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!
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.
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.
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!
The Carlisle Borough and The Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority for providing financial assistance that allowed us to open our cafe'!
We want you to create your own sandwich if you don't see what you want. Starting at $3.95 plus tax.
Two hard scrambled eggs & perfectly melted American cheese on a flat-top grilled plain roll
Thick-sliced 4 oz. fried bologna with one over- medium egg and gooey Fontina cheese on a warm, griddled English muffin and a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa
Double eggs hard scrambled, white cheddar cheese, and Taylor pork roll in warm, made-to-order flatbread
A hard scrambled egg, gooey Jack cheese, a slice of tomato, and fresh spinach on a flat-top grilled English muffin
Two scrambled egg whites, fresh spinach, and fresh sliced tomato on toasted wheat with avocado spread
A sandwich from my home town and it's a winner! Two over-medium eggs, American cheese, and thick-sliced bacon on a poppy seed roll
Enjoy a NYC favorite! Warmed pastrami topped with two over-easy eggs, melted white cheddar & light mayo on griddled marble rye
Two over-easy eggs paired with Havarti cheese and warmed corned beef all flat-top grilled on rye
My son's favorite. A buttery griddled glazed PA Bakery donut with a hard scrambled egg, pork sausage roll, & melted white cheddar cheese
*Our egg dishes may contain eggs that are served raw or under-cooked
All lunches are served with a homemade cranberry and toasted almond slaw and pickle chips. Create your own sandwich if you don't see what you want. Starting at $6.95 plus tax.
Enjoy our soup of the day and choose from: North Shore Roast Beef, Garden Italian, Quirky Turkey, or the Simple Pig sandwiches
Add a cup of warm soup to any meal!
Browned turkey, salami, crumbled crispy bacon, roasted red peppers, Jack cheese, arugula, homemade garlic herb aioli, & homemade avocado spread on a plain roll
Browned turkey, bacon, Swiss, diced red onion, lettuce, tomato, arugula, & homemade avocado mayo served on a warm, family recipe flatbread
Thick slices of mozzarella, fresh basil, arugula, fresh sliced tomato, & balsamic vinegar glaze on soft brioche
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.
Warm roast beef and a homemade sweet sauce with a hint of red pepper on a buttery griddled sesame seed bun
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
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
Perfectly cooked roast beef, browned turkey, ham, Jack cheese, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle chips, mustard, and homemade Tuscan dressing all on a soft Italian sub roll
Baked Lays 2.00
Dirty Kettle Varieties 2.75
For an additional $2.50 charge, substitute with one of our varieties.
Featuring pastries from The Pennsylvania Bakery and hand-rolled, kettle-boiled & baked bagels from Davidovich Bakery in Woodside, NY.
· Chopped Jalapeno
· Boston Cream (my daughter's recipe; vanilla pudding mix & milk)
· Caramel Apple (caramel & apple butter)
· Cheesy Loaded (cheddar, bacon, green onion, paprika, salt, pepper)
· Cinnamon Apple (cinnamon & apple butter)
· Cookie Crumble (chocolate sandwich cookies & fudge)
· Fruity (strawberry, blueberry & raspberry)
· Hot Triple Meat (bacon, sausage, ham, & a little bit of chopped jalapeno)
· Toasted Coconut Pineapple (toasted coconut & diced pineapple)
· Veggie (shredded carrots, green onions, seasoning)
Buttered Up Bagel or Roll 2.25
Fresh Light, Medium, and Dark Roast Coffee 2.00
Assorted Hot Tea 1.25
Hot Cocoa with Whipped Topping 1.25
Low-fat Regular & Chocolate Milk 1.75
Aquafina Water 1.10
Aquafina Wildberry FlavorSplash 1.50
Bundaberg Root Beer 2.25
Tropicana Apple or Orange Juice 2.30
Tropicana Lemonade 2.30
Tropicana Raspberry Lemonade 2.30
Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino 3.25
Pure Leaf Iced Tea Varieties 2.50
Pure Leaf Tea House in Wild Blackberry Sage 2.80
· Sara’s Sweetness (Boston cream on plain)
· Sticky Fingers (caramel apple on cinnamon raisin)
· Loaded Up (cheesy loaded on everything)
· What’s with the Cinnamon (cinnamon apple butter on cinnamon raisin)
· Have a Cookie (cookie crumble on plain)
· Very Berry (fruity on plain)
· Garden Spot (veggie on everything)
· Meat Farm (hot triple meat on everything)
· Beach House (toasted coconut pineapple on plain)
- Foxy Loxy (Cream cheese, lox, capers, and scallions on a plain bagel) 9.50
· Plain Jane (plain on plain) 2.50
Big Muffins (variety) 2.50
Thick Quick Bread Slice (variety) 1.75
Black and White Cookies 2.25
Mini Whoopie Pies 1.75
Sticky Buns 2.50
Chocolate Mostacchioli: Every Italian family has their own version of these. In ours, they are a Dutch chocolate cookie spiced with crushed cloves topped with perfectly melted dark chocolate 1.25
Cornetti de Crema (Cream Horns): A cream filled puff pastry. 1.25
Venetian Cookies (Italian Rainbow Cookies): Seven scrumptious layers of alternating seedless raspberry jam and almond cake, topped with melted milk chocolate.
Pignoli Cookies Almond cookies with the perfect chewiness and topped with Pignoli nuts 1.25
The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Slightly crispy outside, chewy inside. 1.25
The Fudgiest Brownie Enough said. 1.50
Homemade Cookie Crumble Cream Cheese
24 hours' notice required. You can either call us directly or head to ezCater.com 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 DoorDash.com * 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.
A dozen and a half assorted bagels, quartered, and arranged around two ½ pound containers of your choice cream cheese. $32.99
An assorted tray of our Long Island Egg Sandwich, Best Classic Egg sandwich, and our Hit the Road, Jack sandwich. Cut in half and wrapped in foil to keep warm.
Serving 8-10 for $32.99
Serving 11-13 for $42.99
Serving 14-16 for $52.99
A great combination tray with turkey & Fontina cheese, ham & American cheese, and roast beef & Havarti cheese, all on assorted breads and bagels. Comes with lettuce and tomato on the side, pickle chips, and homemade cranberry and almond cole slaw.
Serving 7-10 for $74.99
Serving 11-14 for $85.99
Serving 15-18 for $96.99
Coaches & athletes! Have an away game and a long bus ride or just need some food for a day of sports? Order 8 or more of our Sports Pack brown bag lunches 24 hours in advance.
Choose from browned turkey with American cheese or brown sugar ham with American cheese on a hard (Kaiser) roll. Comes with lettuce and tomato (wrapped separately), a packet of mayo and mustard, a homemade protein packed muffin (will vary daily), a bag of chips, and a bottle of water.