Boozy Brunches: A Guide

. October 6, 2020.

Enjoy delicious brunch items and a mimosa while you and your friends hash out the details and relive funny stories from the night before. Or better yet, bring your parents when they come to visit, since they will be picking up the bill.

Avalon Café + Kitchen

Served: 8am-2pm, daily.

Avalon Café and Kitchen is located right in downtown Ann Arbor, and specialize in a delicious brunch. It’s the perfect place for vegetarians and omnivores alike. Plus, you need to try these breakfast beers from local breweries, such as the Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak.

120 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. 734-263-2996. avalonbreads.net | Hours: 8am-2pm, daily.

Aventura

Served 10:30am-3pm, Saturday & Sunday

Check out Spanish-inspired Aventura if you’re on the hunt for a gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan-friendly weekend brunch. Options range from Spanish omelets and french toast to chicken thighs and seafood pairings. Add on a Spanish beer or wine to replace your classic Bloody Mary for the the authentic Aventura brunch experience.

216 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor. 734-369-3153. aventuraannarbor.com | Hours: 5-10pm, daily.

Bobcat Bonnie’s

Served: 10am-3:30pm, Saturday-Sunday

Bobcat Bonnie’s is one of the best breakfast and brunch places to visit. They’re menu ranges from breakfast burgers and fried brussels to amazing breakfast burritos and biscuits and gravy. Plus, they have a mimosa bar which lets you make whatever mimosa your heart desires.

200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-879-0663. bobcatbonnies.com. | Hours: 3-10pm, Monday-Thursday; 3-11pm, Friday; 10am-3:30am & 4-11pm, Saturday; 10am-3:30pm & 4-11pm, Sunday. Delivery & Carryout available 11am-3pm, Monday-Friday.

Cafe Zola

Served 7am-4pm, daily

The perfect way to start your day with your parents is at Cafe Zola. A classy atmosphere with a cozy vibe, it’s the perfect place to enjoy crepes with Nutella, powdered sugar, or strawberries paired with a street cocktail while you tell your parents about your first day of classes.

112 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor. 734-769-2020. cafezola.com. | Hours: 7am-10pm, Sunday-Thursday; 7am-11pm, Friday-Saturday.

Grange Kitchen

Served: 10am-3pm, Sunday

Nothing beats the Fox River Breakfast at Grange Kitchen. Pair this with Grange’s brunch happy hour, and you will set yourself up for one of the best days ever. Grange’s Brunch Happy Hour takes place on Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

118 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-995-2107. grangekitchenandbar.com. | Hours: 5-10pm, Monday-Thursday; 5pm-Midnight, Friday-Saturday; 10am-2pm, Sunday.

HopCat

Served: 11am-3pm, Saturday-Sunday

Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm, HopCat provides brunch to customers looking for an late morning, early afternoon pick me up! And nothing says “this is a delicious brunch” than salted caramel chicken and waffles.

311 Maynard St., Ann Arbor. 734-436-2875. hopcat.com/ann-arbor | Hours: 11am-10pm, daily

Isalita

Served: Noon-3pm, Saturday-Sunday

Want to try something a little different for brunch? Check out Isalita, the local Mexican brunch spot. With bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Bloody Marias, you’re bound to have a great start to your day! We also definitely recommend the Breakfast Cemita.

341B. E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-769-6700. isalita.com | Hours: 4-9pm, Tuesday-Thursday; Noon-10pm, Friday-Saturday; Noon-9pm, Sunday.

MANI Osteria & Bar

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Image courtesy of MANI Osteria & Bar.

Classics from avocado toast to brunch pizza with bacon, eggs, feta and basil only complement the extensive brunch cocktail list at Italian eatery MANI Osteria & Bar. Wake up with the “mighty good” cocktail made from cold brew coffee, tuaca, Kahlua and Bailey’s or unlimited mimosas for $15 a person.

341B. E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-769-6700. isalita.com | Hours: 4-9pm, Tuesday-Thursday; Noon-10pm, Friday-Saturday; Noon-9pm, Sunday.

Ollie’s Food + Spirits

Served: 8am-3pm, Sunday.

Ollie’s Food + Spirits is right in the heart of Depot Town, making it one of the most fun places to sit and visit. Their brunch menu has a wide variety of options for people of all food palets. Their brunch menu also changes every week, giving customers variety in what they to eat and drink!

42 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti. 734-482-8050. ollieypsi.com | Hours: 3-11pm, Monday-Wednesday; 3pm-Midnight, Thursday; 3pm-1am, Friday; 8am-1am, Saturday-Sunday

Sava’s

Served 10am-2pm Sunday

Sunday Brunch at Sava’s is the place to be. $20 per person includes a brunch buffet and your choice of a Bloody Mary or cool mimosa. Have a bacon and cheddar quiche with a refreshing beverage and unwind from a fun weekend before midterms roll around.

216 S State St., Ann Arbor. 734-623-2233. savasrestaurant.com. | Hours: 9am-11pm, daily.

Spencer

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Image courtesy of Spencer.

Served 10am-2pm Saturday & Sunday

Spencer offers communal seating, fresh ingredients and a seasonally rotating menu to spice up your typical brunch. Their buttermilk biscuits come with a twist of zucchini butter and heirloom tomatoes, and the brioche toast is house made with ricotta and black pepper. They believe the best meals are always shared, so bring the friends and the family.

113 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-369-3979. spencerannarbor.com | Hours: 4-8pm, Thursday-Monday.

Vinology

Served: 11am-8pm, Sundays throughout Summer 2020 (times change seasonally)

Vinology comes to us with Almost Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Plus, you can get a Aperol Spritz and Champagne Cocktails for the low. Enjoy these amazing drinks with quinoa pancakes, short rib chilaquiles, or even duck pastrami benedict!

110 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-222-9841. vinologya2.com. | Hours: 4-9pm, Wednesday; 4-10pm, Thursday; 4-11pm, Friday-Saturday, 11am-8pm, Sunday.

Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Served 9am-2pm Saturday & Sunday

Eggs Benedict and a glass of wine sounds like the ideal beginning to a lazy Sunday with friends before your week of classes begin. Zingerman’s brings a taste of the south to the Ann Arbor area with a large variety on their menu and a fun loving atmosphere.

2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-663-3663. zingermansroadhouse.com. | Hours: 8am-9pm, Monday-Friday; 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday.

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