Greek islands/ Commonwealth Cafe in Birmingham; Gemmayze in Royal Oak, Mi.


We got a rude reminder of how bad hospital cafeteria food can be when we found the Mackinac Cafe at Beaumont hospital  closed in the evening (we’d dined there well for lunch)and had to go to the nearby cafeteria, although the tuna and egg salad was okay.

But we also got out of the hospital a little for lunch and had some solid Greek diner fare in Birmingham at  Greek Islands, where we had: chicken/lemon/rice soup, gyro, Greek salad, baklava, the whole shebang.  Across the street is a trendy cafe, Commonwealth Cafe, that comes well recommended for its fried egg sandwich and cappuccino, among other things.

In Royal Oak, we went to a good Middle Eastern restaurant,  Gemmayze Lebanese Kitchen, sitting at the bar on high stools watching fresh pita come out of the rustic oven and eating it warm with hummus.

City of Royal Oak

Pictured left to right: Downtown Royal Oak, the National Shrine of the Little Flower church, the Rackham Memorial Fountain at the Detroit Zoo, and the Woodward Dream Cruise.

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