13522 22 Mile Rd.
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Orange Peel is a family-run restaurant located at 22 Mile and Schoenherr, in Shelby Township, and it’s open until 3 p.m. each day for breakfast/brunch and lunch. Its omelette menu is extensive, and ranges from the interesting (gyro and feta omelette) to the elaborate (Coney Dog omelette). Portions are large and if you’re not a big eater, you might just have to bring some of your meal home. There’s usually a line for Orange Peel (and a small vestibule in which to wait for a table) so try to get to the restaurant early to avoid crowds.
22700 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
The Emory is located in downtown Ferndale, on Woodward near 9 Mile, and is open seven days a week. The interesting omelettes here are the Southern (corridor pork sausage, onion peppers, sausage gravy) and the Greek omelette (artichokes, banana peppers, black olives, feta cheese and tomato). You could also try the Huevos Rancheros or Egg Royale. The Huevos include two sunny-side up eggs, fresh fried corn tortillas, black bean puree, green chilis, tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese, with a side of guacamole and brunch fries. And the Egg Royale includes an English muffin, poached eggs, smoked salmon, baby spinach and beurre blanc, and is also served with fries. The Emory is open till 2 a.m. every night of the week for drinks, as well.
1241 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
The Hudson Cafe can be found on Woodward between Grand River and Gratiot, in downtown Detroit, and is renowned for its breakfast menu; its egg dishes are no exception. Choose from the egg specialties menu, the I’m Benedicted or the omelettes; all omelettes include three eggs, toast and your choice of potatoes (made in-house), fresh fruit or grits with cheese. Check out the Chicken Pomodoro omelette (chicken, tomato, onion, basil, mozzarella and parmesan), the seafood (crab and shrimp, with hollandaise sauce) or the Baja Cali (tomato, onion, ham, bacon, guacamole and swiss cheese).
112 W. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
If you take a quick detour off Main St. in Ann Arbor, you’ll find Cafe Zola, nestled on Washington St. right before Ashley St. Zola has amazing crepes, but its omelettes menu is quite impressive as well; dishes aren’t inexpensive (prices range from $9.95 to $16.95) but its quality is sure to impress. Try the Omelette Provençale (open-faced egg, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, scallions, fresh garlic) or perhaps the Omelette Duxelles (sauteed mushrooms, onions, shallots, porcini mushroom sauce, creme fraiche). If you’re more of a meat eater, check out the Southwestern Omelette (chorizo, roasted poblano chiles, sour cream, pico de gallo, spicy green chile sauce, creme fraiche) or the Smoke Salmon Omelette. Zola also has a nice outdoor seating area once the weather warms up in the spring/summertime.
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