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Looking for a really good Sunday brunch in Detroit....

We'll be in the Troy area in November. We can drive to anywhere in Detroit--just looking for a good brunch place---no attitudes, just good food in a comfortable environment. Advice on the best time to get there (after 11:00 AM :) so that we're not in a line out the door would be great too. Egg dishes are a must! Thanks so much! Karen

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  1. Formal place? Kid friendly? All you can eat? Price range? Is the brunch meant to be combined with sightseeing?
    Without additional info, I'd venture to offer up Tallulah or Toast, both in nearby Birmingham. Specific to Troy, you could hit Recipes or you could get dimsum at Eastlake.

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    1. re: VTB

      VTB---You are way ahead of me :) Friendly, casual, not too many screaming kids--ours are grown----any price range is ok. We tend to look for adventures---if there is something to sightsee in the area---we are up for it. Still wanting something with eggs on the menu.........thanks so much!

      1. re: TWEETYKaren

        Getting in to non-adventurous areas, I also like Beverly Hills Grille and Frittata (though Frittata uses processed eggs from cartons, for safety). A nice drive (most would say the drive isn't worth it) would be to the Clarkston Union, or to Ann Arbor's Zingermann's Roadhouse.

        Some rave about Detroit's Grand Trunk (http://www.grandtrunkpub.com/food-men...) or Cliff Bell's (http://www.cliffbells.com/menu/brunch/), though I've not tried them. Hopefully others will weigh-in here, since I'm all over the place.

    2. Alcohol or no alcohol?
      Beverly Hills Grill, Toast (in Birmingham, but not in Ferndale), and Tallulah will have alcohol and have a little more 'dressed-up' atmosphere (but not stuffy). The Flytrap in Ferndale has THE BEST Huevos Rancheros I've ever had, as well as fun daily specials, but no alcohol. It's a small diner and can have a wait out the door.
      Cafe Muse in Royal Oak gets good reviews and Royal Oak's downtown would offer fun people watching and window shopping.
      All of the above are fairly close to Troy, but if you're interested in venturing downtown, that would open up several more options, some upscale (The Whitney, Atlas Global Bistro).

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      Beverly Hills Grill
      31471 Southfield Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025

      Cafe Muse
      418 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

      1. I'll agree with most of suggestions made so far. My additions:

        - FlyTrap @ Ferndale
        - O'Mara @ Berkeley (avoid the salmon omelette)

        I'm the guy that will say the drive to Zingermann Roadhouse or Clarkston Union is not
        worth the trip. Been to Toast. It doesn't ring any bells for me, but my wife likes it, so I
        will return.

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        1. re: rainsux

          Thanks so much to all three of you---I have a lot to look at!

        2. Agree with my colleagues...the Whitney offers a really upscale/entree type brunch in a former lumber baron's mansion. You could head down there and do a trip through the Detroit Institute of Arts, or drive down to the Riverwalk and look over into Canda. O'Mara's in Berkley is basically a kind of steak house but they now offer a really good breakfast...the wild mushroom crepes are just wonderful. Also fresh squeezed OJ and grapefruit for drinks. Let us know where you end. up.

          1. I'll add Sweet Lorraine's in Southfield as an option. Nice adult atmosphere, not crowded.

            http://www.sweetlorraines.com/Breakfa...

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            1. re: coney with everything

              I am from St. Louis MO, but enjoyed Sunday brunch at Atlas, on Woodward.

            2. This is a follow up to thank everyone for their suggestions for brunch in Detroit. We chose Sweet Lorraine's in Southfield and enjoyed it so much. It was exactly what we were looking for. I have worked in Detroit for the past ten years---although my home is in Columbus, Ohio. If I had the opportunity to move, Michigan would be my choice. I just meet great, great people everytime I am there.

              What I liked most about Sweet Lorraines was the fresh squeezed orange juice---truly the best that I have had in a very long time. I also chose the havarti cheese and ham omlet and it was wonderful--- served with an absolutely perfect biscuit. My partner had the full breakfast--eggs, bacon, biscuit---and it was just as delicious. Another thing that we noticed were so many families celebrating birthdays and other things I suppose, and it was such a warm atmosphere. We still want to try The Whitney and Toast as well in the future. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions here---enormously helpful.

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              Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar
              333 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

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              1. re: TWEETYKaren

                Glad you enjoyed it. And I can't think of a higher compliment to us here that you'd move here in a minute -- thank you!! Looking forward to your next post on Motown chow!

                1. re: TWEETYKaren

                  Thanks for the update! It sounds like you had a great time, sometimes we forget what a nice place SL's is since it's been around for a while.

                  We won't hold being from Columbus (ack, phooey!) against you...much.