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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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 May 2018

I have been here twice. One for a wonderful breakfast and great coffee! Then I went there for a luncheon celebrating a birthday. The various types of their famous grilled cheese sandwiches are amazing!

Thank ANN H
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I went here of breakfast one early morning and it was better than average. The location convenient with on street parking and the building is quaint and comfortable. I was one of the first people in the door so they didn't appear to be firing...More

Thank Todd D
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Three friends had a great time: service was very good (Ashley) & food was excellent! Why can’t more restaurants put this much CARE and LOVE into what they do? I wish everyplace deserved a 4-5 star review... Dining room was a little chilly but not...More

Thank KandRC
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Went here last summer and it was wonderful. Perhaps our waiter was just having an off night. Service was dreadfully slow and felt like we were bothering him. Had to go find him to get the bill. The food was also not all that I...More

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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