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Soup Spoon Cafe

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American, International
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1419 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 316-2377
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant, super service

Came here while on business in Lansing based on user reviews and glad we did. Restaurant was very unassuming and close to the MSU campus. Menu was much broader than anticipated with a number of nightly specials. Full bar with many local brews as well as both local and varietal wines. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Came here while on business in Lansing based on user reviews and glad we did. Restaurant was very unassuming and close to the MSU campus. Menu was much broader than anticipated with a number of nightly specials. Full bar with many local brews as well as both local and varietal wines. There are a number of vegetarian and vegan options,... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It's been a long time since I was in a restaurant where I ate especially slowly so as to savor every bit. The Soup Spoon is such a place. The soup, the entreé, and dessert were all delicious. It was great to get away from the chain restaurant jungle of E. Lansing, to drive just a bit into the city... More 

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Swartz Creek, Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our son had visited this restaurant with his friends and said we just had to experience it. He was right. Soup Spoon Cafe is a great place. We went for lunch and I ordered soup of course. I had the Seafood Chowder. The best I believe I have ever had. a bowl is $6.00 and comes with crackers. I think... More 

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Waverly, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The atmosphere was friendly, restaurant was clean, nice to children. The soup was great. I ordered the four cups for $10. The small plates were perfect to go with this. Left full and happy. Very unique menu, yet plenty of common foods hidden behind cool names.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Never had a bad meal there. I especially enjoy their breakfast menu. You will not be disappointed on eating there breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Since Lansing and East Lansing are practically one city, consider it a college town. And college towns in general all should have a major breakfast spot. By that I mean a place which features home-style cooking but that also gets creative. At my alma mater the University of Oregon, the Glenwood filled that niche. Here, Soup Spoon does. I've known... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I was told by a friend to try eating at the Soup Spoon Cafe. It took me some time to go, but I finally did and wow! The menu was like no other. I won't say anymore. Just try it!

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michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My daughter and I met here for dinner and the food was great. The service was very attentive and I would dine here again. I think the atmosphere is a little off. Too light and almost cold seating area.

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Delta Twp, Michigan, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I met my brother for lunch and we got great seats and a great lunch in time for him to get back to work. Very enjoyable.

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Lansing MI, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My daughter told me about this neat little cafe in downtown Lansing. I've met friends for lunch often and they leave loving it too! Word of caution, get there early, usually busy during the lunch hour!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1419 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: (517) 316-2377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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Allegan County, Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?