New York Inspired
Breakfast & Lunch
Sandwich Shop

231 N Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013
Open for dine in
Also open for take out, call ahead, 
and curbside pick-up.
You can come in to order, call to order, wait inside while your order is prepared, wait outside, 
or wait in your car.
Made-to-order deli-style sandwiches, NYC bagels,  homemade cream cheeses, homemade pastries, fresh Italian roast coffee, 
and great atmosphere! 
Take a look at the catering menu below: 
breakfast and lunch trays, 
bagel/cream cheese trays,
and cookie platters
Instagram: @SunriseCafeCarlisle
Facebook: @SunriseCafeCarlisle
Closed Mondays 
Tues-Fri: 8 am – 2 pm, 
Sat & Sun: 8 am – 1 pm, 
Kitchen closes 15 minutes before dining room
Apple Pay-Debit-Credit
*Handicap accessible.*  
Please park in the 
designated parking spots
and use the back walkway

Today's Homemade Scone:

One Glazed Mocha Chocolate Chip left!
Scratch-made soup available Tuesday-Friday.

Today: Creamy Tomato and Basil. Comes with a dinner roll. 5.95 per cup.

About Us

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.

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/or fish are used in the kitchen.


Dishes may contain eggs that are raw 

or undercooked.

The Best Classic Egg

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


Bologna for Breakfast

Thick-sliced 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, melted 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 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 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, bacon, Swiss, lettuce, tomato, & homemade avocado spread 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

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.

Bagels, Goodies, 

and Drinks

Davidovich Bagels from New York City

Baked to order! 

Vegan & kosher


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 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


Chopped Jalapeno

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)


Homemade Sweets

Chocolate Mostaccioli

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


Homemade Scones

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

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 3.75

Pure Leaf Iced Tea 3.25


Catering Menus & Room Rental

Catering Information

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

The day before for bagel trays.

Call or email (

Implements are not provided but can be purchased.

Cookie Trays

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.

Room Rental

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.

Contact Us 

Please do not place orders with time constraints by email.