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Detroit. Best diner coffee

RedTop Feb 6, 2009 06:51 AM

Retired, with a lot of time on my hands; so I'm riding around on the east side sampling diner breakfast offerings.

So far, in a small sampling of eight diners, I haven't had a decent cup of coffee with breakfast yet! My measuring standard is home-percolated Columbian on the stovetop; and BOLD or EXTRA BOLD grinds in a French Press.

Any recs for great local diner coffee with "signature" breakfast would be appreciated.

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    Jim M Feb 7, 2009 07:59 AM

    Have you tried Janet's in Grosse Pointe Park? I think in diners the ambiance affects the taste buds. But theirs hit the spot for me.

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      RedTop Feb 7, 2009 09:16 AM

      Janet's is on the list for next week. Is it on Kercheval? Furthest "south" I've tried is The Harvard Cafe on Mack & Cadieux. Thank you Jim.

      1. re: RedTop
        qriusminds Feb 7, 2009 10:39 AM

        Janet's is on the corner of Kercheval and Maryland. Great food. The raspberry pancakes are amazing. However, IMHO the coffee is nothing special.

        1. re: qriusminds
          RedTop Mar 16, 2009 01:40 PM

          Finally made it to Janet's Lunch today! Great "ambiance" and certainly an anachronism in the heart of the Pointes. Loved the counter service and the company of the seven other denizens; eating, reading, chatting up the help, and doing business by cell.

          I had today's breakfast special: Bacon and Cheese Omelette, with home fries & Rye toast. The omelette was very light and fluffy. The American cheese slice topping it, did nothing for the dish. And, three cups of coffee later, I have to say I was underwhelmed by the Java.

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