You know that time of year when you’re feeling all tired and stressed? Well, we’ve got your cure. Treat yourself to one (or all ten) of these delicious Black-owned restaurants before the stress gets too much! From pancakes to waffles — mimosas galore — this list has something for everyone’s appetite! 

The Block

3919 Woodward Avenue

The Block is the place to be for a weekend brunch!  With perfect reviews and tons of buzz, it’s no surprise that this Black-owned business has been so popular in recent years. The food sounds amazing too — from their pear salad with lump crab cakes to chicken and waffles. 

They’re serving brunch Saturdays and Sundays.

The Dime Store

 719 Griswold Street #180


Dime Store’s all-day menu is made up of unique and delicious, made-from-scratch brunch dishes and rotating seasonal specials sourced from the best regional and local producers, brands and farms. The Duck Bop Hash is a fan favorite!

Detroit Vegan Soul

19614 Grand River Avenue

We here, vegans love brunching, too! Detroit Vegan Soul got you covered. Their Brightmoor location is open for brunch on the weekends. We must admit mushroom oyster po’boy with buffalo aioli sounds divine. 

Le Petit Dejeuner

6470 E Jefferson Avenue

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives you the energy you will need for the day. At Tina Motley’s new place, La Petit Dejeuner — which translates from French as “the midday break” or “lunchtime snack” — you’re welcome to enjoy some French-mint sweet tea alongside your crepes whether they be savory or sweet!

Central Kitchen + Bar

 660 Woodward Avenue #4A

Central Kitchen and Bar is a place where you can get creative with American comfort food as well as enjoy weekend brunch or happy hour drinks. The menu lists “jalapeño maple syrup” — three words that have us hooked!

The Kitchen By Cooking with Que

6529 Woodward Avenue Suite A

The Kitchen By Cooking with Que is where the cool vegans go. On Saturday mornings, Chef Que offers tasty meals like apple butter pancakes, carrot lox toast, and vegan chick’n and waffles. This menu is specifically designed to satisfy your brunch craving with her original recipes.

IVY Kitchen and Cocktails 

9215 E. Jefferson 

IVY Kitchen + Cocktails is the perfect spot for a day date. The atmosphere oozes grown and sexy. The food is made to order with perfection. The brunch menu consists of steak and eggs, avocado toast, smoked salmon and egg, and more. 

Joe Louis Southern Kitchen 

6549 Woodward Avenue

Joe Louis Southern Kitchen transports you to ya grandma’s house down south. The cozy and warm restaurant decor makes you feel like you are one of the family. Open seven days a week, they offer key lime pie, flapjacks, breakfast sandwiches, and hefty omelets!

Connie & Barbara’s Soul Food

13101 West McNichols 

Connie & Barbara’s Soul Food is the neighborhood that we Detroiters love so much. The customers love that, when they walk in, they are greeted by name and handed their regular meal. At any time of the day, Connie and Barbara serve breakfast classics like pancakes, french toast, grits, and waffles!

J’s Cafe, Detroit Soul Food

20853 Grand River Avenue

J’s Cafe, Detroit Soul Food prepares food “the old fashion way.” They use the finest and freshest ingredients just like grandma used to do. If you want to be comforted at brunch then come visit this restaurant and taste neck bones, ham hocks, pork chops, and meatloaves!

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