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“Small town goodness”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Coffee Cup Diner

Coffee Cup Diner
Ranked #4 of 32 Restaurants in Hillsdale
Cuisines: American, Thai, Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Lansing
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Small town goodness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Pi is the best! This family run diner is fantastic! Tight seating, but that to be expected in an old street car. Fabulous food(both American and Thai) and great friends. A place where "everybody knows your name."

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Carrie C
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Piggott, Arkansas
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“great breakfast place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

this is a really nice place to meet to coffee/ breakfast. food is first rate and plenty of it. the staff treat the customers like very good friends.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Bill K
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Northeast Arkansas
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A street car named Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

You know it's good food when you walk in the door. Daily specials and omelets that you see later when you are dreaming. Really good food. Come hungry for breakfast. Prices very reasonable. Diner is an old streetcar, lunch counter in the front and few tables in the back. American plus Thai food for lunch. Pi, the owner, and her staff take good care of customers and make you hope to become a regular.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank quantum_bliss
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Hillsdale, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
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“Unique part of local color”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

When I am in Hillsdale this is always a destination. If there was a "Cheers" in Hillsdale, at least for me, this would be it. It's not just the food... it's the whole personality of the establishment (which is an old railroad car). I often sit at the lunch counter reading a paper just taking in the ambiance and sometimes even talking with the other customers or Pia who runs Coffee Cup.

Now as to the food. I have two items I like.... they make a mean cheese omelette... not the goofy stuff you get at Ihop with the cheese whiz and pancake dough mixed in... but a pure egg omelet with a nice Colby jack/cheddar mix. Sounds simple but so many people can't get an omelet right. Not too dry and not too wet... just right. That topped with some Tabasco sauce is just heaven.

The other side of the menu I enjoy is the Thai food. I've focused in of late on the Red Curry with Chicken. I'm not sure where she gets her chicken, but it is some of the most moist I have tasted. That coupled with the Red Curry which has coconut in it is just great. She also has many other Thai dishes..

A few things of note. I mentioned this was in an old railway car. It can get crowded but I've never had to wait for seating at the lunch counter but there can be a 10 minute wait for tables (that is the longest I ever observed) Also no bathroom but the party store next door has one... just buy a candy bar there and everyone will be happy.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Jeff K
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Hillsdale, Michigan
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“You'll be pleasantly surprised at the variety and quality!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Love this busy little old-fashioned diner for delicious breakfasts and lunches! Pai the owner also makes authentic Thai food, it usually doesn't take long to get a counter stool or table. The staff is great and on the spot with coffee refills and the hot sauce! Love the omelette smothered with the best sausage gravy. I always get excellent service.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank rcook13
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