Wake Up to The Soup Spoon Cafe
The last thing I want to do is get up even earlier than usual...especially for a work meeting. My alarm went off and all I wanted to do was roll back over. But, I knew I needed to be on time for a meeting with my boss and a fellow employee. So, out of bed I rolled and off to get ready for the day.
I pulled out of my garage and off to downtown Lansing. We were meeting for breakfast at The Soup Spoon Cafe. I had only been there once before, a while back, and it was for lunch. I've been hearing such wonderful things lately about the food at Soup Spoon, that I was eager to try it for breakfast.
We were one of the first in the restaurant, they open at 7am, we walked in around 7:20am. The place was warm and inviting and we sat at a table right by the window overlooking Michigan Avenue.
Coffee was constant (I needed that since I was up way too early), and our order was taken right away. I couldn't decide between the omelets or the egg scrambles...I went with the Pesto Scramble - Two eggs scrambled with red onion, tomato, mushrooms, pesto and gorgonzola cheese.
Our meeting began and we were soon in the thick of things when our breakfast arrived. It looked AMAZING. So without hesitation, I carefully crafted my first forkful so that I could experience everything in one bite.
Yup, the looks didn't steer me wrong. It tasted just as good as it looked...AMAZING. A perfect compliment of pesto and cheese with just enough onion, not too much tomato and mushroom. It was served atop their potatoes and it was delish. It came with a side of toast and jelly. I opted for wheat toast (dry) and added the jelly. Let me tell you that even the toast was amazing!
The other two in my group raved about their dishes as well. The Baja Scramble and "Eggs Your Way" were the other selections at the table.
If you haven't had a chance to eat at The Soup Spoon Cafe, stop what you're doing and go! You won't be disappointed. I'm eager now to dine there for dinner, with a glass of wine!
P.S. They are closed on Sundays.
About the Owner: Owner and Chef Nick Gavrilides is a Lansing native who developed his talent in local restaurants and brings an East Coast flare to his cuisine. He and his lovely wife Dana and three beautiful children are proud Lansing East Siders and have always dreamed about bringing fine, fresh food to the neighborhood. Chef Nick supports locally owned and operated businesses and proudly uses the freshest ingredients for his scratch cookery.