Cafes & Diners
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BACKYARD BBQ — 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 Sq., Lansing. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday- Friday (517) 853-2777. TO, P, $
BETTER HEALTH CAFÉ — 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. 305 N. Clippert Ave., Lansing. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday
–Saturday; 12 p.m.-5 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 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. (517) 324-4400. TO, $
COFFEE AND FRIENDS CAFÉ — 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. In addition to sandwiches,
quiches and salads, you’ll find an assortment of truffles, cookies,
muffins and scones. 5100 Marsh Road, Suite 3, Okemos (517) 347-0962
coffeeandfriendscafe.com, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday; Sunday 8 a.m.-6p.m. TO, WiFi, $
COFFEE JAM — Grab some comfort
food and dessert here. The cookies are made fresh daily, but get there
early because they sell out quickly. 6427 Centurion Drive, Lansing. 6:30
a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6:30 a.m.-4 pm. Friday; 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: closed Sunday. (517) 327-1111. TO, D, Wi-Fi, $
D&L HEART AND SOUL CAFÉ — A unique fusion of American style breakfast and lunch menus, with Asian cuisine as well. Highlights include homemade sausage patties and General Tso’s chicken. 4805 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. (517) 321-6333. TO, WiFi, $
THE DAILY BAGEL — Serving fresh
bagels made daily the old-fashioned way and a full menu of sandwiches
and salads in downtown Lansing. 309 S. Washington Square. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday, closed Saturday & Sunday. (517) 487-8201. TO, OM, WIFI, $
DECKER’S COFFEE — In addition to
coffee and espresso drinks, this locally owned coffee shop and popular
study spot offers a full menu of breakfast sandwiches, bagels,
smoothies, ice cream and more. 220 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 7
a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sunday. (517) 913-1400. OM, P, WIFI, $
DELHI CAFÉ — A quiet, family
restaurant with authentic Greek cuisine, favorite American dishes from
burgers to seafood to steaks, and a sampling of ethnic cuisines from
Mexico to Asia to Italy. 4625 Willoughby Road, Holt. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 694-8655. TO, WB, $$.
DENNY’S — Home of the original
Grand Slam and Moons Over My Hammy, Denny’s knows breakfast is good
anytime. 7330 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. Open 24 hours. (517)
323-2110. Also at 2701 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517)
351-0421. TO, $$.
FLEETWOOD DINER — A staple on 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. Tuesday
special: 99-cent pizza slices (ham or pepperoni). 300 N. Clippert St.,
Lansing. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. (517) 351-9342.