Enjoy Delicious Food at these Brunch Spots in Wayne County

April 27, 2023 | Story by Max White

Breakfast or lunch? Why choose? Instead, have brunch. While mostly a weekend meal, more and more people are enjoying brunch during the week, and restaurants continue to add brunch menus.

In Wayne County, there are so many great spots to enjoy brunch, with or without a cocktail. Below are some of the best spots.

The Jagged Fork in Grosse Pointe and Dearborn Heights

There are a few locations throughout metro Detroit, but two in Wayne County. The Jagged Fork has a regular brunch menu, a weekend menu, and a holiday menu.

There are a ton of sweet and savory options, like the “chunky monkey” pancakes, “s’more french toast,” a chicken pomodoro omelet, pesto benny, and more.

The restaurant also has fresh-squeezed orange juice, coffee, pop, and more.

The Jagged Fork, @throwdowndetroit

The Cracked Egg in Grosse Pointe

You can get some great food at The Cracked Egg, located on the Detroit-Grosse Pointe Border. They have breakfast and lunch, so you can pick which way you want to go for brunch.

Give the chicken waffle sliders a try – with bacon bits and eggs – or The Cracked Egg signature omelet which comes with grilled chicken, onion, peppers, and cheese.

If you’re more into sweets, there’s a PB&J french toast, chocolate Oreo french toast, or birthday cake pancakes.

Avenue Brunch House in Dearborn

Avenue Brunch House is often updating their menu with seasonal items. Their brunch menu focuses on eggs and omelets, benedicts, pancakes, waffles, french toast, and more, but you can also order a la Carte with starters, sandwiches, soups, or salads.

They have Beignets if you want to feel like you’re in New Orleans, or you can get a waffle with cinnamon filling, vanilla glaze, cinnamon butter, and maple syrup.

Avenue Brunch House, @halalfoodjunkie

The Great Commoner in Dearborn

Described as a “boutique break cafe,” The Great Commoner in Dearborn has brunch every day during the week.

They offer bagels, fancy toast, and different sweet and savory items. That includes the chocolate praline french toast or steak and eggs.

The spot also has a large coffee menu to get you waking up with your food.

The Great Commoner, @dinewiththedenches

Bobcat Bonnie’s in Wyandotte

There are several Bobcat Bonnie’s locations throughout metro Detroit, and they focus on serving fresh food that is delicious.

Their brunch menu has starters, waffles, or what they call “lunchy brunch” which includes wings, sandwiches, burgers, and more.

You can also try their hash bowls, benedict, or breakfast tacos.

If you’re into cocktails, they have brunch cocktails and brunch shots, or what they call “IV bags.”

Bloody mary and mimosa at Bobcat Bonnie's


Whiskeys on the Water in Wyandotte

At the start of Downtown Wyandotte, Whiskeys on the Water serves up delicious food surrounded by an awesome atmosphere.

On weekends, they’re serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and it includes items like steak & eggs, strawberry shortcake french toast, omelets, chicken and waffles, and more.

They also have a brunch cocktail menu that includes a bloody mary and mimosa bar, espresso martini, sherry colada, and more.

Mom’s Restaurant in Trenton

Mom’s Restaurant, a small cafe serving up brunch daily, is known for its massive, signature bloody mary.

You can select your vodka, then it comes with a carrot, celery, peppers, and olives, and you can add shrimp or bacon to it.

The menu also includes things like biscuits and gravy, country-fried steak, waffles, pancakes, and more.

French Toast Bistro in Plymouth and Canton

With two locations in Western Wayne County, the French Toast Bistro is described as a “French-inspired Cajun bistro.” The spot is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and serves up dishes with locally-sourced ingredients.

They have a few different French toast options including baked French toast with berries, cream cheese, maple syrup, and powdered sugar.

You can also try some unique benedicts – the crab cake or Arcadian – and the Cajun has breakfast.

French Toast Bistro, @detroitexploits

Garage Grill & Fuel Bar in Northville

Right in the heart of Northville, Garage Grill & Fuel Bar is in an old 1940s-era gas station.

Their brunch menu includes loaded breakfast poutine, breakfast pizza, a variety of omelets, pork belly tacos, and more.

For cocktails, you can enjoy an Aperol spritz, bloody mary, mimosa, or the deluxe bloody mary which is loaded up.

Garage Bar and Grill, @detroitfoodieventure

The Hudson Cafe in Northville

The Hudson Cafe just opened in Northville after expanding from its Downtown Detroit location. They specialize in brunch with various pancakes, french toast, eggs, crepes, benedict, and more.

The Cinnabun pancake is incredibly delicious with swirls of cinnamon and cream cheese, and the Monte Cristo sandwich gives a unique, sweet, and savory flavor.

You can also get cocktails including beer, a pancake breakfast shot with a piece of bacon, bloody mary, a breakfast margarita, and more.

Hudson Café breakfast, a downtown restaurant

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