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New York Inspired
Breakfast & Lunch Sandwich Shop

231 N Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013 
(If you are looking for a coffee shop or diner-type food, 
you will want to patronize one of the great shops nearby)
Open for dine in, take out, call ahead, and curbside pick-up.
Indoor seating and outdoor covered porch seating available
Closed Mondays
Kitchen closes 15 minutes before dining room 
Tues-Fri: 8 am – 2 pm
Sat & Sun: 8 am – 1 pm
~Counter-style service~
First come, first served; reservations not available
Made-to-order sandwiches
Fresh ingredients
Baked-to-order bagels from NYC
Homemade cream cheeses  
Homemade soups (cold weather months only)
Homemade goodies
 Sweets from Greg’s Bakery in York
Cookies from Brooklyn Delights Bakery
Whoopie pies from LaBree’s Bakery in Maine
Fresh Italian roast coffee
Small party catering platters (scroll down for the menu)
Ample free parking at the rear of the building
*Handicap Accessible*-please park in the designated spots and use the back walkway
Instagram: @SunriseCafeCarlisle
Facebook: @SunriseCafeCarlisle
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Email: SunriseCafeCarlisle@gmail.com
Feel free to email with questions or catering orders; please do not send regular orders by email.

Today's Homemade Scone:
Banana Cheesecake

Scratch-made soup is served in cold-weather months and will be back in the fall!

The cafe' is situated in the home (parts of it dating back 300+ years) of John Hays who was a Civil War soldier, the founder of Carlisle Gas Works, President of Frog, Switch and Mfg. Company, and a lawyer. Take a look around at the photos and historic background while you're here. The original exterior stone walls (over 300 years old) 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

In the middle, 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 (class of 2022) majoring in International Studies and minoring in Arabic and National Securities. He has chosen Combat Arms and Military Intelligence as his branches in the Army.
On the right, 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 as a Reading Specialist and Assistant Principal to follow my real dream of opening a cafe'. I worked on my menu for many years, bringing with me recipes from my grandmother, my own cooking and baking, and New York delis. I never thought my pipe dream would end up happening. I'm excited to have a cafe' in this gorgeous, old Victorian building!
On the left 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 Clinical Psychology.

Thank You to…

The Carlisle Borough and 

The Cumberland County 

Redevelopment Authority 

for financial assistance that allowed me 

to open my cafe’.

The kitchen is not allergen free.  Dairy, soy, nuts, wheat, and fish are used.


Dishes may contain eggs that are 

raw or undercooked.

The Best Classic Egg

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


Bologna for Breakfast

Thick-sliced fried all-beef Halal bologna with one over- medium egg and gooey Havarti cheese on a warm, griddled English muffin


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, melted Colby Jack cheese, a slice of tomato, and fresh spinach on a flat-top grilled English muffin


Healthy Morning

Two 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 little mayo on griddled marble rye


The Tommy

A buttery griddled glazed donut with a hard scrambled egg, pork sausage patty, & melted white cheddar cheese



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

Cup of Homemade Soup (Available during cooler months)

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 during cooler months)

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 turkey or brown sugar ham, topped with Havarti cheese, and fresh lettuce & tomato on soft wheat with a smear 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, thick cut bacon, Swiss, lettuce, tomato, & homemade avocado spread served on a warm, homemade flatbread


Garden Italian

Sliced 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 great cut of 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 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


Hal's New York Potato Chips

2 oz bag...nice size for a lunch side.
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.



Davidovich Bagels from New York City

Vegan, kosher, and **baked-to-order** (takes about 10 minutes to bake in addition to getting the order together)


Plain * Cinnamon Raisin * Everything

1.75 each

Buttered bagel or roll 2.50

Bagel and cream cheese 3.95

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

*Our bagels have no preservatives; They can be purchased frozen if you do not plan to eat within a an hour or two.

Directions for baking: 

From frozen: bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until the outside has a crisp to it.

From thawed: bake at 400 for 5-6 minutes or until the outside has a crisp to it.


Cream Cheese from Scratch


1/2 lb: 4.95; single portion size: 2.25



Sticky Fingers (caramel and apple butter)

Sara’s Sweetness (Boston cream)

Cinnamon Apple (cinnamon with apple butter)

Cheesy Loaded (cheddar, bacon, scallions)

Veggie (carrots, scallions, seasoning)

Beach House (toasted coconut and pineapple)


Homemade Sweets


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

Fudgie Brownie 1.95 each 

Homemade Scones

5-6″ across, these homemade goodies are made fresh daily and change through the week. 6.95 each

Chocolate Mostaccioli (available for special order only, 12 or more)

Dutch chocolate cookie spiced with ground cloves and cinnamon, drizzled with melted milk chocolate. 1.95 each 

Pignoli Cookies  (available for special order only, 12 or more)

Naturally gluten free! Made with homemade almond paste, topped with Pignoli nuts. 1.95 each

Italian Rainbow Cookies (available for special order only, 12 or more)

Layers of homemade almond cake heaven, raspberry preserves, and melted milk chocolate. 1.95 each


Bakery Treats

Scratch-made whoopie pies all the way from LaBree’s Bakery in Old Town, Maine 2.25

(Did you know…Maine’s official state treat is the whoopie pie.)


The best scratch-made jumbo pecan and plain sticky buns on the east coast 

from Greg’s Bakery & Cafe in York 3.50


Jumbo Muffins from Greg’s Bakery & Cafe in York, 3.50

Orange Cranberry, Chocolate Chip, Apple Spice, Banana Nut, Blueberry


Right from a little bakery in Brooklyn, NY:

Jumbo Black and White Cookies, Eclipse Cookies, and Full Moon Cookies 4.75

(An Eclipse Cookie is the all chocolate version of a Black & White Cookie;

A Full Moon Cookie is the all vanilla version of a Black and White Cookie.)

Mini black and white cookies, 2 for 2.75

Coffee cake 3.75 per piece


Hot and Cold Beverages

Always Fresh Italian Roast Coffee 2.75

Assorted Hot Tea 1.50

Hot Chocolate 1.75

Chocolate Nesquik 2.25

Sweet Leaf Organic Half Tea Half Lemonade 3.75

Apple & Eve Lemonade 3.75

Aquafina Water 1.10

Pepsi/Diet 1.75

Barritt’s Ginger Beer 1.95

Nantucket Nectars Orange, Apple, or Cranberry Juice 2.50

Starbucks Frappuccino 3.75

Pure Leaf Iced Tea 3.75

Catering Information

48 hours’ notice required for sandwich trays and cookie trays. 

24 hours’ notice for bagel trays.

Sandwich trays: I have the capacity to serve up to 30 in one order.

Call or email (SunriseCafeCarlisle@gmail.com)

Implements are not provided but can be purchased.

Cookie Trays

24 for $53.99, 30 for $65.99

Choose from: Pignoli cookies, Rainbow Cookies, Dutch Chocolate Mostaccioli, Fudgie Brownies, and Cream Horns

Stickie buns, whoopie pies, Brooklyn bakery cookies, and muffins can be added for additional charges.

Assorted Bagel Tray $35.99 

One dozen bagels arranged around two half pound containers of homemade cream cheese.

Egg Sandwich Tray

8-10: $62.50, 11-13: $79.50, 14-16: $96.50

An assorted tray including the Long Island, Best Classic, and Hit the Road, Jack sandwiches.  All made with hard-scrambled eggs.

The Office Lunch

7-10: $87.99, 11-14: $114.99, 15-18: $145.99

A great combination tray: honey ham with American cheese, turkey with Havarti cheese, and corned beef with Swiss cheese all on assorted breads and rolls.  Comes with lettuce, tomatoes, homemade cranberry and almond slaw, pickle slices, mayo, and mustard.

Room Rental

The back dining room is available for seminars, meetings, and get togethers. 

Availability is Tuesday through Friday from 8 am until 11:30 am. Plenty of outlets for tech equipment. 

Guests must be departed by 11:30 to open the dining room up for the lunch crowd. 

Seats up to 24 depending on how tables are arranged. 

$15 per person for breakfast, $18 per person for lunch. Includes one sandwich, one beverage, and nominal room rental fee.