New York Inspired Breakfast
& Lunch
Sandwich Shop

231 N Hanover St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
Made-to-order deli-style sandwiches, 
NYC bagels,  
homemade cream cheeses, 
homemade pastries, 
fresh Italian roast coffee, 
and great atmosphere! 
Instagram: @SunriseCafeCarlisle
Facebook: @SunriseCafeCarlisle
Tues-Fri: 8 am – 2 pm, 
Kitchen closes at 1:45
Sat & Sun: 8 am – 1 pm, 
Kitchen closes at 12:45
Apple Pay-Debit-Credit
*Handicap accessible.*  
*Please park in the designated parking spots
and use the sidewalk located in the back.*

Homemade Scones

More scones tomorrow!
Scratch-made soup available Tuesday-Friday.

Soup's out for today, new soup tomorrow!


About Us

Enjoy a made-to-order breakfast or lunch, homemade pastries, and a darn good cup of coffee.
Open for patio seating, indoor seating at limited capacity,
call-in/pick up (both curbside and inside), and take out.
Both dining rooms have a fireplace.
Counter style service with first come, first served seating (no reservations).
The cafe is situated in the home of John Hays, a Civil War soldier, founder of Carlisle Gas Works, President of Frog, Switch and Mfg. Company, and lawyer. He purchased the home from his uncle in 1876. Take a look around at the photos and historic background while you're here. The original exterior stone walls found behind the drywall have been exposed, and the outside patio, which was gone, has been rebuilt. I'm delighted to show off a renovated piece of Carlisle's history.

Me and My Kids

On the left, that's my son Tommy. He's the mind behind the glazed donut sandwich and some of my specials. He is AROTC at Virginia Military Institute majoring in International Studies and minoring in Arabic and Military Science. In the middle, that's me, Tara. I'm originally from Port Jefferson Station in Long Island, New York. I retired early from a career in public education to follow my real dream of opening a cafe'. On the right is my daughter Sara. She is the creator of the Boston Cream cream cheese on my menu. Of course, I named it "Sara's Sweetness." She is at the local community college and will be transferring to a four year college to study Cognitive Psychology.

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, fish,
and wheat.



 Dishes may contain eggs that are served raw 

or under-cooked

The Best Classic Egg

Two hard scrambled eggs & perfectly melted American cheese on a buttery griddled plain roll


Bologna for Breakfast

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


Carlisle High Street

Double eggs hard scrambled, white cheddar cheese, and Taylor pork roll in a homemade flatbread


Hit the Road, Jack

A hard scrambled egg, gooey Colby 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 soft 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 & a swipe of mayo on griddled marble rye


The Tommy

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



All lunches are served with homemade cranberry and almond slaw and a side of pickle slices.

Cup of Homemade Soup

Add a cup of warm soup to any meal!
Available Tuesday-Friday.
Price is dependent upon ingredients used.
Starting at $4.95

The John Hays Special

Available Tuesday-Friday.
Enjoy a cup of homemade soup and half a sandwich.
Choose from: Garden Italian, Quirky Turkey, or the Simple Pig.
Price is dependent upon the soup price.
Starting at $8.95

Brown Bag Lunch

Order a quick and easy lunch complete with your choice of chips! Choose from browned turkey or brown sugar ham, topped with Havarti cheese, and fresh lettuce & tomato on soft wheat with a little bit of mayo.


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.


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

Corned 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

Sea salt, salt and vinegar, and barbecue $2.10

Gluten-Free Bread Available to Substitute

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

Bagels, Homemade Cream Cheese, Goodies, and More

Homemade Cream Cheese

1/2 pound 3.95

Portion size 1.35 __________________________________________________________


Chopped jalapeno

Sara's Sweetness (Boston cream flavored)

Sticky Fingers (caramel and apple butter)

Cinnamon Apple (cinnamon and apple butter)

Beach House (toasted coconut and pineapple)

Cheesy Loaded (cheddar, bacon, green onion, paprika)

Veggie (shredded carrots, green onion, seasoning)

Davidovich Bagels from New York City

Our bagels are baked to order, vegan, and kosher

Plain * Cinnamon Raisin * Everything

Limited time! Sesame bagels are in!

Individual Bagels 1.75; can be purchased by the half
or full dozen

Bagel and Cream Cheese 3.95

Foxy Loxy: Plain cream cheese on a bagel with lox, capers, and scallions 9.50

Buttered Bagel or Roll 2.50

Hot and Cold Beverages

Fresh Medium, Dark, and Decaf Roast Coffee 2.75
(Dark and decaf available on weekends only)

Assorted Hot Tea 1.25

Hot Cocoa 1.50

Chocolate or Strawberry Milk 2.25

Aquafina Water 1.10

Pepsi/Diet 1.75

Ginger Beer 1.95

Tropicana Orange Juice 2.30

Apple or Cranberry Juice 2.10

Swiss Lemonade 1.75

Starbucks Frappuccino
(Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate) 3.75

Pure Leaf Iced Tea Varieties 3.25

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) 2.95

Homemade Sweets

Chocolate Mostaccioli: Dutch chocolate cookie spiced with ground cloves and cinnamon and drizzled with melted chocolate. 1.95

Huge Homemade Scones: 5"-6" across, they vary during the week from blueberry cheesecake to apple crumb to salted caramel with crushed pretzels, and lots more! 6.95

Cornetti de Crema (Cream Horns): A dairy-free cream filled puff pastry. 1.95

The Fudgiest Brownie 1.95

Catering & Room Rental


Room rental is available for War College seminars, get togethers, and meetings Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 11:30 am.  Must be concluded/guests departed by 11:30 am.  Back dining room seats 24 if tables are not put together.  Seats 18 if table are put together.  Plenty of outlets for tech equipment if needed.  

$15 per person for breakfast, $18 per person for lunch.  Includes one sandwich, either coffee/tea *or* a cold beverage.  

The per person cost includes a very small room rental fee due to the room not being available for turnover to customers while it is being occupied by your group.

Let us cater your next meeting!

48 hours’ notice required for sandwich trays, 

24 hours’ notice for bagel trays. 

Call directly or email at

Implements are not provided but can be purchased.

Cookie Trays

 Need a cookie tray for a celebration, holiday party, or office treat? Order a tray filled with a variety of our homemade treats!  48 hours’ notice required.  

Pennsylvania Bakery items can be added for an additional charge.

Choose from: Pignoli cookies (seasonal), rainbow cookies (seasonal), chocolate mostaccioli cookies, fudgie Brownies (quartered), and cream horns

18 for $29.99    24 for $37.99    30 for 44.99

Catering Menu

Assorted Bagel Tray

A dozen assorted bagels arranged around two ½ pound containers of your choice cream cheese. $32.99

Assorted Egg Sandwich Tray

An assorted tray of the Long Island Egg Sandwich, Best Classic Egg sandwich, and the 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 corned beef and Swiss cheese on assorted breads and rolls. Comes with lettuce and tomato, pickle chips, and homemade cranberry and almond cole slaw. Please specify whether you'd like the lettuce and tomato on the side or on the sandwiches.

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

Contact Us

Please do not place orders by email; 

the inbox is not monitored frequently enough 

for this to be a timely ordering system.