Sept. 7 2011 12:00 AM

Cafes & Diners

home-cooked meals made from scratch every morning, this breakfast and
lunch spot has been a Lansing staple for more than 50 years. The
restaurant’s specialties include the popular omelets, waffles and
pancakes, all which are homemade. 1625 Turner St., Lansing. 7 a.m.-2:30
p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. (517)
485-3663. $

GONE WIRED CAFÉ — This popular
hangout and study spot serves more than coffee. Hungry java junkies can
also grab a quesadilla, salad or other menu items. 2021 E. Michigan
Ave., Lansing. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
- Sunday. (517) 853-0550. TO, P, Wi-Fi, $

GRAND TRAVERSE PIE CO. — This bakery, cafe and
catering company is known for its pies. They serve fruit and cream
pies, potpies and quiches. Their menu also includes sandwiches, salads
and grab-and-go dinner items. Also serving espresso and Fair Trade
coffees. 3536 Meridian Crossing Drive, Okemos. 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. (517)
381-7437. D, TO, P, OM, WIFI, $

Other locations at 1403 E. Grand River
Ave., East Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday. (517)-203-3304. D, TO, P, OM, WIFI $; and at 200
S. Washington Square, Lansing. 6:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6
p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. (517) 316-0900. D, TO, P, OM,

HALAL MEAT & GROCERIES — A grocery store with halal meats doubles as a mini-diner with south Asian fare from a ready-to-serve hot case.  Samosas, tandori chicken, curries and flat bread can be found daily.  A meal with two entrées and rice or bread runs $7.  2613 E. Michigan Ave.  9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:45-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday.  (517) 367-7288.  TO, $.

HOBIE’S — Hearty soups, subs
stacked high with meats and toppings and much more are served
cafeteria-style in this restaurant laden with sports memorabilia. 930
Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. 7 a.m.- 7:50 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10:30
a.m.- 7:50 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sunday year-round. (517) 351-3800. OM, TO, Wi-Fi, WB, $

JACKIE’S DINER — This southside
diner’s biggest draw is its breakfast special ($3.99 before 11 a.m.).
3812 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. seven days a week.
(517) 393-1240. Second location at 4421 W. Saginaw Hwy. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Breakfast buffet
Saturday and Sunday only. (517) 323-6512. TO, $

JERUSALEM BAKERY & MORE — Some of the tastiest hummus you’ll find in the area awaits you at this grocery store with a Mediterranean café twist.  Short
orders of baked kibbee, shwarma, falafel and much more are cooked
fresh, while the hummus, tabouli and pillow-soft pita bread, among other
selections, are ready to grab and go.  1456 E. Michigan Ave.  9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-6p.m. Saturday.  (517) 485-9975.  TO, OM, $.

JOE’S GIZZARD CITY — As “the only
Gizzard City in the world,” this 1950s-themed diner (in restaurant only,
not in the bar) brings customers in for famous mounds of beer battered,
deep-fried chicken gizzards. 120 W. Main St., Potterville. The kitchen
closes one hour before the bar closes. 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m.
Sunday. (517) 645-2120., FB, TO, P, OM, Wi-Fi $ 

MENNA’S JOINT — East Lansing-based
franchise serving its trademark “dubs” — wrap sandwiches packed with,
among other options, potatoes, chicken cheese and more — at two area

115 Albert Ave., East Lansing. 10:30 a.m.–3 a.m. every day. (517) 351-DUBS. TO, D, OM, $ 

4790 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. 10:30 a.m.–2:50 a.m. every day. (517) 324-DUBS. TO, D, OM, $