City hotspots: Crossroad Cafe
Home cooking and just a quick hop from the college, it’s the Crossroad Cafe at the corner of 7th and Lapeer.
Owner and Head Chef, Colleen Campbell, says that Crossroad is different from other restaurants because of the freshness in their food, and they use only Michigan ingredients.
“I make everything by hand,” said Campbell. “When you order it, I make it from scratch.”
There is an expectation that fresh ingredients means high prices, but someone can have lunch for under five dollars.
Crossroad also features weekly 50 cent specials with “Taco Mondays”, “Slider Tuesdays”, and all you can eat spaghetti on Wednesdays.
Perhaps one of their biggest draws is the build your own burger menu. Customers choose which kind of bread, meat, cheese, vegetables, condiments, and for a little extra, one can add bacon, a fried egg, or even a second patty of their choices.
The atmosphere is always inviting as well. It seems every waitress tries to know a patron’s name as well as that person’s usual order.
Students should also take note of the free Wi-Fi the cafe offers and the 10% discount students receive with presentation of a Skippers OneCard.
Crossroad Cafe is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with hours extended to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.