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20 Best Detroit Breakfast Restaurants for Any Appetite

It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and some of the best breakfast Detroit eateries serve mouth-watering meals to start your day.

Whether you’re a Detroiter or visiting the city, there are so many phenomenal breakfast spots around town offering heaping plates of eggs, bacon, pancakes, crepes, skillet meals, and so much more.

There’s a common saying that “you should never skip breakfast,” and after a visit to a Detroit breakfast eatery with a mountain of menu items, you definitely won’t want to!

The Brooklyn Street Local

1266 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

This popular Corktown spot is excellent for traditional eggs-and-bacon types, as well as vegetarians and vegans. The restaurant focuses on local, organic, whole foods.

Here, a cup of coffee — served in whimsical mismatched mugs — is fantastic. If you see what seems to be a long line, don’t be discouraged because it moves at a reasonable pace.

The Hudson Cafe

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Named for Detroit’s iconic Hudson’s store and located right in the heart of Detroit, The Hudson Cafe offers classic breakfast dishes and its own unique offerings.

From its wide-ranging pancake, Fresh toast, and crepe dishes to its delicious array of eggs Benedict dishes and more, you’ll come in hungry and leave happy.

Honest John’s

488 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201

Jumpstart your day with a hearty breakfast at a spot that serves breakfast all day. Keep things simple with eggs, bacon, and toast (paired with a Bloody Mary), or try something different like chicken and waffles or a vegan scramble.

Honest John’s even serves breakfast on its night owl menu, including Fruity Pebble French toast and chicken and waffles.

Louie’s Ham and Corned Beef

3570 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Louie’s holds a special place in the hearts of many Detroiters as a cozy breakfast spot to enjoy a good meal and chat. No matter which menu items you choose, your breakfast experience will be good.

If you’re feeling really hungry, sink your teeth into one of Louie’s giant omelets or treat your sweet tooth to a dish like pecan pancakes or cinnamon raisin French toast.

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Dime Store | photo via djnuntiusnoctis

Dime Store

719 Griswold St #180, Detroit, MI 48226

For breakfast enthusiasts who love meals made from scratch, the Dime Store is a spot you won’t want to miss.

Stop for chef’s specials and build-your-own omelets, and select from one of four eggs Benedict dishes or a Belgian waffle topped with fresh fruits. Don’t forget to pair it with a mimosa or a Bloody Mary.

Avalon Cafe and Bakery

1049 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Sometimes, the best breakfast consists of freshly baked goods, and Avalon Cafe and Bakery offers those up in spades.

The menu is perfect for an on-the-go meal and includes sausage biscuits, breakfast pizza, and fried egg, bacon, and avocado sandwiches. Also, the cafe offers weekend brunch with a menu that includes lemon ricotta pancakes and challah French toast.

Ham Shop Cafe

330 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226

Located in Detroit’s Greektown, the Ham Shop Cafe is a cozy neighborhood eatery that serves heaping breakfast plates at reasonable prices. It’s the perfect spot for a tasty American breakfast.

The menu includes plenty of breakfast favorites, including a house skillet, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, and more.

Cadillac Square Diner

101 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226

Situated just two blocks from Greektown Casino, Cadillac Square Diner entices customers with classics and some yummy twists of their own.

Treat yourself to delectable Nutella or Garden crepes, the Cadillac Breakfast Special, omelets, waffles, and more. If you plan on exploring downtown Detroit, fill up here first with an amazing breakfast.

Farmer Franks

2542 Market St, Detroit, MI 48207

A visit to Eastern Market is fun any time of year, but Farmer Franks is a good place to start. It delivers a farm-to-table menu that’s locally sourced right from market vendors.

Choose from omelets, skillets, breakfast combos, crepes, and much more. It’s the perfect place to start a day of shopping at the market.

The Clique Diner

1326 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

The best things — even breakfast — often come in small packages, and the menu at this eatery in Rivertown packs a punch. Keep it classic with an egg scramble or a skillet meal, or treat yourself to a house special — a list that includes catfish with eggs and Delmonico steak with eggs.

Le Petit Dejeuner

6470 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

A place that literally means “The Breakfast” has to be good, right? The answer is a resounding yes! This is the perfect spot for a family-style meal, and the menu includes tasty pancakes, waffles, egg dishes, and more — everything a family needs for a great meal.

Bobcat Bonnie’s

1800 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Located in Corktown, Bobcat Bonnie’s takes a creative approach with outside-the-box thinking on atmosphere, dining options, and the menu.

The brunch menu is massive with plenty of cocktail options and yummy cereal shooters. Customers can get everything from eggs Benedict to salads to breakfast tacos and so much more.

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Bobcat Bonnie’s | photo via angelj_photography

Great Breakfast Spots Around Metro Detroit

The Fly Trap

22950 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

This is another excellent Metro Detroit breakfast spot that offers a wide swath of options. Customers can choose from unique options like gingerbread waffles, scrumptious egg dishes like crab cakes and eggs, and red flannel hash, which comes with beef brisket.

SideStreet Diner

630 St Clair Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

No matter the time of day you might be craving breakfast, you can always find it here. Visitors can choose from a mix of breakfast classics and modern offerings.

Choose from your favorite breakfast cake, your favorite omelet, or even handheld items like breakfast burritos and sandwiches. This cozy eatery may become your favorite noshing spot.

The Bread & Yolk

3063 Baldwin Rd, Orion Twp, MI 48359

With an eye for freshness, quality, and taste, this eatery is dedicated to offering memorable experiences with a menu that includes egg scramblers, omelets, bowls, waffles, pancakes, and even gluten-free options. Hungry customers can order just about anything their hearts desire and always leave happy.

The Breakfast Club

30600 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

If you’re looking for really unique breakfast options, you can always find something new to try here. Past weekly specials have included Mexican breakfast tacos, tropical French toast with kiwi and pineapple, tiramisu waffles, and crab asparagus Benedict.

Keep your eyes peeled on Facebook for weekly specials and try the latest breakfast creations for yourself.

The Original Pancake House

20273 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

For those who love a fresh stack of flapjacks in the morning, The Original Pancake House has three Metro Detroit locations and strives to serve a great experience and the finest pancakes anywhere. Order a fresh short stack or treat yourself to a tasty omelet, crepes, or a specialty egg dish.

The Jagged Fork

188 Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

There are five The Jagged Fork locations around Metro Detroit, all inviting consumers to enjoy a wonderful meal and a cozy atmosphere.

The menu pays homage to breakfast classics and new culinary ideas such as red velvet pancakes, Elvis French toast, banana Nutella crepes, custom omelets, and more.


23144 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

There’s no shortage of delicious options here — from the nearly dozen mimosa options to more than a half-dozen gourmet omelets (and custom options) to house specials like chicken and waffles. Order mimosas for the table and a breakfast appetizer, and then enjoy a scrumptious breakfast.

Eastside Bagel

21601 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080

Bagels offer so many delicious options for breakfast — whether you’re craving a bagel sandwich or a freshly baked circle with a schmear of your favorite cream cheese.

Here, customers can choose from almost two dozen bagel flavors and nearly a dozen breakfast bagel options. Every option is a good one and perfect for breakfast on the go.

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Avalon Cafe and Bakery | photo via _faithful.renee

Visit All the Top-Rated Breakfast Detroit Spots

As you can see, you don’t have to go far to find the best Detroit breakfasts. Whether you’re in the heart of downtown or exploring Metro Detroit, you can find a delicious, filling, and tasty breakfast in a cozy atmosphere.

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but the top breakfast Detroit locations are made even better with good company.

So, bring your family and friends to your favorite spots for breakfast, or try a new place. No matter your decision, you’ll always leave the breakfast table happy!