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Where to Brunch in Southeast Michigan

From Ann Arbor to Detroit and everywhere in between, here's a guide to weekend brunch.

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Whether it's a breakfast business meeting or a leisurely mimosa-laden morning, everyone loves a good brunch. It's the best meal: part breakfast, part lunch, sugary, salty, boozy. What's not to love? Shake off the snow and warm up with a cup of coffee at these sure-thing brunch spots around town and beyond.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dime Store

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719 Griswold Street
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-9106
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Proudly serving breakfast all day, Dime Store, hits all the potential brunch-time cravings — mac n cheese, eggs benedict, and all sorts of salads and sandwiches. Pair the locally sourced meats, cheeses, produce, and breads with one of their “Day Drinks” which include the expected (Bloody Mary) and the updated (Beermosa). [Photo]

2. Commonwealth

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300 Hamilton Row
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 792-9766
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Huge garage door windows brighten up this downtown Birmingham restaurant. Grab your number after ordering at the counter (try to resist the plethora of interesting macarons behind the glass — peanut butter, caramel, chocolate, pretzel!?!? Yes please!) and take a seat. All the farm fresh eggs, banana pancakes, kale salad and quinoa one could ask for. [Photo]

3. Kate's Kitchen

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26558 W Huron River Dr
Flat Rock, MI 48134
(734) 782-3909
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Down home comfort breakfast food, served with a friendly smile. Kate’s may be off the beaten path for some, but it’s worth finding — just remember it’s cash only. No health food here. Just good, solid breakfast. Try the biscuits, and oh yeah, the pie, for which they are known. [Photo]

4. Beezy's Café

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20 N Washington St
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 485-9625
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Traditional brunch fare featuring homemade breads and soups. Their motto is “simple, honest food,” so a lot of the fanfare and fancy coffee beverages are not to be found here. Breakfast burritos are popular amongst the many other egg-based dishes. [Photo]

5. Café Zola

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112 W Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 769-2020
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A go-to brunch restaurant for the non-college crowd. Go healthy with a huge green salad served with herbed crostini; traditional with a Belgian waffle with lots of toppings; or Mediterranean with Turkish lamb meatballs. There’s a lengthy coffee and tea menu, along with an equally swoon-worthy set of adult beverages. A particular stand-out: sweet and savory crepes. The savory crepes are actually made with buckwheat flour in the traditional French manner, while the sweet ones are made with pastry flour. [Photo]

1. Dime Store

719 Griswold Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Proudly serving breakfast all day, Dime Store, hits all the potential brunch-time cravings — mac n cheese, eggs benedict, and all sorts of salads and sandwiches. Pair the locally sourced meats, cheeses, produce, and breads with one of their “Day Drinks” which include the expected (Bloody Mary) and the updated (Beermosa). [Photo]
719 Griswold Street
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Commonwealth

300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, MI 48009
Huge garage door windows brighten up this downtown Birmingham restaurant. Grab your number after ordering at the counter (try to resist the plethora of interesting macarons behind the glass — peanut butter, caramel, chocolate, pretzel!?!? Yes please!) and take a seat. All the farm fresh eggs, banana pancakes, kale salad and quinoa one could ask for. [Photo]
300 Hamilton Row
Birmingham, MI 48009

3. Kate's Kitchen

26558 W Huron River Dr, Flat Rock, MI 48134
Down home comfort breakfast food, served with a friendly smile. Kate’s may be off the beaten path for some, but it’s worth finding — just remember it’s cash only. No health food here. Just good, solid breakfast. Try the biscuits, and oh yeah, the pie, for which they are known. [Photo]
26558 W Huron River Dr
Flat Rock, MI 48134

4. Beezy's Café

20 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Traditional brunch fare featuring homemade breads and soups. Their motto is “simple, honest food,” so a lot of the fanfare and fancy coffee beverages are not to be found here. Breakfast burritos are popular amongst the many other egg-based dishes. [Photo]
20 N Washington St
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

5. Café Zola

112 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
A go-to brunch restaurant for the non-college crowd. Go healthy with a huge green salad served with herbed crostini; traditional with a Belgian waffle with lots of toppings; or Mediterranean with Turkish lamb meatballs. There’s a lengthy coffee and tea menu, along with an equally swoon-worthy set of adult beverages. A particular stand-out: sweet and savory crepes. The savory crepes are actually made with buckwheat flour in the traditional French manner, while the sweet ones are made with pastry flour. [Photo]
112 W Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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