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Avalon International Breads

Bakery, Fast Food
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422 W. Willis, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-0281
Today
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • 19
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty Breakfasts and Treats

I have been to Avalon quite a few times and have always had a wonderful experience. Their fresh-baked food is delicious, the service friendly and helpful, and to top it all of, the owners are very involved in the Detroit community/local farms/etc. Some items I've really enjoyed there - the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Shalmar H
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to Avalon quite a few times and have always had a wonderful experience. Their fresh-baked food is delicious, the service friendly and helpful, and to top it all of, the owners are very involved in the Detroit community/local farms/etc. Some items I've really enjoyed there - the breakfast sandwiches, challah bread, and pretty much any sweet/pastry (just... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Everything is made daily from scratch, no preservatives. One of my favorite places to go to in the D! I love everything there! The monkey bread is to die for!

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New York, NY
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We liked this spot so much we went twice in one day. The cookies, PB&J and treats we all topnotch. The whole block is great for a nice stroll and it looks like they have outside seating in nice weather. Cool to see them making things onsite as well.

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Michigan
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Avalon is a Detroit institution known for their baked goods and community involvement. All of the breads, pastries and beverages I've tried have been too notch. I wish the bakery had more places to sit and wasn't so crowded.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Found this restaurant online and took a chance. It's set up in an open loft space in a residential area. Several breakfast sandwich and strata options that the server warmed for us - both were delicious. Also pigged out on fresh brioche pastries that were delicious. Good vibe, good food and priced great. Definitely going back.

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I am a Detroit native, and when I was in elementary school, my class visited this bakery to learn how they made bread. I've kept coming back over the years, and I've marveled at how they strive to keep up with the changes going on in Detroit and be environmentally sustainable. It is very close to Wayne State University.

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Ithaca, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I'm a big fan of Avalon. My mom actually introduced me to it. Whenever I'm home in the Detroit area, I frequently stop by Avalon to get some delicious bread and sometimes a cookie. It has a great vibe going on but the cashiers can sometimes not be the most efficient. But I do appreciate the time when someone tried... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The Avalon is a really great bakery. It has a good variety of artisan baked goods and delicious coffee. I have been there several times and never got soup. The last time, I got a cup of their pea soup. It was incredible! You get your choice of roll to go with the soup. It was the perfect thing for... More 

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Imlay City, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

I recently had my first experience at Avalon! It was wonderful! As a chef who makes all of my own bread the old school way, I truly appreciate the beautiful crust they achieved on my polish rye. I brought that bread home, but I had an anise scone that was delicious. I think it could've had a bit more anise... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

i work at Henry Ford hospital and their bakery has been a welcome addition. Everything is amazing and the staff is super cool!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 422 W. Willis, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 832-0281

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Fast Food
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?