Eat In, Take Out, and Curb Side Service!

We provide a beautiful, clean atmosphere with a fireplace in each dining room!  Also take advantage of the convenience of take out by calling ahead or stopping by to order and waiting by the fireplace.  We provide curbside service as well!  Just call in your order, and then call to let us know you're here.  Pay with cash, or, pay with your card either over the phone or when you arrive.

Baked Goods to Order!


Here's a list of baked goods you can order that are not sold daily:

Venetian (Rainbow) Cookies, minimum 12, 1.75 each cookie.

Scones: 5.95 each. These are huge! Minimum of 3 per order. Chocolate fudge, blueberry, chocolate raspberry, toasted coconut and chocolate, cinnamon brown sugar, raspberry with vanilla glaze.

Individual blueberry buckles, minimum 3, 5.95 each.

Individual blueberry pie with homemade flaky crust, minimum 3, 5.95 each.

Baci di Gama (Lady's Kisses), minimum 12, 2.25 each. These are hazelnut cookies sandwiched with hazelnut spread.

Vanilla Mostaccioli, minimum 12, 2.25 each. A vanilla cookie with orange and lemon zest covered in melted milk chocolate.

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About Us


Quick Bites

We know it's tough to get something to eat or a good cup of coffee going in the morning or get out of the office for a long lunch. We're good at getting you really good quality food, fast...and one great cup of coffee. 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 here or head out.  Either way, it won't take long to get your breakfast or  lunch at The Sunrise Cafe' in Carlisle!


Me and my kids

In the middle, me (Tara, originally from Long Island).  That's my son Tommy...the mind behind the glazed donut breakfast sandwich on my menu, and it's 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 bagel and cream cheese combo "Sara's Sweetness." Sara runs errands for the cafe' when she's not working or doing school work, and Tommy is AROTC at Virginia Military Institute, so he comes in to eat when he's home :)


There's history here

Our cafe' is situated in the home of John Hays, a Civil War soldier, an entrepreneur who began Frog, Switch and Mfg. Company in 1886, and a lawyer. 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

Thank you to...

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

The Menu


Let us cater your office meeting!

Let us cater your office meeting!

Let us cater your office meeting!

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

Cookie Trays

Let us cater your office meeting!

Let us cater your office meeting!

 Need a cookie tray for a celebration, holiday party, or office treat? Order a tray filled with a variety of our homemade treats!

Choose from:

*Pignoli, Venetian, and Mostacchioli cookies

*Fudgey Brownies, quartered

*Cream Horns

18 for $29.99    24 for $37.99    30 for 44.99

Catering Menu

Contact Us

The Sunrise Cafe'

231 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013


Open today

08:00 am – 01:00 pm

 Monday - Friday: 8 am - 2 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8 am - 1 pm

Questions, comments?