Savor the Flavors of Fall With These Metro Detroit Brunch Spots

Pumpkin spice pancakes, anyone?
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Whether it’s a tall stack of pumpkin spice pancakes or an autumnal themed latte or morning cocktail, there’s plenty of fall-forward brunch options in metro Detroit. These seven metro Detroit brunch spots are serving up delicious seasonal flavors. 

San Morello

Inspired by the flavors of Sicily, this downtown Detroit spot has the perfect mix of sweet and savory brunch options. Whether you’re indulging in the Malted Waffle with spiced apples, candied walnuts, and Chantilly or Sheep’s Milk Ricotta with hot honey and garlic, you won’t be disappointed. San Morello, 1400 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-209-4700;

The Breakfast Loft

This new Detroit brunch spot has wasted no time making a name for itself. Welcoming fall, The Breakfast Loft has added Sweet Potato Pancakes and Chicken and Waffles to its brunch menu, along with classics like a build-you-own-omelet option and avocado toast. The Breakfast Loft, 1440 Franklin Street, Third Floor, Detroit; 313-209-8804.


What’s brunch without the booze? Toast Birmingham offers dozens of brunch cocktails including a Raspberry Coke with Bulleit Bourbon and a Strawberry Aqua Fresca made with coconut water and Moscato. Of course, don’t forget to indulge in their rotating selection of toast options and weekly specials — recent items include a skillet with poached eggs and spicy turkey sausage as well an almond waffle with cinnamon pear jam. Toast Birmingham, 203 Pierce St., Birmingham; 248-258-6278; and Toast Ferndale, 23144 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-398-0444; 

The Meeting House

Award-winning chef Christopher Johnson is the mastermind behind The Meeting House’s eclectic brunch menu. The Lobster BLT Scramble and Smoked Salmon Benedict provide the perfect contrast to the Honey Vanilla Waffle and Banana Pudding French Toast. The Meeting House, 301 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-759-4825;


Featuring “Redefined Detroit Cuisine,” Parc excels with its seasonal brunch options. Each week, the restaurant’s chefs create a new griddle dish based on prior inspiration. Other tasty fall treats include the Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding and Parc Brunch Punch. Parc, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-922-7272;

 Rochester Brunch House

A Rochester community staple, Rochester Brunch House features a variety of over-the-top pancakes and waffles, as well as a savory side to its menu. The Pumpkin Spice Pancakes and Banana Cinnamon Waffles are must-tries for the colder months. Rochester Brunch House, 301 Walnut Blvd., Rochester; 248-656-1600; 

Commonwealth Cafe 

The Birmingham-based café may have just launched its dinner menu, but that doesn’t mean this spot is skimping when it comes to its brunch options. Alongside its typical lineup of quiche, omelets, and sweet treats, Commonwealth offers monthly specials. October standouts include Baklava Pancakes, a Spinach + Feta Eggs Benedict, and Ricotta Toast. For a limited time, order up a Pumpkin Latte to complement your meal. Commonwealth Café, 300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, 248-792-9766;