Detroit Foodie Brunch Spot Bucket List


There is something about eating breakfast foods at all the wrong times that is just so good. 

Detroit Foodie BRUNCH

Below is a list of some of the most amazing savory and sweet brunch locations around town!

Bobcat Bonnie’sDetroit
Captain Crunch French toast AND a build your own mimosa or Bloody Mary bar.  How could you not?

Breakfast ClubMadison Heights
Tucked into a cute cottage style building, be ready for amazing baked French toast and Eggs Benedict, and the check is served with chocolate covered strawberries.

Brooklyn Street LocalDetroit
This Corktown favorite serves up their signature Hangover Special, magical pancake creations, and poutine. Get a taste of Canada without having to cross the bridge or the tunnel!

Cafe ZolaAnn Arbor
Phenomenal sweet & savory crepes are the specialty here, but the entire brunch menu is fantastic!

Camp TiconderogaTroy
A family friendly Sunday brunch made from scratch with an emphasis on quality ingredients.

Chocolate Gallery CafeWarren
If you’re looking to indulge, this is the place for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, Thursday through Sunday. Lemon ricotta pancakes are a fan favorite!

Cliff Bell’sDetroit
Take in the beauty of the surroundings, and listen to live jazz while you nosh on chicken & waffles and wash it down with bottomless mimosas

Dime StoreDetroit
Everything made from scratch and a full bar have led many to call Dime Store the best brunch in Detroit – go see for yourself!

Fishbone’s Rhythm Cafe
Detroit, Saint Clair Shores & Southfield
Because sometimes you want a side of sushi with your eggs, and why shouldn’t you have it?

Gold Cash GoldDetroit
Farm-to-table freshness, and the undeniable combination of pickle brined fried chicken & waffles is just the beginning of the amazing brunch experience at GCG.

Grand TavernRochester Hills
The brunch buffet here is unbeatable – a flat price and get a taste of everything!

Hudson CafeDetroit
Brunch is what the Hudson Cafe is known for and there’s a good reason for it!  Fresh squeezed OJ, a phenomenal coffee bar, and the best omelet you’ve ever had can all be found inside.

J BaldwinsClinton Township
Sunday brunch at J Baldwins ranges from classic fare to breakfast pizza. You pretty much can’t go wrong!

Johnny CakesTroy
While the names screams pancakes (and they are great!), the egg specialties are also worth the wait.

La Dolce VitaDetroit
This well hidden gem serves up some of the best brunch with class and style!

La DulceRoyal Oak
Sunday only, this new tapas spot offers Spanish inspired brunch options.

Le Andos CafeMacomb Township
The menu is a never ending list that will make your mouth water and stomach rumble. Bonus: if you want to enjoy it in the comfort of your own home, they deliver or offer online ordering for pickup as well!

MaraisGrosse Pointe
Upscale brunch dining is offered one Sunday a month. Call for dates and reservations.

Pancake FactoryShelby Township
This family owned and kid-friendly restaurant has a huge menu of breakfast and lunch favorites, and as the name says, specializes in pancakes of all varieties!


Parks & Rec DinerDetroit
Farm fresh local foods made into the best breakfast ever – lamb bacon, amazing baked goods, and boozy milkshakes are just a few of the amazing things that await you here!

RecipesFarmington Hills & Troy
Renown both locally and nationwide for their amazing breakfast

Rochester Brunch HouseRochester
Super fresh ingredients and menu pricing that break your budget make this brunch restaurant a fan favorite!

Rose’s Fine FoodDetroit
Come for the food and the ethics – Rose’s serves fantastic farm fresh, made from scratch deliciousness and also pays their staff a living wage. They do accept tips, but they are split by the entire staff and a portion is donated each month to a charity of the staff’s choosing.

Selden StandardDetroit
Brunch is served on weekends only, and the menu is seasonal, including both sweet and savory options as well as a selection of craft cocktails.

SevaDetroit & Ann Arbor
Brunch isn’t just for omnivores. The vegan and vegetarian dishes here will amaze even the most carnivorous of breakfast food lovers.

The Daily DinetteFerndale
Open 24 hours, and keeping the menu simple with breakfast sandwiches, burgers, fries, tater balls, and the most amazing freshly made donuts you’ve ever had!

The Fly TrapFerndale
The full menu is available all day, so whether you’re hungry for breakfast at dinner time or dinner at breakfast time, you can have it here and wash it down with a drink from the full bar.


The Grand Diner Novi
Family owned and kid friendly, the Grand Din
er is also dedicated to serving the freshest food around.

The Jagged Fork Grosse Pointe
Owned by the same people who made Hudson Cafe a Detroit staple, this breakfast and lunch location doesn’t disappoint with a huge menu of delicious options.  Expect to wait, even during the week, but know that it will be well worth it!

The Original Pancake House
Bay Harbor, Birmingham, Grosse Pointe, & Southfield
It may be a chain, but the food is amazing! You haven’t lived until you’ve shared a Big Apple!

The Pantry
Sterling Heights, Warren, & Washington Township
Expect a wait, especially on the weekends, but these family owned restaurants are totally worth it!

This kid friendly family restaurant has great food AND prices!

Three Blind MiceMt. Clemens
If you need a little “hair of the dog” come here for the brunch AND Bloody Mary buffets!

ToastBirmingham & Ferndale
Friendly service, strong coffee, cocktails, and a wicked good brunch menu make Toast is a must try!

Uptown GrillCommerce
A warm and friendly brunch stop during the day, and a busy bar & grille by night!

This Eastern Market legend has been serving up breakfast and Bloody Mary’s for years.  The menu isn’t fancy, but the food and drinks are simply amazing!


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Hi! I'm Erica, mom to two awesome kids, wife, certified Natural Health Educator, and small business owner. I'm a perpetual student, and currently halfway through a 4 year program to become a certified traditional naturopath. I recently opened Nature's Wisdom in Saint Clair Shores, which houses a natural remedy shop and my natural health services. Outside of work and family life, I'm an avid yogi, amateur photographer, bookworm, and I love making time for my best girl friends. I was raised in the Detroit 'burbs, and now enjoy sharing my love of the city with my kids and husband (a Flint native) - You can find us exploring the flavors of Eastern Market and fishing on Belle Isle most Saturdays!


  1. One Eyed Betties in Ferndale is a must try also! Great classics and daily specials…oooo and the Bloody Mary’s are quite good as well.


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