The Most Decadent French Toast in Metro Detroit

Laika Dog, Toast, and The Jagged Fork have you covered
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Whether you’re in the mood for something fruity or sugar-coated, these metro Detroit eateries have a French toast dish for you.


French Toast Bistro

With a name like French Toast Bistro, a restaurant has a lot to live up to. This French-inspired cafe serves classic French toast as well as a Cornflake Crusted French Toast dish. Coated with the classic breakfast cereal and topped with banana foster sauce, pecans, and mixed berries, it’s ideal comfort food. French Toast Bistro, 40370 Five Mile Road, Plymouth; 734-335-6533;

Laika Dog 

Laika Dog, the in-house hot dog shop at UFO Factory, now serves weekend brunch. Along with a classic French toast option that is served with a side of berries, the spot serves two unique French toast varieties: The Beauregard and PB&J. The Beauregard is topped with blueberry compote, whipped cream, and fresh mint, while the PB&J features Laika Dog’s house-made spicy peanut and raspberry ancho sauce, cashews, and fresh bananas. Laika Dog, 2110 Trumbull Ave., Detroit;  

Hudson Cafe

Hudson Cafe has a variety of French toast options. Craving something fruity? Try the Very Berry French Toast with bananas, cream cheese frosting, and berry compote. Want something a little sweeter? The S’mores French Toast is coated with graham crackers, stuffed with marshmallow and Nutella, and topped with chocolate chips. The Hudson Café, 1241 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-237-1000;


Toast — as its name implies — is known for its varieties of toast, which come in flavors like asiago, apple walnut, marble rye, and cinnamon challah. So it’s no surprise that the breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot also serves up stellar French toast. The restaurant’s B-Street French Toast is made fresh to order with crispy cinnamon challah toast, candied bacon bits, bourbon caramel, bananas, and Chantilly. The Blueberry Hill French Toast features Cap’n Crunch encrusted bread topped with blueberry cream and blueberry compote. Toast, 203 Pierce St., Birmingham; 248-258-6278; and 23144 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-398-044; 

Dime Store

Dime Store’s menu is ever-changing with different chef specials, some of which include interesting French toast varieties. Recent features include a Bananas Foster French Toast, a Blueberry Cobbler French Toast, and Key Lime Pie French Toast. Dime Store, 719 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-962-9106;

Bobcat Bonnie’s

Every weekend, stop by one of Bobcat Bonnie’s three metro Detroit locations for a fun twist on French Toast. The restaurant coats its soft apple bread French toast with Cap’n Crunch, which is finely grounded in-house. The dish is served with a side of savory house potatoes. Bobcat Bonnie’s. 1800 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-962-1383; and 118 Sycamore Street, Wyandotte; 734-530-1806; and 240 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale; 248-677-0158;  

The Jagged Fork

With half a dozen French toast varieties, The Jagged Fork makes choosing a favorite difficult. The Elvis is the most notable, covered in graham crackers and stuffed with peanut butter, banana cream cheese, and bacon. The Bouncing Banana, which is topped with house-made banana flambé, is also a standout dish. The Jagged Fork, 18480 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms; 313-458-8440;