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 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, 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.-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 to satisfy your sweet tooth. 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 classic
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. Daily specials and banquet room also available. 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, $$