International Cafe


The award-winning International Cafe restaurant is located in the lower level of the International Institute Building, at 111 East Kirby, Detroit, Michigan. It is open to the public Monday through Friday, 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., when food is served by a friendly and helpful staff. It specializes in Indian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Italian, and American cuisine, at moderate prices. Favorite dishes include curry chicken, pesto pizza, daily pasta specials, baked white fish, lamb, baklava, and many others. You may dine-in or carry out. Catering is also available.

Metro Times magazine awarded the International Cafe FOUR STARS. The South End newspaper featured the International Cafe in an article praising the restaurant's food, service, and decor. The International Cafe was honored by the Wayne State University Office of International Students and Scholars with a Certificate of Appreciation.

The International Cafe is located across the street from the Detroit Institute of Arts and the College for Creative Studies. Within walking distance are the Detroit Historical Museum, the Main Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, the University of Michigan Detroit Center, Michigan State University Detroit Center, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Orchestra Hall, the Wright Museum, the Michigan Science Center, and many more museums, businesses, offices, and residences. At the International Cafe, some of the most interesting people in Detroit mingle in this casual setting with visitors from countries all over the world. It is common to hear many foreign languages spoken and for partons to engage in conversations about travels and cultures the world over. Above is the menu as of January 23, 2012. Click to enlarge. Prices are subject to change.

Call in your order: (313) 377-2555

Contact information:

Phone: (313) 377-2555 or (313) 874-2103


Catering is available on-site in rental meeting rooms of the International Institute Building or

off-site throughout Metro Detroit