Oct. 19 2011 12:00 AM

Cafes & Diners


DENNY’S — Home of the original
Grand Slam and Moons Over My Hammy, Denny’s knows breakfast is good
anytime. Also serving a wide range of sandwiches, dinner and desserts.
7330 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. Open 24 hours. (517) 323-2110. Also
at 2701 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-0421. TO, $$.

this throwback diner’s menu is the Hippie Hash, a medley of shredded
potatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, onions and tomatoes
combined with any meat and cheese on the menu. 2211 S. Cedar St.,
Lansing. Open 24 hours every day. (517) 267-7606. TO, $

FRANDOR DELI — Pizza, sandwiches
and more served cafeteria style in the Frandor shopping center. 300 N.
Clippert St., Lansing. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday.
(517) 351-9342. TO, $.

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. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Sunday. (517) 853-0550. TO, P, Wi-Fi, $

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. www.gtpie.com. 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, WIFI, $

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.
www.hobiesrestaurant.com. OM, TO, Wi-Fi, WB, $