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Brunch recommendations for East Lansing

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reneelareau Apr 17, 2008 07:06 PM

I'm going to be in East Lansing this weekend and would love to find a fun and hip brunch place to eat on Sunday morning with my parents and husband. I'd love some recommendations from those of you who know your way around Spartan country!

  1. j
    jackiecat Apr 18, 2008 03:19 PM

    Probably the "hippest" is the Travelers Club and Tuba museum in Okemos

    http://www.travelerstuba.com/

    Service and food can be a little spotty, but the atmosphere can't be beat!

    We do have some great diner's too. Let me know if you want more info.

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    1. re: jackiecat
      tokyo Nov 19, 2008 12:37 PM

      I'll take your recommendations for great breakfast places in the area. We'll be in Okemos- would love to have a nice, hearty breakfast (thick bacon, fresh potatoes-yum)or maybe just a good bagel. Anything that stands out?

    2. d
      dinerminer Apr 18, 2008 04:13 PM

      Always used to love Beggars Banquet for brunch back in the day.

      1. Mid Michigan Dining Nov 19, 2008 02:04 PM

        For Brunch, I think your two best choices are The State Room in East Lansing or Clara's Lansing Station in Downtown Lansing. I've had Clara's and really liked it.

        If you're just looking for breakfast, I've heard a lot of really good things about Soup to Nutz Bistro in downtown Lansing.

        In East Lansing, the last place I ate a good breakfast was O'Neil's on Grand River (formerly Jukebox Grill). I'm not much of a breakfast person.

        http://www.hfs.msu.edu/stateroom/ <--State Room
        http://midmichigandining.com/2008/08/07/the-state-room/ <-- My State Room review

        http://www.claras.com/ <--Clara's Lansing Station
        http://midmichigandining.com/2008/05/11/claras-lansing-station-brunch/ <--Clara's Brunch Reveiw
        http://midmichigandining.com/2008/04/14/claras-lansing-station/ <--Clara's review

        http://www.thejukeboxgrill.com/ <--O'Neil's
        http://midmichigandining.com/2008/09/29/oneils/ <--O'Neil's Reviews

        http://www.souptonutzbistro.com/ <--Soup to Nutz Bistro

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        1. re: Mid Michigan Dining
          tokyo Nov 20, 2008 05:16 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions, MMD. Clara's looks like an interesting place, I'd like to try it for dinner sometime. "Not a breakfast person"?! You mean you haven't experienced the joy of a late, lazy breakfast -the only meal of the day where it's acceptable to eat various forms of salty, cured meats and sweet, refined carbs and still call it a meal? Pure luxury...IMHO :)

          1. re: tokyo
            Mid Michigan Dining Nov 20, 2008 09:59 PM

            I eat various fors of salty, cured meats, anytime of day....I don't need breakfast for that...

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