Find Griddled Greatness

By: Briana Dixon | October 31, 2022

Not every brunch spot offers pancakes, french toast and waffles. However, for some brunch go-ers, these staples are a must-have. Luckily, when it comes to the Metro Detroit area, there’s no shortage of breakfast and brunch establishments with waffles, french toast, and pancakes on the menu…


The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a community favorite for all things breakfast and brunch. The menu features a wide range of options, including breakfast bowls and sandwiches, crepes, benedicts, omelets, and of course, waffles, pancakes, and french toast. Customers can choose from a list of unique flavors like banana caramel french toast, fresh strawberry cream cheese french toast, salted caramel pecan pancakes, or stick to classic Belgian waffles, french toast, and buttermilk pancakes.  And each check is served with chocolate-covered strawberries for a cherry on top. For more information, follow The Breakfast Club on Facebook @The Breakfast Club.

Cafe Muse

“Food for inspiration” is the motto at Cafe Muse. Here, guests will find a menu of “comfort food with a twist,” made using as many fresh, natural, and locally sourced ingredients as possible. Nestled in Downtown Royal Oak, this cute and cozy spot boasts stuffed french toast with mascarpone and five-spice pear topping, cinnamon raisin french toast, vanilla bean waffles, orange rum raisin pancakes, ricotta and lemon pancakes, and good ol’ fashioned buttermilk pancakes. To learn more, follow Cafe Muse on Facebook @Cafe Muse. 

Cafe Zola

The owners and staff at Cafe Zola aim to be the preferred breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot in Ann Arbor. It’s become a go-to for many due to the fresh, high-quality food, coffee, tea, wine and friendly environment each guest experiences. The brunch menu houses a collection of creative specialty items, including dark chocolate babka french toast, strawberry banana waffles and more. For more information, follow Cafe Zola on Instagram and Facebook @cafezola.

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The Fed

The Fed is all about making people feel at home. Between the delectable menu and aethetically pleasing decor, it’s not hard for visitors to feel at ease while eating here. Give the cinnamon french toast a try or go for one of the uniquely made pancakes with options for lemon buttermilk, blueberry, or whole grain. To learn more, follow The Fed on Instagram @thefedcommunity or on Facebook @The Fed. 

Toasted Oak

Toasted Oak relies heavily on health-wise locally-sourced ingredients. They implement items such as seasonal vegetables, egg whites, and goat cheese into the breakfast menu. And when it comes to french toast and pancakes, Toasted Oak keeps it simple, providing Michigan-made maple syrup to top them with.