Beezy’s Cafe, Ypsilanti, MI

Beezy’s Cafe in Ypsilanti has become one of my favorite breakfast places. The staff is lively and welcoming, the food is top notch and uses local ingredients and the small atmosphere is cozy. As the woman behind the counter last Saturday put it to the customer ahead of us, “We don’t just have great food and great service, we have great advice for our customers.” I overheard her giving the customer a little “advice on life” in addition to his order. That’s the kind of place I like going back to, an eatery that is not just about the food, but about their customers and creating an experience.

I had the special baked French toast when I was in last. It smelled and looked so good I forgot to take the pictures until halfway through breakfast. It was a Peanut Butter Baked French Toast with house-made Blueberry “Jam”. To be honest, I’m not much of a blueberry fan, but the jam was less jam and a little more like a blueberry compote and was a perfect compliment to the peanut butter. The fruitiness of the “jam” cut through the richness of the peanut butter to make for a delicious experience. I also loved the streusel-like topping of oats and brown sugar. I’m sure the fat and calorie count didn’t fit into my normal healthy choices, but Beezy’s is great for a splurge.

My husband had his usual Breakfast Burrito, sans the salsa fresca, and loved it as always. The tortilla is stuffed with scrambled egg, fresh chorizo sausage and cheddar. I’m not a fan of eggs, Cafe Marie’s braised eggs are the only exception, so you’ll have to decide on this one for yourself.

The only downfall of Beezy’s I can see are the hot beverages. I’ve been disappointed with the espresso drinks, Chai and hot chocolate; all lacking flavor. But, don’t let that deter you from great food and service. If you overlook that the lack-luster beverages you’ll enjoy a fantastic breakfast and bubbly personalities in downtown Ypsi.