Soup Spoon Cafe

American Restaurant, Café, and Bar
1419 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

The Soup Spoon is an intimate cafe offering creative breakfast, lunch, dinner, and small plate faire, classic along with unique cocktails, and draft Michigan micro brews.


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    J S.
    "... upscale vibe. Try the soup flight - the Curried Tenderloin soup is one of the..."(4 Tips)
    Nathan S.
    "The Voodoo pasta is amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Stacey H.
    "The Baja Scramble is amazing!! Love the avocados & chorizo ~ Yummm!!"(2 Tips)
    Jessica R.
    "The cubano, cajun chicken po boy, and pastrami were all big hits at our..."(2 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • sandwiches
  • seafood
  • soup
  • baja scramble
  • cajun chicken po boy
  • voodoo pasta
  • bread pudding
  • spicy food
  • healthy food
  • omelettes
  • cocktails
  • coffee
  • desserts
  • casual
  • trendy
  • good for a quick meal
  • pancakes
  • brunch food
  • beer
  • susan r.
    Alcoholism Treatment However, according to The Peterson Group, a non-profit organization expert in alternative, complementary and integrative medicines, intangible treatments alone may not be Read more
    susan ruder · September 28, 2015
  • Leslie F.
    I love the petit vegan duo with a cup of their vegan soup of the day. I've also had the peacemaker sandwich which is delicious but messy and the Ethiopian vegan stew which is also good.
    Leslie Frisch · June 3, 2015
  • A M.
    Great drink and tap list! Always changing beer but always have good craft beers! Dinner entrees are much more pricey than lunch but very good! Easy to spend over $35 a person on dinner!
    A Marie · August 2, 2013
  • Jackie R.
    I had the southwestern omelet - great. The hash browns were soft and buttery, the way I like them. My husband likes them crispy, so he was disappointed. His biscuits and gravy were a little cold.
    Jackie Robinson · 1 week ago
  • Allan C.
    Great soups...Seafood Chowder, thick & hearty; French Onion, rich flavor w/o being salty. Four additional soups rotate thru the menu. Perfect place 4 brkfast or lunch meetings! Twitter: @soupspooncafe
    Allan Coyle · January 15, 2010
  • Laura C.
    I love it here. Not only are the staff wonderful to customers, they are kind to each other! I've heard waitresses ask the kitchen if they need a drink or something from the back. Priceless!
    Laura Chin · March 2, 2013
  • Erik R.
    Hip breakfast spot full of bizarre paintings, Motown music and comfort food breakfast platters that are mouthwatering delicious. Matt's Morning Slider with cafe potatoes is heaven in your mouth.
    Erik Rowley · January 22, 2014
  • Katie G.
    Husband loved the Chicago ribeye sandwich but the Asian salad was less than desired. They were accommodating and the yooper bean and bacon soup was so good I took a cup to go.
    Katie Gibson-Stofflet · February 24
  • David C.
    No longer a laid back, reasonably priced soup and sandwich joint. Now a high priced bistro with an extensive bar and staffed with (very nice) hipsters. Pretension with a side of vegan.
    David Crampton · April 2, 2013
  • Nick A.
    Love the rotating soups; Cream of Roasted Red Pepper and the Mushroom Tarragon are two of my favorites! Also, bottomless fresh locally roasted Rudy Baggs coffee? Sign me up!!
    Nick Ahn · January 30, 2011
  • Allan C.
    Known for more than soup, the Soup Spoon Cafe has 12 Michigan micro-brews on tap, and... has a Mug Club created by local artisans from Clay Works pottery co-op!
    Allan Coyle · October 6, 2011
  • J S.
    A little pricey, trending toward an upscale vibe. Try the soup flight - the Curried Tenderloin soup is one of the best soups I have ever had.
    J S · January 9
  • Danielle P.
    Love this place! The Dark and Stormy is excellent, with a strong ginger kick. The atmosphere is warm, the menu is interesting, and the bread pudding is delightful.
    Danielle Parish · March 25, 2013
  • Tony S.
    We ordered the filet and the Voodoo Pasta. The combination was perfect! I haven't had food this good in months! My hats off to the cooks.
    Tony Sabo · September 1, 2013
  • Taylor P.
    Everything I ordered was delicious ! Can't wait to try other things on the menu. Highly recommend Goat Cheese Points for an appetizer ! 😍
    Taylor Parker · April 3, 2014
  • Allison D.
    Don't ask for oil and vinegar separately for your salad dressing. Foreign concept here apparently and they will speak audibly about you in the open kitchen.
    Allison D'Eugenio · November 26, 2011
  • Keely W.
    Stopped here for brunch on the 4th of July. Ordered the Smoky Scramble and it was delicious. I was so glad we found this place.
    Keely Wallace · July 14, 2015
  • katie rose a.
    our server tonight was really bad but the manager made up for it! left us feeling just as important as the 12 top our server ignored us for!
    katie rose alchin · September 24, 2011
  • Trevor B.
    I usually get soup and a sandwich but decided to try the Chicken Marsala. It was outstanding. Probably my new favorite item on the menu.
    Trevor Barnes · November 4, 2010
  • Emily W.
    Don't miss the Cajun Chicken Po Boy - the hot chicken, melty cheese and peppers and kick of spicy mayo are incredible.
    Emily White · December 9, 2011
  • Kristin M.
    I'll let you in on a little secret. The Christina shrimp wrap (not on the menu) has the BEST spice medley of anything on the menu!!
    Kristin McBride · September 29, 2010
  • Adam W.
    Bad lunch experience. Service very very slow. Took 45 mins to deliver an appetizer with a hair in it. Food was good once we finally got it.
    Adam Wright · December 12, 2013
  • Lansing NOISE
    Cafe combos are the way to go - let's you try a soup and half a sandwich, perfect portions for a quick lunch. Read more
    Lansing NOISE · June 15, 2010
  • amanda r.
    try the vegan lentil stew! sometimes they have it even when not listed. another great place for vegan & omni.
    amanda r · January 5, 2011
  • Lansing NOISE
    Calling the pumpkin bisque a soup is an understatement. It is hot, delicious, autumnal-inspired deliciousness. With whipped cream.
    Lansing NOISE · September 22, 2010
  • Nikki G.
    Good Greek food! I haven't tried their soup but the place is really nice and the food is good for the price.
    Nikki Greer · August 4, 2013
  • Natalie S.
    If you want a lunch table, get here before noon. There's usually a bit of a wait after noon.
    Natalie Scott · January 15, 2010
  • Nick D.
    Wow...Get reservations because you will wait at least 30 minutes on a THURSDAY after work...really?!
    Nick Dybas · May 23, 2013
  • Lisa V.
    The Baja and Irish scrambles were both tasty and are best paired with mimosas.
    Lisa Voldeck · May 16, 2015
  • Jessica R.
    The cubano, cajun chicken po boy, and pastrami were all big hits at our table!
    Jessica Reed · September 15, 2012
  • Rainer D.
    Wonderful food, plus beer, wine, and a full bar. Cool espresso machine.
    Rainer Delgado · June 1, 2014
  • Hannah S.
    Absolutely fantastic breakfast selection! Spicy greek omelet is superb.
    Hannah Smith · October 15, 2012
  • Wanda S.
    Greatlocal farm fresh fare & excellent desserts- try the sorbets 😄
    Wanda S · June 9, 2015
  • Mary M.
    Over priced good food and no kid's menu! $10 for a nana bread pizza for my child and it only had cheese and sauce!
    Mary Murray · March 16
  • Tony H.
    Not exactly health food. Very delicious but extremely rich. Lots of cream and cheese.
    Tony Homrich · October 15, 2010
  • Stacey H.
    The Baja Scramble is amazing!! Love the avocados & chorizo ~ Yummm!!
    Stacey Hinton · August 16, 2012
  • HammieHamHam™
    The Eastside Chicken is flavorful and light.
    HammieHamHam™ · July 17, 2013
  • katie rose a.
    wow... that's all I have to say. on my way to clearing my plate and licking it clean. best meal I've had in Lansing. ever.
    katie rose alchin · September 24, 2011
  • Thomas J.
    One of the best places to eat in Lansing! Seafood chowder is epic.
    Thomas Johnson · November 23, 2013
  • Alexa V.
    Try the Pesto Primavera - Get it with shrimp!!
    Alexa VanElslander · December 17, 2012
  • Ejay W.
    Just ate lunch here and loved it! The soup and tea selection is excellent!
    Ejay Whitney · January 25, 2012
  • Becky B.
    Seafood chowder is the best. The bread pudding is better than Grandma's (shh, don't tell! )
    Becky Brown · September 15, 2014
  • Stephanie K.
    If you're going on a weekend night, make a reservation!
    Stephanie Kappel · March 22, 2014
  • Amber S.
    Try the summer-perfect "gabriel gone veggie" b'fast sammich: great flavors, light but filling.
    Amber Shinn · April 17, 2010
  • Duane F.
    Rob Flanders of Rudy Baggs Coffee is the barista on Tuesday and Friday mornings!
    Duane Fahey · September 16, 2011
  • Jordan K.
    Make sure to make reservations if you're coming for dinner!
    Jordan Kamal · May 23, 2013
  • Laura C.
    The orange carrot ginger soup was a rich, incredible treat!
    Laura Chin · March 28, 2011
  • Bil M.
    Get the Black & Blue Wrap. It's made with tenderloin & has a little kick. Read more
    Bil Moore · January 14, 2010
  • David W.
    Save room for dessert and get the bread pudding. The caramel on it is better than crack
    David Warden · November 16, 2011
  • Stephanie B.
    Great food. Great coffee. Good service.
    Stephanie Bishop · May 27, 2015
  • Emma M.
    you HAVE to get the bread pudding. sooooo good!
    Emma Maylen · September 2, 2012
  • Meg B.
    Gus' Greek wrap is lovely if you like spicy foods!
    Meg Byte · April 28, 2012
  • Rich E.
    Excellent sandwiches and top notch beer list.
    Rich Estill · March 3, 2012
  • Laura H.
    Don't overlook the pancakes, they are tasty!
    Laura Henry · November 30, 2011
  • Calvin W.
    Get the bread pudding for dessert. You're welcome.
    Calvin Williams · July 1, 2013
  • Shauna C.
    Potato bacon ale and cheese soup is excellent.
    Shauna Chavis · July 12, 2014
  • Chris H.
    Wow, Voodoo Pasta did not disappoint, do good...
    Chris Hoiberg · December 12, 2014
  • Ian S.
    Well worth the high prices. It's a good place to take a date.
    Ian Sanwald · December 14, 2011
  • jesse W.
    The dill onion soup is to die for.
    jesse Wiza · February 18, 2012
  • Kristoffer B.
    Try the Smoked Salmon Benedict. It is fantastic.
    Kristoffer Bakken · March 13, 2010
  • Jon T.
    Nice breakfast menu, good coffee, great service
    Jon Trasky · August 9, 2010
  • Stephen L.
    Try the prayer bowl in the men's bathroom. ...No, I'm not talking about the toilet.
    Stephen Lynch · May 12, 2011
  • Nick D.
    "Can I get a soup with my sandwich as a substitute?" "No, we don't do that."
    Nick Dybas · May 23, 2013
  • Jay I.
    Amazing staff every time, i love this place!
    Jay ID · May 25, 2013
  • Ari A.
    The Black Forest omellette is outstanding.
    Ari Adler · October 13, 2010
  • Milton L. S.
    Excellent food breakfast, lunch and dinner!
    Milton L. Scales · May 12, 2014
  • Melik B.
    The seafood chowder is awesome.
    Melik Brown · May 13, 2013
  • Dev B.
    Honey soy salmon fantastic!
    Dev B · March 11, 2012
  • Sako N.
    Try chicken masala, it taste so good
    Sako Nerr · April 25, 2012
  • Nathan S.
    The Voodoo pasta is amazing!
    Nathan Simmons · August 30, 2011
  • Danielle T.
    The tomato basil soup is SO good!!
    Danielle T · March 21, 2011
  • Carrie T.
    Baja Scramble is delish!
    Carrie Tarry · March 21, 2015
  • Lindsay C.
    Soup, breakfast
    Lindsay Carlson · October 29, 2015
  • Kenneth J.
    smoked salmon benedict is outstanding
    Kenneth James · December 22, 2010
  • Iris B.
    Try the broccoli cheddar and rice soup!
    Iris Booth · April 17, 2012
  • David W.
    Was told it would be a half hour wait... There were four empty tables...
    David Warden · December 22, 2012
  • Melik B.
    The Smokin "B" is great
    Melik Brown · May 20, 2013
  • Morgan T.
    Dark and Stormy is where it's at.
    Morgan Taylor · October 26, 2011
  • Michael
    Two words. Bread... Pudding...
    Michael · January 15, 2010
  • Andrea K.
    Southwest Slammer with Sriracha FTW
    Andrea Kulikowski · August 13, 2011
  • Nathan S.
    Breakfast wrap is insanely good
    Nathan Simmons · December 10, 2011
  • Lindsay C.
    Pumpkin bisque
    Lindsay Carlson · October 29, 2015
  • Christine H.
    Soup flight 🍲
    Christine Ha · April 12
  • Ryan J.
    Best pancakes ever!
    Ryan Johnson · November 5, 2010
  • Paige D.
    Soup flight!
    Paige Dunckel · August 19, 2015
  • Christine B.
    soup flight!
    Christine Battiste · July 14, 2011

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