In the spirit of diverse recommendations, I want to pass along a strong one for the lunch buffet at Thai Lotus kitchen. It's a hole-in-the-wall place next to Cafe Brazil on Cedar Springs (across the street from Nuvo). The buffet includes soup, salad, pad thai, a coconut curry with chicken and shrimp, a vegetarian tofu and vegetable dish, and another chicken and vegetable dish, plus your choice of white or fried rice. You can also order from the menu at lunch time. The food is high-quality and fresh, and best of all ... the buffet costs $5.99!