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Avalon International Breads

422 W. Willis, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-0281
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Ranked #51 of 954 restaurants in Detroit
Cuisines: Bakery, Fast Food
Most recent review
- Apr 18, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Love going to Avalon. Great place to enjoy coffee (50 cents per refill) and a yummy baked good (or two!). I love the chocolate ganache brioche and blueberry buckle cake. Atmosphere is boho and artsy....very welcoming for readers and laptops. Outdoor seating in the warm months---nothing better.

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Local bakery. Appeals to your every sense. Don't bother if you are on a diet or watching your carbs. Ha! And they take care of their employees and use local farmers! Keep it up!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Love their breads, friendly atmosphere, and proximity to other Midtown destinations. Fresh and delicious, frequented by the hip crowd.

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Ferndale, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I just became aware of Avalon by spotting their new location inside of Henry Ford Hospital. After one visit to this welcome beacon of nutritional hope for the hospital, I am HOOKED! Our sandwiches were so fresh and tasted astounding and I don't get to say that a lot since becoming vegan. The olive bread was out of this world... More

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Detroit, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Simple things like the Farnsworth Family Farm bread (a sourdough with crunchy Parisian crust) are A+! There are exotic breads like the Hastings Street Challah (on Fridays, for Shabbat), but the standard stuff is impeccable. The flour is organic, the staff are treated like human beings not drudges, and the owners are eco-minded and peace-minded, like hippies with business flair!... More

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