Our menu changes seasonally. Be sure to look in our "What's on Special" page for monthly specials.
Our coffee is locally-roasted just for Avalon by Great Lakes Coffee and Roasting.
Espresso topped with hot water.
Espresso with a dash of steamed milk.
Espresso with steamed milk.
Espresso with more steamed milk.
Espresso with steamed milk and chocolate.
Spiced tea with milk, sugar, and cardamom.
Chocolate and steamed milk.
Brewed coffee with a shot of espresso.
Steamed milk with your favorite flavor shot.
Hearth and Soul Blend
Avalon's own blend roasted by Great Lakes: bold and rich with tones of toffee and chocolate.
A medium roast: sweet, earthy, and smooth.
Organic Fair Trade and single origin: mellow, light, and bright
vegetarian, organic, vegan
Cold Brew Coffee
With Chocolate Milk$4.50
Bite Of Bliss
Local Hudsonville cage-free eggs, seasoned with a touch of cayenne pepper and cream, then topped with cheddar cheese. on a "313" organic wheat roll.
Grown in Detroit Frittata Sandwich
Frittata made with vegetables grown in Detroit, with goat cheese spread and spinach on a brioche roll.
BLT + Egg
Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a black pepper baked egg on our Sundried Tomato and Basil scone.
Smoked salmon sandwich with a baked egg, onion, cucumber, and cream cheese on a Motown Multigrain bun.
Seasonal vegetables, cheese, herbs, and Avalon bread mixed with eggs and baked.
Avalon pie crust filled with eggs, cream, spices, and seasonally-rotating filling.
Sparrow Meats free-range pork sausage on a 313 Soft Wheat bun with chipotle mayo, brussels sprout slaw, New York cheddar, and a black pepper egg.
Traverse City Turkey
Thick-sliced roasted turkey piled on Farnsworth Family Farm Bread with havarti, cherry honey mustard, and spring mix.
Chickpeas, pickled onions, dried cherries, and creamy smashed avocado on our Wheaty Wheat bread.
Tuna with a Mediterranean twist on our Greektown Olive Bread.
Sparrow Meats roasted chicken pulled and topped with olive tapenade, red onion, roasted red peppers, cucumber, and pepperoncini on Gratiot Street Ciabatta with goat cheese and arugula.
Avalon's old school Italian sub: salami, capicola, mortadella, and provolone on a 313 submarine roll.
Basil-walnut pesto with avocado, roasted red peppers, and organic sunflower sprouts on Motown Multigrain bread.
PB&J Goes Local!
Michigan-made peanut butter with Detroit's own strawberry "Slow Jams" on our Wheaty Wheat.
Grown in Detroit Focaccia
The best of our produce grown in Detroit tops our whole wheat focaccia.
Three Cheese Mama Mia
Our favorite focaccia dough baked with the season in mind!
In need of a quick and filling bite? Grab a hand pie- now made onsite at Willis. Hand pies are made daily and may change due to seasonality and availability of ingredients.
Seasonal Hand Pie
Ask us about today's hand pie!
Veggie Hand Pie
Ranging from Caribbean-spiced veggies to our favorite seasonal blends, try one today!
With Choice Of Avalonian Dressings: Arlene's Vinaigrette (the Secret Ingredient Is Love) or Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Kale Caesar Salad
Kale massaged with our housemade caesar dressing and topped with Avalon croutons and parmesan cheese.
Spring Mix with feta, olives, red onion, cucumbers, and tomato.
Broccoli rabe, shaved brussels sprouts, beets, and carrots with feta cheese atop a bed of farro tossed with a vinaigrette.
Michigan Garden Salad
Spinach, cherry tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, pickled red onions, and radish tossed with toasted garlic and parmesan vinaigrette.
Natural fermentation (or sourdough) creates a wonderful flavor contrast to most any foods and transforms wheat gluten into a healthier food, rich with amino acids (proteins), complex carbohydrate (a super-efficient source of energy), B vitamins, iron, zinc, selenium and magnesium, and maltase.
Farnsworth Family Farm
Named after detroit's eastside farming neighborhood, this chewy sourdough is avalon's house bread, and kid's favorite. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, organic whole wheat flour, sea salt, vitamin c.
Sweet, nutty flavor of the whole grain is complemented by the light tang of our whole-wheat starter dough. this is what real wheat tastes like au natural. Ingredients: Organic whole wheat flour, organic wheat flour, water, sea salt, vitamin c.
Organic grains, seeds and flours blend with sea salt to provide doo-wop taste for the hippest bread in town! Avalon's best-selling bread. Ingredients: Organic whole wheat flour, organic wheat flour, water, wheat berries, oats, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sea salt, vitamin c.
Russell Street Rustic Italian
Romanesque white bread with a light tangy taste and a thin, crispy crust. a hint of olive oil lends a creamy flavor; a touch of rye flour gives it earthy sophistication. perfect for bruschetta, pastas, and sandwiches. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, organic whole rye flour, olive oil, yeast, sea salt, vitamin c.
Simple, unfettered ingredients highlight the delicious, earthy taste of whole rye flour. the tight crumb holds up to sandwiches, toast, eggs and any fixings you can throw at it. like the hamtramck neighborhood it heralds from, this bread is straightforward and hearty. Ingredients: Organic wheat flour, water, organic whole rye flour, sea salt, vitamin c.
Dexter Davison Rye
An old world rye bread named after a mid-century Detroit Jewish neighborhood and the beloved namesake bakery. This sourdough with caraway seeds screams for corned beef and devotees swear that they can't live without it. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, organic whole rye flour, caraway seeds, sea salt, vitamin c.
Mack Avenue Marble Rye
A simple rye with a little molasses mixed in for beauty and taste. as lovely to look at as it is to eat. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, organic whole rye flour, caramel, sea salt, vitamin c.
This dark rye bread of eastern european origin has found a home in american sandwich lore. it loves cured meats, cheeses and even pb&j. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, organic whole rye flour, caramel, sea salt, vitamin c.
Yeasted Starter- Poolish
These breads still have the deep, rich smell of a fermented starter, but a little lighter than our sourdough breads.
Gratiot Street Ciabatta
Ciabatta (chuh-ba-ta) means shoe in italian due to its misshapen appearance. light and chewy. Rip and dip! Great for bruschetta and garlic bread too. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, olive oil, sea salt, yeast.
Rivard Street Garlic Ciabatta
Our classic light and chewy ciabatta with smooth roasted garlic folded in and topped with a savory herb blend. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, garlic, olive oil, thyme, oregano, sea salt, yeast.
Lafayette French Baguette
Ahh...the lithe baguette. Delicate and temperamental, but too delicious to overlook. Let paris come to you. Ingredients: Organic wheat flour, water, sea salt, vitamin c, yeast.
French Table Loaf
Woodbridge Whole Wheat Baguette
Tucked away near wayne state university is an eclectic, vibrant, historic neighborhood. A little artsy...a little aristocratic...a little hearty...yet light at heart, get it? Ingredients: Organic wheat flour, organic whole wheat flour, water, organic whole rye flour, wheat berries, oats, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sea salt, vitamin c, yeast.
Rocking Red Ale Beer Bread
Avalon and Grizzly Peak Brewing Company (Ann Arbor) present a beer bread with a malty smooth taste and a caramel bouquet. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, beer (water, barley, hops), water, sea salt, cracked wheat, vitamin c, yeast.
Fancy Pants Breads
Our sourdoughs provide the perfect hearty base for loading these loaves up with dried fruits and nuts. The perfect party loaf, these breads pair well with anything!
Paradise Valley Raisin Pecan
Named after the hub of African American commerce and culture in mid-20th century Detroit, this Avalon classic heralds dark, sweet organic raisins and southern pecans. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, organic whole wheat flour, raisins, pecans, sea salt, vitamin c.
Palmer Park Pain Aux Noix
A French sourdough bread with walnuts sounds pretty simple, but the complex flavors and textures make this bread a standout. Like the Palmer Park neighborhood, this bread is very uptown. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, walnuts, organic whole wheat flour, sea salt, vitamin c.
Corktown Cinnamon Raisin
Dark, sweet organic raisins and yummy cinnamon. No added sugar here. Corktown historic district is a little sweet with a little spice, just like the bread. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, raisins, organic whole wheat flour, cinnamon, sea salt, vitamin c.
Leelanau Cherry Walnut
Savor the sweet tang of Northern Michigan dried cherries with the crunch of walnuts in our house sourdough bread. Poultry, pungent cheeses or dressed-up buttered toast: "fancy pants" bread for sure. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, organic whole wheat, cherries, walnuts, sea salt, vitamin c.
Second Avenue Scallion Dill
Our light, airy Rustic Italian bread with fresh Scallions and Dill. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, organic rye flour, scallions, olive oil, dill, yeast, sea salt, vitamin c.
Greektown Olive Bread
Salty and briney kalamata olives rolled into our gorgeous Rustic Italian bread. Ingredients: organic wheat flour, water, organic rye flour, kalamata olives, olive oil, yeast, sea salt, vitamin c.
A Little Bit Softer Now...
Our yeasted breads are the perfect answer when you want something a little more substantial than a commercial loaf.
Hastings Street Challah
What started as a way to celebrate Friday night Sabbath in Jewish homes throughout the world has become a cross-cultural favorite. This soft egg bread makes each meal special: from Friday night dinner to french toast the next morning to peanut butter and jelly for Saturday lunch. Ingredients: Organic wheat flour, water, eggs, canola oil, sugar, sea salt, yeast, vitamin c.
313 Bread: White or Wheat
We don't make Wonder bread of course, but sometimes life requires a soft, easy bread that you can roll into little balls or use to bribe your kids into eating a sandwich. "313" is our answer. Accessible, versatile, delicious...and still made with 100% organic flour. Also available as burger buns! Ingredients: Organic wheat flour, organic whole wheat flour, water, sugar, canola oil, sea salt, yeast.
Start the Day
Morning pastries include mini scones, brioche, sticky buns, mini muffins, and a variety of our fresh hearth-baked breads paired with honey butter and preserves.
Serves up to 10 people$60.00
Serves up to 20 people$80.00
Serves up to 30 people$100.00
A La Carte Breakfast
Per person offerings
Bacon & Cheddar Quiche$4.00
Seasonal Vegetable Quiche$4.00
Seasonal Veggie Frittata$4.00
Bacon, Egg, & Cheddar Biscuit$3.00
Egg & Cheddar on a Whole Wheat Bun$3.00
Roasted Sweet Potato, Avocado, Sprouts, & Chipotle Mayo on a Multigrain Bun$3.00
Smoked Salmon, Whipped Goat Cheese, Red Onion, & Cucumber on a Multigrain Bun$4.00
Seasonal Fruit Salad$3.00
Seasonal Fruit with Yogurt & Granola$4.00
Roasted Turkey: roasted turkey, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and pesto mayo on Farnsworth Family Farm Bread | Tuna: Tuna salad, lettuce, and tomato on Greektown Olive Bread | Ham & Brie: Ham, brie, arugula, and honey mustard on Lafayette French Baguette | Gardenworks: Roasted red peppers, avocado, sunflower sprouts, and pesto on Motown Multigrain bread
Small: 8 full sandwiches cut in half serves up to 10$80.00
Large: 16 full sandwiches cut in half serves up to 20$160.00
Potato Chips- per person
Cookies- by the dozen
Kale & Brussels Sprout Caesar: kale, brussels sprouts, garlic croutons, & parmesan with caesar dressing | Greek Salad: Spring mix with feta, olives, red onion, cucumbers, & tomato with your choice of Arlene's vinaigrette or balsamic dressing | Grain Salad: Farro, shaved seasonal vegetables, arugula, feta cheese, sunflower seeds, and sprouts with Arlene's dressing | Seasonal Fruit Salad: A mix of fresh fruit that changes to reflect the season's harvest
Small: 6-8 meal-sized portions or up to 10 side salads$30.00
Large: 10-12 meal-sized portions or up to 15 side salads$75.00
Boxed Lunch: Detroit Lover
Choice of sandwich + McClure's pickle + Better Made Chips + Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie
Boxed Lunch: Hearth & Soul
Choice of sandwich + small side of seasonal salad + McClure's pickle + Better Made Chips + Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie
Serve 15-20 people.
Avalon's Amazing Amazon Brownies, cookies, and seasonal fruit bars.
Breads & Spreads Platter
Hummus, pimento cheese spread, and edamame spread with our sliced multigrain and French baguette.
Artisan Deli Tray
An abundance of sliced roasted turkey, corned beef, ham, provolone, swiss, white cheddar, and veggies served with mustards and mayo and accompanied by a collection of artisan breads.
Call 313.483.9330 or email email@example.com | All catering orders include utensils, napkins, and plates. Please place all orders by 11am 2 days before the your event. For orders of 100 or more, please place by 11am three days before your event. Free pickup or we deliver: $15 within the city of Detroit with an additional $2 per mile outside of Detroit. Please allow a 30 minute window for delivery.
It began with butter! We started at the source: Julia Child. Her light, buttery brioche was Avalon's first breakfast sweets, evolving into our signature sticky buns and our riff on "pain aux chocolat."
Sweeter than bread, lighter than cake, brioche makes an elegant, understated breakfast. Bread pudding or French toast? A little crazy. PB and J; grilled cheese; or say, nutella panini? Truly outlandish. By the loaf or a traditional bun.
Pain aux Chocolat$3.25
Caramel Apple Cream Cheese$3.65
Sweet Potato + Goat Cheese$3.65
Brioche Sticky Buns
Our classic brioche with more cinnamon butter rolled into it, baked on yet another layer of brown sugar butter until perfectly caramelized.
Beaubien Blueberry Buckle
Light coffee cake packed with blueberries and a light, streusel topping. We hope that Grandma is proud of us.
Whole cream vs. half and half: the age old scone question. We've handled it with equanimity-both, of course. Still cutting in the sweet cream butter in by hand every night on the wooden tables. We'll go to any lengths to get the light and flakey scone that would make the Irish proud.
Sundried Tomato Basil$3.60
These are so delicious that we don't even need to make a non-vegan muffin. Hearty as opposed to cakey; just sweet enough to brighten your morning, but healthy enough to feed your brain and body until lunch.
Cinnamon swirled vegan goodness in every bite.
Our classic cookies are made with the best of the best ingredients: sweet cream butter, 100% organic flour, Callebaut chocolate, and creamy peanut butter.
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Big, slightly cakey and generously endowed with only the best Callebaut chocolate chunks. No mere chocolate chips; only chunks will do.
Jan's Classic Oatmeal Raisin
6' tall men have been known to getting misty-eyed when we run out of these Avalon favorites. Our trademark cookies are big, soft and chewy, made with plump raisins, rolled organic oats and real butter. Don't worry, we bake extra now, so we there's always plenty. Well, almost always…
Dequindre Cut Trail Mix
The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned below-grade railroad track was transformed into a unique bicycle and walking path in May 2009, east of downtown. Our newest cookie is classic oatmeal, generously endowed with dried cranberries, raisins, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Two parts indulgence, one part health food.
Organic peanut butter and our not-so-secret ingredient: a touch of coffee. Big, chewy, ever-so-slightly doughy in the middle. It's hard to make your way through a whole one. Then again, it's hard not to.
Sea Salt Chocolate Chip
It's that far-away look in the eye when customers stop us on the street; It's the moment of reverant silence when they are handed across the counter. A smaller, chewier chocolate chunk cookie with course sea salt sprinkled on top. Overall Avalon staff favorite.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie
The bakers finally went overboard with this reinvention of the classic American Whoopie Pie. Two soft pumpkin cookies filled with a buttercream filling. Totally irresistible. There are even seasonal varieties available from time to time, when the whim hits those hard-working sweets bakers.
A young, novice sweets baker offered to try some vegan sweets by replacing dairy products and sugar with vegan substitutes. Since then we've learned a thing or two. Now our vegan products are the fastest-growing part of our sweets line. We got the message loud and clear from our vegan customers: vegan baked goods are yummy too! Now, even non-vegans agree.
Vegan Oatmeal Raisin
Light and crispy, this an uncomplicated cookie that needs neither bells nor whistles. Ingredients:
Vegan Dequindre Cut Trail Mix
Why? Because this cookie is so good that it would be unfair to deprive our vegan friends. A vegan oatmeal cookie with lots of dried fruit and seeds in it to get you down the trail.
Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
This cookie brings out the best in both organic peanut butter and Callebaut chocolate. Sort of a fancy way to eat peanut butter out of the jar with chocolate chips sprinkled on top. We're not the only ones who do that late at night, are we?
Vegan Sea Salt Chocolate Chip
Not your grandma's chocolate chip cookie. Not your ordinary vegan cookie. Not surprisingly, it's delicious.
A great mix of vegan and traditional goodies, our bars will keep you going through your day!
In the brownie world, there are two schools of thought: cakey and fudgy. Our brownies are old school caky, with plenty of moist Callebaut chocolate for depth and moistness. These brownies are as big and over-stated as Amazons: nothing subtle about them. Also available with walnuts or peanut butter (pushing it dangerously close to the baked-good-meets-candy-school).
Vegan Date Bars
No wheat, no refined sugar, no dairy. How could they taste so good? The filling is merely soaked dates, raisins and cinnamon, mixed into a puree. The crust: oats and oat flour, with a little brown rice syrup, pure maple syrup and vegan shortening to bind it. The result: a super-yummy, super-healthy sweet treat that can sustain you through a long bike ride, a vigorous hike or a busy day in the city.
Vegan Apple Cranberry Bars
Your favorite vegan fruit bar with seasonal apples and dotted with pink cranberries.
The gooiest cross of a candy bar and a cookie, this bar is made with coconut, chocolate chips, walnuts, and our homemade graham cracker.
Vegan Granola Bar
Let's just be clear: this is not dried-out, tasteless "body fuel" that you force down while backpacking. Moist and positively addictive, these will keep you going for hours. Peanut butter, organic seeds and some chocolate chips thrown in…because we care about your soul too. Ann's favorite before a long bike ride in the D...
Just a little something for those everyday celebrations: a birthday, a promotion, getting through traffic early.
Vegan Cadillac Square Chocolate Cake
We have discovered that great chocolate can be even better without dairy products to compete for flavor. This super-moist chocolate cake is has a wonderfully clean, chocolate taste without being heavy and sicky-sweet.
Vegan Cass Avenue Carrot Cake
As much carrot as cake, this is a symphony of textures and flavor: crunchy walnuts, juicy raisins, hearty carrots. Please don't call this a vegan carrot cake! It's a carrot cake that just happens to be vegan.
Flourless Chocolate Cake Round
Dense, moist, and over the top chocolaty, this shareable dessert is perfect for the most serious of chocolate lovers.
Raspberry Lemon Round
A gorgeous lemon square in round form dotted with tart raspberries.
December 24th - Christmas Eve 6am–3pm
December 25th - Christmas Day CLOSED
December 31st - New Year’s Eve 6am–3pm
January 1st - New Year’s Day CLOSED
and a Happy New Year!
The narrative of Avalon has been told often, yet time and time again people tell us that our story has inspired them in countless ways. In the hopes that it might inspire others, we offer not only how we got here ("Our Story") and what we aspire to accomplish ("Triple Bottom Lines") but who keeps us going ("Meet Our Staff"). We consider ourselves "midwives" who have had the privilege being part of the creation of Avalon. Although it has grueling in ways we could not have imagined, Avalon continues to bless us in ways we could never have imagined as well.
May our paths be of use....