Cafes & Diners
RESTAURANT MEDITERAN DELI — This bright, casual deli is set up as a New York-style take-out, with very limited seating. 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 p.m. (lunch), 4:30-8:30 p.m. (dinner) Monday-Friday; 4 9 p.m. Saturday (dinner only). Closed Sundays. Deli side is open 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. (517) 372-1072. www.restaurantmediteran.com. TO, OM, $.
SOPHIA’S HOUSE OF PANCAKES — Pancakes and omelets fill the tables at Sophia´s, but a dinner menu includes other favorites, such as stuffed chicken breasts. 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, $.
SOUP SPOON CAFÉ — Offering gourmet meals for lunch and dinner, this café keeps customers coming back for dishes like pan-seared Atlantic salmon drizzled with garlic-dill or honey soy sauce, shellfish risotto and Voodoo Pasta, featuring shrimp tossed with bell peppers, onions and linguini in a spicy cream sauce. 1419 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-midnight Friday; 8 a.m.-midnight Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 316-2377. www.soupspooncafe.com. OM, D, TO, WiFi, $-$$
SPOTTED DOG CAFÉ — Menu favorites at this downtown breakfast and lunch spot include the spicy Thai slaw with chicken. 221 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. (517) 485-7574. www.spotteddogcafe.com . TO, D, OM, P, $
SUGAR SHACK — A cupcake connoisseur´s paradise, Sugar Shack has enormous (and slightly less than enormous) cupcakes, brownies, cookies, pies and more. 215 N. Clippert St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11p.m. Friday and Saturday. (517) 316-2009. TO, D, OM, $