Monday, May 14, 2012

A Family Breakfast!

We were up in the Cleveland area visiting our grandsons, David III and Emmett Lee, as well as their parents…and we decided to have breakfast out.  Amy had to go to work, so it was just the boys, David II and ourselves, Nana and Papa…

We decided to eat at the Sunny Street Café in Concord Ohio.  As you can see, it’s a bright cheery looking place…and, given the fact that we tend to be late morning ‘starters’, the good news is that it serves breakfast from the time it opens at 6:30 AM until the restaurant closes at 2:30 PM.

The interior of this Sunny Street Café is pretty standard…bright with a comfortable décor and lots of light…nothing fancy, which is just fine.  Of course, this group does significantly brighten up the restaurant!  Here we have Nana, David III and Emmett Lee…

My ‘little boy’, David II, had the Homemade Corned Beef Hash with scrambled eggs and rye toast. ($7.99) It looked good and as per his feedback, it was good!

The breakfast menu is fairly extensive and it seems to contain something to please anyone.  There are 6 Breakfast Combos, ranging from $6.49 to $9.69…the latter being an 8 oz. Steak and Eggs.  You can build your own omelet, ($7.49), order one of 5 ‘Handheld’ Breakfasts, ($6.99 - $7.99), or 3 different Eggs Benedict dishes. ($7.49) There are also pancakes, waffles and French toast options to choose from as well as 5 House Specialties. ($3.99 - $7.99)
The most interesting House Specialty is the “Stuffed Biscuits and Gravy” breakfast entrée.  This consists of 2 Biscuit ‘loaves’ stuffed with sausage, green peppers and onions…smothered in homemade sausage gravy and accompanied by 2 eggs.

Both David III and myself had the Smoked Sausage Breakfast with 2 split smoked sausage links…split and grilled…with 2 eggs, toast and hash browns. ($6.99) I had the rye toast and my eggs came over easy.  The hash browns and the eggs were cooked just right!  I decided that I prefer standard or spiced up breakfast sausage vs. the smoked version, but David III liked his just fine.

Sunny Street Cafe is a small chain of restaurants.  In my research I noted that the menus vary somewhat between the 3 states where Sunny Street Cafes are located.  This is to allow for varying tastes in different marketplaces. 

Laurie had the same breakfast as did David III and myself…but she had bacon, (her favorite), instead of the sausage and she went with the sourdough toast.  She gave her breakfast two thumbs up!

The lunch menu includes 12 different sandwich choices plus 5 hamburgers, a number of salads as well as a daily quiche plus the soup and salad combos.  Luncheon prices range from $5.49 to $9.98.

Ordering from the Kid’s Menu, where all items are $2.99 inlcluding a drink, Emmett Lee had the Dinosaur Pancake with blueberries and ‘Brontosaurus’ bacon. 

Sunny Street Café is a franchise operation.  The parent company is Rise and Dine Restaurants, Inc. based in Columbus Ohio.  There are currently 14 restaurants…in Ohio, Missouri and Texas.  Deals have been reached with large franchisees to open 40 restaurants in Texas and 4o additional locations in Western Canada.  Two to 4 new locations should open in Texas this year as well as the first Canadian restaurant in Edmonton Alberta.  FYI…The franchise fee is $35,000 plus 5.5% of each restaurant’s gross receipts.
‘Our’ Sunny Street Café was located at The Shops at Grist Mill at 7531 Grile Road in Concord Ohio.  Phone: 440-392-9800.  For more information on Sunny Street Cafes, just go to
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Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

1 comment:

  1. The place sounds like a find. I love breakfast and it is the one meal I could never give up. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary