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Cafe Muse

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418 South Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (Fourth Street)
248-544-4749
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Today
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch here is fantastic!

I love brunch at this place! There Seafood Cheddar grits are amazing, and they have McClure's bloody mary mix, which is incredible. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant, and the service has always been great. I would highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Courtney C
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I love brunch at this place! There Seafood Cheddar grits are amazing, and they have McClure's bloody mary mix, which is incredible. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant, and the service has always been great. I would highly recommend it.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ate here before a concert at the nearby Royal Oak Music Theatre. They do breakfast and dinner & open at 5pm, so you can easily get a nice meal in before anything starts there....and it's 1 block away. There are two sides to the restaurant - a tall-ceiling, wide open side and a more traditional side that;s cozier. The wide... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Went into Cafe Muse on a Thursday night, expecting a crowd, but it was very quiet. Guessing on a nice day it would have been much busier, as the food, drink and service was exceptional! Very good wine list, both bottle and glasses, as well as a nice selection of unique beers on draught. We split a bunch of small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Yes, the space is a smallish & cluttered... more Soho than swank. But the FOOD! You can taste love in each bite. The owner is on site, overseeing the operation. Not just another food mill. Clearly someone cares! Allergy friendly, really just overall friendly. And given the caliber of the food, quite a bargain. What more can you ask for?

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Troy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We booked a reservation here last minute. We were pleasantly surprised, the food and service was great. They also had a great selection of Michigan beers to choose from. Definitely will be going there again.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always seem to get food that tastes better than your average restaurant. Flavors are specific and original. Love going to this place!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Three of us visited early on a Sunday morning before things got crowded, about 9:30. I had an egg scramble with mushrooms and cheese... decent portion, right temperature, tasted good. Two down notes... the toast that came with the eggs was stone cold. Do they mass produce these and grab a slice as needed? Or did someone just do this... More 

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London, Canada
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257 reviews 257 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had read many reviews about this place, and many people raved about the grilled cheese. My wife and I were visiting Royal Oak so made plans to check it out. We went at noon on a Saturday and were met with a huge wait list. We waited 45 minutes for a table. Surely this place was delicious. Many people... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Hands down one of the BEST grilled cheese sandwiches I've ever had. Great menu, amazing food, great atmosphere. Definitely try this place out if you haven't yet. Great place to meet up with friends, have brunch, or have a cozy, quiet dinner. And the staff is great!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to meet friendd, have brunch, and find good service. Love the fact that they serve breakfast food on into the day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 418 South Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
    (Fourth Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: 248-544-4749

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

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