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Now the firm receives a score of 4.6 stars over 5 and that score has been based on 350 reviews.
You must have seen that the average score it has is virtually the best one, and it is founded on a very high number of feddbacks, so we can say that the evaluation is quite reliable. If many people have bothered to evaluate when they are satisfied with the service, it works.
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This Bakery is classified in the category of American restaurant.
The staff are friendly and I really like the bakery choices. The atmosphere could be better. The tables are very close together and you feel like you are on top of the other guests. I went yesterday and it felt more like Chuckie Cheese in there.
Everything I've had has been wonderful. The decaf coffee is the best I've ever had (when I couldn't drink caffeine). Corned beef hash was excellent. Pastries are well worth the trip. Cakes are wonderful. Great atmosphere. Would like go and try it for dinner sometime. A hidden gem in Sylvan Lake.
Nice updated atmosphere. Lots of bakery selections. I got the Ruben without 1000 island. Good but needed more meat/kraut to compete with the flavor of the bun. The bun was delicious but I wish there was more of the meat and kraut flavor. The hamburgers looked really good and were a very large portion size.
Delicious breve' latte', yummy muffin, excellent service.
Great place for breakfast lunch or dinner and the menu changes periodically so you get a large variety all good
Great food and elegant but casual dining place..
Delightful bakery and cafe. Have expanded and has charming decor. Food good and plentiful. Reasonable prices,good service.
Over charged by $3 for 2 sandwiches. I let the waitress know and she rudely said “I don’t set the prices”. I asked her to talk to a manager. She refused to adjust our bill and said “The prices on the menu didn’t matter, and that we owe what’s on the bill.” Dishonest and rude, if you still decide to go there, make sure you check your bill for discrepancies, not like it matters because they will still charge you whatever they want even if you bring it to their attention.
Good food but some of the staff especially the owners are stand offish
Great selection and presentation. Exceptional taste. Great staff
The food is fantastic, the coffee is great but the items in the bakery are out of this world! It is always so hard to just pick one fancy dessert to bring home, so I usually have to get 2!
Good food, expanded facility means tables are a little close to one another, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I didn't have the chance to try the bakery
Staff was friendly & welcoming! Food was top notch!!! Baked goods devine!!! A+
The owners, staff, food & serenity are all top of the line. Very impressed by the menu and all!☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Just okay. Had dinner st Ellen's and both my husband and I thought it was fair at best. We will not be going back . Their breakfast is much better but none of the kitchen help wear gloves and so they are touching the food barehanded. Not very appetizing.
Horrible service horrible management clueless staff sat down ordered food immediately waited 45 minutes watched people around me all get their food so then I asked a waitress where is my food she was completely puzzled came back and said sorry sir your food is not even near the window yet I then got up and left call the management he said sorry Sundays are busiest days lol we’ll then hire more STAFF
Great food, great staff, way too many tables crowded in there!! They need to give their customers a tad of personal space. If that was corrected I'd give it a five!
Ellen's continues to maintain the highest degree of customer service, and outstanding menu items. The pastries are amazing. All of our waitresses have been excellent. Try the chicken quesdilla, the lobster bisque, and any of the sandwishes!
When we moved into the neighborhood we were told that we must try Ellen's. We liked it then, and it has gotten much better over the years. It is most certainly a Sylvan Lake favorite. They have very creative items for breakfast and lunch. The staff is consistently good and turns over very little for a restaurant.
Great food and people.
Well, the English muffins are out of this world and the waitstaff is super nice. All other food was just mehhh, could have used seasoning, and not be so dry. And there was a lot left to be desired. Was hoping for better after all the good reviews.
My whole family has been going here for years, you are always greeted with a smile and friendly service. The bakery is amazing if you want a desert you go to Ellen's, you want a wide menu to choose from with always fresh ingredients you go to Ellen's! Just experience it yourseld you won't be disappointed!!
The food I'd always amazing!! The strawberry white chocolate torte cake is one of the best cakes I have ever tasted! Great brunch, great brunch, great EVERYTHING!
Ordered a lunch for four for pick up. All was ready in a timely manner, however, when my co-worker opened her Tuscan Bean Soup, it had plastic in it. A large piece of industrial plastic bag in it. Two bites later - more plastic bag. I was amazed there was room for the soup in the container. I called Ellen, not knowing the origin of the plastic or who else could be eating the soup. Brought the plastic in - she examined it the back and claims it was a portion bag that wasn't opened while the wait staff continued to look mortified. All I received was a lukewarm "um, yeah, sorry, it happens" by a busy chef at lunch time and $4. Nasty. Very disappointed with the reaction even more than the cleanliness.
Quaint little bakery and restaurant in Sylvan Lake! Very good food and the best macarons around! I highly recommend it!
good food & service
Warm environment with phenomenal food
The turkey wrap is the best.
I always seem to be working near one of these places and my boss tends to buy lunch from here once in awhile for the crew. They have really good grinders.
Good food with some interesting menu items. Friendly staff. Only bad point is they really cram in too many tables so getting in and out is a maze
Food was good except for the pasta dish we ordered. The sauce had split and it coated my mouth in oil. Bread was, of course, really good. Waitress was painfully friendly. Her fake friendliness was like nails on a chalkboard. Tell her to take it down a few notches and be herself.
Burger was excellent....sat at the small bar...nice pour for the drink....decor was nice staff friendly but bar is too close to entrance...every time door opened we could feel the cold air. Maybe in the summer it will be better....Will defiantly go back again to try other items...
Amazing bakery with plenty to choose from. Very spacious and clean. Breakfast menu is so delicious. Haven't tried lunch or dinner but will be back to try. Highly recommended and the best in Keego Harbor
Service was great! Food also very good, and prices reasonable. Will be back. Can't wait for expansion. So glad my niece suggested it.
Simple. Very friendly.
A regular customer since they first opened, October 1999. Chef Ellen and Chef George are Great,as well as there Large Staff There is a Fantastic Selection of Breads and Deserts. Wedding Cakes all made on site Last Fall the did a a major remodel of the restaurant. Now serve Dinner 6 nights a week.
Although it’s visit was strictly for muffins, we love the baked goods and meals we have had at Ellen’s. We served the muffins to guests who love to bake and received high praise from everyone. Just wanted to pass that along to the correct people, and encourage others to give Ellen’s a try!!! You will love it!
On our last visit to Ellen's we were shown to a table for two (say tiny) asked hostess to sit a another table. She said" I'm not supposed to do this, but.....! We looked at each other and said; Let's leave this is no way to be greeted! We left and spoke to hostess and said We didn't want to to break any rules, and left. As we were leaving; we saw a sign in front that said;; "hiring cooks, etc." in very poor taste. We have followed this couple for years, patronizing George and Ellen's fine bakery. But with pats of butter in foil, a very ungracious hostess. May not be back. Mr. and Mrs. Ross D. Moody!
Excellent meals. Perch and soft shell crab dinners were outstanding. Server was delightful. A perfect meal.
The food is Amazing and the remodeling project is Beautiful
Dinner during mock opening was very good. Duck confit lasagna and lobster bisque was delicious as well as the pork belly appetizer. Great environment but too bright for dinner ambience...We will be back for the seafood dishes for sure!
We love Ellen and her cakes! We get our custom orders for all birthdays! Beautiful and delicious
Bomb dot com. Great sandwiches and baked goods. Laid back atmosphere. Currently under some construction and will soon be serving alcohol. I usually take a loaf of bread to go that lasts about a week. Super fresh.
Staff was so friendly! Pastries were delicious! Their menu looks amazing, so I'll be back to try that!
Good selection of gluten free desserts, tasty coffee! Would like to see Ellen's offer gluten free bakery breads by the loaf.
The best! My favorite is smoked salmon on their toasted multigrain bagel, topped with slivered red onion, chives, capers and a slice of tomato. Everything else is tasty, too. Fish tacos are second on my list. You can't go wrong with anything from the bakery. Cakes, breads and my personal favorite, a one serving keylime pie....yummmm!!
Fantastic place with amazing owners. Thanks Ellen and George for always making it so delicious.
Great Breakfast Lunch and now offering dinner. High quality food at reasonable prices.
The bakery makes an unbelievable key lime pie. Cafe is great I’ve never had a bad meal. The breakfast’s are fantastic
A beautiful Cafe menu with terrific selections and very thoughtful chef influence.
Best bread ever!
Top of the line, best ingredients make the best food. This place has spoiled me, fresh everything, other places in town taste like a bad imitation of food. Go if you dare! You will have to eat there again.
She did my custom wedding cake years ago and every birthday cake since! Lovely and delicious. English muffins are a dream and the food in the restaurant is worth the wait!
Food was excellent,price was very reasonable and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly, overall a great experience
Great place for upmarket breakfast. Food is always delicious. Healthy options available which is a plus. Waiting staffs are nice too. Various kinds of bread, cakes and cookies including gluten free varieties available to take home or for catering purposes.
Ginger cookies are Just Right, crunchy edge and chewy center ! Comfortable cafe, clean and Wi-Fi.
I stopped in for lunch and enjoyed a BLT Blast sandwich. It was Great. Then a friend suggested I try some of their home made ice cream. Wow Salted Caramel with English Toffee. Truly amazing !
I'm sooo glad we went there for dinner. I also picked up some baked goods. Atmosphere is very nice but not stuffy. Food was excellent. Prices are reasonable. Staff was excellent.
One of my favorite places. Dinner menu is interesting and well presented
Love this place.Baked goods are wonderful.Tried danish and a fruit tart;best I ever had
Ellen's Cafe is an elegant place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The wait staff are kind, responsive, and helpful (Cimbery is terrific). The food is good, and the atmosphere and view outside are pleasant.
Ellen's is one of my most favorite places to go for breakfast. They also have lunch and dinner menus. Which are amazing as well. The bakery is always full with many different choices for your sweet tooth plus they have homemade ice cream!!
Never disappointed! Little neighborhood place that surprises with its sophistication. Delicious cakes, too. CIA Chef-owner.
Great place carry out or sit in from bakery or dining.
Have been to this location for brunch and returned for thier new dinner menu. The food was amazing, and so was our waitress specifically. The 3 star rating is due to the manager and other wait staff yelling at one another while trying to enjoy our meal.
This restaurant was great, the food, service, and dining experience were all above most in the metro area. Thanks we will be back soon. Rick
My favorite bakery in the entire Detroit area.
Service and food is very good. Super clean and neat. Totally recommend
They have lots of good food there and great bakery and They will make it anything you want! And they are making more room for the sit down people
Omg!!! Breakfasts, cookies, breads, desserts ..oh my! Raspberry cheesecake is to die for!
Great tacos nice price great pastries
My first experience here at the bakery was delightful! Upon arrival, I was taken by the modern facilities! The whole restaurant was beautiful! Service here was fantastic! The menu was plentiful and the prices weren't bad either! I certainly found it peaceful enough to enjoy my meal. Another fine point, was the wait staff! Absolutely warm and wonderful! I'll be back, many times over!
English muffin and coffee was best part of meal. Very clean. Hash was dry and little light on seasoning. Egg ham and avocado sandwich was missing ham (didn't address with staff because I forgot). Service was good, but Scott the manager wouldn't let a party of 7 go out on outdoor patio that was empty (presumably because no one else was out there and didn't want divide staff even though they appeared to be adequately staffed) so they made them wait. No drink menu (alcohol or coffee) provided at meal even though they have bar and coffee bar with bakery. Was hopeful it would have been a stellar spot but lackluster.
Hadn't been here for years, wow has it changed. Food is still awesome, but they have expanded and also serve liquor now. I went for brunch and got the crab omelette. It was very good. Potatoes were decent, little cubes of fried potatoes. Coffee was fantastic, according to my friends who accompanied me. Served in large mugs, so you don't have to track someone down every minute for a refill. The orange juice was $4.75, which i thought was a bit much, but when I saw it, it was in a huge glass. The serving size of the food is not overly big. You get a good amount and should be able to eat all of it, and everything is so good, you probably will. I am definitely going back soon. Oh and they are open for dinner also.
Ellen's is my absolute favorite bakery. The sweets are fantastic. Excellent customer service every time I've gone, and I've never had a bad lunch there. My only beef with them is that they close before I get out of work so I can't visit as often as I'd like!
Not only is the food great, but they take pride in the presentation of the food too. This will definitely become one of our favorite places to go.
Amazing bakery. Only ate at the restaurant once. Being your credit card you won't be able to just buy 1 thing.
Food and bakery are out of this world
Bakery section is fantastic
All flash no substance
Always excellent breakfast with plenty of veggie friendly options. Thanks Jessica!
This is a wonderful restaurant!
The cafe food is delicious, the service there is great. Must check out the bakery area!
The food is good and the bakery is excellent! I buy ALL of my special occasion cakes here.
The food is always very good, but the service is lacking. We have been serviced by unenthusiastic waitresses ever since we started coming there. The extra charge for syrup is a bit outrageous as well. However, the food is really good (especially the cranberry walnut pancakes!) so we will continue to return!
Great restaurant all around
Great food. Terrible service. We have eaten at Ellen's several times over the last year. Each time the food was excellent however the service is worse with each visit. I guess they assume the food quality will offset the poor service. Unfortunately for Ellen's I've grown accustomed to great food and service. I won't be back!
Grilled watermelon salad was beautifully plated and delicious. I shared it with my daughter as an appetizer.
New menu adequate but small. Best lunch in area after new theTACO Restaurant opened. I had a problem with one of the women who work behind the counter and in the kitchen dirty blonde hair short chunky Dowdy woman. She was very rude and snide. I usually spend 20 to $30 a week there but no more. I like good service and good personalities not happening at the counter at Ellens. The young girls are always nice and lately I seem to miss them!
After remodeling or change of ownership (not sure what happened), coffee isn't as good, environment is unpleasantly upscale and breakfast service ends early.
Breakfast and lunch a must go! Desserts are out of this world. Dinner is too pricy for what you get.
Excellent food and great service in both the restaurant and the bakery.
Beautifully redone and expanded now serves dinner and always and still has an excellent bakery.
Dirty silverware. Waitress had a bad attitude and was rude. Had to send my veggie hash back because it had cheese on it and I asked for no cheese. Chef sent my veggie hash back with this piece of ham on it. Asked twice for water no ice. Brought water with ice. Prices went up on everything by a dollar or more. Service is worse. Food not as good. Never again eating there. If you are vegetarian stay away. The chef will not respect your food choices. Afraid the chef put more in my food than a piece of ham because I sent it back. Also should mention my friend and I were very polite despite all of this.
My son bought Paczki’s for his office staff on Fat Tuesday. It was the first time either one of us tried this bakery. The Paczki’s were a hit, they were good. We purchased some other treats in the case while picking up the Paczki. Those little treats were good. Just a couple of weeks ago I ordered two cakes for my sons birthday. They were horrible!!! The “bumpy cake”, was disgusting. It was a mix for the cake itself and not a very tasty one. The cream under the so called ganache was shortening!. I’m sure it was some version of cheap frosting from a five pound pail, but it was disgusting. The “ganache” covering the shortening was not really ganache either. It was terrible tasting frosting. Now the huge “mousse’ cake was just as terrible. Nothing was homemade from scratch and tasted as such! I have baked from scratch my entire life, my whole family does the same. These cakes were an awful and EXPENSIVE lesson learned. Never, ever again!
Had the barbecue sandwich. It was very good barbecue sauce is very tangy. Waitress was very nice and efficient
Outstanding ! Love the chippino! Good fish & chips, try the Mediterranean chicken pita-the best! Don't forget the bakery (yum) and try the homemade. ICE CREAM!
Best place for pastries
I’ve only had the breakfast, but love coming here. Reasonably priced and fresh ingredients. Never noticed the place, but it’s very clean and has a nice interior.
Delicious me and my family order 2 slice cakes and one macaroon for my son is gluten free, my son love the macaroon. (3/5/19 - 5:30 pm) the girl who takes care of us very helpful she offers more gluten free cakes for my son she really know what she is selling best costumer services
The remodel is fantastic, and the food is as good as ever. Kind of miss the coffee bar, however.
Nice, relatively quiet place for lunch.
Very nice place
Food was really good, fresh and hot to the table. Jaqui (sp?) was a great waitress! Her fun attitude and efficient manner made the experience worth being out in the rain. Of course we had to pick up some tasty treats for later, the bakery can aalways be counted on for a variety of items from the standard to the elegent.
Surprisingly very good. Will come back.
Ellen's an absolute delight... they have delicious food, great staff, pleasant atmosphere, and a rotating menu with seasonal specialties. If you live in the area, and havent tried their muffins, soft shell crab sandwich, and cheese grits with shrimp, you need to get in ASAP! I love Ellen's, and will be a lifeling customer for sure
We purchased a 14 in German Chocolate Cake for my husband's 30th birthday party. I remembered Ellen's bakery from years ago when my sister had purchased a cake from there, and many of my friends have said good things about this bakery. It was absolutely delicious and I will definitely be ordering from here again. Thank you, Ellen!
Amazing food, great decor/atmosphere. Red was an amazing server/bartender. If you need a nice place to have lunch, dinner, go on a date, etc. This is the place to go on Orchard Lake Road. I had the Norwegian Salmon and it was one of the best cuts of fish I'd ever tasted. The food was superb and I had an amazing dining experience.
They have a great menu. I had their Ruben which was not so large that it was a problem. Very tasty. They also have a bar and bakery.
I had the filet, it was excellent. I also recommend the bacon wrapped dates as an appetizer. This was the first time we visited Ellen's for dinner. I would definitely return to try the other dinner entrees.
Good food and good service.
Quaint place. A hidden gem really. Amazing bakery items and delicious food.
Our first time at dinner at Ellen's and everything was terrific!
My favorite place to dine. Great food!
Best breakfast in the area!
Good variety of breakfast and lunch menu items. Both the food and service were very good.
Freshly-made (on-premise) pastry and baked goods shop, with a full-service restaurant section. Think of an upscale Baker Square or Big Boy, with table linens!
Highly recommend the spicy sausage hash
Everything about this place is fantastic. If you want real food and good quality. This is the place to go.
Ellen's has a tasty menu of breakfast, brunch items. Not overly fancy, but well done. Pricing is good as well, however if you need more than "one ounce" of syrup for your pancakes or french toast you pay extra. Hard to believe when specializing it breakfast/brunch you need to pay extra for more than a dab of syrup, (maple) to make your breakfast enjoyable.
Worth the wait
Baked goods super good dinner a little pricey but good
Amazing from scratch kitchen!! Everything in the bakery, except for a few items, are all made in house with love. Chef George and Chef Ellen are both amazing people who love what they do and it shows. Try the sweet potato burger or the caprese salad, or whatever. Great stuff!!
So I wanted to wait til I tasted their breakfast and pasta first but it might be awhile so I'll just do one now. Their food is very fresh and quite satisfying. I've never ate a burger before that made me feel fresh and satisfied at the same time. Definitely worth it to check it out at least once. The bakery is quite beautiful also.
Great food but the waitress we had yesterday was TERRIBLE had an attitude the entire time we were there. Didn't want to give me a new water glass after requesting one because mines had lip marks on it. Had to ask several times for napkins and silverware. Bakery was amazing and the staff was amazing and super nice.
I have to say that I was pleasantly pleased with Ellen's Cafe. There was a bit of a wait, however once we say down and had a taste of their delicious food... I completely understood why! The place was pretty packed. Even with a full house, our wait staff were pretty nice & attentive. We each got the blueberry pancakes. OMG! Delicious, homemade & fluffy! You can tell food was made in house AND they use Michigan products!
My family and I have been customers of Ellen's for nearly 10 years, and she always delivers the best of what she offers. From wedding cakes to holidays dinners, Ellen and her team set high standards in everything they create! Incredible every time!
Excellent breakfast. Our first time here, recommended by a friend. We will be going back again soon.
This has to be my favorite bakery. I've purchased many cakes and pastries for various gatherings and there are never any leftovers. The Cafe they added looks fantastic and the staff is always friendly.
Such great food. I've been a bakery customer for a couple of years. This was my first try of the restaurants. We had Korean ribs and fish tacos. Both fabulous. However I took home some wings and they had to be tossed. They were dry and had very little meat. Would never order this again but everything else including service was outstanding.
Nice place the salmon and eggs we're nasty rest of the food looked pretty good.
Always among the best breakfast restaurants in the area. Absolutely great food, great staff. We've been regular customers for several years. The recent remodel/expansion made the restaurant much nicer. Only downside, no more self serve coffee bar with to go cups.
As always Ellen's bakery brings out a smile!!!!!
Delicious food with fresh ingredients, excellent service and a very clean, pleasant, airy atmosphere. The bakery has a wide variety of offerings and some beautiful, delicious treats! Highly recommend for lunch, coffee or date night!
The scenery was ok the food was ok, a little overpriced. I've only been there once and I've only ever had the omelette so I'm not judging too hard. 4/5 will try again.
Delicious. With great service.
Great breakfasts, quality omelettes and 4 kinds of breakfast hash! The only problem is too many people know about it and it is crazy crowded on Saturdays and Sundays
Good food that tastes very fresh. One of the best bakeries around.
Tasty food, excellent service
First time in this morning, very impressive! The menu is full of great sounding items, and the staff was super friendly. I'll be back next week to buy bread for thanksgiving
Scrumptious food. Desserts are "off the HOOK!"
Yes yes yes. We will be back with all our specialty bakery needs. Simply delicious.
Best breakfast ever. Always fresh
Good food. Always great bakery items. Nice atmosphere. Always busy. Nice staff. Expensive. But worth going to this place. Hi
Every time, for all the years Ellen's has been open, I was greeted like a princess, served the best variety of food I've ever experienced, and was made to think I'd made a difference in their day, as I gathered my, impossible to refuse, dessert for my family. Whenever I serve Ellen's Fruit Flan or Carrot Cake, to guests, they ask for more. These are people who work out and watch what they eat. My grandkids and friend's grandkids love the seasonal cookies Ellen bakes. You can, almost, tell what day it is by the shapes and cookie designs! Nobody can resist the food, desserts, and hospitality served at Ellen's!
Best Breakfast. Very good.
Great place. Good apple French toast. They where busy on a Sunday so good took a minute. Very good and clean over all
Tasty breakfast. The bakery looks delish.
Wonderful food and service everyone in the place is super friendly and it’s a great atmosphere.
My Bride says their lunches are far better than their breakfast. Coffee is pretty hard to screw up, but somehow, twice they got me. The hostess was nice. Food was very bland tasting and not served very hot. The whole restaurant seemed very loud. 10/10 would not recommend for breakfast.
Though I only had a cafe latte, which was delicious, everybody I was with said the food was really good. And better than that, the staff was great.
Pretty basic menu for Saturday lunch.. Service was good. Sliced Tomatoes on my sandwich had the core in it still and there was a spoiled spot in it otherwise it was alright probably wont go back nothing extraordinary about it
Quality food and the restaurant is CLEAN, which is nice. Too bad their bakery staff is in sore need of some remedial customer service training; i waited in line for ten minutes and they never acknowledged my presence. They were busy and not mean but that's just rude. Where's the basic common courtesy? They looked old enough to know better. Actually a twelve year old knows better so no excuse.
Their lemon raspberry tarts are the best thing on this Earth. I also love their macarons.
Wonderful breakfast items to choose from, and every one I have tried was extremely well prepared and tasty. Very nice coffee as well. Though pastry is a speciality, the food is why I usually go to Ellen's.
Very nice place for an enjoyable meal. Nice ambiance, tasty food, decent service. My avocado and egg sandwich was good, but not exceptional. Decent service.