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Join the Breakfast Club: Brunch in Metro Detroit

By: Toni Cunningham | January 21, 2013

After a stressful week at work and a busy Saturday catching up on things at home, what’s the best way to spend a lazy Sunday? By going to brunch.

If you’re thinking, “Gee, I’d rather lounge around in my jammies then go to some silly brunch,” might the term ‘bottomless mimosas’ change your tune?

Small Plates, 1521 Broadway, Detroit, has so many delicious sounding items on its brunch menu, I challenge you to pick just one. Stuffed French toast (filled with cream cheese and pecans), Pretzel Sliders and Brick Oven Pizzas all grace the menu, as well as a Housemade & Baked Sticky Bun, which is “served warm and big enough for two.” I’ll take that as a challenge.

Seva, known for its fresh vegetarian cuisine, has locations in both Ann Arbor and Detroit. The two feature different brunch menus each weekend, so take a peek online before you head out. In the past, both menus have featured items including gingerbread waffles, asparagus-tempeh scramble and sweet potato “pop tart.”

Cliff Bell’s, 2030 Park Ave., Detroit, serves the aforementioned bottomless mimosas, as well as Bloody Mary’s. All of the succulent main courses come with a salad of mixed greens and strawberries with balsamic vinaigrette. Such main courses include Spinach & Chevre Raviolis with House Made Bacon Bits & Champagne Cream, and who really cares what else is on the menu because I’ll take two.

Dino’s, 22740 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, also has bottomless brunch beverages to pair with the likes of bacon buttermilk pancakes and waffles, lobster frittata and “French Toasted” breakfast quesadillas.

While the aforementioned brunch spots are ala carte, there are a few high end locations that charge a flat fee for a brunch buffet that features a little bit of everything. The Gandy Dancer, 401 Depot St., Ann Arbor, and The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit, both serve a breakfast buffet that (for a bit more cash) will surely keep you full all day.

Happy eating!