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Sunnyside Cafe & Restaurant

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$5 - $11
American, Cafe, Healthy
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Northeast Virginia Beach
1.0 miles from Virginia Beach Boardwalk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our big family went early on Sunday morning and was seated right away. The kids are waffle sundaes, while the grown ups had eggs Benedict, homegirls, eggs and corned beef hash. The corned beef is phenomenal and We will probably go back one more time...during vacation to have it again. It’s homemade (not from a can) and is sautéed brisket with potatoes and cabbage.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 28, 2021

We were seated immediately. They had a big variety on the menu. They were pretty busy. The food was good & the service was excellent. It was reasonably priced.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 22, 2021 via mobile

We had a day to kill in VB waiting on a flight out of Norfolk so we decided to take the kids out to breakfast to start the day. To start we were seated quickly, and attended to right away. Our waitress kept our drinks...full and was helpful with menu knowledge. The morning cocktails had us wishing we could return the next day. They were inexpensive and delicious. The breakfast was so filling we could barely finish it. We will be back next time we are in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 4, 2021

I will NEVER return to this restaurant. Everything started out fine, then once we were eating we had to flag the server down for refills. Mind you, they are operating at limited capacity due to the Coronavirus. The food was amazing, but the problem came...once we got the bill. Beware that the menu says "Parties of 6 or more MAY have an 18% gratuity added by the server". Since we were 2 separate families, we split the bill and the server took it upon himself to add it to our bills. Keep in mind that we were a party of 8 including a 2 year old and a 7 month old. We were told that the 7 month old counted even though we didn't even order a single thing for him (he has 2 teeth, he is still eating soft baby food). When we asked the server about it, he told us that's just how it is. Then he left us sitting at the table for about 10 minutes without saying another word to us. He did however go over to the manager and start whispering to him. I could only assume he was telling him what we were asking about. We still after a few more minutes had to ask someone else to get the manager for us. After much debate with him about the gratuity, he proceeded to show us what it says on the menu. I advised him that it says MAY be added, not WILL be added, and we don't mind tipping, but you are not going to tell us what we have to tip when we had to ask for refills for our child sized cups. After he was told we refused to pay it and would sit there until it was removed, he finally took it off of the bill. When we went to the register to pay, the lady helping us (I'm assuming she was the manager/owner's wife) asked how everything was. We told her that the food was good, but then told her about what happened. She then had to be told several times that our issue wasn't with the food or even necessarily with the service. After the poor handling from the server and the manager, a very minimal tip was left for the server. He then took it upon himself to come outside of the restaurant onto the sidewalk as we were leaving to argue with us about the gratuity! In the street in front of everyone! He said that's why there is a gratuity, so he doesn't run around for such a small amount. He told us even though he refilled our drinks, we can keep living a cheap life and doing people wrong. He then returned to the inside of the restaurant before we could even say anything back to him. My daughter was inside in the bathroom when this happened, and as she was leaving, the lady at the front counter told her to never come back. She said that to my daughter, who was also carrying my nephew that she had taken to the bathroom to change! I am utterly disgusted by the actions of the staff and how they handled our issues. My family will never return and you can guarantee I will let everyone know how we had to pay a $116 bill (just for the food for 6 people) only to be treated so poorly because we wanted to tip appropriately according to the service we received.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 3, 2020

If you were going to eat here think again, I have no idea how it's rated so high after encountering the hostess and getting food. The prices look cheap but they'll charge you for every little thing. The food is standard not even good as...Dennys. Bunch of trashy people work there. Potatoes came raw in some places burnt in others. Burnt flattop char stuck to my pancakes. Watery gravy. Biscuits hard as a rock probably from yesterday's and my sausage looks like it's sat out at a buffet all day. Go to Scrambled or doc Taylor's or tautogs, take it from a local and stay away from here!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 26, 2020

Very cute little space! Food was extremely fresh and good portion size. The staff was super nice and very quick and attentive!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

Eating to order online and the food was ex excellent. Wife had a veggie omelet and I had the waffle with fresh strawberry and banana slices. Overall a great experience. Would definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2020

Found this place on a quiet Sunday morning at the beach. Service was good and food prepared just as requested.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

Discovered it the first day on our three-day trip and ate there everyday. Absolutely delicious, from the Benedict to the waffles. And the coffee. And the service. There’s usually a wait. Even had country ham.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020 via mobile

Our go to spot for breakfast in VB. The portions are good sized and delicious. My husband LOVES the seafood omelet and the sausage gravy is good & peppery.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Marian J
December 25, 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Marian, These questions go to past reviewers, not the restaurant. You’ll have to ask the restaurant by phone or email. I’ve only been there for breakfast so I don’t know about cranberry sauce.
Marian J
December 25, 2017|
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Response from eli_0430 | Reviewed this property |
the number is 9653033
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