Irresistible Cinnamony Delights

October 5, 2023
plated cinnamon roll with icing and a fork

There’s something universally comforting about biting into a warm, gooey cinnamon roll. It’s a delectable treat that transcends the boundaries of breakfast, dessert, and, dare we say, even comfort food. The cinnamon roll has emerged as an iconic dish that restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops are eager to put their unique spins on. Whether you prefer your rolls simple and classic or generously smothered in cream cheese frosting, there’s a cinnamon roll out there waiting to captivate your taste buds. At these Metro Detroit restaurants, these cinnamon rolls are certainly fan favorites…  


23421 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

25600 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores

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609 East William Street, Ann Arbor

Despite what the name suggests, Detroit Cookie Company cookies are not the only items on the menu. In fact, the cinnamon rolls might be their most popular weekend treat. Their delicious homemade cinnamon rolls are topped with cream cheese frosting. These are baked fresh and only available on Saturdays and Sundays. Owner Lauren Roumayah says these delights are “First come, first served! [They] sell out within 5 minutes to 2 hours, so come at 10 a.m. sharp!”

pan of cinnamon rolls from detroit cookie company
Photo courtesy of Detroit Cookie Company


27302 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak 

O.W.L. is a counter-service, Mexican-American spot open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night. They serve their cinnamon rolls grilled which is the perfect add-on to any meal. Grilling the cinnamon roll melts the icing and sugar inside, leaving it warm, slightly crispy, and mouth-watering.


23144 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

203 Pierce Street, Birmingham

With two locations in Birmingham and Ferndale, Toast is a go-to for a delicious breakfast. As a part of their starter menu, you can order their Big Cinnamon Roll, which is served with house-made caramel sauce and powdered sugar. This cinnamon roll is definitely worth sharing.


213 East Maple Road, Birmingham 

An organic, vegan restaurant, Try it Raw is committed to sourcing raw and fresh ingredients for everything they make. Their cinnamon roll is a part of their dessert menu and includes bananas, flax, almonds, dates, cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins. 


1326 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit 

The Clique Diner is one of Detroit’s best-known breakfast meeting spots and has been for decades. Their breakfast menu offers all of your favorite classic choices and they serve their delicious cinnamon rolls warm and grilled.  


Multiple locations in Metro Detroit

Over at Bobcat Bonnie’s the cinnamon rolls are offered as a starter on the Brunch menu and is so scrumptious! Social Media Director Jill Bamrick tells us, “Our Cinnamon Rolls are baked and toppers with toffee, cinnamon, pecans, and cream cheese frosting. Perfect way to start your day if you have a sweet tooth!” The cinnamon rolls are served warm in a small skillet, and it is the perfect size for one person. 

cinnamon roll from bobcat bonnies with a cup of coffee
Photo courtesy of Bobcat Bonnie’s


2415 Michigan Avenue, Detroit 

Open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, Cork and Gabel is an Earth-to-table restaurant proudly sourcing as many of its ingredients from local establishments as possible. Sittin’ atop their brunch menu is a cinnamon roll with the description, “COLOSSAL, MASSIVE, MOUNTAINOUS, & REALLY BIG,” served with maple cream cheese frosting. You’re going to want a team to tackle this one.


800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 

Nestled in Campus Martius Park, Parc is a Downtown Detroit staple, especially for brunch. Their griddled cinnamon rolls come as a pair and are served with honey, butter, and a vanilla glaze drizzle.

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on October 17, 2022, and was authored by Katie Goncalves.