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Nov 2, 2010 05:15 AM

DTW: Breakfast in Ann Arbor

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?

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

      1. re: JanPrimus

        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


        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

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

          1. re: Fibber McGee

            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

              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

            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

              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

                I could use a celebratory drink myself! ;)

                1. re: boagman

                  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

                  > 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. 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. 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