Its that time of year again, for good weather and even better food. The culinary scene in Detroit has taken off by storm and has spread to areas nearby Hotel Royal Oak. Ferndale and Royal Oak alike are home to many great restaurants and watering holes, here is a guide to help you find your way.
Toast is a great place for any day of the week, you don't have to go any particular day to get brunch because the entire menu consists of it. This location is one of two, they serve the areas of Ferndale and Birmingham alike, 7-3pm Weekdays and 8-4pm Saturday and Sunday.
23144 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 (248) 398-0444
The Morrie has recently started a brunch of their own hosting an array of items such as Chicken and Waffles pictured above right in the heart of Royal Oak. 10-4pm Saturday and Sundays.
511 S. Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 216-1112
The Emory in Ferndale offers an array of tantalizing options from huevos rancheros to a brunch burger. They also have an array of eggs benedict served with chorizo. salmon and even veggie sausage. The bloody mary bar is amazing here, 4 types of salt for the rim, mcclures pickles and you can even get onion rings or a chicken tender pictured above. Brunch runs Saturday and Sunday 10-3.
22700 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220 (248) 546-8202
Cafe Muse has been a Royal Oak go to for breakfast and lunch for quite a while. Esquire magazine named their grilled cheese one of the best sandwiches in America. Don't overlook the breakfast, Buttermilk pancakes with pear compote, Steak and Eggs with Cotswold cheese, whats not to like? Serving daily from 7-3pm.
418 South Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 544-4749
La Dolce Vita is a lively old world Italian eatery offering a great brunch as well. Boasting awesome options like shrimp benedict, eggs sardou and fettuccine Florentine, swing by Sundays 11-3pm if your feeling adventurous.
17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203 (313) 865-0331
Local Kitchen and Bar has been a favorite of mine for a while now. With creative options like Eggs Afloat consisting of creamy polenta, seasonal greens, mushrooms, tomato, sauce espagnole. Ben's Pop't Art a seasonal pastry and a brisket for breakfast burrito. Brunch is served Saturday 10-3pm and Sunday 9-3pm.
Ferndale Plaze Shopping Center, 344 West 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220 (248) 291-5650
Public house is more of a drink establishment but, dont overlook their Lobster Toast, Waffle of the Day or Smoked Brisket hash (Califlower hash for the vegetarians and Vegans). Served Saturday and Sunday 10-3pm.
241 W Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220 (248) 850-7420
Don't let the name fool you this Ferndale Hotspot has been cranking out breakfast favorites in style for a while. With Green Eggs and Ham, Crab Cakes and Eggs or Hot Spiced Beef Brisket, and even a gingerbread waffle for your sweetooth. Weekdays 8-9 and Saturday, Sunday 8-5, closed Monday.
22950 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 (248) 399-5150
Om cafe has been Ferndales Vegan favorite for a while now. Treat your body to something nourishing and delicious, good for your body and soul. Serving brunch entrees like Cornbread, eggs, and Sausage bowl (veggie sausage), Quinoa Hash and a Tempeh Burger. Brunch is served Saturday 11-3pm.
23136 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 (248) 548-1941
Who would have thought Italian Favorite Andiamo would serve brunch? Well they do and its amazing, Housemade Italian Sausage gravy over buscuits. Spinich, tomato and Ricotta omelette. Yeast raised Belgian waffles and more. Sundays 10-3pm Call for reservations.
129 South Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 582-9300