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.
Served 11am-3pm Saturday &
With a combination of Mexican brunch options and traditional omelets, \aut\bar offers something for everyone and accepts everyone. They focus on serving the LGBTQ+ community as well as their friends and family, so everyone is welcome to try the huevos machacados, breakfast burrito or chorizo chili-cheese omelet.
Served 10am-2pm Saturday & 10am-3pm Sunday
Indulge your crepe cravings at this classically French bistro with a modern American twist. The cajun crepes and wild mushroom crepes are sure to satisfy the savory breakfast lover, but try the berries and cream waffles if you have a sweet tooth. Suggest the bistro burger to dad if he claims that noon is “too late” for breakfast fare.
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 | 734-769-2020 | cafezola.com
Mikette Bistro and Bar
Served 11am-3pm Sunday
The French/American version of MANI offers everything from shrimp and grits to french toast. The classic Bloody Mary is bottomless for $15, but don’t forget the French martini with Titos, Chambord, pineapple and Bove. Top off your brunch with the berries & cream dessert. Kids menu available.
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.
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.
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 | 734-663-3663 | zingermansroadhouse.com
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 | 734-623-2233 | savasrestaurant.com
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.