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New York Inspired Breakfast & Lunch Sandwich Shop

Delicious sandwiches, NYC bagels, homemade cream cheeses, homemade pastries, fresh Italian roast coffee, and great atmosphere! 223-212-5192

Eat In, Take Out, and Curb Side Service!

We provide a beautiful, clean atmosphere with a fireplace in each dining room!  Also take advantage of the convenience of take out by calling ahead or stopping by to order and waiting by the fireplace.  We provide curbside service as well!  Just call in your order, and then call to let us know you're here.  Pay with cash, or, pay with your card either over the phone or when you arrive.

Baked Goods to Order!

Here's a list of baked goods you can order that are not sold daily:

Venetian (Rainbow) Cookies, minimum 12, 1.75 each cookie. Scones: 6.95 each. These are huge...6" across! Minimum of 3 per variety. Chocolate fudge, blueberry, chocolate raspberry, toasted coconut and chocolate, cinnamon brown sugar, raspberry with vanilla glaze, strawberry or blueberry with my homemade cream cheese, peanut butter and jelly, chocolate marshmallow, chocolate peanut butter, salted caramel with crushed pretzel, mocha.
Individual blueberry buckles, minimum 3, 5.95 each.
Individual blueberry crumb pie with homemade flaky crust, minimum 3, 6.95 each.
Baci di Dama (Lady's Kisses), minimum 12, 2.25 each. These are hazelnut cookies sandwiched with hazelnut spread.
Vanilla Mostaccioli, minimum 12, 2.25 each. A vanilla cookie with orange and lemon zest covered in melted milk chocolate

About Us

Quick Bites

We know it's tough to get something to eat or a good cup of coffee going in the morning or get out of the office for a long lunch. We're good at getting you really good quality food, fast...and one great cup of coffee. Order at the counter, grab a coffee or something cold from the fridge, and wait for your name to be called. You can enjoy your meal here or head out. Either way, it won't take long to get your breakfast or lunch at The Sunrise Cafe' in Carlisle!

Me and my kids

In the middle, me (Tara, originally from Long Island). That's my son Tommy...the mind behind the glazed donut breakfast sandwich on my menu, and it's aptly named after him. And there's my daughter Sara, the creator of the Boston Cream cream cheese. Of course, I then had to name that bagel and cream cheese combo "Sara's Sweetness." Sara runs errands for the cafe' when she's not working or doing school work, and Tommy is AROTC at Virginia Military Institute, so he comes in to eat when he's home 馃檪

There’s history there

Our cafe’ is situated in the home of John Hays, a Civil War soldier, an entrepreneur who began Frog, Switch and Mfg. Company in 1886, and a lawyer. He purchased the home from his uncle in 1876.聽聽The picture is the home after it was built around the original stone house. Take a look around at the photos and historic background while you’re here.聽聽We refinished the original wood floors, we exposed and repointed the original exterior stone house walls found behind the interior drywall, rebuilt the outside patio (it had been removed), and preserved as much of the original home that we found as demolition took place. We’re proud to show

Thank you to...

The Carlisle Borough and The Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority for providing financial assistance that allowed me to open my cafe'!

We are not allergen-free; our kitchen uses nuts, dairy, soy, and wheat.



The Best Classic Egg

Two hard scrambled eggs & perfectly melted American cheese on a flat-top grilled plain roll


Bologna for Breakfast

Thick-sliced 4 oz. fried bologna with one over- medium egg and gooey Fontina cheese on a warm, griddled English muffin and a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa


The Carlisle High Street

Double eggs hard scrambled, white cheddar cheese, and Taylor pork roll in warm, made-to-order flatbread


Hit the Road, Jack

A hard scrambled egg, gooey Jack cheese, a slice of tomato, and fresh spinach on a flat-top grilled English muffin


Healthy Morning

Two scrambled egg whites, fresh spinach, and fresh sliced tomato on toasted wheat with avocado spread


Long Island Egg Sandwich

A sandwich from my home town and it's a winner! Two over-medium eggs, American cheese, and thick-sliced bacon on a poppy seed roll


The New Yorker

Two over-easy eggs paired with Havarti cheese and warmed corned beef all flat-top grilled on rye


The Manhattan

Enjoy a NYC favorite! Warmed pastrami topped with two over-easy eggs, melted white cheddar & light mayo on griddled marble rye


The Tommy

My son's favorite. A buttery griddled glazed PA Bakery donut with a hard scrambled egg, pork sausage roll, & melted white cheddar cheese



All lunches are served with a homemade cranberry and toasted almond slaw and pickle chips.

The John Hays Special: Cup of Soup and 陆 Sandwich

Enjoy our soup of the day and choose from: North Shore Roast Beef, Garden Italian, Quirky Turkey, or the Simple Pig sandwiches


Brown Bag Lunch

Order a quick and easy lunch complete with your choice of Miss Vickie's or Uglies chips! Choose from browned turkey or brown sugar ham, topped with Havarti cheese, fresh lettuce and tomato, on soft wheat with a little bit of mayo. Comes with homemade cranberry almond slaw and sliced pickles.


Cup of Soup du Jour

Add a cup of warm soup to any meal!


The Courthouse Combo

Browned turkey, crumbled crispy bacon, roasted red peppers, Jack cheese, fresh lettuce, homemade garlic herb aioli, & homemade avocado spread on a plain roll


The Dutch

Browned turkey, bacon, Swiss, lettuce, tomato, & homemade avocado mayo served on a warm, homemade flatbread


Garden Italian

Thick slices of mozzarella, fresh spinach, fresh sliced tomato, & balsamic vinegar glaze on soft brioche


Quirky Turkey

Browned turkey, Havarti cheese, fresh lettuce & tomato, & homemade chipotle mayo on toasted sourdough


Rockefeller Special

Enjoy a little New York with this pastrami on soft rye with Swiss cheese & yellow mustard


Manzo Manzo

Corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, and yellow mustard, topped with our homemade slaw, flat top grilled to perfection on rye. If you want a little heat ask for some jalapenos.


North Shore Roast Beef

Warm roast beef and a homemade sweet sauce with a hint of red pepper on a buttery griddled sesame seed bun


Simple Pig

Brown sugar and honey ham stacked on a buttered, griddled bun and my grandmother's sweet, tangy secret sauce
*Add a slice of cheese for 60 cents


Tutto Questo

Perfectly cooked roast beef, browned turkey, ham, Jack cheese, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle chips, mustard, and homemade Tuscan dressing all on a soft Italian roll


Don't Forget the Chips

Miss Vickie's or Uglies varieties 2.10

Gluten-Free Bread Available to Substitute

For an additional $2.50 charge, substitute with our high quality gluten-free bread.

Homemade Cream Cheese, Goodies, and More

Featuring pastries from The Pennsylvania Bakery and hand-rolled, kettle-boiled & baked bagels from Davidovich Bakery in Woodside, NY.

Create Your Own Bagel & Cream Cheese Combo 3.95

路 Plain

路 Chopped Jalapeno

路 Boston Cream (my daughter's recipe; vanilla pudding mix & milk)

路 Caramel Apple (caramel & apple butter)

路 Cheesy Loaded (cheddar, bacon, green onion, paprika, salt, pepper)

路 Cinnamon Apple (cinnamon & apple butter)

路 Toasted Coconut Pineapple (toasted coconut & diced pineapple)

路 Veggie (shredded carrots, green onions, seasoning)

Bagels (1.75 each if purchased individually)


Cinnamon raisin


Buttered Up Bagel or Roll 2.50

Hot and Cold Beverages

Fresh Medium, Dark, and Decaf Roast Coffee 2.75

Assorted Hot Tea 1.25

Hot Cocoa with Optional Whipped Topping 1.50

Chocolate or Strawberry Milk 2.25

Aquafina Water 1.10

Bolthouse Smoothie and Coffee Varieties 2.95

Pepsi/Diet 1.75

Bundaberg Root Beer or Ginger Beer 2.25

Tropicana Orange Juice 2.30

Tropicana Juice Varieties 2.10

Tropicana Lemonade Varieties 2.30

Starbucks Frappuccino 3.25

Pure Leaf Iced Tea Varieties 2.50

Pure Leaf Tea House Collection 3.25

Homemade Cream Cheese on a Davidovich Bagel 3.95

路 Sara鈥檚 Sweetness (Boston cream on plain)

路 Sticky Fingers (caramel apple on cinnamon raisin)

路 Loaded Up (cheesy loaded on everything)

路 What鈥檚 with the Cinnamon (cinnamon apple butter on cinnamon raisin)

路 Garden Spot (veggie on everything)

路 Beach House (toasted coconut pineapple on plain)

- Foxy Loxy (Cream cheese, lox, capers, and scallions on a plain bagel) 9.50

路 Plain Jane (plain on plain) 3.75

Goodies from The Pennsylvania Bakery

Big Muffins 2.75

Black and White Cookies 2.50

Mini Whoopie Pies 1.75

Sticky Buns (plain, pecan, and walnut) 2.75

Homemade Sweets

Chocolate Mostaccioli: Dutch chocolate cookie spiced with crushed cloves and cinnamon topped with melted dark chocolate 1.50

Huge Homemade Scones: About 6" across, they vary during the week from blueberry cheesecake to hot cocoa with marshmallow to salted caramel with crushed pretzels, and lots more! 6.95

Cornetti de Crema (Cream Horns): A cream filled puff pastry. 1.75

Pignoli Cookies Almond cookies with the perfect chewiness, topped with Pignoli nuts 1.50

The Fudgiest Brownie 1.75

A Glimpse into My Kitchen...


Let us cater your office meeting!

24 hours’ notice required. You can either call us directly or click here to place your order directly on our page:聽

Cookie Trays

聽Need a cookie tray for a celebration, holiday party, or office treat? Order a tray filled with a variety of our homemade treats!

Choose from:

*Pignoli, and Mostacchioli cookies

*Fudgey Brownies, quartered

*Cream Horns

18 for $29.99 聽聽聽24 for $37.99 聽聽聽30 for 44.99

Catering Menu

Assorted Bagel Tray

A dozen assorted bagels, quartered, and arranged around two 陆 pound containers of your choice cream cheese. $32.99

Assorted Egg Sandwich Tray

An assorted tray of our Long Island Egg Sandwich, Best Classic Egg sandwich, and our Hit the Road, Jack sandwich, all made with hard-scrambled eggs. Cut in half and wrapped in foil to keep warm.

Serving 8-10 for $42.99
Serving 11-13 for $52.99
Serving 14-16 for $62.99

The Office Lunch

A great combination tray with turkey & Fontina cheese, ham & American cheese, and roast beef & Havarti cheese on assorted breads and rolls. Comes with lettuce and tomato, pickle chips, and homemade cranberry and almond cole slaw.

Serving 7-10 for $84.99
Serving 11-14 for $95.99
Serving 15-18 for $106.99

The Sports Pack

$11.95 each

Coaches & athletes! Have an away game and a long bus ride or just need some food for a day of sports? Order 8 or more of our Sports Pack brown bag lunches 24 hours in advance.

Choose from browned turkey with American cheese or brown sugar ham with American cheese on a hard (Kaiser) roll. Comes with lettuce and tomato (wrapped separately), a packet of mayo and mustard, a homemade protein packed muffin (will vary daily), a bag of chips, and a bottle of water.

Handicap accessible; enter at the back of the cafe'

Contact Us

The Sunrise Cafe'

231 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013


Tuesday – Friday: 8 am – 2 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 1 pm