch joints serving up ways to kick-start your day in metro Detroit.
Our picks for the best breakfast in Detroit
Breakfast is more than bacon, eggs and toast at The Clique. It is taste bud-dazzling Mexican omelets, corned beef hot skillets, Delmonico steaks with eggs and so much more. Lunch options also available. Diners may enter The Clique hungry, but they always leave full, satisfied and daydreaming about their next visit.
Glass Onion Griddle
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And anyone who says otherwise hasn’t eaten here. No better way to start your morning than by digging into a heaping plate of the Glass Onion Griddle’s scrumptious corned beef hash and eggs. It’s so good, you’ll dare to demand more and have to unbutton your pants in anticipation.
Omelette & Waffle Cafe
This cozy little gem in the heart of happening downtown Plymouth is bent on perfecting brunch. Order eggs any style (the hippie hash is groovy), generous omelets, Belgian waffles and crepes piled high with fresh fruit — “never flat, always fluffy.” Salads, sandwiches and housemade chili for lunch. The people-watching from the patio is almost as good as the food.
Le Andos Cafe
Salted caramel French toast. S’mores pancakes. So many omelet and hash creations. Yes, please! The strawberries and cream crepes are a delightful way to start your day — thin crepes stuffed with fresh strawberries and sweet cream cheese, sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate and strawberry syrups. Portions are big enough at Le Andos to share, but you probably won’t want to.
A Royal Oak staple for 10 years, Café Muse is always evolving. Its newest offering is Dottie’s, a casual southern bistro located in the renovated bar area of the restaurant. The unique menu features locally grown ingredients and a propensity toward “natural cuisine.” This is the spot where the French toast is accented with a five-spice pear nage, a scramble is made with exotic mushrooms and boursin cheese, and the side sausage is a blend of chicken, apple and Gouda.
Scrambling for more breakfast options? Try these.
Russell Street Deli, Dime Store, Hudson Cafe, Parks & Rec, Farmers Restaurant, The Potato Place, Louie’s Ham & Corned Beef in Detroit • Gest Omelettes in Redford • Hamtramck Coney Island in Hamtramck • The Fly Trap in Ferndale • Toast in Birmingham and Ferndale • The Breakfast Club in Farmington • The Chocolate Gallery Cafe in Warren
Read more about restaurants in Detroit.
- The Clique
1326 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48207313-259-0922 Highlight on map | More Details
- Glass Onion Griddle
6828 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI 48101313-558-9618 Highlight on map | More Details
- Omelette & Waffle Cafe
Westchester Square Mall, 580 Forest Ave., Plymouth, MI 48170734-454-6510 Highlight on map | More Details
- Le Andos Cafe
15433 Hall Road, Macomb, MI 48044586-566-5292 Highlight on map | More Details
- Cafe Muse
418 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067248-544-4749 Highlight on map | More Details