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Hudson Cafe

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1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
313-237-1000
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
More Than Enough Food!!!!

This was my 2nd time visiting the Hudson Cafe. The service both times was very good. The food is reasonably priced and you get more than enough regardless of what you order. If you are in a rush you should plan on getting there when they open or about 1 1/2 -2hrs before closing. They are pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went for breakfast with my family and was really disappointed. The whole experience was rather unmemorable. The omelet was rather tasteless, coffee weak and lacked character...you get the point. If the bill was much less I wouldn't think twice but the omelet was $13, coffee $3 etc. I'm a big coffee guy and could easily have 4-5 cups while... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had heard great things about this place from several people, but for me it just didn't quite do it. I had the seafood omelette, a massive pile of overlooked egg with some prawns in it. So heavy that it felt like a rock for the rest of the day. The waiter missed things off our order, we had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was my 2nd time visiting the Hudson Cafe. The service both times was very good. The food is reasonably priced and you get more than enough regardless of what you order. If you are in a rush you should plan on getting there when they open or about 1 1/2 -2hrs before closing. They are pretty busy all day... More 

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Stevensville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stayed at the Aloft Detroit after a Tigers game and enjoyed breakfast the next morning at the Hudson Cafe, just a couple blocks away on Woodward Avenue. The restaurant was named in honor of Hudson's, the department store I grew up with, which was across the street until its demolition.....sad. The Hudson Cafe is attractive; the staff is very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We've heard awesome things about this restaurant, but have always skipped it due to the long weekend lines. Finally we had the opportunity to visit on a weekday and we're pretty excited. We were seated right away, greeted by a funny and very hospitable waiter, given recommendations and ordered in a timely manner. Everything started to go downhill once we... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A newer place in Midtown" D". Nice street side café but we ate inside because of the heat. Love , Love the Maurice salad; a hold over from the original Hudsons downtown, back in the day. It tasted the same as I remember, as I am Old enough to remember!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great place to get breakfast. Food portions are generous and high quality. My omelet was excellent and even though I didn't have the pancakes, others in my party did and they were very happy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

put a fancy twist on a metro Detroit classic and call it Hudson Cafe. I saw familiar favorites with a little added flair all across the menu. the place is usually packed, but even still, the waitstaff manages to provide consistently good service.

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Living in downtown Detroit for the summer and heard this is the best breakfast place. I think my husband and I should have gotten both an egg dish and a bread dish but I got the chunky monkey pancakes and he got the graham crusted french toast. My pancakes were delicious but HUGE! We still have some leftover after eating... More 

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Arden Hills, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Best breakfast in Detroit, try anything mmmmm. The omelettes and breakfast potatoes are delicious, the pancakes are huge.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 313-237-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?