The Hudson Cafe

4.4
432 reviews
$30 and under
American
The Hudson Cafe serves Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch in Downtown Detroit seven days a week!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 432 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Our table was ready on time. Cocktails were top notch!

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vipLuv2eatout
Detroit
112 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Definitely make a reservation, else there can be a bit of wait, depending on what time you go.

Food was great. Busy. Ambience very similar to The Jagged Fork in Ann Arbor.

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Trout50
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had to wait about 20 minutes after reservation time. Waitstaff (Jessica) was amazing!

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vipCAttard
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Made a reservation here for brunch after the Detroit free press Marathon. Such a great choice. Prompt service, great Bloody Mary and fantastic chicken and waffles!!! Everyone loved their meal- will definitely come back.

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patG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great server. Very helpful and attentive. Wish I remembered his name.

Food was great. Better than I expected.

Drink was expensive ($15 breakfast margarita)… but… it was worth it. Heavy pour and very tasty.

Had my twin 8 year old boys with us and they loved their meals (ordered from adult menu).

Great time had by all at a great place.

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ChristineT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service. The food was meh and very overpriced.

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LeshawnB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great date day.
Must try awesome experience for a Saturday

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AmandaP
Northern MI
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My bridal party and I had a really great time at this restaurant for brunch. They allowed us to reserve a table for 7 people. They sat us as soon as our whole party arrived. Julius took excellent care of us. Very attentive and friendly. The food and drinks were delicious. They give you a lot of food on your plate too. Good value. I would go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my boyfriend for breakfast for sweetest day. We had reservations for 10 we arrived on time we have to wait about 10 minutes to get a table but that was fine. The service was awesome the food was very good and filling. We did not eat for the rest of the day it was worth the money spent!

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vipFoodieHenry
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best damn gluten free breakfast in the US. Huge portions and really good!

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AndreG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The harsh brown potato, things were not good. Thanks.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely great! Great food great hostess great experience

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LisaH
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Terrific spot for Sunday breakfast! Nicely crowded and friendly atmosphere. Lots of nice selections on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting from Houston, so I was recommended to go to Hudson Cafe for brunch. Absolutely wonderful! We had reservations and they seated us in a reasonable amount of time, definitely would go back.

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BiancaB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was amazing. Our waitress was super nice kept coming to check on us.

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kcb5678
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Make sure to make a reservation because this is a hot spot on the weekends! Very good, highly recommend. Really nice owner.

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IRH1
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy eating there. Everything is always great!

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I Love the Hudson Cafe!!! I took my mom for her first visit plus it was her birthday and she loved it just as well. The staff really made her feel special. The food was amazing as usual!!

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good, great service. I enjoyed being greeted when I walked in

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CeCe
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was more than I expected and worth every penny. I will be back.

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Walker
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was very good. I enjoyed the menu choices. The wait staff was very friendly. All the portions were huge.

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LaurieP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff were very nice! Definitely recommend.

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Jebam93
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. Took my son for his 16th birthday and he loved it. He received a birthday waffle treat which was so nice. Overall great experience.

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Joyce
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent-not particularly happy with the new decaf coffee process but Dee makes it worth while! Love her & her great service! She’s such a pleasure!

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crystalt
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice restaurant, server was good, noise level way too loud.

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SelenaG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

Food and service was great 10/10 but it’s still a pandemic and we were not social distancing.

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NiceJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

You must have a reservation or you will wait some uncertain amount of time. I had to catch a flight afterward so a reservation was a no-brainer. But, it also forced me to dine-in so my credit card wouldn’t be charged $50 for not showing/having my entire party present. I was stressed! Speaking of that, I attempted to check-in early but was told I wouldn’t be seated without my entire party of three present, reservation or not. Beware of that. The outside and inside hostess’s demeanor was not inviting at all. I had to wait even though a table for four was visibly available while one person in my party left momentarily to park her car in a designated garage. I assured the hostess she’d return as soon a she did but it didn’t matter. The waiter was great but the food wasn’t special…we got triple-triple omelets, red velvet pancakes, and French toast. Although the helpings were large enough for two meals, customer service is important to me. Because profit seemed to be thee most important at this place, I will not return.

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ChadH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Glad we found it online, easy reservations, got right in.
Great food, Great Service

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PamelaW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Jesse the server was really nice & friendly. Food was delicious. I like that they validate parking while I eat. The hostess could have been a little more friendly.

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RoseT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Always love going to this fab brunch spot! Thanks again for another great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience1

It was my birthday and for some reason they have no means of accommodating parties of 20 or more. It was super hectic seating was the issue the manager almost went crazy we had two different waitresses my sister pick the restaurant I had never been here before actually flew in from Atlanta and I kind of was a disappointment. The food was amazing I’ll give them that much on the waitress that I had serving my table was amazing also they did not state that they did not validate parking during game days and I wouldn’t know that because I am not a Lions fan.

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HunniiD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Good food!! The service could've been better, but it was anticipated due to the high demand and popularity of the restaurant!! Will most definitely be returning!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

It was a bitter sweet experience. I loved the food and my waitress.but the manager and the atmosphere had a messed up attitude. The greeter too at the door was already tryna spoil my mood. We had a birthday brunch there and the restaurant behaved like we were eating on a special discounted price or a deal meanwhile we had over 25 people with us and we make reservations as requested. They were not prepared for us and made a fuss about everything. N refused to validate the parking when they said on their email we had a validated parking approval.

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Alvin
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Server was unpleasant and inattentive. Waited an hour for food to come out. Food came out cold. The only chorizo I've had in my life that was disgusting: it had an off putting sweet flavor (on the Voodoo Eggs Benedict and Huevos Rancheros). Bellinis were nothing but booze and had no flavor. Paper towels were all over the floor inside and outside the bathrooms. Website and sign out front state they would validate parking, but they would not validate parking. Food looked amazing in photos and in person; however, the chorizo and food being cold ruined anything that might have been good about the dishes. The Bloody Marys were solid, but not good enough to make up for everything else

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20Great
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

The host was very rude! She threw our silverware at us and kept slamming chairs and tables due to having a large party. The waiter was amazing and so was the food! Maybe she was just having a bad day but her attitude was very nasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Owner came and talked to us while my husband and I waited to be seated which only took several minutes.
I had the Hudson salad and my husband had the corned beef hash.
Overall experience from beginning to end was exceptional.

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BurnhamF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Fantastic food and reasonable prices (IMO). Highly recommended.

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MaureenV
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hudson Cafe continues to provide excellent breakfast foods … perfectly cooked Omelettes… fabulous chunky monkey pancakes and fantastic French Toast with berries !

Service team is also excellent… extremely helpful while ordering, timely with food/coffee, and always friendly !!!

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JohnN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was attentive and cordial. Food was great! I requested a boothe, if possible and we were seated at a booth. Love coming here for breakfast.

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is really good! Service was good too for how busy it was.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Hudson Cafe using the Order Online button. The Hudson Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Hudson Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 432 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.