Perfectly poached eggs, paper-thin crepes dotted with freshly-mashed fruit, buttery-brown pancakes piled sky high, and omelets overflowing with the good stuff grown right here in our Pure Michigan soil: these are the things a breakfast lover’s dreams are made of, and what you’ll find here in Frankenmuth are a million excuses to do breakfast and brunch… every which way, and any time of day! So, sit down with a cup of slow-roasted perfection and get ready to mull over the fresh, make-your-whole-morning flavors that’ll have you springing out of bed at sunrise (or staying in bed ‘til noon!) to sink your teeth into some of the best breakfast and brunch around.
La Crepe du Jour
Parisian treats (both savory and sweet!) make breakfast or brunch downright decadent any time of day when you step inside the cozy creperie & café of La Crepe du Jour. Once here, you’ll find over 25 varieties of crepes, alongside equally delightful coffee and espresso drinks. Whether your crepe style is sweet (like the Peach Cobbler Crepe packed with fresh-made peach filling, pound cake, and crunchy pecans), savory (like the Ophelia!, filled with grilled chicken, Swiss cheese, fresh spinach, pecans, and a touch of raspberry preserves), or even seasonal (think: Pumpkin Crisp crepes with spiced pumpkin filling, marshmallows, and a brown sugar and oatmeal crumble), you’re sure to fall in love with Frankenmuth’s own little taste of Paris.
N’Orlins Beignets & Coffee
The French-inspired breakfast and brunch favorites keep coming with a visit to N’Orlins Beignets & Coffee inside Frankenmuth River Place Shops. Do drop in to load up on this Louisiana treat (French-style donuts dusted with powdered sugar), and don’t dare leave without trying a cup of N’Orlins’ signature brew – the Big Easy Blend!
Oma’s Restaurant & Bavarian Inn Lodge
Feel like you’re feasting on breakfast at Grandma’s when you pay a warmly welcomed visit to Oma’s Restaurant inside the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Here, signature Frankenmuth favorites like German Potato Pancakes, the Bavarian Benedict, or Frankenmuth French Toast (stollen bread dipped in egg batter and grilled ‘til golden brown) make for a delightful start to any day. And, if you’re here on a Sunday, plan on brunch poolside – when the Bavarian Inn Lodge serves up a not-to-be-missed (and by-reservation-only) Sunday Brunch Buffet at its indoor courtyard, featuring over 35 brunch items plus an omelet and Belgian waffle station complete with every option imaginable!
Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie
Looking for a less traditional twist on Sunday brunch? What’s at any other time a chic-yet-cozy European-style wine bar is on early Sunday afternoons the perfect place to post up for Brunch & Bloodys. Take advantage of Prost’s $5 mimosas, all-day $2.50 Pilsner Urquells, and, of course, a build-your-own bloody mary bar that, alone, is more than worth getting out of bed for (even if it weren’t for the well-past-delicious brunch options like Salmon Benedict!).
Frankenmuth Farmers Market
Rather craft a DIY breakfast or brunch on the go? Get to the Frankenmuth Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays through mid-October, and bag up your own brunch with produce and pastries straight from some of our favorite Farmers Market vendors! Score some locally-roasted coffee from Bay City’s 10:30 Coffee, scones from Baked The Wright Way, scratch-made donuts from Butter Crust Bakery, and fresh fruits from our many local growers. Keep in mind: not all vendors attend every week, so keep your eyes peeled for an ever-changing lineup of fresh breakfast and brunch finds!
— Muth Farmers Market (@MuthFarmMarket) August 5, 2017
Local Frankenmuth Coffeehouses
Looking for a quick caffeine pick-me-up to start your day instead of a full-blown breakfast? Swing into The Harvest Coffeehouse to try a silky, sweet hot cocoa made with melted dark and white Ghirardelli chocolate, or take up a seat at Frankenmuth Kaffee Haus for a specialty coffee drink like the Bavarian (filled with sip after sip of French vanilla, honey, cinnamon, espresso, and milk).
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