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You can enjoy The Auburn Cafe’s fine Greek Cuisine in whatever way you choose! Experience the exquisite atmosphere while you dine-in or pick up your order on the way home or have a lazy night in! Better yet, get your order delivered right to your door step!

  • Dine In

    Our service quality is second-to-none! Come in, sit down and let up serve you the finest Greek Cuisine around!

  • Order Pick-up

    Place your order from where ever you are and pick  it up to take home! Exquisite food from the comfort of your own home!

  • Order Delivery

    Want the best Greek food but don’t want to go out? We’ll bring it to you! CLICK HERE to place your order!

  • Specials

    1/2 off Cocktails to Couples Dinner Special

  • Catering

    Learn More about our Catering menu

Expert Catering in Downriver and Metro Detroit for Every Occasion
Elevate Your Events with Auburn Cafe's Catering: Perfect for Large Groups and Business Gatherings

Auburn Cafe brings exceptional catering to every event in the Downriver and Metro Detroit areas. Our Large Group Catering is ideal for sizable celebrations, offering a spread of Greek specialties, while our Business Catering tailors elegant and efficient solutions for corporate events and meetings. With customizable menus and a commitment to quality, Auburn Cafe is your go-to for memorable gatherings and professional functions. Let us enhance your event with our culinary excellence.

Auburn Cafe has been serving southeast Michigan fine Greek tavern style food for over 40 years.

Come in and enjoy our comfortable and warm atmosphere along with our delicious entrees and refreshing drinks. We welcome family, friends, and businesses to dine in, take out, or have us cater an event. Auburn Cafe has been a downriver tradition for decades and we look forward to being part of your family's tradition for years to come.


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From Humble Beginnings to a Beloved Greek Haven
The Heartwarming Tale of Auburn Cafe

In the heart of Ecorse, Michigan, nestled between a family home and a Greek social club, a story of passion and perseverance began to unfold in the early 1980s. The Auburn Cafe, initially a modest dive bar existing even before Prohibition, was about to embark on an extraordinary journey.

The catalyst? A hardworking couple, first-generation Greeks who arrived in America in the 1960s. With dreams bigger than themselves, they purchased the bar next to their home in 1981, not realizing the impact they were about to make. The father, an industrial painter at Ford, turned to the bar business as a side venture, but fate had other plans. An injury at work shifted his focus entirely to the burgeoning bar.

Initially offering simple fare like burgers, the menu inadvertently expanded when local patrons fell in love with the authentic Greek dishes served straight from the family kitchen. Word of mouth spread like wildfire, and soon influential people from all walks of life were drawn to the cafe's genuine charm and delicious home-cooked meals. A supportive community of customers, including a generous surgeon, played a pivotal role in financing the cafe's expansion to a new location in the early '90s. This move marked the beginning of Auburn Cafe as we know it today, a blend of old-world charm and modern sensibilities.

Today, Kostas, who was just a toddler when the cafe started, helms the family legacy with a vision to blend the old with the new. He is determined to preserve the original essence of the cafe - the authentic Greek cuisine that has been a staple since the beginning. The philosophy is simple yet profound: no gimmicky trends, just authentic Greek dishes, some with a creative twist on the classics. The idea is to make every guest feel like they're dining at a friend's house, a testament to the cafe's warm and intimate atmosphere. This ethos is echoed by the long-standing staff, some of whom have been part of the Auburn Cafe family for over 30 years.

Looking ahead, Kostas envisions a grand remodel that respects the cafe's rich history while steering it into a chic and modern future. He plans to reinvigorate the space with stylish updates, yet ensuring that every corner echoes the warmth of the original Auburn Cafe.

The secret to Auburn Cafe's enduring success lies in two fundamental principles: the consistency of its mouth-watering food and the unwavering quality of its service. This legacy establishment continues to welcome back generations of customers, some who've moved away but always make the cafe their first stop upon returning. It's not just a restaurant; it's a culinary homecoming.

In the next decade, Auburn Cafe aims to not only renovate its physical space but also to expand its reach, touching more lives with its heartwarming Greek hospitality and delectable cuisine. This isn't just a story of a restaurant; it's a tale of a family, a community, and the enduring power of sharing a meal.

Join us at Auburn Cafe, where every dish has a story, and every visit feels like coming home.

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