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Review: Soup Spoon Cafe a delight

Soup Spoon Cafe

The Soup Spoon Cafe is located at 1419 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing.  Photo by Mallory Stiles

Mallory Stiles

Five out of Five Stars

By Mallory Stiles
Editor in Chief

When deciding what restaurant to review, I was ravenous, but when I woke up Tuesday morning to embark on this food-reviewing journey, I wasn’t hungry at all. The Soup Spoon Café gave me my appetite back.

The restaurant is located at 1419 E. Michigan Ave., just east of downtown Lansing. I walked in full of dread. The parking lot was full and I was on my way to an afternoon class.

My heart sank as I realized I might have to turn around, but I then I saw an open seat at the bar and sat quickly.

My waitress and the bartender, Cassie, was incredibly kind and extraordinarily helpful. I told her that I wasn’t really hungry and she gave me this sympathetic look that made me feel a little better.

“What about a bowl of soup?” she asked.

I ordered a bowl of the Seafood Chowder for $3.99 and settled in for a wait, because the place was packed. To my surprise, my soup came up in less than five minutes and was delicious.

I don’t usually order chowders, too often they are too thick, but this chowder was really good and SO cheap. I liked the restaurant enough that I can see myself coming back for more soup on future cold days.  

I knew that I couldn’t give a full review off a bowl of soup though, so I relied on Cassie again to point me in the right direction. She suggested one of their most popular dishes, the Voodoo Pasta.

I gave it a shot and decided that, if it came down to it, I would trust Cassie with my life. The pasta again took no longer than five minutes and looked suspiciously good.

I was at a café; you don’t get gourmet pasta at a café … but apparently you do. There were tons of good-sized, detailed shrimp and peppers piled with shredded cheese and, for just a second, I was truly happy.

My total came to the low, low price of $19.06. I did a quick tour of the place to ensure that the entire space passed the vibe check; it does.

The people you may meet are almost better than the food.

Almost.

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