Most arguments about Ann Arbor’s best breakfast joint end in one word: Angelo’s. Tucked away near the University’s medical campus, you’d think the restaurant would be too off the beaten path to survive — until you get a glimpse of the line in the morning, often stretching down the sidewalk. Only consistently delicious food can draw such a devoted following, and this proves to be the case at Angelo’s.

If the menu looks too sophisticated for the breakfast commoner — with entries like crab cake Benedict, eggs Florentine and pumpkin pancakes — just take a shot in the dark. It’s hard to go wrong. The hollandaise sauce is creamy, the pancakes are fluffy and the egg concoctions tend to deliver on the flavors promised. Just make sure to get there early to avoid the wait and soak in a slice of Ann Arbor culture.

— ELLIOT ALPERN

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