Brunch is a meal that has taken Detroit by storm, feeding our hungry stomachs with deliciousness in the morning or for lunch. Check out some of the classics, as well as new places that serve up delicious meals that accommodate your weekend outings.
Wright & Co.
We’ve all come to know and love their specialty cocktails and shared plates, but now the deliciousness extends to Sunday brunch from 10:30am-2pm! Craft mimosas and cocktails help to pair with the 3 course prix fixed menu for $22 per person. So if you’re looking for something new to your brunch repertoire, we suggest making your reservations and heading to Wright & Co. this Sunday!
1500 Woodward, Floor 2, Detroit / (313) 962-7711
With dinner reservations booked out, brunch at Selden Standard is the best kept secret of how to enjoy the top restaurant in Detroit without much of a wait. Here, you can snag a homemade sweet roll or a scone for $5 or go the other way and order the Grapefruit Avocado Salad. They’ve also got housemade cashew milk, tomato toast and a slew of other brunch-y treats.
3921 Second Ave., Detroit / (313) 438-5055
Café 78 (MOCAD)
The menu has egg sandwiches, fruity french toast, Bloody Marys, mimosas and more. You can also perk up with Anthology Coffee in the open café space as you jam out to their weekly DJ spinning your breakfast away.
4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit / (313) 832-6622
This space is a city staple and brunch booms loud on the weekends. Make your own omelette, try The Big “O” (tomatoes, spinach, onion, zucchini, green pepper, mushrooms, broccoli, swiss cheese, served w/ hash browns & toast) or have a simple egg and bacon dish. The bar’s full and the Bloody Marys always flow.
488 Selden St., Detroit / (313) 832-5646
Punch Bowl Social
Bowl, laugh, play bar games and drink! With a killer menu, including brunch all weekend, and a full bar, this social spot is the city’s latest must-see. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh juices or chicken and waffles, Punch Bowl Social has it all to leave everyone full!
1331 Broadway St., Detroit / (313) 749-9738
Brooklyn Street Local
Try a fried egg dish, The Hangover Special, organic granola or their Banana Walnut Pancakes when you come here. If you want something lighter to balance your weekend, try one of the three in-house made scones or duck down into a traditional breakfast dish. Don’t forget to try the Swamp Juice…
1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit / (313) 262-6547
Detroit Institute of Bagels
Whether you like your bagel with a shmear or an egg sandwich, Detroit Institute of Bagels is Detroit’s destination for freshly made and delicious bagels. Our personal favorite: Rosemary Sea Salt! If you’re responsible for the stomachs of others, grab a dozen of assorted bagels or all your favorites.
1236 Michigan Avenue, Detroit / 313.444.9342
It’s a small, but mighty menu, with unique twists on your favorite brunch spot. If you’re heading to Eastern Market, avoid the long lines and check out this gallery / restaurant for everything from pour-over coffee and baked goods, to a hearty dishes made with local produce.
1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit / (313) 737-6606
As an Eastern Market weekend staple, this place has pretty much any Bloody Mary you can imagine, packed with garnishes, meat, veggies and more. It could probably operate as its own brunch food, but they’ve got the goods on their food menu, too. Cranberry Walnut Orange Pancakes, anyone?
2460 Market St., Detroit / (313) 393-1711
Heard of a beermosa before? Don’t even ask, just do it. This menu has anything from fruity waffles to hearty salmon brunch specials. Take your pick because it’s all worth a try.
719 Griswold St. #180, Detroit / (313) 962-9106
Choose from Pecan Pie French Toast or Huevos Rancheros and enjoy a heaping plate of overwhelmingly tasty brunch. There are lighter options as well, made with egg whites and veggies. Savory crepes are also on the menu to switch up the pace.
1241 Woodward Ave., Detroit / (313) 237-1000
Le Petit Zinc
It’s quaint, it’s authentic, and it just may be the cutest bistro in Detroit. Try a crepe, baguette or a croissant, close your eyes and drift away in Paris!
1055 Trumbull St., Detroit / (313) 963-2805
Parks & Rec Diner
You’ve got omelettes, baked goods, oozy cinnamon rolls, meat dishes and more. If you’re pickier than most, you can even make your own dish. You can also get the classic Shrimp & Grits plate or try some fresh fruit salad.
1942 Grand River Ave., Detroit / (313) 446-8370
Rose’s Fine Food
With creative menu names like Poodle Platter and Baby’s Buckwheat Pancakes, there’s a story with every meal. Poached eggs, garlic greens, spiced potatoes, Michigan maple syrup and more are infused into the menu. This tiny diner fills up fast, so come hungry and early!
10551 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit / (313) 309-7947
Gold Cash Gold
Grits & Eggs, Brioche French Toast with peaches, granola, Grass-Fed Burgers and more flood the menu. They’ve also got a Pickle Juice Bloody Mary with vodka OR pork fat-infused old charter 8 year bourbon for $9. The menu also has a coffee and rum infused cocktail to jump jolt your morning.
2100 Michigan Ave., Detroit / (313) 242-0770
Northern Lights Lounge
With a full bar and morning cocktail capabilities like you wouldn’t believe, this place is one to hit for mimosa carafes and classic omelette breakfasts with toast and potatoes made just the way you like it.
660 W Baltimore St., Detroit / (313) 873-1739
Bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, lighter sandwiches and sweet French toast are all options on the Fountain Bistro brunch menu. Maybe you’re wanting something a bit fancier…go for the bistro favorite- Smoked Salmon Hash. It’s got redskin potato, peppers, onions, poached egg and hollandaise…where could you go wrong? You also have a front row seat of everything going on in Campus Martius here.
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit / (313) 237-7778
Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles
This team does food like you’ve only dreamed of. The name says what they’ve got but they don’t make it just one way…go see for yourself!
19345 Livernois Ave., Detroit / (313) 861-0229
There’s nothing better than a good old diner breakfast, where you can sit at the bar and watch them make breakfast right in front of you, or sit and watch the liveliness of Jefferson Avenue pass you by – but be prepared to wait, this place is small, but mighty!
1326 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit / (313) 259-0922
With their new addition of a bar, take out station and wine store…not to mention their huge new patio, Mudgie’s is now open for brunch as well! Our suggestion – go on Sundays, when you just might get their specialty bread pudding as a nice surprise complimentary dessert to round out your delicious Eggs Benedict or signature sandwich.
1300 Porter Street, Detroit / (313) 961-2000
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