June 6 2012 12:00 AM

Cafes & Diners

BACKYARD BBQ — Lawn chairs, potted sunflowers and wooden shutters give a backyard feel in a light–hearted atmosphere. Pork is smoked for 14 hours before being served in Backyard’s signature barbecue pork sandwiches. 2329 Jolly Road, Okemos. 10:30 a.m.– 7 p.m. Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. (517) 381–8290. Second location at 301 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. Monday– Friday (517) 853–2777. TO, P, $

BETTER HEALTH CAFE — Located inside the Better Health Market in the Frandor Shopping Center, this cafe features a deli, juice bar and espresso bar with a focus on organic and natural foods, including fair trade and organic coffees, organic juices and smoothies, organic salads and meats free of nitrates, antibiotics or preservatives. 305 N. Clippert Ave., Lansing. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday –Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday. (517) 332–6892. www.betterhealthstore.com. TO, $

BIG APPLE BAGELS — Yes, there´s a variety of flavored bagels and creamed cheeses available, but Big Apple also has more than a dozen different sandwiches, ranging from triple–deckers to California Clubs. 248 East Saginaw Road, East Lansing. 6 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (517) 324–4400. TO, $

COFFEE AND FRIENDS CAFE — Peanut butter and jelly isn’t just for kids here: You can order cashew, almond or sunflower butter. Then you decide on jelly: strawberry, grape, blueberry, raspberry, honey or marmalade. 5100 Marsh Road, Suite 3, Okemos (517) 347–0962 7 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday– Thursday, 7 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.–6 p.m. TO, WiFi, $