The Cadieux Cafe in Detroit, Michigan
Feather bowling, steamed mussels and other Belgian specialities, burgers, sandwiches, and pommes frites, live music, and more than three dozen beers from Belgium (over 40 more from elsewhere around the world)... at the Cadieux Cafe, as the bumper sticker on the wall says, “It’s Beautiful To Be Belgian.” Since its days as a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the Cadieux Cafe has been a social hub for Metro Detroit's Belgian population. Flemish culture flourishes at the Cadieux, which is or has been the unofficial headquarters for an array of clubs promoting pastimes from across the pond, including pigeon racing, archery, bicycling, darts and, of course, feather bowling. The Cadieux Cafe was one of the few Detroit restaurants featured on Anthony Bourdain’s tv show, No Reservations, and in a few of his books. The Michigan Traditional Arts Program awarded the Cadieux the Michigan Heritage Award for “continuing family and community cultural traditions with excellence and authenticity”.
The Cadieux Cafe has been carrying on these east side traditions since 1933. The owners have been careful to maintain the place’s old-world charm, but they've also made it more accessible to the masses by bringing in live musical acts and staying open until 2am on weekends, 10pm on Sundays, and midnight the rest of the week. It’s still beautiful to be Belgian at the Cadieux Cafe, and you are more than welcome to pretend if you aren’t!
Reservations for dinner are accepted for groups of six or more. To book the feather bowling lanes, please call (313)882-8560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your time in advance. Walk up reservations for the feather bowling lanes is possible and subject to availability. Feather bowling league play runs September - May on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-10pm. Call or email for league info.
The Cadieux Cafe is available for private/corporate events morning, afternoon, and evening. With the addition of a 5,000 square foot outdoor biergarten (Mussel Beach), stage with projection screen, and outdoor bar (The Garage Bar), the Cadieux Cafe is the perfect location to host a variety of events!