Almost open! New York Inspired Breakfast & Lunch Sandwich Shop

Also enjoy homemade cream cheese on a Davidovich bagel and goodies that are both homemade and from The Pennsylvania Bakery!

About Us


Quick Bites

We know it's tough to get out of the house in the morning or get out of the office for a long lunch. We're good at getting you really good quality food, fast. You can order at the counter, grab a coffee or something cold from the fridge, and wait for your name to be called.  You can enjoy your meal at one of our window seats or head out.  Either way, it won't take long to get your breakfast and lunch in Carlisle!


Me and my kids

In the middle, me (Tara, originally from Long Island).  My son Tommy...the lover of the glazed donut breakfast sandwich, and ours is aptly named after him.  And there's my daughter Sara, the creator of the Boston Cream cream cheese.  Of course, I then had to name that cream cheese bagel sandwich "Sara's Sweetness." Sara will work for me but Tommy is attending Virginia Military Institute for college, so he'll be in the cafe' over breaks when he finds time to help out.


There's history here

Our cafe' is situated in the home of John Hays, a Civil War soldier commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company A of the 130th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers in August of 1862 . 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 refinished the original wood floors, we exposed and repointed 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 that we found as demolition took place. We're proud to show off the history that was lost.

Our grand opening has been postponed...

With such an old building, it's hard to know what will be under carpets and behind walls.  Things are taking longer than anticipated so we need more time to finish. We'll be open soon!

Thank you to...

The Carlisle Borough and The Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority for providing financial assistance that allowed us to open our cafe'!

The Menu

Delivery & Catering

Let us cater your office meeting!

24 hours' notice required. You can either call us directly or head to to place your order. 


No time to head down to get food?  We have your hunger covered. Free delivery within a 3 block radius and $20 minimum.  Otherwise, go to * to place an order for delivery.  

Can't get easier than that!  

*Our prices on DoorDash reflect a higher amount than our regular menu due to the commission charged by that company.

Catering Menu

Contact Us

The Sunrise Cafe'

231 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013


 Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 2 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8 am - 1 pm

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