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9 Essential Ann Arbor Brunches

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Brunch isn’t just for special occasions and holidays anymore. It’s not even just for Sunday mornings, as restaurants serve it well into the afternoon and on Saturdays, too. And why not? People love brunch. Sometimes it’s to a great way to recover from a long night, to fuel up for a big day, or even just an excuse to not cook.

Whether it’s a diner serving breakfast standards or an extravagant buffet, Ann Arbor has a variety of places to go to. Right here are the essential brunch spots in the Deuce.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Angelo's

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1100 Catherine St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-8996
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This corner diner has been serving breakfast and lunch to locals since 1956. Generous portions of brunch standards are served by a friendly and efficient staff, and all breads, including their wildly popular raisin toast, are baked in-house.

2. Afternoon Delight

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251 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 665-7513
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Students and townies alike line up around the block for Afternoon Delight's generous takes on breakfast classics. Their signature bran muffins are fan favorites, as are the Belgian waffles topped with frozen yogurt and fresh fruit.

3. Sava's

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216 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 623-2233
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Sava's spacious dining room and lively atmosphere make for a bright start to the day. The breakfast menu and weekend brunch buffet feature eclectic dishes with influences from across the globe, and the house-made pop tarts are a must-have while sipping on a bottomless mimosa.

4. Aut Bar

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315 Braun Ct
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 994-3677
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This Kerrytown favorite strays from its standard pub fare to serve a weekend brunch that features classic Mexican breakfast dishes. In summer, the huge patio is great spot to relax after working up an appetite at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market across the street.

5. Zola Bistro

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3030 Washtenaw Ave #B101
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 477-8088
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Cafe Zola in downtown Ann Arbor has been a favorite brunch spot for its sophisticated omelettes and crepes made from top quality ingredients. Since opening in 2013, Zola Bistro has brought that same winning formula to its chic and airy dining room.

6. Avalon Cafe and Kitchen

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120 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 263-2996
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The first restaurant from Detroit-based Avalon International Breads has quickly gained a strong following for its brunch. It’s no surprise that their baked goods are the basis for their excellent French toast and sandwiches. However, dishes like their braised oxtail hash and potato tacos are not to be missed.

7. Gandy Dancer

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401 Depot St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 769-0592
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Housed in a former train depot, Gandy Dancer’s steak and seafood menu have been a f longtime favorite in Ann Arbor. The decadent brunch buffet continues the focus on classics with carving stations, made-to-order omelets, and various seafood items.

8. Zingerman's Roadhouse

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2501 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 663-3663
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Zingerman’s Roadhouse is dedicated to high quality American cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients. The brunch menu features classics such as eggs benedict and corned beef hash as well as inventive items like their grits and bacon-filled waffles, and buttermilk biscuits with chocolate bacon gravy.

9. Grange Kitchen and Bar

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118 W Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 995-2107
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This downtown farm-to-table eatery is known for hearty, seasonal fare and several of their popular dishes get transformed into innovative takes on brunch. Their duck confit appears in both hash and poutine forms, and their breakfast tacos feature house-made chorizo. A brunch cocktail list features an assortment of Bloody Marys and juice-based drinks.

1. Angelo's

1100 Catherine St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
This corner diner has been serving breakfast and lunch to locals since 1956. Generous portions of brunch standards are served by a friendly and efficient staff, and all breads, including their wildly popular raisin toast, are baked in-house.
1100 Catherine St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

2. Afternoon Delight

251 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Students and townies alike line up around the block for Afternoon Delight's generous takes on breakfast classics. Their signature bran muffins are fan favorites, as are the Belgian waffles topped with frozen yogurt and fresh fruit.
251 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

3. Sava's

216 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Sava's spacious dining room and lively atmosphere make for a bright start to the day. The breakfast menu and weekend brunch buffet feature eclectic dishes with influences from across the globe, and the house-made pop tarts are a must-have while sipping on a bottomless mimosa.
216 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

4. Aut Bar

315 Braun Ct, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
This Kerrytown favorite strays from its standard pub fare to serve a weekend brunch that features classic Mexican breakfast dishes. In summer, the huge patio is great spot to relax after working up an appetite at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market across the street.
315 Braun Ct
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

5. Zola Bistro

3030 Washtenaw Ave #B101, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Cafe Zola in downtown Ann Arbor has been a favorite brunch spot for its sophisticated omelettes and crepes made from top quality ingredients. Since opening in 2013, Zola Bistro has brought that same winning formula to its chic and airy dining room.
3030 Washtenaw Ave #B101
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

6. Avalon Cafe and Kitchen

120 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
The first restaurant from Detroit-based Avalon International Breads has quickly gained a strong following for its brunch. It’s no surprise that their baked goods are the basis for their excellent French toast and sandwiches. However, dishes like their braised oxtail hash and potato tacos are not to be missed.
120 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

7. Gandy Dancer

401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Housed in a former train depot, Gandy Dancer’s steak and seafood menu have been a f longtime favorite in Ann Arbor. The decadent brunch buffet continues the focus on classics with carving stations, made-to-order omelets, and various seafood items.
401 Depot St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

8. Zingerman's Roadhouse

2501 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Zingerman’s Roadhouse is dedicated to high quality American cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients. The brunch menu features classics such as eggs benedict and corned beef hash as well as inventive items like their grits and bacon-filled waffles, and buttermilk biscuits with chocolate bacon gravy.
2501 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

9. Grange Kitchen and Bar

118 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
This downtown farm-to-table eatery is known for hearty, seasonal fare and several of their popular dishes get transformed into innovative takes on brunch. Their duck confit appears in both hash and poutine forms, and their breakfast tacos feature house-made chorizo. A brunch cocktail list features an assortment of Bloody Marys and juice-based drinks.
118 W Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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