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310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
248-644-8800
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good not great

Cute place tucked into a busy area of downtown Birmingham Limited but ecclectic menu and wine list; only mildly overpriced as befitting the locale. Food was good, service was not. The restaurant is divided into many small rooms and there seemed to have been a large group that occupied our waiter's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
DrG48301
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Cute place tucked into a busy area of downtown Birmingham Limited but ecclectic menu and wine list; only mildly overpriced as befitting the locale. Food was good, service was not. The restaurant is divided into many small rooms and there seemed to have been a large group that occupied our waiter's time and attention. After a very long wait, we... More 

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michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, the feel of the restaurant and the dinner was delicious. We would absolutely return!!

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Rochester Hills, MI
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Derby Day at Cafe Via was a wonderful experience with amazing food and great staff! They had a special menu for the day, with everything on it for only $6 per item, as well as serving from the full menu. We had the Prosciutto with Melon and Arugula, and the Sliders (a mini version of their delicious Cafe Burger). We... More 

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Windsor, Ont, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a double date dinner with friends at Café Via and found the atmosphere warm, intimate, and leisurely (we did not feel rushed at all, which was refreshing). The seating was very comfortable and we enjoyed the décor and quiet in one of the back rooms (Asian inspired décor in this room was nice as well).... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
509 reviews 509 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A short block from the Townsend where we stay a few times each year, Cafe Via offers the soupcon to its interesting menu with being pet friendly on its comfortable heated porch. My wife had the hamburger which was as good as anywhere and I had the brussel sprouts prepared with a pumpkin sauce and a beet marinated gravelox, All... More 

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Fryeburg ME
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were visiting the Detroit area and my cousin suggested this restaurant. We live in Maine so it is difficult to get good lake fish. My entrée of broiled whitefish was excellent. Nicely presented. The waitress was also helpful when suggesting entrees. Parking is a problem in Birmingham. The hostess was able to direct us to a parking garage which... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This upscale but casual cafe in the heart of Birmingham MI is our favorite "go to" place for lunch or dinner. Outside dining is always fun but for casual meals we prefer a hi-top in the small bar area. The library and the front glassed in rooms are great for small parties and groups. The menu is simple but full... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My wife & I had lunch at Cafe Via this weekend. Even though it was Birmingham's (MI) "Day on theTown" we had no trouble getting a seat on the patio. It's a pleasant setting, well covered, with a pleasant breeze, tables of 2 & 4, well off the street (minimal traffic noise), and THE place to see & be seen... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've eaten at cafe via a number of times...its charming with a variety of seating options. High tops in the bar, banquettes, small private room and indoor/outdoor seating year round. Food is very good but somewhat pricey- entrees in the $20-$30 range with soups, salads, apps and sides a la carte. My entree was beef brisket and it was very... More 

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Mill Valley, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had a very pleasant lunch at Cafe Via today. The food and the service are both very good. The menu is big enough to offer plenty of choice without being overwhelming. The server and the manager were both there when needed but not underfoot. The interior is quite nice and the patio is the best in town. I look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 248-644-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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