SUNDAY SIDE UP:
BRUNCHIN' IN THE CITY

It's Sunday, you're hungry, but you don't want to cook. It's a day of rest after all. But where can you go to eat? Detroit can seem deserted on Sundays but not if you know where to look. Is it Cappuccino you crave? Or fried eggs and crispy hash browns? Maybe your parents are coming by and you'd like to show them a little class south of Eight Mile. Well, here's a few of our favorite Sunday eateries- from the 24-hour "greasy spoon" Plaka Café in Greektown to the elegant Whitney mansion on Woodward, there's a brunch in the city that'll suit every kind of Sunday morning appetite.

Plaka Café: 313-962-4687
535 Monroe St.in Greektown. Open 24 hours. $4.95 and up

Perfect for chasing hangovers, good greasy food in the middle of Greektown, and you can go wearing whatever you had on the night before.

Twingo's Café: 313-832-3832
4710 Cass, near Wayne State. Sunday bunch 11-3.

Bring your folks, especially if Mom judges a place by its bathroom- this one's super cool. Good eats, ala carte menu starts at $6.50, fun funky 'French' atmosphere.

Majestic Café: 313-833-9700
4124 Woodward, between Mack and Warren. Sunday bunch 11-3

It's hip, it's yummy, there's art on the walls and a great view of Woodward while you sip your cappuccino or latte and read the Sunday paper.

Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Café: 313-965-4600
400 Monroe St, in Greektown. Sunday brunch 10:30-2. $17.95 per person.

All you can eat and then some! Buffet tables piled high with New Orleans inspired eats along with an omelet station and a waffle station and a long table dedicated to deserts. Expect to rub elbows with the after-church crowd.

The Detroit Museum of Art, (Kresge Court): 313-833-7900
5200 Woodward. Sunday (more lunch than brunch) 11:30-3:30

Make a day of it: Arrive at 10, take in a bit of the Art, break for a lovely lunch in the gorgeous Kresge Court, take in a bit more Art, then head upstairs to the Crystal Gallery for coffee and cake before the 4 p.m. showing of whichever artsy flick is currently at the DFT (Detroit Film Theater). It'll make you feel good!

The Whitney: 313-832-5700
4421 Woodward, (look for the grey Mansion on the west side of Woodward, south of Warren). Sunday brunch 11-2. $27.95 per person.

Elegant and expensive, it's just the place to bring snooty sisters visiting from Chicago.

Small Plates: 313-963-0497
no Sunday brunch yet :(

Detroit Art Space
$5 for all you can eat?

Our friend Sarah told us about this new spot -located in the new galleries on Baltimore off of Woodward. Put together by Joel Peterson of Immigrant Suns. Live music, Bloody Marys. Perfect for the urban adventurer.

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