Friday, January 10, 2020


Whatever the reason for your Ann Arbor trip, Sunday brunch is a staple to any vacation or excursion to a new city. It’s a chance to treat yourself to eggs benedict and mimosas, as well as a chance to see the city and the locale from a new angle. There are plenty of places to enjoy Sunday brunch in Ann Arbor before you go back to your life, but here are just a few of our favorites:

Avalon Cafe and Kitchen

This quirky cafe is known for its bread with 100% organic flower, but when it comes to breakfast and lunch, they have just about everything you could want. Favorites like avocado toast, burgers, breakfast scrambles, omelets and more can all be found here. They have plenty of vegetarian and vegan options and they’re committed to their organic, fresh ingredients. They also have selections of wine and tap beer. Best of all, brunch lines are usually short, so you’ll be able to find an easy, laid back brunch here.

The Jefferson Market

The Jefferson Market is something of a hidden gem in the Old West Side ownership, but it’s been going strong since it opened twelve years ago in 2008. Like Avalon, they offer exclusively breakfast, lunch, and of course, weekend brunch. You can try a simple breakfast here or go for something spicier like huevos rancheros made with house-made chorizo. They have vegan options, too, such as tostones and avocado toast.

Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Zingerman’s is a famous Ann Arbor staple. What started as simply Zingerman’s Deli eventually expanded to be a characteristically diverse and entirely local food chain, including Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Zingerman’s Creamery, Zingerman’s Catering, and of course, Zingerman’s Roadhouse. The Roadhouse is known primarily for its barbecue, but their brunch selection is also quite popular, incorporating elements from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and other Zingerman’s businesses. Enjoy the coffee cake, house-made biscuits, or classics like eggs benedict or grits.

Gandy Dancer

You won’t be able to miss Gandy Dancer, located in the stunning historic Michigan Central Depot. But there’s more than just stunning architecture here. Gandy Dancer is well-loved for its seafood and pasta, but if you’re looking for a Sunday brunch that truly feels like a special occasion, you’ll want to check out their white cloth brunch from 10am to 2pm. Here you can enjoy artisan bread and pastries, salmon lox, Belgian waffles, and Martha’s Vineyard salad. This is the kind of brunch to which you’ll want to book a reservation beforehand.
Still, looking for a place to stay during your Ann Arbor vacation? University Inn Ann Arbor is conveniently located near the University of Michigan campus, near all the amenities you could need — shops, restaurants, hospitals, and more. And don’t forget, when you book direct with us, we can offer a 10% discount to students and parents visiting the University of Michigan campus or parents of athletes for both UM or Eastern Michigan University. Contact us today for more information.

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