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The steamed egg custard with roe at Marrow.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

12 Metro Detroit Brunches to Try Right Now, January 2019

Shrimp congee, Hong Kong bubble waffles, and latkes, and more

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The steamed egg custard with roe at Marrow.
| Photo by Michelle and Chris Gerard

Ready to break out of that standard brunch routine? Behold the Detroit brunch heatmap, a roadmap to exploring the most exciting new brunches in town. Whether it’s a new restaurant or an old favorite with a fresh service, this guide updates regularly to highlight spots where the crowds are flocking to at the moment.

In this most recent update find a mixture of casual spots and upscale eateries serving excellent midday meals from the shrimp congee at Marrow to the pancakes and smoked maple syrup at Lady of the House. Hours are included, but it's always recommended that customers check social media or make a call for the most up-to-the-minute menus and hours.

Did we miss your favorite new brunch spot? Let us know in the comments or at the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. El Asador Steakhouse

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1312 Springwells St
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 297-2360
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Stop in at El Asador Steakhouse in Springwells for a BYOB brunch of Mexican classics. The menu features options chilaquiles, huevos con salsa verde, huevos y tamales con salsa ranchera, wet burritos, and more.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays

2. Batch Brewing Company

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1400 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 338-8008
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Corktown beer hall Batch Brewing Company is beefing up its weekend offerings with a new brunch menu featuring items like brunch nachos and Hong Kong bubble waffles. Pair the meal with a beermosa.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. industry brunch on Mondays

3. FOLK Detroit

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1948, 1701 Trumbull Ave suite b
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 290-5849
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This bright, cheerful neighborhood brunch cafe arrived last spring with a selection of frothy flavored “milks” and espresso. At Folk, customers can choose from options like thick-cut sourdough toast with jam and citrus ricotta or gluten-free Belgian waffles with pistachio-citrus butter and real maple syrup. For something a little meatier, there are Aussie meat pies with mashed potatoes. This spot is open all week long, so customers can enjoy brunch nearly any day.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (closed Tuesday)

4. Lady of the House

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1426 Bagley Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 818-0218
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Kate Williams’ Corktown restaurant and bar Lady of the House offers a top notch weekend brunch service. Start the day with a plate of buckwheat crepes topped with orange syrup and pecans, baked oysters with garlic aioli and breadcrumbs, and pancakes with smoked maple syrup. Pair it with an Irish coffee or a mimosa. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

5. Fort Street Galley

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160 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 230-0855
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Downtown Detroit’s new food hall is now serving brunch on weekends. Choose from dishes like Isla’s Filipino rice porridge and Lucky’s barbecue po boy waffles. The bar is also serving a full complement of brunch cocktails.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

6. Eastern Market Brewing Co

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2515 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 502-5165
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Eastern Market Brewing Co.’s food truck provides brunch services to the brewery on weekends. Diners can expect options like chicken and waffles and breakfast burritos among the offerings. There is, of course, beer on tap in the brewery.

Hours: Noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday

7. Gather

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1454 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
(586) 850-0205
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Eastern Market hotspot Gather has revived its Saturday brunch service for customers in need of a reprieve from the bustling sheds. The menu features classics like pancakes with whipped butter and warm maple syrup alongside savory oats topped, potato hash, and lox boards with smoked salmon and all the necessary accompaniments. Parched patrons can sip coffee, bloody marys, and frosé.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday

8. Le Petit Dejeuner

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6470 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 725-0257
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This charming brunch bistro on East Jefferson maintains a tight lineup of breakfast dishes. Look out for options like creamy corn pancakes and chocolate crepes with ricotta and raspberry sauce alongside omelets and caramelized banana french toast at Le Petit Dejeuner.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily

9. Marrow

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8044 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 652-0200
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Welcoming neighborhood restaurant and butcher shop Marrow is serving an enticing lineup of Asian-influenced brunch options including bao with marinated eggs, maple sausage, and cheese, shrimp congee, and milk bread doughnuts. Count on mimosas, aquavit bloody marys, and boozy coffee cocktails from the bar.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

10. Le Petit Zinc

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70 W Alexandrine St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 963-2805
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Detroit’s charming French-style creperie and cafe Le Petit Zinc offers a laid back vibe where diners can espresso drinks served in a literal bowl while tucking in to a meal of sweet and savory crepes, salads, and sandwiches served on baguettes. Zinc also features a pastry case with treats from pastry chef Matt Knio’s Cannelle Patisserie.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

11. Otus Supply

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345 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 291-6160
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Otus Supply’s brunch features options like Cinnamon Crunch sourdough pancakes, milk and honey Dutch babys, and pesto pizza with mozzarella, ham, and eggs. There’s plenty of boozy beverages to go along with the meal as well.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

12. Hazel, Ravines and Downtown

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34977 Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 671-1714
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There’s a little bit of everything at Birmingham newcomer Hazel, Ravines and Downtown. The restaurant breaks down its menu into classics, trendy dishes, and international items. During brunch look for options like biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros, and potato pancakes as well as a full bar with brunch cocktails.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

1. El Asador Steakhouse

1312 Springwells St, Detroit, MI 48209

Stop in at El Asador Steakhouse in Springwells for a BYOB brunch of Mexican classics. The menu features options chilaquiles, huevos con salsa verde, huevos y tamales con salsa ranchera, wet burritos, and more.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays

1312 Springwells St
Detroit, MI 48209

2. Batch Brewing Company

1400 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48216

Corktown beer hall Batch Brewing Company is beefing up its weekend offerings with a new brunch menu featuring items like brunch nachos and Hong Kong bubble waffles. Pair the meal with a beermosa.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. industry brunch on Mondays

1400 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48216

3. FOLK Detroit

1948, 1701 Trumbull Ave suite b, Detroit, MI 48216

This bright, cheerful neighborhood brunch cafe arrived last spring with a selection of frothy flavored “milks” and espresso. At Folk, customers can choose from options like thick-cut sourdough toast with jam and citrus ricotta or gluten-free Belgian waffles with pistachio-citrus butter and real maple syrup. For something a little meatier, there are Aussie meat pies with mashed potatoes. This spot is open all week long, so customers can enjoy brunch nearly any day.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (closed Tuesday)

1948, 1701 Trumbull Ave suite b
Detroit, MI 48216

4. Lady of the House

1426 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Kate Williams’ Corktown restaurant and bar Lady of the House offers a top notch weekend brunch service. Start the day with a plate of buckwheat crepes topped with orange syrup and pecans, baked oysters with garlic aioli and breadcrumbs, and pancakes with smoked maple syrup. Pair it with an Irish coffee or a mimosa. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

1426 Bagley Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

5. Fort Street Galley

160 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226

Downtown Detroit’s new food hall is now serving brunch on weekends. Choose from dishes like Isla’s Filipino rice porridge and Lucky’s barbecue po boy waffles. The bar is also serving a full complement of brunch cocktails.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

160 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Eastern Market Brewing Co

2515 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Eastern Market Brewing Co.’s food truck provides brunch services to the brewery on weekends. Diners can expect options like chicken and waffles and breakfast burritos among the offerings. There is, of course, beer on tap in the brewery.

Hours: Noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday

2515 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207

7. Gather

1454 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Eastern Market hotspot Gather has revived its Saturday brunch service for customers in need of a reprieve from the bustling sheds. The menu features classics like pancakes with whipped butter and warm maple syrup alongside savory oats topped, potato hash, and lox boards with smoked salmon and all the necessary accompaniments. Parched patrons can sip coffee, bloody marys, and frosé.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday

1454 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

8. Le Petit Dejeuner

6470 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

This charming brunch bistro on East Jefferson maintains a tight lineup of breakfast dishes. Look out for options like creamy corn pancakes and chocolate crepes with ricotta and raspberry sauce alongside omelets and caramelized banana french toast at Le Petit Dejeuner.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily

6470 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

9. Marrow

8044 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

Welcoming neighborhood restaurant and butcher shop Marrow is serving an enticing lineup of Asian-influenced brunch options including bao with marinated eggs, maple sausage, and cheese, shrimp congee, and milk bread doughnuts. Count on mimosas, aquavit bloody marys, and boozy coffee cocktails from the bar.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

8044 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

10. Le Petit Zinc

70 W Alexandrine St, Detroit, MI 48201

Detroit’s charming French-style creperie and cafe Le Petit Zinc offers a laid back vibe where diners can espresso drinks served in a literal bowl while tucking in to a meal of sweet and savory crepes, salads, and sandwiches served on baguettes. Zinc also features a pastry case with treats from pastry chef Matt Knio’s Cannelle Patisserie.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

70 W Alexandrine St
Detroit, MI 48201

11. Otus Supply

345 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Otus Supply’s brunch features options like Cinnamon Crunch sourdough pancakes, milk and honey Dutch babys, and pesto pizza with mozzarella, ham, and eggs. There’s plenty of boozy beverages to go along with the meal as well.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

345 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

12. Hazel, Ravines and Downtown

34977 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009

There’s a little bit of everything at Birmingham newcomer Hazel, Ravines and Downtown. The restaurant breaks down its menu into classics, trendy dishes, and international items. During brunch look for options like biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros, and potato pancakes as well as a full bar with brunch cocktails.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

34977 Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009

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