Ah, brunch. One of America’s most beloved morning pastimes. With all the restaurants popping up over Metro Detroit, you won’t be running out of solid spots anytime soon. Take a look at the Best Brunches in Detroit for summer 2017.
Gold Cash Gold
Gold Cash Gold offers a brunch menu focused on sustainable, seasonal Southern dishes with a twist, located inside a repurposed pawnshop. Its rotating breakfast specials won’t disappoint; the house-made donuts won’t either. Cash Gold is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
One of the best-kept secrets in Detroit, Clique Diner is the native Detroiter’s go-to breakfast spot. Located right off Jefferson Avenue, attached to the Shorecrest Motor Inn, this place serves up classic diner food for cheap. Famous for its three-egg omelettes and skillets, all dishes come with hash browns, toast, and pancakes. Clique is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. Get there early or take it to go.
Dime Store is a casual brunch bar specializing in distinct, creative dishes. Its Benedicts are some of the best in town. Bennies include spicy pork belly, cold-smoked salmon, and cheesesteak. Into day-drinking? Grab a beermosa or Irish coffee. Detroit born and bred, Dime Store sources all of its produce and meat from Michigan, which makes for a delicious dining experience. Dime Store is open Monday to Friday at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m.
Parks & Rec
Parks & Rec serves locally sourced ingredients on its seasonally rotating menu, which is sure to blow anyone’s socks off. Dishes like their Cinnafetti Roll, Fisherman’s Board, and ricotta pancakes are always crowd pleasers. You’ll be talking about Parks & Rec long after you leave. No takeout here, so get there early or go during the week outside of lunch hours. Parks & Rec is open every day of the week starting at 8 a.m.
Grey Ghost does it again with some of the most delicious, interesting food in Detroit — brunch style. We’re talking matcha coffee cake, fried bologna sandwiches, lemon poppy seed pancakes, and brunch beverages that will leave you wanting “just one more.” For a brunch service that started a mere six months ago, this place packs a major punch. Grey Ghost is open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
Rose’s Fine Food
Rose’s slogan, “The Ultimate Diner,” could not be more spot-on. Everything is authentic down to the mismatched tea cups, the quick, friendly service, and the homegrown, high-quality ingredients that make their Grandpa Richard’s Pancakes and breakfast sandwiches some of the best in town. Definitely a must-try. Rose’s is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wright & Company
If you’re looking for some of the best ambiance in the city, look no further than Wright & Company. This second-floor urban oasis overlooking Woodward serves up innovative breakfast cocktails from the restaurant group that started Sugar House. Their menu features classic small plates that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, with dishes starting at $8. The croque madame and pork belly hash is what you’re ordering. Wright & Company is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday.