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Hudson Cafe

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

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  • 80
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  • 18
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food Tepid Coffee, Worth Waiting For

This was our first trip to The Hudson Café, downtown Detroit across from the site of the Former Hudson's Department Store. I had the Very Berry Banana Filled French Toast. It was really yummy and very filling and their bacon was the best of the best bacon flavor. Our table also had an huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
LovesNYC1951
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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This was our first trip to The Hudson Café, downtown Detroit across from the site of the Former Hudson's Department Store. I had the Very Berry Banana Filled French Toast. It was really yummy and very filling and their bacon was the best of the best bacon flavor. Our table also had an huge omelet, a burger and the Monte... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

French toast was amazing! Fast and friendly service too! Surprisingly busy for an early Sunday. Detroit is definitely coming back.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of my favorite places in the US. I love the huevos rancheros. The very berry french toast is always a favorite for the girls, and the crepes rock. Great atmosphere, and the food is excellent for a breakfast place! Just plan to wait for a while on the weekends - I'm not the only one who knows about it.

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Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food was good & some of the waiters need better training skills as to how to treat the customers with positive attitudes & presentations.

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Philadelphia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ate there recently on a trip to Detroit. Home-made fresh food. I had a portabello omelet that was simply perfect and my husband had one of their specialty omelets - I forget which but he loved it. Service was warm, friendly and, yes, perfect. Seek it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The food was amazing. The prices are reasonable. The service and atmosphere was wonderful. The coffee is delicious. We'll be back!

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Typically restaurant goers do not love the idea of waiting to be seated, but I am a firm believer that a little patience goes a long way when you leave feeling 100% satisfied after a meal out. The morning after a night out in Detroit, my husband and I were determined to grab some good eats before heading back to... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The food is good and you get ample portions. The pancakes are ridiculously huge. They're almost, if not the size of a plate. I had the graham cracker crusted french toast for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. They weren't sweet nor heavy, like french toast seems to be. With a little bit of syrup, they were perfect! One... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My family and I had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. Although busy, it was worth the wait. The food is fantastic! Delicious, thick French toast and I loved the Canadian bacon. Yum! The tables turned over quickly and the staff was very friendly. It was nice to see so many people in the D and the restaurant doing well.... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you just want to have a regular old fashioned breakfast for $10 downtown, this is your place. The coffee is limitless and the omelet was the biggest I've ever seen. I had the corned beef hash which was good, but the omelet might have been the better choice. Friendly folks...mostly locals. Worth the walk from the hotel.

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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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