The Grand River Cafe is one of my favorite places in East Lansing. I love their lattes, their food (and gelato!), the staff, the background noise of their cute waterfall feature, and the overall laid-back atmosphere... I could go on, but I'll stop there!
So... Let's meet up at GR Cafe and drink some coffee/tea, eat some breakfast together, and enjoy the company. This is a small place and it can get VERY busy, so even though I love their lunch food (so come back sometime on your own!), we are going to meet earlier in the morning so that they can accommodate more of us. They will set aside some tables for us.
Parking: If their main parking lot is full, feel free to park in the neighborhood. Rosewood is the road that runs right into the Cafe, so you could try that road or Hillcrest, which is just a street over.
Here is their website: http://grandrivercoffeecafe.com/
Here are some reviews: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/194/1518743/restaurant/Lansing/Grand-River-Coffee-Cafe-East-Lansing
Also: this is a wonderful place to work, read, or just relax. I plan to stick around after the event itself and get some work done, so if you'd like to do the same bring your laptop or reading supplies along and join me!