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 National Securities.
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 as a Reading Specialist and Assistant Principal 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.
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/or fish are used in the kitchen.
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
Two over-easy eggs paired with Havarti cheese and warmed corned beef all flat-top grilled on rye
Enjoy a NYC favorite! Warmed pastrami topped with two over-easy eggs, melted white cheddar & a swipe of mayo on griddled marble rye
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 pickle slices.
Add a cup of warm soup to any meal!
Price is dependent upon ingredients used.
Starting at $4.95
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
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 smear of mayo.
Browned turkey, crumbled crispy bacon, roasted red peppers, Jack cheese, fresh lettuce, homemade garlic herb aioli, & homemade avocado spread on a plain roll.
Browned turkey, bacon, Swiss, lettuce, tomato, & homemade avocado spread served on a warm, homemade flatbread
Thick slices of mozzarella, fresh spinach, fresh sliced tomato, & balsamic vinegar glaze on soft brioche
Browned turkey, Havarti cheese, fresh lettuce & tomato, & homemade chipotle mayo on toasted sourdough
Enjoy a little New York with this pastrami on soft rye with Swiss cheese & yellow mustard
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.
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
Corned beef, browned turkey, ham, Jack cheese, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle chips, mustard, and homemade Tuscan dressing all on a soft Italian roll
2 oz bag...nice size for a lunch side.
Sea salt, salt and vinegar, and barbecue $2.10
For an additional $2.50 charge, substitute with our high quality gluten-free bread.
Davidovich Bagels from New York City
Baked to order!
Vegan & kosher
Plain * Cinnamon Raisin * Everything
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 few hours.
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.
Homemade Cream Cheese
1/2 lb: 3.95; portion size: 1.35
Sticky Fingers (caramel and apple butter)
Sara’s Sweetness (Boston cream)
Cinnamon Apple (cinnamon with apple butter)
Cheesy Loaded (cheddar, bacon, scallions, paprika)
Veggie (carrots, scallions, seasoning)
Dutch chocolate cookie spiced with ground cloves and cinnamon, drizzled with melted milk chocolate. 1.95
Cornetti de Cream (Cream Horns)
A dairy-free cream filled puff pastry. 1.95
Fudgie Brownie 1.95
5-6″ across, these homemade goodies are made fresh daily and change through the week. 6.95
Pennsylvania Bakery Treats
Mini Whoopie Pies 1.75
Sticky Buns: Plain, Pecan, and Walnut 2.95
Muffins: Blueberry with Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Lemon Poppy 2.75
Black and White Cookies 2.50
Hot and Cold Beverages
Fresh Italian Roast Coffee 2.75
Hot Tea 1.25
Hot Chocolate 1.50
Chocolate or Strawberry Milk 2.25
Aquafina Water 1.10
Ginger Beer 1.95
Tropicana Orange Juice 2.30
Apple or Cranberry Juice 2.10
Swiss Lemonade 1.75
Starbucks Frappuccino 3.75
Pure Leaf Iced Tea 3.25
48 hours’ notice required for sandwich trays and cookie trays.
The day before for bagel trays.
Call or email (SunriseCafeCarlisle@mail.com)
Implements are not provided but can be purchased.
18 for $29.99, 24 for $37.99, 30 for $44.99
Choose from: Pignoli, Rainbow Cookies, Dutch Chocolate Mostaccioli, Fudgie Brownies, and Cream Horns
Pennsylvania Bakery items can be added for an additional charge.
Assorted Bagel Tray $32.99
One dozen bagels arranged around two half pound containers of homemade cream cheese.
Egg Sandwich Tray
8-10: $42.99, 11-13: $52.99, 14-16: $62.99
An assorted tray including the Long Island, Best Classic, and Hit the Road, Jack sandwiches. All made with hard-scrambled eggs. Cut in half and wrapped to keep warm.
The Office Lunch
7-10: $84.99, 11-14: $95.99, 15-18: $106.99
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.
The back dining room is available for War College 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, coffee/tea *or* a cold beverage. Per person cost includes a very small room fee due to the room not being available while your group is occupying it.
Please do not place orders with time constraints by email.