Little Bits & Mitten Eats: Mae's

9:01 AM




In-between Royal Oak, MI and Ferndale, MI, there is a tiny, blip of a city called Pleasant Ridge, MI. For the longest time sat a tiny breakfast & lunch diner, run mostly by an elderly lady, with the cutest assortment of miss-matched dishes, and delicious-if not basic-meals. I am *pretty* sure that the place was called “Anne’s Diner”, but we always called it “Anne’s Kitchen”, and by “we” I mean us idiots who can never get the names of places correct. The place was sweet, even Jack White was known to frequent the place, but it eventually closed.

Luckily, someone bought the place two years ago. The new owners managed to keep the small-dinner charm, along with the hours, and they support Michigan companies by purchasing and serving their products. They serve-up their own unique items, catering to fatties like Kyle & I, and healthy vegan people. It has now become a peace-ground where yuppies and hipster can dine side-by-side. They named the diner “Mae’s”, and like the old farts Kyle and I are slowly becoming, we eat breakfast there before work at least once a week. This place will be the sole reason why I won’t hit my weight-loss goal by my wedding, as they give you your money’s worth in portions, and the dessert-case will ruin your life-they contain fresh, hand-made goodies everyday. Kyle and I usually end-up splitting whatever we get, and it STILL is very filling. Breakfast at this place is what gets me through the rest of my shitty work-week (I typically mentally check-out Wednesday afternoon). Because the place is so tiny, you really can’t go with more than four people, and the only other downside is that they close at 3pm. I hope that one day they can somehow expand without losing their charm and become open for dinner.



1) Kyle "Sideburns", awake too early for his own good. 2) A half-order of the Coffee-Cake Pancakes, these are amazing. 3) A half-order of the Sweet & Savory plate. I also ordered some fruit so I wouldn't hate my life later that day. 4) The best Sea-Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies ever, hands-down.

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17 Musings

  1. Hmm...we may have to go there sometime! What time do you go during the week before work?

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  2. Mmm... I love places like this. They have character.

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  3. coffee cake pancakes? holy shit that sounds good!!! and ordering fruits so you won't hate your life later that day made me laugh. it's totally something i would do!

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  4. I wish we had a place like this. Those cookies sound amazing!

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  5. This looks like an amazing place to be a part of. I think you're making history for them..right now with this post.

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  6. This sounds like a fascinating place.

    We have a local burger joint that makes amazing burger..but those cookies look amazing.

    I'm going to have to look a recipe for this now.

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  7. Love the post! Interesting history it has too!

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  8. Yum, that sounds really good. Shame they close so early though.

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  9. Haha! I really like how you described the desserts. XD

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  10. The foodie pictures look so yummy!!

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  11. That cookie is making me even hungrier than I already was! It looks delicious.

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  12. This place sounds amazing, we don't have diners here, so everytime I go to the US I make sure we eat at the tackiest grungiest diners :)

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  13. Hi Sara beautiful!!!! Yummmm decious cookies...

    Kisses kisses...big hugs

    Your friend rose jp

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  14. I have a feeling Rob would adore those coffee type of pancakes. That isn't my type of thing but he would probably go so wild. The cookies on the other hand. . . I'll take a load!

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  15. Now I'm hungry for chocolate chip cookies!

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  16. Coffee-Cake Pancakes sound incredible. And a Sea-Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie? Ummm...count me in!! :)

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  17. the foods look so YUMMY :)) sounds like nice place :))

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