Detroit does have quite a few really unique restaurants and coffee/bakery shops, but unfortunately they are peppered all around the city and not really concentrated in any one area or neighborhood. If you're from (I use this term loosely) Detroit then it goes without saying, but the areas surrounding all of these places are usually not the greatest, sadly. Next up on our list of places to try was Green Dot Stables, which we heard about from Under The Radar Michigan, and Astro Coffee (via LMA).
We started our day off with lunch at Green Dot Stables. When walking into the restaurant we passed through a saloon style door which added to the western vibe of the restaurant. Usually I'm not a big fan of sliders, but we sampled six different varieties and thought that five of them were winners. My favorite was the buffalo chicken slider and Tom liked the chicken salad slider. The truffle fries were really good, too. Our waitress was friendly and very attentive and the restaurant overall had a good vibe to it. The menu is easy to navigate and pretty much everything on it is under $5 which makes it easy to try out new things without the worry of not liking it. We are definitely adding this to our list of Detroit restaurants that we will come back to in the future!
After lunch, we headed to Astro Coffee for desert. The coffee shop was small, blaring Black Sabbath music, and had a fairly impressive chalkboard wall. It had the typical Detroit hipster vibe to it, but I liked the coffee. Overall it was a nice place and I'm glad that we tried it, but I wouldn't make a special trip to go back.
Michigan/Detroit Natives: what are your favorite places in the city?