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An aquavit bloody mary at Marrow.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

13 Metro Detroit Brunches to Try Right Now, April 2019

Shrimp congee, chilaquiles, and over-the-top bloody marys

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An aquavit bloody mary 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 chilaquiles at El Asador Steakhouse in Springwells. 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. Marrow

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8044 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 652-0200
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Neighborhood restaurant and butcher shop Marrow is serving an enticing lineup of Asian-influenced brunch options including custard bao, lamb yakitori scrambles, and shrimp congee. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. Mootz Pizzeria and Bar

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1230 Library St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 243-1230
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Downtown Detroit newcomer Mootz Pizza now offers brunch on weekends. Look out for options like the Break of Champions pizza with bacon, onion, peppers, baked egg, potato, and sausage and gravy alongside lox waffles and blueberry-mascarpone pizza.

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

5. San Morello

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1400 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 209-4700
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Southern Italian restaurant stunner San Morello serves brunch with options like eggs in purgatory, spiced apple waffles, and Italian cream-filled doughnuts in a bright mid-century space. The restaurant has a full bar, but also features cold-pressed juices from Drought.

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

6. 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 arroz caldo (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

7. 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

8. 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)

9. Cork & Gabel

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2415 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 638-2261
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Comfort food reigns supreme at this Corktown restaurant where diners can look forward to gravy slathered omelets, eggs benedict, and open faced schnitzel sandwiches at brunch. There’s also a bloody mary with a literal breakfast sandwich skewered on top.

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

10. 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

11. Pie-Sci

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5163 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 818-0290
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Find pizza brunch on the regular at Woodbridge hangout Pie-Sci. The restaurant serves breakfast-style pizzas with toppings like hash browns, bacon, and eggs with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free versions to choose from.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday

12. 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

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13. 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 choose from dishes 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. Marrow

8044 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

Neighborhood restaurant and butcher shop Marrow is serving an enticing lineup of Asian-influenced brunch options including custard bao, lamb yakitori scrambles, and shrimp congee. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. Mootz Pizzeria and Bar

1230 Library St, Detroit, MI 48226

Downtown Detroit newcomer Mootz Pizza now offers brunch on weekends. Look out for options like the Break of Champions pizza with bacon, onion, peppers, baked egg, potato, and sausage and gravy alongside lox waffles and blueberry-mascarpone pizza.

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

1230 Library St
Detroit, MI 48226

5. San Morello

1400 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Southern Italian restaurant stunner San Morello serves brunch with options like eggs in purgatory, spiced apple waffles, and Italian cream-filled doughnuts in a bright mid-century space. The restaurant has a full bar, but also features cold-pressed juices from Drought.

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

1400 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

6. 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 arroz caldo (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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Cork & Gabel

2415 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Comfort food reigns supreme at this Corktown restaurant where diners can look forward to gravy slathered omelets, eggs benedict, and open faced schnitzel sandwiches at brunch. There’s also a bloody mary with a literal breakfast sandwich skewered on top.

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

2415 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

10. 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

11. Pie-Sci

5163 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

Find pizza brunch on the regular at Woodbridge hangout Pie-Sci. The restaurant serves breakfast-style pizzas with toppings like hash browns, bacon, and eggs with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free versions to choose from.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday

5163 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

12. Otus Supply

345 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Otus Supply [Courtesy photo]

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

13. 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 choose from dishes 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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