Best Café in a Cultural Space

Kresge Court | Trinosophes | Café 78 (inside MOCAD) (TIE)

Staff Pick

THREE-WAY TIE

Kresge Court
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Trinosophes
1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-737-6606; trinosophes.com

Café 78 (inside MOCAD)
4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-784-9636; mocadetroit.org/cafe.html

Our winners are dedicated to the proposition that no art-lover deserves to starve. They’re all serving benefactor-worthy fare (sandwich breads include focaccia, ciabatta, brioche), and two of the three maintain a full bar. It’s set up to look like nibbling — paté, charcuterie and cheese boards, house-made potato chips — but you can easily find enough to keep you going for a hard day of high culture. Trinosophes and Café 78 even serve breakfast. All the food spaces are big, but in the latter two it’s big as in barn-like whereas at the DIA, the gorgeous Kresge Court is part of the art experience.

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