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Soup Spoon Cafe

1419 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 316-2377
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Ranked #2 of 386 restaurants in Lansing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
East Lansing, Michigan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed Saturday brunch with a group of friends. The menu included both breakfast and lunch with unique combinations of fresh ingredients. We all agreed the food is delicious!

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I found Soup Spoon Cafe high on the Trip Advisor list and for some reason I expecting more of a "ladies lunch" spot. This is a bit more bohemian, granola college crowd. The food was great. Original and fresh. Soups were the best. Try it for something unique to Lansing. It was not crowded at 2:30PM on a Monday.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've eaten at Soup Spoon many times and have eaten a delicious meal every time. They serve quite a bit of locally- or Michigan-sourced foods and have a great MI craft beer list. The service has always been great and the employees are very courteous. The only problem with Soup Spoon is they are too popular for the small space... More

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New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was in town on business and I stopped in here for a quick lunch. I'll be honest, I didn't get the best impression from the staff that met me at the door. It was after the immediate lunch hour and it seemed like they were just a little inconvenienced. The wait staff was fine, they said they would bring... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner last night. Service was fantastic, Roger is attentive and helpful with suggestions. You can see he takes pride in his job. Dinner menu is far superior to lunch and the atmosphere more relaxed.

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Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I want to love this place. It's often crowded and I've heard good things...but my third visit (lunch) was as unremarkable as the first two. Food was bland and took 30 minutes to arrive cold--probably because the place was busy. We felt rushed and the server, while friendly, was obviously under pressure to move guests through.

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Lansing, Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went with friends and all tried different dishes, all of which were very good. The Cubano was exceptional! The restaurant offers a range of prices. The atmosphere is nice, with local art on the walls and cozy. A bit loud, unfortunately, and server wasn't up to the same standard as the food. But a great place for dinner. Highly recommend... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is by far our favorite place to go in Lansing. We have been coming here for several years, back when they only had one dining room, and before they had a liquor license. We are members of their "mug club" and enjoy some benefits. Over the years, it has become increasingly busier and more difficult to get a seat... More

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Lansing, Michigan
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We've been to the Soup Spoon for dinner a few times and always have had a positive experience. We tried it for breakfast last week and there are some unusual, but very good, breakfasts on the menu. The only complaint is with the potatoes; they seem to be reconstituted scalloped potatoes. I'd really like to see them serve "real" potatoes... More

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not sure how or why anyone who has visited the Soup Spoon has had a 'bad' experience. My husband and I visit the Soup Spoon at least once a month. Every time we are greeted with a smile and are now familiar faces to the owner and staff. The service is always impeccable and the food...OMG THE FOOD! I have... More

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