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Cafe Muse

418 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3824
+1 248-544-4749
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (20 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
418 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3824
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though there may be a lot of places to get a great breakfast, Cafe Muse is my #1 pick whenever I am in Royal Oak. Fortunately there is free on-street parking until 11am. The is a standard menu and a menu of specials. French...More

Thank gloriousfood10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a fabulous, generous meal, this is a great place to go. It's on the rich side so if you're really watching calories, be aware that that you're adding on a few!

Thank Balletgirl123
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We visited Cafe Muse this morning and, having read the menu online, had high hopes of a delicious breakfast. We passed on the cajun alligator (!) and instead went for the sweet option; choosing ricotta & lemon pancakes, wholewheat pancakes with braised apple & granola,...More

Thank Motherofthree78
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Interesting diverse menu. A bit disappointed that featured specialty menu items were not available. The teenagers in our group did not appreciate the nuances of the dishes, but the adults enjoyed what was available.

Thank mntrvlrs
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great place for breakfast. Always fresh. Menu varies continuously, with some wonderful regular favorites.Serve lunch daily and serve dinner four evenings each week. The staff is very courteous and knowlegible. Their three cheese sandwich was listed in Oprah’s List of 10 best sandwiches nationally.

Thank 858gregoryc
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Great breakfast. The décor is a cold and uninviting but the food was great. I took 7 relatives and everyone enjoyed the food.

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Before seeing "Annie" at the Stagecrafter Theater, a group, including children, had brunch at Cafe Muse. The selections were very tasty and the menu was varied with things that appealed to everyone in the group. The service was attentive and pleasant.

Thank nanurban
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Café Muse is in a great location. Our server was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is very unique and diverse. We couldn’t decide between several dishes. The veggie scramble and grilled cheese were melt in your mouth yummy! We will be back!

Thank Burnpar
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

On the way to the Detroit Zoo and Downtown Detroit we ate here on 6/21 on the patio. The breakfast was perfect with sourdough toast and thick bacon. Central American coffee and garlic rosemary breakfast potatoes. And the service on water and coffee and in...More

Thank mpharveyco
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

First time to Cafe Muse. We were seated by the door on a cold late morning in March. Ahh, a breeze was gusting in when the front door was opened and the cold wind was not pleasant where we were seated. Strange thing is there...More

Thank l c
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Valerie W
14 September 2017|
Response from anntz | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't
9 June 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
When I was part of a group of 15 or so, we let them know a couple of days in advance, and they accommodated us. I don't know if it was an actual reservation or not, since I didn't arrange it.
Paula H
24 June 2016|
Response from Trish G | Reviewed this property |
I just reviewed the restaurant I don't work there. You'll need to call Cafe Muse.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3824
    (Fourth Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 248-544-4749
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