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The Essential Guide to Metro Detroit French Toast

Baked, Cap'n Crunch crusted, and berry-topped.

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Something special happens when you soak a piece of bread in eggs, sugar and milk and fry it in a skillet. The recipe for French toast is just about as old as Democracy, yet it endures as an American breakfast standard topped with everything from powdered sugar to berries to ham and cheese. Here, now, are nine excellent places to order French toast in Metro Detroit.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bobcat Bonnie's

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1800 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

This increasingly popular brunch spot has found the ultimate solution to soggy toast: Cap'n Crunch. But, don’t worry — its cereal crust is fine enough to spare the roof of your mouth while still giving the toast a satisfying crunch.

2. UFO Factory

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2110 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

Featuring an array of gourmet French toasts during weekend brunch, Laika Dog's PB&J versions steals the show with drizzled with peanut butter sauce, jelly, and crushed peanuts.

3. Parks & Rec

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1942 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 446-8370
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Parks & Rec Diner's French toast is the adult version of your childhood favorite, prepared with housemade brioche, and an anglaise soak. As Donna and Tom would say, treat yo’ self.

4. The Hudson Cafe

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1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 237-1000
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When you need a little salty with your sweet, the Monte Cristo delivers. Stuffed with ham steak, swiss, and strawberry preserves, this variation brings a savory twist to predominantly sweet dish.

5. Russell Street Deli

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2465 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 567-2900
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Sometimes, a simple addition makes all the difference. The raisin bread French toast takes this comfort food to the next level. Upgrade with toasted almonds for a truly decadent breakfast.

6. Vivio's Food & Spirits

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2460 Market St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 393-1711
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The King Louie French toast is truly fit for royalty. Made with three thick slices of fresh bread, prepared classically and topped with powdered sugar, it may seem simple, but like all the dishes made at the Eastern Market staple, it’s flavorful and ultra-filling.

7. La Dolce Vita

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17546 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 865-0331
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This classy cafe serves up perhaps the most refined French toast in the area: three extra thick slices of housemade bread stuffed with mascarpone cheese and topped with sauteed bananas for just a few bucks more. Delizioso.

8. Toast

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23144 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 398-0444
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Given the name, you better believe this breakfast (and lunch) joint serves up French toast unlike any other. The Apple Betty, topped with brown sugar baked apples, streusel and whipped cream, will surely send you into a food coma.

9. Breakfast Club

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30600 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 307-9090
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The “world renowned” baked French toast at the Breakfast Club has a fluffy texture perfectly complimented by the streusel topping. It’s served with fresh fruit, which cuts the sweetness of this dessert-for-breakfast dish.

1. Bobcat Bonnie's

1800 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

This increasingly popular brunch spot has found the ultimate solution to soggy toast: Cap'n Crunch. But, don’t worry — its cereal crust is fine enough to spare the roof of your mouth while still giving the toast a satisfying crunch.

1800 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

2. UFO Factory

2110 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Featuring an array of gourmet French toasts during weekend brunch, Laika Dog's PB&J versions steals the show with drizzled with peanut butter sauce, jelly, and crushed peanuts.

2110 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

3. Parks & Rec

1942 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Parks & Rec Diner's French toast is the adult version of your childhood favorite, prepared with housemade brioche, and an anglaise soak. As Donna and Tom would say, treat yo’ self.

1942 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

4. The Hudson Cafe

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

When you need a little salty with your sweet, the Monte Cristo delivers. Stuffed with ham steak, swiss, and strawberry preserves, this variation brings a savory twist to predominantly sweet dish.

1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

5. Russell Street Deli

2465 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

Sometimes, a simple addition makes all the difference. The raisin bread French toast takes this comfort food to the next level. Upgrade with toasted almonds for a truly decadent breakfast.

2465 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207

6. Vivio's Food & Spirits

2460 Market St, Detroit, MI 48207

The King Louie French toast is truly fit for royalty. Made with three thick slices of fresh bread, prepared classically and topped with powdered sugar, it may seem simple, but like all the dishes made at the Eastern Market staple, it’s flavorful and ultra-filling.

2460 Market St
Detroit, MI 48207

7. La Dolce Vita

17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203

This classy cafe serves up perhaps the most refined French toast in the area: three extra thick slices of housemade bread stuffed with mascarpone cheese and topped with sauteed bananas for just a few bucks more. Delizioso.

17546 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203

8. Toast

23144 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

Given the name, you better believe this breakfast (and lunch) joint serves up French toast unlike any other. The Apple Betty, topped with brown sugar baked apples, streusel and whipped cream, will surely send you into a food coma.

23144 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

9. Breakfast Club

30600 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

The “world renowned” baked French toast at the Breakfast Club has a fluffy texture perfectly complimented by the streusel topping. It’s served with fresh fruit, which cuts the sweetness of this dessert-for-breakfast dish.

30600 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071

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