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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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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First outdoor breakfast of the season

My husband and I celebrated the start of the breakfast outside season at Cafe Muse—an excellent pick because the sun hits the area the west side of Washington early, assuring us of a sunny if not a little breezy morning. Cafe Muse offers a diverse menu and service is attentive. We split a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
pasiphae
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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English first
Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Absolute best place for brunch. Their homemade dark Bloody Mary mix is so good whenever I try one somewhere else I say, "Not as good as Cafe Muse." If you like mushrooms try the Exotic Mushroom Scramble with Boursin Cheese and Truffle Oil. Or, another great one is the Plain Jane Scramble with Cheddar and Chives. The scramble is the... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Met a friend for brunch on a Saturday. My french toast stuffed with marcapone was really not good. Bread was just regular bread, hardly any marscapone and appeared to be just dropped on a plate. No garnish of any kind. It was so loud you had to yell to be heard. I will not be going back.

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Wisconsin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We met people here for brunch ordering a mixture of things. The wild mushroom omelette and quiche were well cooked and flavorful. The side of breakfast potatoes were sad, mushy and lacked any flavor. The bloody marys were watered down, definitely not a winner. It's obviously in a great location and is popular. They were having service issues on our... More 

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Bloomfield, MI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Returned after several years' absence on a Saturday night and the restaurant was emptying out by 8 pm. Cafe Muse does offer unusual ingredients and a lot of effort goes into the presentation. But if you're not that into freekah, ramps, etc., approach with caution. For us, the price of the exotic wasn't worth it. More troublesome was the service.... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband and I celebrated the start of the breakfast outside season at Cafe Muse—an excellent pick because the sun hits the area the west side of Washington early, assuring us of a sunny if not a little breezy morning. Cafe Muse offers a diverse menu and service is attentive. We split a Vanilla Bean Waffle with fresh fruit and... More 

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We love the Café Muse for their lattes and unique omelettes. It is nice not to go to a cookie-cutter chain restaurant...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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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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87 helpful votes 87 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?