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DTW: Breakfast in Ann Arbor

momskitchen Nov 2, 2010 05:15 AM

I'm going out for breakfast today after voting and am wracking my brain for any decent weekday breakfast places in Ann Arbor. Your thoughts?

  1. rainsux Nov 2, 2010 05:47 AM

    I have not been here in a very long time; but I enjoyed breakfast at Cafe Marie:


    1. JanPrimus Nov 2, 2010 06:28 AM


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      1. re: JanPrimus
        Jim M Nov 3, 2010 04:26 AM

        Yes, Afternoon Delight is terrific for breakfast! Try the breakfast sandwiches (one meat, one veggie, both good).

        Afternoon Delight
        251 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

      2. uhockey Nov 2, 2010 09:05 AM


        Let me see if I can compare the "Marie" chain to Zingerman's with an analogy....

        Kia is to Porsche as Cafe Marie is to Zingerman's.

        You're welcome. :-



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        1. re: uhockey
          Fibber McGee Nov 2, 2010 11:24 AM

          Cafe Marie is a chain? Are you thinking of Scrambler Marie's?

          1. re: Fibber McGee
            uhockey Nov 2, 2010 02:45 PM

            No - see also Toledo, Perrysburgh, Sylvania Ohio.

            To the best of my knowledge the Scrambler Marie franchises spawned from the originals in Toledo.


            1. re: uhockey
              Fibber McGee Nov 3, 2010 04:35 AM

              I know of the one in Perrysburg, at least. I had no idea they were connected with the one in Ann Arbor.

              Kias are nice in their own way.

          2. re: uhockey
            momskitchen Nov 2, 2010 01:51 PM

            Where I went was Bell's Diner and it was really bad! I was looking forward to ordering Korean food and the Bi Bim Bop was terrible. Hubby ordered eggs over easy and they got it wrong 2 times...brought scrambled twice. Yikes!

            Bell's Diner
            2167 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

            1. re: uhockey
              momskitchen Nov 3, 2010 08:20 AM

              Been to Zingmerman's Roadshouse twice for breakfast - it wouldn't be my go to choice. The huevos racheros were really bland. The things that the Roadhouse does well are cocktails and barbecue...unfortunately I wasn't in the market for a cocktail yesterday morning. (upon review of today's election results this morning, I sure could have used a bloody mary!)

              1. re: momskitchen
                boagman Nov 3, 2010 09:02 AM

                I could use a celebratory drink myself! ;)

                1. re: boagman
                  momskitchen Nov 3, 2010 04:05 PM

                  Well I am glad someone is happy about it, Boag! I have been to Angelo's exactly once and the parking was terrible and the wait long and the food didn't warrant it. Should I try it again? The raisin toast is just okay.

                2. re: momskitchen
                  rainsux Nov 3, 2010 06:07 PM

                  > Been to Zingmerman's Roadshouse twice for breakfast - it wouldn't be my go to choice.

                  I've been to ZR five times. Twice for breakfast, one lunch, two dinners. Nothing special
                  was ever served/experienced.

                  The omlettes at Cafe Marie had much better flavors than what ZR served me.

              2. c
                chococat Nov 3, 2010 09:06 AM

                I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Angelo's for breakfast! It's close to the medical center and has surprisingly decent parking (behind the building and across the street). Get the raisin toast.

                1. t
                  trapani Dec 5, 2010 04:35 PM

                  Better than the rest diner-type breakfasts:
                  Northside Grill
                  The Broken Egg
                  Best breakfast, tho pricey:
                  Cafe Zola

                  Cafe Zola
                  112 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

                  Northside Grill
                  1015 Broadway St, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

                  Broken Egg
                  221 N Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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