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About Us

Founded in 2011, The Hudson Café was born in the heart of Detroit just before the city’s much-publicized revival began. Located on Woodward Avenue between Grand River and State St, our name is a nod to the iconic Hudson’s department store, which was located directly across the street from us on Woodward Avenue, and Detroit’s heyday as a bustling, cosmopolitan city. We have been blessed ever since to watch the city progress and grow around us. 

Our mission is simple: to celebrate the diverse, hustling, resilient city of Detroit and its people by consistently providing amazing food and a stellar experience. Our expansive menu has something for everyone: whether it’s our take on the famous Maurice salad that your grandparents remember from Hudson’s, a heaping stack of Cinnabun pancakes for the dessert-for-breakfast person in your life, a Voodoo benedict for those who love an adventurous take on an old classic, or Mickey Mouse pancakes for the little ones, we’ve got you covered.

The Basic Stuff

The Hudson Café opens daily for breakfast, brunch, and lunch.


Monday-Friday: 8 AM – 3 PM 

Saturday and Sunday*: 8 AM – 4 PM.

*Please be advised that we typically run a waiting list on these days, and at times may have to stop taking names between 3 and 4 if the wait extends beyond our closing time, so try to get in early to guarantee seating!

We are closed on Christmas Day and Easter. Hours and menu selections may vary on holidays. Any closures or unexpected changes to our hours will be noted on our social media. Please follow @hudsoncafe on Instagram or like HUDSON CAFÉ on Facebook to stay updated.

We can also be reached at 313-237-1000 or at for any questions you may have. 

How It Works

Upon entering the restaurant, please see the host to be seated or to have your name entered on our electronic waiting list, powered by Yelp. You will receive a confirmation text with a link to check your place in line, though you do not need to use the link or app to receive the texts to be seated! Once you get the text that your table is ready, you have ten minutes to return to the restaurant to claim your table.

If you’re on the move, step over to our coffee bar to place a carry-out order and grab something warm (or boozy, we don’t judge) in the meantime. Carry-out orders may also be placed over the phone at 313-237-1000 ext. 3.