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Cafe Muse

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418 South Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (Fourth Street)
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

I love this place - have taken all my family members here for meals when they visit. The food is AMAZING - and the atmosphere is fun. (btw - the cappuccino's are wonderful)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Tempe, Arizona
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Marysville, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went for brunch and drinks after a night out in town. we sat at the bar and had extremely poor service. i expected the food to salvage the experience, but found that to be mediocre as well (i had steak and eggs and my girlfriend had the salmon).

Thank matt42444
Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We initially went because they claim to have the best Bloody Mary's in Detroit. Being from Indianapolis this is the only Bloody Mary in Detroit that I have tried so I can't say if it's the best but it's very good! Of course while there, I had to try Oprah's favorite grilled cheese which has three cheeses, tomato, basil and... More 

Thank Carrie C
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106 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Interesting menu, great coffee, friendly service. Someone was not paying attention to the food as it left the kitchen because 2 out of the 3 meals were overcooked, resulting in dry food. $40 for 3 people for breakfast was not worth it.

Thank Anne V
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I use this place when our go-to spot is closed. Only because they have options for both our food tastes, but it really is overrated. Too expensive, you are lucky to get your coffee refilled once and you only get one piece of toast w breakfast- really? And the vegan pot pie pales compared to my own.... More 

Thank Kelley A
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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136 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Sunday breakfast was a real treat. Have enjoyed very good dinners here but breakfast will definately be on the list for another visit. Diverse menu of not-so-ordinary breakfast fare. Had a special that harkened me back to Santa Barbara- poached eggs, fresh ingrediants a unique and delicious meal.Great servicehip atmosphere.

Thank AJK810
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Have been here several times mostly for brunch. Excellent food and diverse menu. Most weekend mornings there is not much of a wait early. Waitstaff knowledgable and friendly. Amazing lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes.

Thank Kelley L
Royal Oak, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Café Muse has the most consistently good food around. Their breakfast and brunch far surpass any restaurant in the area. Where can you get breakfast with a white Burgundy! I have been for dinner and I have to say the food was ok; which doesn't make sense because it is so crazy good during the day and they have such... More 

Thank Marie M
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Since it was hard to choose between the savory menu and the sweet menu, we decided to share. The mushroom scramble of eggs, toast, garlic potatoes and fruit was divided into two plates without our requesting it. The buttermilk pancakes with Apple/Pear compote were delicious. My only complaint is that it's hard to decide what to order!

Thank mirigold
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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97 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

I have ordered breakfast at this restaurant many times. I have carried out probably 25 times. Imagine my disappointment when my carry out arrived with no utensils or napkins. Try eating scrambled eggs with your fingers and no napkins. It was not pretty. The difference between a good restaurant and a great one is attention to detail. Epic fail!

Thank Judy G
Tempe, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I love this place - have taken all my family members here for meals when they visit. The food is AMAZING - and the atmosphere is fun. (btw - the cappuccino's are wonderful)

Thank Patti333

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?