Nov. 2 2011 12:00 AM

Cafes & Diners

bright, casual deli is set up as a New York-style take-out, but there
are about 10 seats, if you want to sit by the window and watch the
world go by. It offers fresh rotisserie chicken, pork and lamb, as well
as fresh salads and wraps. 333 S. Washington Sq., Lansing. 11:30
a.m.-3:00 p.m. (lunch), 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (dinner) Monday-Friday, 4
p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday (dinner only). Closed Sundays. Deli side is open
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m Monday-Friday. (517) 372-1072. TO, OM, $.

SAWYER’S GOURMET PANCAKE HOUSE — You may have had blueberry
pancakes before — but how about mango? Sawyer’s is known for its
all-natural, organic and local approach to food, as well as for its
diverse menu (which goes far beyond pancakes). 608 W. Saginaw St.,
Lansing. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
–Sunday. (517) 485-9410. OM, $$.

— Pancakes and omelets fill the tables at Sophia’s, but a dinner menu
includes other favorites, such as stuffed chicken breast. 1010
Charlevoix Drive, Grand Ledge. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m.-4
p.m. Sunday. (517) 627-3222. TO, WiFi, $.

downtown Lansing spot serves a variety of deli sandwiches and
specialties, like the chicken cheese panini. It also offers soups,
fresh salads and desserts. Every Friday features a pulled pork sandwich
special. 119 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. (517) 374-2784. TO, D (orders of $20 or more), OM, WiFi, $

THEIO’S — Serving breakfast
around the clock, Theio’s is also great place to grab a burger for
lunch or satisfy a late-night craving. Drop by after midnight, and it’s
usually full of students doing some last-minute studying. 2650 E.
Michigan Ave., Lansing. Open 24 hours. (517) 487-3955. TO, P, WiFi, $