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Posted on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 11:40 a.m.

Nominate your favorite area restaurants for Michigan's Best Breakfast Joint

By Jessica Webster

MLive entertainment reporter John Gonzalez is on the hunt for Michigan's Best Breakfast Joint, and we here at think that Washtenaw County has some pretty strong contenders for the title.

We're looking for your suggestions for the best morning meal in the area. Whether you're enamored of their poached eggs, chocolate-chip pancakes, southern omelette or crispy bacon, we want to hear about it. Post your nominees in the comments below. If there's a particular dish that you love at the restaurant, let us know about that too.

We'll take your responses here and on the original post from Friday morning and create a poll on Friday. Make sure to come back and vote. Gonzo will be visiting our top reader favorites and will weigh them against the best breakfasts from across the state to determine the winner of Michigan’s Best Breakfast Joint.

Jessica Webster leads the Food & Grocery section for Reach her at You also can follow her on Twitter or subscribe to's email newsletters.



Sun, Mar 3, 2013 : 1:14 p.m.

We thoroughly enjoy the café latte and the juicy omelets. We are excited to have this new restaurant in our town.

sandy a

Fri, Mar 1, 2013 : 2:37 p.m.

Gotta throw newly opened Juicy Kitchen at Miller and Maple in the mix. Great breakfast and lunch and all super fresh and healthy too. And, you can have a fresh made latte wtih your breakfast! Just talking about it makes me have to stop in there tomorrow!

Susan Lignell

Fri, Mar 1, 2013 : 12:20 a.m.

I'm voting for the newcomer, Juicy Kitchen. Susan and Chef Dan have introduced me to so many new ways that healthy food can taste amazing! It's a perfect combo when you eat delicious food that is good for you fuel!! I'm so glad they partnered with Mighty Good coffee too.


Fri, Mar 1, 2013 : 12:03 a.m.

I nominate Juicy Kitchen Café....when you can get delicious AND healthy you've hit the jackpot! Love their food and that most everything is locally sourced, coffee is the best too!


Thu, Feb 28, 2013 : 11:38 p.m.

Juicy Kitchen!! A superb and fresh new addition to Ann Arbor food.

liza jane

Thu, Feb 28, 2013 : 8:25 p.m.

Juicy Kitchen rocks !

vicki honeyman

Thu, Feb 28, 2013 : 7:11 p.m.

juicy kitchen has the best breakfast! really and truly homemade healthy like it's out of your own kitchen!

liza jane

Thu, Feb 28, 2013 : 8:24 p.m.

I vote Juicy Kitchen.. It's the Bomb !!

Kevin McGuinness

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 11:38 p.m.

Bell's Diner


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 1:08 p.m.

The Wolverine Grill in Ypsi. Hands down the BEST!!


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 12:40 p.m.

The deep-fried french toast at Angelo's


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 7:50 p.m.

Sava's is always a nice experience for breakfast/brunch.


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 3:54 p.m.

Angelo's eggs over easy hash browns and toast

Just Be Nice

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 2:28 p.m.

Foggy Bottom in Dexter has excellent breakfast wraps and sandwiches. Great coffee and the price is right. Also love hippie hash at the Fleetwood.


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 2:24 p.m.

I also like The Broken Egg, especially the Gringo Eggs.

Lynn Liston

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 2:02 p.m.

Nick's House of Pancakes on Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Everything there is wonderful-

Sarah Rigg

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 1:34 p.m.

I have to plug the Bomber for breakfast and brunch. Huge servings of comfort food. Love the omelets and the Nature Lovers pancakes (get them with sunflower seeds!). I also like Beezy's, especially the scrambled egg & pepper breakfast sandwich.


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 1:13 p.m.

Angelo's homemade bread,raisin french toast,crab cake benedict,pumpkin pancakes and the best corned beef hash in town


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 12:57 p.m.

Fleetwood Diner and its Hippie Hash.


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 12:31 p.m.

Back to the Roots--locally sourced breakfast every day, classic and new twists, perfect amount of food, good price--it's got everything.


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 12:03 p.m.

Northside Grill - the Kitchen Sink skillet is my favorite, unless Eggs Benedict is on the menu. Best hollandaise sauce ever!


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 2:02 a.m.

Afternoon Delight - anything on the menu

Judy Stone CN, MSW

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 1:59 a.m.

Hands down, Selma Cafe. Rotating guest chefs, locally sourced food, great coffee (Roos Roast), always friendly and high energy.

Dan Ezekiel

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 11:37 p.m.

Selma Cafe. Good food for a good cause.

Susan Cybulski

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 10:50 p.m.

SELMA Cafe, I say!

Brian Kuehn

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 8:55 p.m.

Luca's 24-Hour Coney Island Restaurant for the drama served with an order of scrambled eggs.

lisa gottlieb

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 7:52 p.m.

I'm a little biased, but I sure like Selma Cafe.

Kyle Mattson

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 6:55 p.m.

Just a reminder, submissions posted here should be in Washtenaw County. Nothing against entries the restaurants in neighboring counties, but they are accepting their own entries here: Tri-County Detroit Region: Jackson County: Ingham/Livingston:


Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 6:51 p.m.

Cafe Felix, Zingerman's Roadhouse, and Cafe Zola!

Rabid Wolverine

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 5:57 p.m.

Nick's House of Pancakes. Their various pancakes and french toast creations are phenomenal. Their skillets are filled with fresh local ingredients. I'm a fan of the Artie's stuffed french toast which has a cream cheese based filling with blackberries. My wife favors the Fat Elvis french toast which has bacon, bananas, and peanut butter in between two Texas style pieces of french toast.


Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 6:34 p.m.

Went to Nick's for the first time this weekend, and I was not impressed. The food was okay at best but the service was slow. Some of our food sat in the window for over 10 minutes.


Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 6:32 p.m.

"French toast which has bacon, bananas, and peanut butter in between two Texas style pieces of french toast" gag


Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 5:55 p.m.

Selma Cafe!!

Lakewood Mom

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 5:48 p.m.

Northside Grill in Ann Arbor on Broadway. Yummy huevos rancheros, potato pancakes and blueberry oat bran pancakes. MMMMM good!


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 2:22 p.m.

Not to mention the kitchen sink veggie special and the potato pancakes!


Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 8:07 p.m.

Good corned beef hash, too.

Alex Kloehn

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 5:47 p.m.

Mae's in Pleasant Ridge! Just. Perfect.

Dana Fadel

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 5:39 p.m.

Selma Cafe! No doubt!


Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 5:35 p.m.

Wolverine Grill In Ypsi. The last two Sundays I had a mac and cheese omelet. Are you kidding me? The mac and cheese was not Kraft, either. It came with roasted potatoes and a side of collard greens and kale.


Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 5:04 p.m.

I believe it was mentioned in the previous post but just to reiterate: Beezy's in Ypsi! Some of the best brunch/food around.

Jessica Webster

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 5:19 p.m.

I love Beezy's! "Simple honest food" is such a perfect tagline for that restaurant.