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13 Outstanding Breakfast Sandwiches in Detroit

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Weekend brunch may get all the attention, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day — or so the old adage goes. Set yourself up for weekday success by snagging a tasty breakfast sandwich that's head and shoulders above the standard drive-thru Egg McMuffin. Whether you need something quick or want to linger a while over multiple cups of coffee, here are 13 solid breakfast sandwiches to sate your morning hunger.

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1. Astro Coffee

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2124 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 638-2989
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Astro's egg sandwich is a go-to dish for fans of the Corktown cafe. Scrambled eggs are served simply with herbs on soft sliced rolls, that won't make you want to fall asleep immediately after you eat it.

2. Detroit Institute of Bagels

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1236 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 444-9342
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Delicious in simplicity, DIB’s bagel, egg, cheese and avocado breakfast sandwich is perfect for a filling on-the-run morning meal.

3. Mudgie's Deli

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1300 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2000
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Mudgie's is Detroit's gift from the sandwich gods so, naturally, its breakfast sandwich game is strong. Four hearty egg-topped options grace the brunch menu, but the Congress served on a kaiser roll with a thick-cut round of fried bologna and runny sunny side up egg reigns supreme.

4. Parks & Rec

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1942 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 446-8370
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Parks & Rec takes your average mornin’ bite-to-eat and throws just enough of a twist to have you craving more. Spicy house-made sausage is layered with egg & cheese with Mediterranean-style with pickles and a dash of spicy aioli. It's like an adult version of the McMuffin.

5. The Hudson Cafe

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1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 237-1000
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If you can't wait until lunch for your staple BLT, look to The Hudson Cafe for some relief. The BLT...EG is served with fried egg, guacamole, and mayo with a side of sweet potato fries.

6. Dime Store

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719 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-9106
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Get an Omega-3 fix at downtown brunch bar Dime Store. The restaurant offers several riffs on the morning sandwich. As an alternative to a standard bagel and lox try the smoked salmon with cream cheese, onion, fried egg, and a side of capers, served between two slices of brioche.

7. Russell Street Deli

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2465 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 567-2900
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Russell Street makes a basic breakfast sandwich well. Design your own egg sandwich with a choice of meat, cheese, and bread (toast or English muffin).

8. Detroit Vegan Soul

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8029 Agnes St
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 444-9402
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Detroit Vegan Soul has found the niche that places a healthy spin on irreplaceable soul food favorites. The DVS Breakfast Sandwich — pan-fried tofu “egg,” veggie sausage, spinach, and tomato on whole grain toast — is offered Sundays only and packs enough flavor diners don't miss the meat.

9. Rose's Fine Foods

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10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 309-7947
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Delivered in farm to table fashion, the egg sandwich at Rose’s is well worth a trip down East Jefferson. Fried egg, Michigan Raclette cheese, aioli, and freshly mixed greens are sandwiched alongside your choice of grits or potatoes.

10. Honest John's Bar & No Grill

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488 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5646
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Is there such a thing as too much bacon? Honest John’s thinks not. The BELT breakfast sandwich layers eight slices atop fried egg, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a toasted bun.

11. Avalon Bakery

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422 W Willis St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-0008
Breakfast sandwiches don’t always forget the vegetarians. At Avalon, vegan specialties take priority. Try the killer vegan sweet potato sandwich, topped with roasted red pepper and sprouts on a whole wheat bun.

12. Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

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19345 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 861-0229
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Don’t be fooled by the name — Kuzzo’s brings more to the table than just chicken and waffles. Go for the Bruh’s Big breakfast sandwich: two eggs, topped with meat, cheese, and served on Texas toast.

13. Atomic Coffee

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401 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 397-8036
Royal Oak’s trendy new Main Street stay has brought with it a hefty lineup of breakfast classics. A healthy favorite, their veggie croissant comes eggs-infused with marinated portobello mushroom, egg white, roasted red pepper, arugula, and gouda cheese. Stop in daily from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and get a free cup of joe with any breakfast sandwich.

1. Astro Coffee

2124 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Astro's egg sandwich is a go-to dish for fans of the Corktown cafe. Scrambled eggs are served simply with herbs on soft sliced rolls, that won't make you want to fall asleep immediately after you eat it.
2124 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

2. Detroit Institute of Bagels

1236 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Delicious in simplicity, DIB’s bagel, egg, cheese and avocado breakfast sandwich is perfect for a filling on-the-run morning meal.
1236 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

3. Mudgie's Deli

1300 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48226
Mudgie's is Detroit's gift from the sandwich gods so, naturally, its breakfast sandwich game is strong. Four hearty egg-topped options grace the brunch menu, but the Congress served on a kaiser roll with a thick-cut round of fried bologna and runny sunny side up egg reigns supreme.
1300 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Parks & Rec

1942 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Parks & Rec takes your average mornin’ bite-to-eat and throws just enough of a twist to have you craving more. Spicy house-made sausage is layered with egg & cheese with Mediterranean-style with pickles and a dash of spicy aioli. It's like an adult version of the McMuffin.
1942 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

5. The Hudson Cafe

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
If you can't wait until lunch for your staple BLT, look to The Hudson Cafe for some relief. The BLT...EG is served with fried egg, guacamole, and mayo with a side of sweet potato fries.
1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Dime Store

719 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226
Get an Omega-3 fix at downtown brunch bar Dime Store. The restaurant offers several riffs on the morning sandwich. As an alternative to a standard bagel and lox try the smoked salmon with cream cheese, onion, fried egg, and a side of capers, served between two slices of brioche.
719 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

7. Russell Street Deli

2465 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207
Russell Street makes a basic breakfast sandwich well. Design your own egg sandwich with a choice of meat, cheese, and bread (toast or English muffin).
2465 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207

8. Detroit Vegan Soul

8029 Agnes St, Detroit, MI 48214
Detroit Vegan Soul has found the niche that places a healthy spin on irreplaceable soul food favorites. The DVS Breakfast Sandwich — pan-fried tofu “egg,” veggie sausage, spinach, and tomato on whole grain toast — is offered Sundays only and packs enough flavor diners don't miss the meat.
8029 Agnes St
Detroit, MI 48214

9. Rose's Fine Foods

10551 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214
Delivered in farm to table fashion, the egg sandwich at Rose’s is well worth a trip down East Jefferson. Fried egg, Michigan Raclette cheese, aioli, and freshly mixed greens are sandwiched alongside your choice of grits or potatoes.
10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

10. Honest John's Bar & No Grill

488 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201
Is there such a thing as too much bacon? Honest John’s thinks not. The BELT breakfast sandwich layers eight slices atop fried egg, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a toasted bun.
488 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201

11. Avalon Bakery

422 W Willis St, Detroit, MI 48201
Breakfast sandwiches don’t always forget the vegetarians. At Avalon, vegan specialties take priority. Try the killer vegan sweet potato sandwich, topped with roasted red pepper and sprouts on a whole wheat bun.
422 W Willis St
Detroit, MI 48201

12. Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

19345 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221
Don’t be fooled by the name — Kuzzo’s brings more to the table than just chicken and waffles. Go for the Bruh’s Big breakfast sandwich: two eggs, topped with meat, cheese, and served on Texas toast.
19345 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48221

13. Atomic Coffee

401 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Royal Oak’s trendy new Main Street stay has brought with it a hefty lineup of breakfast classics. A healthy favorite, their veggie croissant comes eggs-infused with marinated portobello mushroom, egg white, roasted red pepper, arugula, and gouda cheese. Stop in daily from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and get a free cup of joe with any breakfast sandwich.
401 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

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