The Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Espresso French Toast at Crows Nest
Espresso French Toast at Crow's Nest | © Crow's Nest

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s crucial to get it right, wherever you are. Luckily, if you find yourself in Kalamazoo, then there are plenty of great places to have a breakfast that’s classic, indulgent or healthy, depending on your taste. We think you can’t go wrong with any one of the following 10 breakfast and brunch joints.
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Crow’s Nest

Crow’s Nest

Crow’s Nest is a locally owned upscale diner and undoubtedly one of Kalamazoo’s breakfast and brunch specialists. Highlights of the menu include unique takes on French toast, such as espresso, amaretto pecan and strawberry shortcake flavors, as well as a range of creative omelettes and scrambles. It’s worth the inevitable wait at busy times, but it’s also open 24 hours over the weekend.

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Julianna’s Restaurant

Julianna’s Restaurant has been a fixture in the area since it opened in 1989 in the roadside spot of a former fast-food place. Its breakfast menu includes all the classics as well as harder-to-find options like country fried steak, corned beef hash, and potato casseroles, which are hash browns smothered in hollandaise sauce with various extras.

Anna’s House

This retro diner chain has locations in multiple cities across Michigan, and the Kalamazoo location is southwest of Western Michigan University. It promises all-natural, fresh, local and quality ingredients across its huge menu, which has everything from a chocolate quinoa breakfast bowl to a Cuban spin on eggs benedict.

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

Kalamazoo’s most famous brewery is also home to Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, which serves brunch from 10 am to 4 pm on Sundays. Choose from a varied menu including chicken and waffles, chorizo and avocado brunch tacos, and sausage gravy and egg breakfast poutine. It also has beers which are exclusive to the café if you want to make it a boozy brunch.

Burdick’s for Breakfast

On the second floor of the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, Burdick’s for Breakfast has a popular breakfast buffet that includes made-to-order pancakes, eggs, omelettes and more. If you’ve got a big appetite, you can have as much as you want from the buffet for just $14.99, making it one of the best value options in the city.

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