Black Friday Food Finds

Here’s my idea of a good Friday after Thanksgiving: sleep in, avoid the malls and stores at all costs, eat.

Cafe Marie
My husband and I went to our favorite breakfast spot in Ann Arbor, Cafe Marie. I almost always get the make-your-own skillet with mushrooms, dried cherries and hollandaise sauce with the cinnamon-raisin toast. It comes with roasted potatoes mixed in and fabulous braised eggs on top. If you’re in the mood for something different, they always have a great selection of both traditional and non-traditional breakfast items. I also had their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte which is pretty tasty, too.

Forget Angelo’s and forget Northside, both are overhyped. The service and food are always great at Cafe Marie’s and the food is more interesting than greasy eggs and overcooked sausage. If you haven’t been yet, stop by; you wont’ be disappointed.

Day Dream Cafe
For lunch we tried a newer cafe/sandwich shop in Canton, Day Dream Cafe, near the new Target on Michigan Ave. I had spotted it the other day when I went shopping and looked for a menu or website online and was disappointed when I didn’t find one. They have a page on FB, but no menu was posted their either. They had lots of fantastic reviews on Yelp so we decided it was worth checking out.

I tried the Traverse City Turkey sandwich that comes with a dried cherry jam. The jam was delicious, but I have to admit though my sandwich wasn’t bad I was a bit jealous after trying a bite of my husband’s barbecue pulled pork sandwich. It tasted really fresh and had the perfect blend of spices and sweetness. The barbecue sandwich came with coleslaw on top, my sandwich came with a choice of side and I chose the coleslaw as well. It’ was freshly made and lightly creamy, very delicious!

The sandwich menu is pretty extensive and is a mix of traditional choices and a few more adventurous ones and a lot of London Broil choices. In addition to sandwiches they have a variety of baked goods and even pierogies! They’re starting to expand their breakfast choices on the weekends to include different varieties of pancakes and French toast. The services was quick and friendly and the atmosphere is laid back. We’ll have to give their breakfast a try next!