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Best Breakfast & Brunch in Detroit

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Dime Store

Celebrate the start to beautiful day with a delicious breakfast at Dime Store. This Chrysler House eatery serves up a delectable selection of breakfast, brunch and lunch items in a laid-back urban setting, with a hint of retro flair. Tuck into fluffy omelets, Belgian waffles and brioche French toast for breakfast, or gourmet sandwiches like the duck Reuben with confit duck leg and red cabbage, grilled chicken with smoked Gouda, and Korean BBQ with pickled onions for a flavorful lunch from the open kitchen. Salads, snacks and a daily chef's special soup are served as well, alongside local craft beer, Zingerman’s coffee, Rishi organic teas, wine and cocktails. Dime Store is a true Michigan eatery, with everything from the bread, cheese, oil and produce to the beer, cider and coffee sourced from local vendors of the highest quality. Hand-crafted from scratch daily, every dish is a delicious surprise, both familiar and excitingly different.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Cadillac Square Diner

Conveniently located in Downtown Detroit, Cadillac Square Diner serves up hearty breakfasts and American classics in a casual and comfortable ambiance. It is a favorite breakfast and lunch spot with busy professionals working in the area. Popular menu items include Eggs with Corned Beef Hash, Cadillac Skillet and traditional Biscuits & Gravy. It also has a large selection of omelets, a separate children's menu, and a good selection of steaks and chops. Wraps, pita breads and stir-fry dishes are also popular for a quick working lunch or takeaway.

Detroit, MI, United States
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The Hudson Cafe

For a hearty and creative breakfast, head straight downtown to The Hudson Cafe. The Hudson Cafe carries all your traditional breakfast favorites like pancakes, omelets, french toast, eggs and waffles, but also has some more creative versions that put a whole new spin on the most important meal. They also have a substantial sandwich menu. Start your day right at The Hudson Cafe.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Cliff Bell's

There’s nothing quite like a night at Detroit’s own Cliff Bell’s: amazing cocktails, live jazz, and award-winning cuisine. The jazz and supper club is all vaulted ceilings, leather booths, and burnished Mahogany. It originally opened in the 1930s, and after it shut its doors in 1985, was reopened in 2005 after painstaking renovations. It’s once again part and parcel of Detroit’s remarkable Jazz scene, which predates and influenced the Motown explosion. Grab a Detroit Dirty Martini and settle down for a sultry evening of great music.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Detroit Institute of Bagels

They take their bagels very seriously at the Detroit Institute of Bagels. Each bagel is lovingly produced with attention to detail, giving them a nice texture, and the owners admittedly treat bagel-making as a legitimate art form. One can pick from a variety of bagel flavors such as classic, sesame, poppy, cinnamon raisin and rosemary olive oil. For those who have a voracious appetite and one bagel just won't do it, pick from their bagel sandwiches.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Brooklyn Street Local

Brooklyn Street Local is mainly a breakfast and lunch place that is known for its use of fresh and local ingredients, supplied by local farmers as well as organic food companies. Their breakfast offerings include scones, granola, sandwiches, omelettes, pancakes and poutines, while for lunch they have quiches, soups, salads, as well as a variety of salads and burgers. Vegetarians and vegans have plenty of options to pick from. Do try their mini cupcakes as well.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Gold Cash Gold

Gold Cash Gold is a charming Southern eatery located at the bend of Wabash and Michigan streets in Corktown area. It occupies a time-honored structure which functioned as a pawn store previously. The exteriors have been wonderfully retained, with the lemon yellow doorway decorated with a signage that reminds locals of cheap stuff sold here. Chef Josh allures gourmands with the restaurant's open-kitchen layout, even as he displays his amazing culinary skills with every preparation. The Chef's Table at Gold Cash Gold inside the restaurant is an idyllic choice for private dinners.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Honest ? John's

If you like a bit of funk music and gritty atmosphere to go with your brunch and booze, Honest John's is the place for you. You can get all kinds of delicious brunch foods like omelets, sandwiches and burgers, but the real specialty are the chicken and waffles. Make sure to order a Bloody Mary or craft brew to go along with your meal.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Duly's Place

Duly's Place is a legendary, classic diner that has been serving up everything from breakfast to chili dogs for over 90 years. Duly's faithful swear that they serve the best Coney in Detroit, and is also first choice for breakfast. Low prices and friendly staff round out the reasons that Duly's has been around for so long, and still going strong. They accept payments through cash only.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Rose's Fine Food

Rose's Fine Food has a rustic and homely feel that makes you feel comfortable immediately. This fabulous breakfast and lunch spot has a locavore philosophy, using only fresh local ingredients. Everything is made from scratch on-site, and at prices that won't pinch your wallet. Their seasonal menu showcases the region's natural bounty, and offers interesting creations. Kick-start your day with their breakfast specials, while the lunch menu offers lighter fare, with quirkily named dishes.

Detroit, MI, United States
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La Dolce Vita

La Dole Vita is a little piece of Italy nestled in the heart of the scenic Palmer Park district. The restaurant's decor is reminiscent of an Italian trattoria, featuring chandeliers, flagstone walls and vintage accents. Patrons can even dine in the lovely patio area amidst floral gardens and live music. Rustic Italian cuisine is the highlight of the menu and brings together flavors from North and South in form of exquisite dishes. An excellent wine list and decadent desserts perfectly round off the dining experience. Reservations are recommended.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Fly Trap

In 2004 when The Fly Trap opened, the goal was to have a 'finer diner', and they most certainly have succeeded. The Fly Trap serves up classic American diner breakfast and lunch dishes with a twist as well as some globally influenced dishes, and the whole menu is available any time, so you can order breakfast for dinner if you want. Examples of items found on the menu include waffles, omlettes, grinders, burgers and salads. There are a good number of vegetarian items on the menu for non-meat eaters.

Ferndale, MI, United States
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