By Food Editor Pam Aughe
edibleWOW took a brief visit to Ferndale to check out a café and bakery called Red Hook Café and a new restaurant called M-Brew (started by the owner of Dino’s Lounge). Red Hook has been a dependable fixture of downtown Ferndale that successfully combines the natural marriage of good coffee and homemade baked goods. M-Brew is the new kid on the block who is taking all things Michigan to another level.
Red Hook Café and Pinwheel Bakery share a cozy space in downtown Ferndale. The bakery provides all the cookies, cakes and macaroons—all from scratch—while the café serves the coffee, tea, hot chocolate and additional breads from Zingerman’s Bakehouse.
Although I immediately chose one of the colorful coffee flavored French macaroons, my favorite, I also saved room for the browned butter short breads, which are a customer favorite. There are also brownies, fruit pastries and even vegan baked goods. It’s the perfect time of year to order a warm beverage, pair it with a homemade baked good and linger.
On the other side of Woodward Avenue in Ferndale is M-Brew who occupies a beautifully refurbished VFW hall.… Read More