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Soup Spoon Cafe

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1419 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-2106
+1 517-316-2377
07:00 - 22:00
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Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located in the east downtown, adequate parking, variety menu. Had recently expanded seating area, wait time is typical but mostly short.

Thank wpdad7
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a pleasant surprise this place is. Shelbi was our server and was so pleasant to talk to. The gin and tonic was the best I've ever had. I had the turkey club sandwich and the seafood chowder. Both were excellent. We will definitely come back here. We did not have a reservation but Keith squeezed us in. Thanks for... More 

Thank Robert T
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't impressed with my visit for breakfast. Taking my wife and mother-in-law for my mother-in-law's birthday. Starting with the host not being there when we entered. Then the person who did come to seat us grabbed some menus and napkins with silverware began walking away and didn't ask us to follow her. One would never know she was actually... More 

Thank jrhirt
Angela M, Manager at Soup Spoon Cafe, responded to this review

I am so sorry for your experience! We would very much like to address this issue and would greatly appreciate additional information. Do you remember what the host looked like and/or who your server was? I want to assure you that the level of service and quality of food which you received does not reflect our standard here. I hope... More 

Saint Paul, MN
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast. The service is not blazing fast but the beer list and food is quite diverse. I had the chorizo scramble which was great and my wife had the eggs Benedict which she enjoyed. They had a nice selection of local beer and ciders.

Thank MNTravels2008
Angela M, Manager at Soup Spoon Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! It sounds like the service was not the best, I do apologize for that. I am glad that you enjoyed the food and beer, and we hope to have you back again soon! More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I sometimes crave the Cherry Bomb Shrimp. Tender shrimp in creole lobster cream sauce served with French bread for dipping. Tonight's Lamb Curry Stew was delicious.

Thank Magg1ema3
Angela M, Manager at Soup Spoon Cafe, responded to this review

I too dream of the Cherry Bomb Shrimp, it is delicious! Thank you so much for writing us this great review! More 

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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this cafe after much searching online for a place to stop in for lunch. We did not realize this was a graduation weekend for the town, so it was incredibly busy. Based on the reviews we decided to wait the 45 minutes and boy are we glad we did! Our waitress was fantastic and took care of every... More 

Thank ALmomma
Angela M, Manager at Soup Spoon Cafe, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so very much! We are so glad and grateful to you for deciding to stop in and your willingness to wait it out! I hope that you find another occasion to swing through Lansing and stop in again soon! More 

Commerce Township, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first trip here....very eclectic spot. The menu that we saw online pulled us in. Lots of l choices and some new twists. We ended up sharing small plates and had the Cherry Bomb Shrimp and the Venison Pot Stickers. Both dishes were wonderful, each a 10. We can't wait to get back to the Soup Spoon and try something... More 

Thank mjmphickey
Angela M, Manager at Soup Spoon Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending your dinner with us! I personally love both of those dishes, and would gladly drink a bowl of the Cherry Bomb Shrimp;) We can not thank you enough for taking the time out of your day to write us such a warm review. More 

Cadillac, MI
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158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a table of six adults that ordered six different entrees form the amazing menu. All six meals were wonderful! The service even though they were at capacity was wonderful and friendly! There is also a wonderful selection of wine, cocktails and beers to choose from. Do make reservations.

Thank sking81
Angela M, Manager at Soup Spoon Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so elated that your experience was so good. Thank you for spending you evening with us, and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended so we were excited to give it a try. The restaurant has an artsy feel and is nice. The food, pork schnitzel and lamb ragu were delicious. Now, the service leaves something to be desired. We sat at the bar and ate dinner. There is very little warmth and happiness coming from the two gentlemen... More 

Thank Matthew R
Angela M, Manager at Soup Spoon Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Matthew, I am so sorry for your experience, this is not the standard of service that we strive for. Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention, we will be sure to address this. I hope that you will come back in order to experience the level of service that is customary here at The Soup Spoon. More 

Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their motto is "friends don't let friends eat at chain restaurants". This restaurant offers a compelling reason to back that motto. Consistently good food, unique choices and great service. This place is way laid back, cool and delicious. I'm glad this place exists

Thank wmdumm
Angela M, Manager at Soup Spoon Cafe, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much! We are so glad to have wonderful people like yourself as part of our community. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1419 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-316-2377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?