The Best Brunch And Breakfast Spots In Midtown Detroit

Smoke Salmon Eggs Benedict
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Kate Harrington

In the past few years, Detroit‘s Midtown has become culturally and economically busy again. Food-wise, the restaurants are a reflection of the cultural revival this area has experienced. When it comes to breakfast and brunch, Midtown Detroit has plenty of options.
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Honest John’s Bar and Grill

Banana, nuts and peanut butter American pancakes

Having both a decor and menu with an American ease, Honest John’s is one of the best brunch places in Detroit. This is mainly because of their great food and drinks for a great deal. More importantly, Honest John’s isn’t limited to just a Sunday brunch; this spot serves breakfast all day, seven days a week. The palette is hearty American breakfast with the likes of chocolate chip pancakes, the ‘Reuben omelet’, and corned beef hash. Honest John’s vegetarian menu is just as good as the carnivore’s.

Café 78

Located in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD), Café 78 provides a minimal yet decadent Sunday brunch accompanied with contemporary art and DJs. Set in the museum’s warehouse space, Café 78 creates an artistic and modern brunch experience. The menu is smaller, but with options ranging from breakfast sandwiches to salads. Café 78 also has an elaborate bar that’s equipped for any brunch beverage. Booze, beats, art and a croque-madame, Café 78 is one of Midtown’s best brunch spots.


Seva Detroit, a proudly vegetarian restaurant, holds an elaborate Sunday brunch that makes you forget that everything is vegetarian. Being situated in the center of Midtown, Seva’s outdoor and indoor seating is ideal for the seasonal brunch. The breakfast and brunch menus vary between sweet and savory, hosting a platter of strawberry pancakes and also a vegetarian enchilada. Their drink ingredients, like the grapefruit mimosa, consist of house-made juices from Seva’s juice bar (and normal bar). Don’t worry, Seva has hearty vegetarian substitutions for the American breakfast.


Mudgie’s Deli is locally known for their decorative sandwiches that feature an array of deli meats, poultry or a vegetarian option. Their brunch menu, however, focuses on breakfast options, certain sandwiches from the main menu, and items crafted specifically for the brunch crowd. Huevos rancheros, the bacon waffle, and a tuna melt are all on the Sundays menu, along with their classic deli sandwiches. Mudgie’s brunch also includes deals on brunch drinks, which include the classics like mimosas and Bloody Marys. This is a never-fail brunch hub.

Dime Store

Eggs Benedict for breakfast

The self-proclaimed ‘American brunch bar’, the Dime Store lives up to its created reputation. The Dime Store went so far, they included three different types of eggs Benedict. This variation isn’t limited to Benedicts; there is a creative flare with omelets, breakfast sandwiches, and salads. The Dime Store’s décor is urban and rustic with mural walls and close-knit seating. In addition, the sources for all of the Dime Store’s ingredients are local and support Detroit and statewide communities.

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