Ready to break out of your standard brunch routine? Consider this your roadmap to exploring the most exciting new brunch spots in town. Whether it’s a new restaurant or an old favorite with a fresh service, the Detroit Brunch Heatmap updates regularly to highlight spots where the crowds are flocking to at the moment.
In this most recent update find a mixture of casual spots and upscale eateries serving excellent midday meals from mix-and-match cereal bars to brioche breakfast sandwiches to sweet potato hash with fried duck eggs. Hours are included, but it's always recommended that you check social media or make a call for the most up-to-the-minute menus and times.
1 La Bohème
La Bohème brought a little slice of Parisian culture to the corner of Parker Street and Kercheval last winter. The charming French cafe features a selection of crepes filled with everything from eggs, ham, and cheese to melted chocolate. For something more decadent try the Marie Antoinette — a pistachio macaron made with raspberry creme and fresh raspberries.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
8100 Kercheval St
Campus Martius’s flagship restaurant stunner Parc unleashed an enticing new brunch menu this spring. For something light consider ordering the mixed fruit bowl which comes drizzled with honey yogurt and lime. Don’t miss the cinnamon roll bread pudding or the perfectly cooked house omelette. Retractable glass walls give the restaurant a patio feel even if you’re perched at the bar.
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
800 Woodward Ave
3 Detroit 75 Kitchen
It’s easy to eat the full brunch menu at Detroit 75 Kitchen. Three items headline the creative menu from chef Mike Nassar’s Southwest food truck: a light scrambled egg breakfast sandwich, a fried egg and hickory smoked beef sandwich, and a spicy sweet potato hash with caramelized onions, peppers, and two poached eggs. The catch? It’s only available a few weekends a month.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other weekend beginning June 10
4800 W Fort St
4 Gold Cash Gold
Corktown’s Southern-influenced eatery Gold Cash Gold received a menu revamp last fall with the introduction of a new chef Brendon Edwards. Those changes flowed over to the menu as well with some pleasing results. Feast on savory plates of chilaquiles and biscuits with mushroom gravy and don’t miss out on the daily doughnut special. Pickle juice bloody marys still lead the weekend cocktail list, flanked by boozy slushies and drinks like the cafe horchata made with rum, horchata, and coffee ice cubes.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
2100 Michigan Ave
5 Grey Ghost Detroit
Fill up on sticky buns, banana doughnut holes, and lemon poppy seed pancakes during Grey Ghost's eclectic brunch. The Brush Park eatery's excellent bar delivers accordingly with a selection of bloody marys, verde marias, and micheladas. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
47 E WATSON ST