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Hudson Cafe

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1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-2006
+1 313-237-1000
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun breakfast/brunch place in Downtown Detroit. If you go with more than 4, expect at least a 45 minute wait at prime time. Customer service from the Host to the Waitstaff and Bus staff were all very good.

Thank brz18
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've heard great things about the Hudson Cafe, and I figured it was long overdue to try it out myself. Went with a group of three Saturday morning around 9:30, 10 minute wait, they have some comfy couches to sit on and watch TV, went by fast. Our server was great, we asked for recommendations and he was spot on.... More 

Thank UofMgirl
Grand Rapids, MI
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A Sunday brunch for 8 ... not an easy assignment anywhere. First time at the Hudson Cafe, it won't be our last. Great atmosphere, easy going Sunday morning vibe - be ready for a 30+ minute wait. No cinnamon roll on the menu as an appetizer, but they do have 'Cinnabon Pancakes' .... a great selection to split 4+ ways.

Thank Ikeingr
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right on Woodward Avenue - great find. We had breakfast and the portions were very large. A busy place but the service was very good. They get you in and out quickly and the wait was not too long either.

Thank bikerbabe77
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Hudson Cafe has an awesome breakfast menu. Their coffee drinks are so good and the food is even better! I had the gluten free French toast. It was so, so good!! I would definitely recommend it, just be ready to wait.

Thank Rachel C
Grandville, Michigan
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317 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the day after New Year's eve and got there right before it started to get busy. As there was only two of us we only had to wait about 10-15 minutes before we are seated, other large groups had to wait a while. We had checked out the menu online and it looked great however when we sat... More 

Thank The_GR_Blade
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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184 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes! Cinnabon pancakes! This was recommended by the waitress (along with the corned beef hash and strawberry shortcake pancakes). They were delicious, of course. Actually, they were the best pancakes I've ever had! I'm a little embarrassed to rave over pancakes and give details but... imagine perfectly light & fluffy pancakes as you'd expect with crispy edges & carmelized cinnamon... More 

Thank ATrav64
Anaheim, CA
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574 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most difficult part of visiting a new city is finding a good place to eat. What's even more difficult is visiting a place with a group of friends, and you're in charge of finding a place to eat. Our hotel was about 2 blocks away from this neighborhood gem. Unfortunately for us, Detroit was experiencing colder than normal weather,... More 

Thank callmemochelle
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait for a group of 8 of us. Wait was worth it. Good was excellent. Best pancakes ever! Wife got the spiced tofu. Kids loved the pancakes too. Out the door with full bellies:)

Thank freedomtrvler
Fairfax, va
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family with teenage boys had a delicious breakfast from voodoo eggs Benedict, seafood omelet, southwest omelette with chorizo and a beautifully served yogurt parfait. Hearty and tasty! Very friendly and attentive staff topped off a great breakfast.

Thank Foodiemom1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-2006
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-237-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?