New York Inspired Breakfast & Lunch Sandwich Shop

Made-to-order deli-style sandwiches, NYC bagels,  homemade cream cheeses, homemade pastries, fresh Italian roast coffee, and great atmosphere! 

Today's Homemade Scone: Apple Pie
Homemade Soup: Stuffed Roasted Pepper Soup, $6.95 per cup. Only a few cups left! Soup is available Tuesday-Friday
Up next will be creamy tomato and basil.
Lunch Special: Only 4 left! 2 strips of thick candied bacon, green leaf lettuce, and fresh sliced tomato with homemade honey avocado aioli on a homemade flatbread. Comes with a bag of chips. 10.95

Baked Goods
to Order

Here is a list of baked goods you can order
that are not sold daily.
48 hours' notice required.

Venetian (Rainbow) Cookies, minimum 12, 1.75 each. 
Pignoli Cookies, minimum 12, 1.75 each.
Homemade Scones: 6.95 each, minimum 3. These are huge...5"- 6" across! They vary daily, but I have many options that are not sold daily.  Call for more information.
Individual 5" blueberry crumb buckles (blueberry cake), minimum 4, 5.95 each.
Individual 5" blueberry crumb pie with homemade flaky crust, minimum 4, 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, spiced with cinnamon and ground cloves, covered in melted milk chocolate 

About Us

Enjoy a made-to-order breakfast or lunch, homemade pastries, and a darn good cup of coffee.
We have patio seating, indoor seating with two dining rooms and a fireplace in each,
or call-in/take out.
Counter style service with first come, first served seating (no reservations).

It's sometimes tough to have something satisfying to eat, a good cup of coffee in the morning, or to get out of the office for lunch. We're good at getting you really good, quality food...and one great cup of coffee. Our fresh coffee uses indirect heat to stay warm, so it does not "bake" on a burner.  Order and pay at the counter, and grab your coffee or something cold from the fridge. You can enjoy your meal here or head out after you get your order. 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 Port Jefferson Station in Long Island). That's my son Tommy...the mind behind the glazed donut "Tommy" breakfast sandwich on my menu and some of my specials. And there's my daughter Sara, the creator of the Boston Cream cream cheese. Of course, I had to name that cream cheese "Sara's Sweetness." Sara is going to the community college and will transfer to a four-year to work towards a Cognitive Psychology degree, and Tommy is AROTC at Virginia Military Institute majoring in International Studies, and minoring in Arabic and National Security.

There’s History Here

The 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.  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.  We exposed and re-pointed 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 as demolition took place. We’re proud to show off a renovated piece of Carlisle.

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.



Our 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.

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 and ingredients used in it.

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. Comes with homemade cranberry almond slaw and sliced pickles.


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 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)

Bagels from New York City

Our bagels are baked to order, vegan, and kosher

Plain * Cinnamon Raisin * Everything

Individual Bagels 1.75

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

Assorted Hot Tea 1.25

Hot Cocoa 1.50

Chocolate or Strawberry Milk 2.25

Aquafina Water 1.10

Pepsi/Diet 1.75

Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer 1.95

Bundaberg Root Beer 2.25

Tropicana Orange Juice 2.30

Apple or Cranberry Juice 2.10

Swiss Lemonade or Raspberry Lemonade 1.75

Starbucks Frappuccino (3.25) or Latte (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, topped with melted dark chocolate 1.75

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. 1.75

The Fudgiest Brownie 1.75

A Glimpse into My Kitchen

Catering & Room Rental

Room Rental  

Room rental is available for War College seminars, get togethers, and meetings!  The back dining room is available Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Meeting must be concluded and guests must depart by 11:30 to make room for the lunch crowd.) Evening and weekend room rental is not available. Seats 24 if tables are not put together.  If tables are put together, there is room for 18.  Plenty of outlets for tech equipment.  

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

Let us cater your next meeting!

24 hours’ notice required. Call directly or email at

Eating implements are not provided.



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!  

Pennsylvania Bakery items can be added for an additional charge.

Choose from:

Pignoli cookies (seasonal)

Rainbow Cookies (seasonal)

Chocolate Mostaccioli cookies

Fudgie Brownies, quartered

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 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 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; kitchen closes at 1:45

Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 1 pm; kitchen closes at 12:45