Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but that shouldn’t stop someone from indulging their sweet tooth in the A.M. For those early-morning pancake, waffle and French toast hankerings, metro Detroit has plenty of places to grab a bite and put that sweet tooth to rest (for a little while, anyway).
Located in Grosse Pointe Farms, The Jagged Fork serves breakfast, brunch and lunch items like waffles, pancakes, French toast, crepes, sandwiches and more. Only fresh ingredients are used and everything is made to order, guaranteeing your meal is enjoyed the way it was meant to be.
Run by classically trained French chef Tom Teknos and his partner Stavros Adamopoulos, The Hudson Cafe is a brunch cafe in downtown Detroit. While it’s recommended to give the food menu a try with delicious pancakes, French toast and more, The Hudson Cafe also has a cafe bar you can step right up to and order specialty coffees and baked goods.
When it comes to French toast, there are two standout items on The Breakfast Club’s menu: creme brulee French toast and oven-baked French toast. On its second day of business in 1998, it was apparent The Breakfast Club had outgrown its modest eight table location in Clawson. Today, the breakfast eatery holds two locations in Madison Heights and Commerce.
With 13 different styles of pancakes from apricot to walnut raisin, Granma’s House of Pancakes in Eastpointe (and Utica) will wow you with its selection of pancake flavors and service. Check out the “Pancakes Internationale” section of the menu to get a taste of the world. “A Little Bit of France” is perfect for the cinnamon-apple-raisin lover in you while the “Swedish Extravaganza” uses imported lingonberries to sweeten the already delicious, golden brown pancakes.
It’s in the name: Omelette & Waffle Cafe. But, we’re only concerned with the second half of that name today. Omelettes are great — don’t get me wrong — but we’re here for the sweeter side of breakfast. With fresh fruit, the Omelette & Waffle Cafe in Plymouth whips up a fresh fruit Belgian waffle that is to die for and that’s to say nothing of the banana berry stuffed waffle. Fruit-lovers, rejoice!
Located in Detroit, the New Center Eatery is known for its chicken & waffles, and that means taking the sweet with the savory. Chicken & waffle combos like “The Chief” (Belgian waffle topped with banana fosters sauce, fresh bananas, strawberries and Cool Whip served with four buffalo style wings) will make your taste buds swing back and forth in delightful harmony. For those without a taste for the savory, New Center Eatery also has a decent selection of sweet pancakes like red velvet, caramel apple pie, banana foster and cinnamon roll.