Have you taken the time to visit Corktown? Even though it’s the oldest neighborhood in the city of Detroit, it’s serving up awesome new shops, restaurants and style. Hello Records, Mama Coo’s Boutique and The Bearded Lady, are just a few popular places to visit! If you’re not sure where to begin your Corktown journey, look no further than Folk, an artisanal café that’s the perfect place to be when you are looking to have brunch and food to nourish the soul.
An extension of the adjacent shop, Farmer’s Hand, owners Kiki Louya and Rohani Foulkes merge together African, Australian and American heritage to create a cafe that brings cultures and people together to enjoy food. During the visit, I sat at a tabletop counter with stool chairs with four other individuals. The communal seating is intentional to encourage engagement and foster community.
Folk has an amazing menu – it has something on it for everyone. Their menu has all-day brunch meals, specializing in quiches, meat pies, gluten free waffles and salads. On my plate, I had the seasonal hash with the breakfast sausage. The seasonal hash had spiced potatoes with onions, seasonal roots, shoots, and sambal served with a sunny side up fried egg. All the beautiful flavors merged together so lovely. I washed it all down with cold-pressed watermelon mint juice, which was very refreshing. Everything was delicious! In addition, they also serve coffee/espresso, various teas, infused milks, and other cold beverages. Lastly, they are serving up scoops of ice cream from Reilly Craft Creamery and slices of pie from Sister Pie. This place will definitely make you comfortable and feel right at home sitting at the table!
Here are a few items to try when you visit:
Avocado Toast $9.50
Golden hummus (turmeric, carrot, preserved lemon) with avocado, Aleppo pepper, black benne and shoots on seeded honey wheat toast.
FOLK Bowl $14
Baby potatoes, radish, tender asparagus, pickled garlic scapes, pickled egg, local green and red wine shallot vinaigrette.
Sweet Waffle Brekky $15
House made gluten free Belgian style almond waffles topped with pistachio citrus whipped cream, cardamom blueberry compote, maple syrup, and oral dukkah
Drip Coffee $4
Green Lyche Jasmine Tea $2.50
Matcha green tea, moringa leaf, honey $5
Cold-Pressed Watermelon Mint Juice $5
Folk Detroit is located at 1701 Trumbull Ave. and is closed on Tuesdays. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit FolkDetroit.com or check them out on Instagram: @folkdetroit
If you happen to be in Corktown, visit Folk, and let us know about your experience!