David Smith and Greg Reyner opened Café Muse in Royal Oak, Michigan, in March of 2006.  Reyner is the creator of the unique menu, which he likes to refer to as “comfort food with a twist.”  A classically trained chef from the Culinary and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, his inspiration comes from the great restaurants they have visited around the world.

At the heart of the restaurant, is their belief in natural cuisine.  They’ve created a simple, European-style menu that features as many fresh, locally produced and organic ingredients as possible.

They’ve been featured in Esquire Magazine, Reader’s Digest and on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In November of 2008, they outgrew their original twenty-seat location and moved down the street to their current home at 418 S. Washington Ave in downtown Royal Oak.

Awards and Recognition:

“Best New Breakfast Restaurant” MetroTimes, 2006
“Ten Best Neighborhood Restaurants” Detroit’s Hour Magazine, 2006
“Best Restaurant” and “Best Breakfast” Daily Tribune, 2008
“One of the Best Sandwiches in America” Esquire Magazine, 2008
featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show June 2008
“Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich” The Detroit Free Press, 2008
“Best Breakfast” Daily Tribune, 2009
“99 Reasons to Love Detroit” Real Detroit, February 2010
“Diners’ Choice Winner” OpenTable, December 2010
“The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich” Reader’s Digest, April 2011
“Best Brunch in Metro-Detroit” WDIV, “2009-11 Best of Detroit”
“Red Seal Award – Best Brunch” Ambassador Magazine, 2012
“Wine Spectator Award of Excellence” Wine Spectator, 2011-2014
“Best Mimosa in Metro-Detroit” Real Detroit, “2013 Best of Detroit”
“Best Bloody Mary in Metro-Detroit” Real Detroit, “2014 Best of Detroit”
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418 S. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, Michigan
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 1:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am - 2:00pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesdays