Babo Detroit, described by the owner as a "gourmet, high-end diner," plans to open its doors next week in the Park Shelton on Woodward and Kirby, in a space last occupied by a pizza joint.
Owner Kris Lelcaj tells Deadline Detroit the diner will be open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Lelcaj, who worked for an Ann Arbor restaurant group named Savco Hospitality, says the food will be the "highest-creativity possible takes on classic American diner food."
Creme Brûlée French Toast is described this way on the menu: custard-dipped challah toast, carmelized brown sugar, berries and fresh whipped cream ($9). One omelet has lamb sausage, spinach, tomato and feta ($11).
Dinner items include seared salmon ($15), a 12-ounce ribeye ($21), tacos ($8-$10), salads ($9 and $10), a Babo Burger with fried egg, bacon and cheddar ($11), and a "b.e.l.t," which features smoked bacon, fried egg, avocado, lettuce and tomato on multigrain toast ($10).
Lelcaj hopes to have a liquor license within two months.