Located between Wayne State University and Downtown Detroit in Cass Corridor, Avalon International Breads opens its doors daily at 6am. The wide selection of breads, all made from 100% organic flour, ranges from classics like Motown Multigrain to the more funky Rocking Red Ale Beer Bread and even burger buns. Their breads are stocked in many local restaurants and markets, but that’s not all: coffee, fresh quiches, vegan soups and cakes, focaccia pizza and sandwiches all keep customers well-fed. The sea salt chocolate chip cookies are the most talked about (and cookies can be warmed up, just ask) for good reason. Once the harrowing decision of what to order has been made, escape the busy café and walk down the block to the North Cass Community Garden to eat that chocolate ganache brioche in peace.