It’s been a tough week for some of metro Detroit’s restaurant institutions. Just a day after the closure of Dearborn’s Sign of the Beefcarver, another longstanding local establishment the M & M Cafe confirms to Metro Times that it will serve its last meal this summer.
Owners Maurice and Elaine Lteif opened the modest cafe at 13714 Michigan Ave. in the 1970s with a menu that blended Lebanese and American. Now nearing 70 years old, the Lteifs say they’re looking to retire from the restaurant business. They recently sold the business to a new restaurateur who plans to change the name to Now Cafe.
Over the past 35 years they served a loyal stream of customers in Dearborn who relied on the cash only-restaurant for affordable filling meals ranging from shish kafta to patty melts. The Lteifs plan to stay on through the end of the June before handing off the reigns to the new proprietor.