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

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Great food, great service ...only 20 minutes from Detroit!

I had grits and cheese and apple sausage....not to mention a mimosa or two :) Food was awesome. The service and atmosphere was great. It's crowded and there is a wait for Saturday brunch but they do take call aheads so please do so!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Shan143
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Rochester, MI
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great atmospher & location. Food was underwhelming. Expectations ran high after all of the great reviews but weren't met. Moldy strawberries in fruit salad sort of turned everyone off to breakfast:(

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had grits and cheese and apple sausage....not to mention a mimosa or two :) Food was awesome. The service and atmosphere was great. It's crowded and there is a wait for Saturday brunch but they do take call aheads so please do so!

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Stuart, Florida
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178 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A pleasant atmosphere -- great place for scrambled eggs! And for a Detroit Spritzer and a Pear Bellini, excellent boozy breakfast beverages.

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We finally ate at Cafe Muse! Lovely spot! Nice nice staff, pretty decor and very comfortable. Rachel was so sweet, had some great suggestionsand treated us like we were at her dining room table! The seafood grits...AMAZING! The mushroom omlet was really good. Very fresh, wonderful combinations and great prices. We will certainly visit again!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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124 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Cafe Muse

Address: 418 South Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone Number: 248-544-4749
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?