I stopped in this morning at Mae's Diner on Woodward in Pleasant Ridge. The site has been a diner, but a young couple has taken it over and opened as Mae's recently.
I liked the buttermilk pancakes a lot - very light with nice, tangy buttermilk flavor. I suspect there is more egg than usual in the cakes which makes them very light and airy. They were smaller than the usual diner 'cakes, which was OK with me. The older I get, the less I can handle the giant pancake breakfast. I am less a fan of the bacon - it is thick cut, reasonably flavorful, but I lean more to the thin and crispy side of the bacon spectrum.
Coffee ws fine - and they offered skim milk, soy milk, 1/2 and 1/2 or whole cream. Imagine that - whole cream in your coffee.
The site is pleasant, sunny, clean, roomy, though only a half dozen or so tables with a counter. The staff is pleasant and cheerful. Cakes, bacon and coffee was about $9.00 with tip.
Located at 26040 Woodward, about a 1/2 mile north of Toast and Fly Trap, Mae's is fine addition to the Ferndale breakfast scene.
Fly Trap Restaurant
22950 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220