On any given "breakfast time" day you will see this place swarming with fun and friendly breakfast lovers. One of the best breakfast places in the Mad Heights, The Breakfast Club, offers a wide variety of gourmet B'fast options.
Even though there are tons of new breakfast and brunch restaurants popping up all over the Metro-Detroit area this one has been around for quite a bit of time. Opening their first restaurant in Clawson, MI with just 8 tables, they moved to Madison Heights and then opened another in Commerce. They continue to offer quality food to it's clientele. When you walk into the B'fast Club you never feel like just a 'client'. Like walking into grandma's house, you get a warm nostalgic feeling and a welcoming smile. If they weren't complete strangers I would almost give them a hug, it feels so friendly.
The first time I came to the B'fast Club it was very busy. So busy in fact my friend and I had to sit at the community round table. We sat with two other groups. This is the charm of this place, that you get to 'rub elbows' with anyone that walks through the door. It was an interesting experience to see what people ordered, listen to people's stories, and watch the dynamics between everyone all while sharing a meal together with strangers. Pretty cool.
A little bit of Greece in the mitten. Royal Oak is not widely known for excellent ethnic food, but there are a few restaurants that are creeping in under the radar. Kouzinas is a fast food kind of Greek street food restaurant that hits the mark in many ways. First and foremost, fluffy and delicious gluten-free pita (you can also get regular and whole grain). This is a deal... a big deal. I don't know any other ethnic food joint that does freshly baked gluten-free breads/pitas right on the spot. However, if you know of one, hit me up!
If you've been to Greece or Europe you will have stumbled upon the many different kinds of kebab/kebap/or other spellings of the sandwich. This is Europe's equivalent to McDonald's. It's a personal obesession of mine. Once upon a time I ate a kebap sandwich in a train station in Vienna and I fell in love. I've been looking for that same love at first sight feeling and alas have not found it.
Giving you a taste of what I taste. From gourmet to everyday. No pretentious bull - just good food.