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Metro Detroit Restaurants Serving Brunch Classics for Takeout and Delivery

Where to get buckwheat pancakes, steak and eggs, and mimosa kits to-go

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Brunch used to reliably drive people out of bed and into restaurant seats. But since the onset of the pandemic, many people are rethinking how they eat. Gone are the days of the build-your-own bloody mary bar; a long, leisurely egg-topped meal with mimosas is more safely executed at home. For those still desiring to scratch the itch with a plate of chicken and waffles or a breakfast taco, many local restaurants are serving some of their most reliable brunch items for takeout and curbside pickup. A few even serve mimosas to-go. Below find some of the most reliable spots for worthwhile brunch in metro Detroit.

And please remember to be kind and tip well, regardless of your eating arrangements. Employees and delivery workers are taking risks during this extraordinary time so that customers can get a taste of normalcy.

A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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1. Rose's Fine Foods

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10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 309-7947
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This small, locally sourced eatery on Detroit's east side has the atmosphere of an old fashioned diner with cooks grilling up veggies, pancakes, and eggs right behind the counter. The restaurant is currently closed for dine-in service during the pandemic, but is offering options like egg sandwiches, buckwheat pancakes, and oh-so-many wonderful cakes and pastries to-go. Customers can place orders online for curbside pickup. The restaurant also offers drinks like bottled cold brew and canned rosé.

2. Le Petit Dejeuner

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6470 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 725-0257

Family-style brunch restaurant Le Petit Dejeuner is open for dine-in service by reservation through OpenTable and also takes carryout orders. Call in for options like shrimp and grits, German chocolate waffles, and blueberry pancakes.

3. The Hudson Cafe

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1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 237-1000
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Downtown’s breakfast hotspot stakes its reputation on a mountain of luxuriant savory and sweet breakfast meals. The red velvet pancakes with cream cheese drizzle and the voodoo eggs benedict corn cakes, Spanish chorizo, cheddar cheese, and ranchero sauce are legendary. Customers can place brunch orders for carryout or delivery with SeamlessGrubhubUber Eats, and Doordash with the option of cocktails like mimosas and bloody marys. Patio service is also available.

4. Karl's

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1509 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 855-2757
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This charming luncheonette inside the Siren Hotel offers a bunch of its most popular menu items to-go including buttermilk pancakes with breakfast sausage and cheddar grits. The meal comes on a TV dinner tray. Customers can order online and even throw in a bottle of rosé. Karl’s is also providing dine-in service.

5. PJ's Lager House

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1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-4668
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One of the city's most underrated brunches is served at this neighborhood bar on Michigan Avenue. Cocktails are inexpensive, the meal portions are generous, and as an added bonus many are vegan-friendly. Customers can place orders online for vegan biscuits and gravy, tofu scrambles, and even “bottomless” mimosas for carryout.

6. The Brooklyn Street Local

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1266 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 262-6547
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Corktown's ever-busy brunch hub Brooklyn Street Local turns out consistently tasty mid-day meals with a fresh, regionally sourced flair. The selection of poutines harken back to the proprietors' Canadian roots and are best enjoyed with an egg on top and a cup of strong house coffee. Currently BSL is serving carryout and accepts online orders for everything from quiche to spicy tofu sandwiches. Customers can add on a virgin bloody mary or a bottle of wine to go with the meal. For a full brunch feast, place orders for brunch boxes by 5 p.m. on Thursdays for a Saturday pickup.

7. Folk

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1701 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 290-5849
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Place orders online or head to the walk-up window between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for waffle breakfast sandwiches and sausage rolls from this all-day cafe and micro market. Folk offers options like coffee and wine, which can be purchased to-go or opened and sipped on the patio for a $15 corkage fee.

8. Grey Ghost Detroit

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47 Watson St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 262-6534
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In addition to dine-in and patio seating, Grey Ghost in Brush Park continues to offer its brunch menu for curbside pickup. The to-go menu features options like Philly steak and cheese grits, cornbread waffles, and raspberry “toaster” strudel with lemon icing. The restaurant also sells wine and beer for carryout. Place orders online.

9. Honest John's Bar & No Grill

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488 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5646
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Cass Corridor's neighborhood bar serves up the standards that are vital to any good brunch: booze and breakfast food. A full bar means you can have plain old coffee, a bloody mary, of a morning glass of wine depending on your mood. Most items are served all day so you can grab breakfast at any hour. The restaurant currently has expanded outdoor seating also takes carryout orders and delivery orders through Uber Eats and Doordash.

10. Selden Standard

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3921 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 438-5055
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Detroit's staple of new American dining has developed a brunch following. Pastries, lemon ricotta pancakes, and shakshuka with sides of grilled bread are paired with cocktails and fresh coffee. Selden Standard is currently offering dine-in service but also takes orders online.

11. Al Tayeb Restaurant

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15010 W Warren Ave Suite 111
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 633-1752
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The Al Tayeb mini chain specializes in Lebanese breakfast staples like creamy foul (fava beans), mshawasheh (chickpeas in tahini-based lemon-garlic sauce, fatteh (yogurt with chickpeas) with ample supplies of fresh pita bread. Call ahead to place an order for carryout.

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12. Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

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19345 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 861-0229
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Shortly after its post-renovation reopening, the pandemic hit and Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles, like so many restaurants, had to rethink how it did business. The popular Avenue of Fashion all-day restaurant currently offers indoor and outdoor dining as well as carryout and delivery. There’s a chicken and waffles plate for nearly every taste at Kuzzo’s, but for an entry-level foray into the menu try the Bam Bam. Soft, thin, and faintly cinnamon spiced waffles are paired with two fried drumsticks. Wash it all down with a glass of Kool-Aid or a cocktail. Call ahead to place an order or find Kuzzo’s on Uber Eats or Doordash.

13. The Fly Trap

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22950 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 399-5150
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Ferndale brunch favorite the Fly Trap offers an eclectic menu with loads of vegan and vegetarian choices like huevos rancheros and red flannel hash with brisket. Pair it with a bloody mary and a beer chaser. The restaurant is currently offering dine-in service but also accepts orders for carryout.

14. Toast

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23144 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 398-0444
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Another longtime favorite on the metro Detroit brunch circuit, Toast has two locations in Ferndale and Birmingham. Diners can expect options like sourdough avocado toast, corned beef hash, and breakfast burritos on the menu. The dine-in menu also includes options like mimosa carafes and campfire hot chocolate with toasted marshmallow and chocolate chips. Call in or place orders online for carryout. Delivery is also available through Doordash.

15. O.W.L.

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27302 Woodward Ave #0927
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 808-6244
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This Mexican-American lunch counter is a destination for terrific plates of chili chilaquiles, chorizo and egg sandwiches, and breakfast tacos. Make sure to order a side of cilantro potatoes and maybe even a grilled cinnamon roll. The restaurant is open with limited dine-in seating but also takes orders online for carryout.

16. Commonwealth

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300 Hamilton Row
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 792-9766
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Birmingham's hip, third wave cafe does more than just coffee. The menu features a variety of brunch-worthy meals including vegan sourdough banana pancakes, lox plates, and sweet potato latkes. Call or place orders online for easy, breezy carryout.

17. Stage Deli Restaurant

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6873 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
(248) 855-6622
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West Bloomfield’s full-service Jewish delicatessen Stage Deli has all the proper fare for appetizing including bagels with lox and cream cheese, smoked whitefish spread, and pickle plates. There’s also staples like matzo ball soup, hot pastrami sandwiches, and babka for dessert. The restaurant is currently accepting reservations for dine-in seating and also takes orders by phone and online for carryout.

a pastrami sandwich on untoasted rye bread with a pickle Stage Deli [Official photo]

18. Shangri-La

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6407 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
(248) 626-8585
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This popular Cantonese restaurant is offering carryout and dine-in dim sum service at its West Bloomfield location. Call in or place orders online for buns stuffed with sweet red bean paste, bean curd skin rolls, shumai, sesame balls, and more.

1. Rose's Fine Foods

10551 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

This small, locally sourced eatery on Detroit's east side has the atmosphere of an old fashioned diner with cooks grilling up veggies, pancakes, and eggs right behind the counter. The restaurant is currently closed for dine-in service during the pandemic, but is offering options like egg sandwiches, buckwheat pancakes, and oh-so-many wonderful cakes and pastries to-go. Customers can place orders online for curbside pickup. The restaurant also offers drinks like bottled cold brew and canned rosé.

10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

2. Le Petit Dejeuner

6470 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Family-style brunch restaurant Le Petit Dejeuner is open for dine-in service by reservation through OpenTable and also takes carryout orders. Call in for options like shrimp and grits, German chocolate waffles, and blueberry pancakes.

6470 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

3. The Hudson Cafe

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Downtown’s breakfast hotspot stakes its reputation on a mountain of luxuriant savory and sweet breakfast meals. The red velvet pancakes with cream cheese drizzle and the voodoo eggs benedict corn cakes, Spanish chorizo, cheddar cheese, and ranchero sauce are legendary. Customers can place brunch orders for carryout or delivery with SeamlessGrubhubUber Eats, and Doordash with the option of cocktails like mimosas and bloody marys. Patio service is also available.

1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Karl's

1509 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

This charming luncheonette inside the Siren Hotel offers a bunch of its most popular menu items to-go including buttermilk pancakes with breakfast sausage and cheddar grits. The meal comes on a TV dinner tray. Customers can order online and even throw in a bottle of rosé. Karl’s is also providing dine-in service.

1509 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

5. PJ's Lager House

1254 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

One of the city's most underrated brunches is served at this neighborhood bar on Michigan Avenue. Cocktails are inexpensive, the meal portions are generous, and as an added bonus many are vegan-friendly. Customers can place orders online for vegan biscuits and gravy, tofu scrambles, and even “bottomless” mimosas for carryout.

1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

6. The Brooklyn Street Local

1266 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Corktown's ever-busy brunch hub Brooklyn Street Local turns out consistently tasty mid-day meals with a fresh, regionally sourced flair. The selection of poutines harken back to the proprietors' Canadian roots and are best enjoyed with an egg on top and a cup of strong house coffee. Currently BSL is serving carryout and accepts online orders for everything from quiche to spicy tofu sandwiches. Customers can add on a virgin bloody mary or a bottle of wine to go with the meal. For a full brunch feast, place orders for brunch boxes by 5 p.m. on Thursdays for a Saturday pickup.

1266 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

7. Folk

1701 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48216

Place orders online or head to the walk-up window between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for waffle breakfast sandwiches and sausage rolls from this all-day cafe and micro market. Folk offers options like coffee and wine, which can be purchased to-go or opened and sipped on the patio for a $15 corkage fee.

1701 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48216

8. Grey Ghost Detroit

47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201

In addition to dine-in and patio seating, Grey Ghost in Brush Park continues to offer its brunch menu for curbside pickup. The to-go menu features options like Philly steak and cheese grits, cornbread waffles, and raspberry “toaster” strudel with lemon icing. The restaurant also sells wine and beer for carryout. Place orders online.

47 Watson St
Detroit, MI 48201

9. Honest John's Bar & No Grill

488 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201

Cass Corridor's neighborhood bar serves up the standards that are vital to any good brunch: booze and breakfast food. A full bar means you can have plain old coffee, a bloody mary, of a morning glass of wine depending on your mood. Most items are served all day so you can grab breakfast at any hour. The restaurant currently has expanded outdoor seating also takes carryout orders and delivery orders through Uber Eats and Doordash.

488 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201

10. Selden Standard

3921 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Detroit's staple of new American dining has developed a brunch following. Pastries, lemon ricotta pancakes, and shakshuka with sides of grilled bread are paired with cocktails and fresh coffee. Selden Standard is currently offering dine-in service but also takes orders online.

3921 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

11. Al Tayeb Restaurant

15010 W Warren Ave Suite 111, Dearborn, MI 48126
A dish of yogurt and chickpeas with almonds. Brenna Houck

The Al Tayeb mini chain specializes in Lebanese breakfast staples like creamy foul (fava beans), mshawasheh (chickpeas in tahini-based lemon-garlic sauce, fatteh (yogurt with chickpeas) with ample supplies of fresh pita bread. Call ahead to place an order for carryout.

15010 W Warren Ave Suite 111
Dearborn, MI 48126

12. Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

19345 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221

Shortly after its post-renovation reopening, the pandemic hit and Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles, like so many restaurants, had to rethink how it did business. The popular Avenue of Fashion all-day restaurant currently offers indoor and outdoor dining as well as carryout and delivery. There’s a chicken and waffles plate for nearly every taste at Kuzzo’s, but for an entry-level foray into the menu try the Bam Bam. Soft, thin, and faintly cinnamon spiced waffles are paired with two fried drumsticks. Wash it all down with a glass of Kool-Aid or a cocktail. Call ahead to place an order or find Kuzzo’s on Uber Eats or Doordash.

19345 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48221

13. The Fly Trap

22950 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

Ferndale brunch favorite the Fly Trap offers an eclectic menu with loads of vegan and vegetarian choices like huevos rancheros and red flannel hash with brisket. Pair it with a bloody mary and a beer chaser. The restaurant is currently offering dine-in service but also accepts orders for carryout.

22950 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

14. Toast

23144 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

Another longtime favorite on the metro Detroit brunch circuit, Toast has two locations in Ferndale and Birmingham. Diners can expect options like sourdough avocado toast, corned beef hash, and breakfast burritos on the menu. The dine-in menu also includes options like mimosa carafes and campfire hot chocolate with toasted marshmallow and chocolate chips. Call in or place orders online for carryout. Delivery is also available through Doordash.

23144 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

15. O.W.L.

27302 Woodward Ave #0927, Royal Oak, MI 48067

This Mexican-American lunch counter is a destination for terrific plates of chili chilaquiles, chorizo and egg sandwiches, and breakfast tacos. Make sure to order a side of cilantro potatoes and maybe even a grilled cinnamon roll. The restaurant is open with limited dine-in seating but also takes orders online for carryout.

27302 Woodward Ave #0927
Royal Oak, MI 48067

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16. Commonwealth

300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, MI 48009

Birmingham's hip, third wave cafe does more than just coffee. The menu features a variety of brunch-worthy meals including vegan sourdough banana pancakes, lox plates, and sweet potato latkes. Call or place orders online for easy, breezy carryout.

300 Hamilton Row
Birmingham, MI 48009

17. Stage Deli Restaurant

6873 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
a pastrami sandwich on untoasted rye bread with a pickle Stage Deli [Official photo]

West Bloomfield’s full-service Jewish delicatessen Stage Deli has all the proper fare for appetizing including bagels with lox and cream cheese, smoked whitefish spread, and pickle plates. There’s also staples like matzo ball soup, hot pastrami sandwiches, and babka for dessert. The restaurant is currently accepting reservations for dine-in seating and also takes orders by phone and online for carryout.

6873 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

18. Shangri-La

6407 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

This popular Cantonese restaurant is offering carryout and dine-in dim sum service at its West Bloomfield location. Call in or place orders online for buns stuffed with sweet red bean paste, bean curd skin rolls, shumai, sesame balls, and more.

6407 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

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