Who has time for breakfast? With busy schedules and
early-morning classes, time allotted for breakfast has disappeared.
Breakfast bistros in the heart of Ann Arbor are often overlooked
because of the fast-paced life students live. These unnoticed gems
provide congeniality, hospitality and mouth-watering menus.
Angelo’s Restaurant, located at Catherine and Glen, is
known for its heaping portions and homemade bread. Open at 6 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday, Angelo’s is a
good place for the early-morning Sunday risers. It is also one of
the few restaurants serving breakfast on the north side of campus.
However, because of its popularity, the weekend mornings especially
can get very busy. So, plan for a long wait. The satisfied stomach
makes up for the extra 10 minute wait.
On the way to Main Street, Frank’s Restaurant lies hidden
on the west side of Maynard Street. For a homey restaurant, this is
the spot. With the Greek-inspired adornments, guests feel welcomed
in a family place. Watch food be prepared from the counter-style
seats while chatting with the regulars, or sit back and relax in a
booth made for two. With a menu that ranges from a simple English
muffin to extravagant omelets, Frank’s dishes up a plentiful
array of scrumptious entrees and offers free refills on coffee.
Only open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on Sunday, breakfast is clearly the specialty.
When looking for a morning eatery closer to downtown Ann Arbor,
The Broken Egg is sure to please any palate. Located at Ann Street
and Fourth Avenue, the café is sure to catch the attention
of passers-by. Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, The Broken Egg serves more than
just eggs and juice. Even non-breakfast eaters will find
satisfaction in the salads and sandwiches. This cozy but spacious
café creates the mood for an intimate bite or a gossiping
girls’ luncheon. With its teal-colored leather seats and
colorful wall décor, The Broken Egg generates a comfortable
For late risers, The Brown Jug offers tasty breakfast fare
throughout the day. Known for its sports memorabilia and bar
atmosphere, The Brown Jug can switch from morning café to
bar-style night life. Centrally located on South University Avenue,
The Brown Jug offers a friendly atmosphere not only at night, but
during the day. Because of its convenient localition, the
restaurant provides a quick, nearby stop for busy people on the go.
The Brown Jug is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.
So, set alarms a half-hour earlier to squeeze in time for
breaking that fast. Eating after waking up increases metabolism and
makes for healthier eating habits, along with rewarding those taste
buds. Take advantage of the diverse cafés in Ann Arbor, and
notice the great breakfast restaurants. A lip-smacking good meal