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TGC keep you coming

Sam Abbas, president of restaurant group Afor Concepts, describes The Great Commoner as “a boutique break café that’s affordable and easy – designed as a comfortable everyday spot that will keep you coming back.” And that being said, there’s certainly plenty to come back for – from French pressed coffee featuring locally roasted beans from James Oliver Coffee, to an amazing array of delectable pastries and gourmet-style breakfast and lunch fare. The menu is a collaborative effort between Chef Matt Knio, of Cannelle Patisserie and Chef Zane Makky of Brome Modern Eatery. Abbas points out that, internally, they have dubbed the restaurant “Cannelle 2.0” and says that the Birmingham and Detroit Cannelle locations will soon have grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and soups from TGC. The Great Commoner’s location, at 22001 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, started out as the Wagner Hotel building over 125 years ago. The space sat empty for many years before being transformed into a light and bright interior which offers seating for 144 and a front lounge area with comfortable contemporary couches juxtaposed against exposed brick walls and original flooring. Abbas said that the interior space is truly a marriage of old and new.


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