Make a Day Out of Your Visit: Some of Our Favorite Neighbors

Many of fleurdetroit’s most devoted patrons describe coming to visit our shoppe as a day destination, traveling from all over Michigan, as well neighboring states, and even Canada. Many spend hours perusing, gathering inspiration and working with our team to perfect a design. If visiting us is a long haul for you, we’d like to share a few of our favorite neighboring businesses in the community.

Lunch and Sweet Treats

Ellen’s Bakery & Café located at 2495 Orchard Lake Rd. in Sylvan Lake is the perfect dine-in or carry-out breakfast/lunch spot, offering a fresh menu and decadent sweet treats. The café often attracts locals and visitors alike who appreciate its cozy atmosphere, spacious patio and delicious seasonal offerings.

Ellen's Bakery & Café offers highly recommended seasonal soups, salads and sandwiches as well as other dishes, like pastas and burgers. Ellen’s is also known for its variety of baked goods such as artisanal breads, pastries, custom cakes, and cookies.

Kitchen hours for Ellen's Bakery & Café are Tuesday through Sunday from 8 am to 3 pm and bakery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm.

A Glassblowing Gallery

Epiphany Studios, located at 770 Orchard Lake Rd. in Pontiac, is a state-of-the-art hot glass studio, gallery and prominent fixture in the Michigan arts community. Founded by renowned glass artist April Wagner, Epiphany Studios is known for its exquisite hand-blown glass art pieces, including vases, sculptures, bowls, and more.

Epiphany Studios offers educational opportunities for those interested in learning about the art of glassblowing. They may offer workshops, classes, and demonstrations where participants can observe the glassblowing process firsthand and even try their hand at creating their own glass pieces under the guidance of experienced artists.

Epiphany Studios current hours for shopping are on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm.

Dinner and Drinks

Sylvan Table is located at 1819 Inverness in beautiful Sylvan Lake and offers sustainable farm-to-table, new American cuisine, craft cocktails and mocktails. The restaurant sits on five acres of land, with three acres dedicated to their farm. The space offers both indoor and outdoor seating options, a refined atmosphere, a gift shop and a uniquely delicious, seasonally changing menu prepared with local ingredients.

Reservations are strongly suggested for dinner on Mondays through Wednesdays from 5pm to 9pm, Thursdays through Saturdays from 5pm to 10pm, and Sundays from 4pm to 9pm.

Hike or Bike

Clinton River Trail with an entrance at 1111 Bagley St., Pontiac, is a popular 16-mile recreational trail running through the communities of Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and Rochester. The path follows the Clinton River, offering opportunities for walking, running, and cycling.

Relaxation recreation can be found right in our backyard! The trail provides a scenic route through both urban and natural landscapes. If you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors, or engage in physical activity, it’s the perfect activity.

We look forward to sharing our community with you!