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Gallery: A Peek Inside Babo Detroit, a 'Gourmet High-End Diner' in Midtown, Which Plans to Open Next Week

July 11, 2019, 11:37 AM by  Allan Lengel

"A few of our favorites," the restaurant posts with shots of its Diego Skillet (chorizo, diced onion, pepper, white cheddar, pico de gallo, avocado, home fries, two eggs), Brûlée French Toast  and the Babo Burger.

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.


Owner Kris Lelcaj




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