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
for financial assistance that allowed me
to open my cafe’.
The kitchen is not allergen free. Dairy, soy, nuts, wheat, and fish are used.
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 little mayo on griddled marble rye
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.
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 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, thick cut bacon, Swiss, lettuce, tomato, & homemade avocado spread served on a warm, homemade flatbread
Sliced 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 great cut of 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 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.
BAGELS, GOODIES, and DRINKS
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
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)
Cornetti de Crema (Cream Horns) A dairy-free cream filled puff pastry. 1.95 each
Fudgie Brownie 1.95 each
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.