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Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

Nice place with a great breakfast menu. Eggs, pancakes, potatoes and grits. Only downside was weak coffee.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019

A friend suggested we have lunch at the Sunrise Cafe, haven't been there in a long time. Had the best Vegan wrap ever, lots of dark greens and more than ample size! Our server was very attentive, helpful and friendly. My vote is to go...back again!!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I have been wanting to go here since seeing this on Good Network. It was worth the visit. Eggs Benedict with lump crabmeat, large portions, and a friendly atmosphere. Great food and good trip.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed May 14, 2019

Glad to be back. This is our favorite place to get breakfast in the Virginia Beach area. The staff is always nice and efficient. They also have a good memory, because despite coming only once or twice a year they remembered us being there before....I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant and we look forward to returning. I hope for the management and staff much success.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This was our weekly choice for breakfast and we were not disappointed. Good coffee, delightful server, and great food with huge portions! Next time we’ll share orders😉!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We were surprised by the selections available on the lunch menu. Soft Shell Crab Benedict and a Rueben seemed ambitious for a diner style operation. Unfortunately they were. Each was rather pedestrian in its execution. You get fed but the pleasure of dining was missing....DonQMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is one of the best breakfast stops in Virginia Beach! They have all the usual favorites plus some. The owner is right in the middle of the mix and makes sure the servers are on top of everything! They have a large number of...staff to customer ratio and it shows! The food is excellent as well!More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting the Sunrise Cafe on a regular basis for breakfast and lunch for over 8 years. My wife and stopped for breakfast after a early doctors appointment this week. I had the creamed chipped beef over toast with hash brown potatoes. My...wife had the fried apples, bacon and grits. We both had the excellent coffee which the server refilled more than once. A good meal and good service.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

I have not been to Sunrise Cafe in probably over 6-7 years. Why, because the few times I went I was never impressed. Not that it was bad, but not great. So on a Virginia election day I decided to give them a shot and...I'm glad that I did. Just don't expect a WOW factor presentation of your food and I think you will agree that they pass mustard just fine. The location off of Great Neck Rd. cannot get better. Lots of cars hustle by daily and the signage is fantastic to grab your attention. The parking lot is front only and what you see is what you get which is not a lot when busy. The lot was clear of debris on my Tuesday mid morning visit. Just before entering I noticed a row of wooden deck chairs with small tables. A most interesting arrangement for outdoor dining. Sand buckets were beside some of them with cigarette butts. So this is basically your smokers area since no smoking is permitted inside. A step inside revealed a brightly lit dining room with the fully stocked bar in front of me. The orange decor reminded me of another place which quickly came to mind as Village Inn. The counter is something I always gravitate to and love as a solo diner. So I took a seat and was promptly greeted and asked my drink order. A fresh tray of baklava covered with clear plastic was setting in front of me and it looked yum. I took a look at the menu and always seem to get a waffle combo, a favorite. I asked the manager in front of me how the waffles were. She said that their customers enjoy them. A friendly female waitress had a coffee and water out in a blink and I did order the waffle combo with eggs over easy and sausage patties. Cream for the coffee is kept in a bowl on the counter. As I enjoyed a hot joe and cranked my head around a bit. A few TV's are around and all the seating is either by booth in front, or sides. Of course the counter adds around ten seats and has one of the TV's directly in front where the kitchen is walled off. Everything I could see was pristine clean. All the staff hustled around and smiled. Customers, may which I could tell from interactions with staff were regulars. Could I be a regular here too I wondered, well the food would determine that. My waffle combo was out in less that ten minutes. A refill of coffee was performed. Syrup and butter is kept on the counter. A pet peeve is the butter in the small hard to open tiny boxes...I really do hate them. But I would not let that hold them up on a review, just throwing my disdain for packaged butter when all I want is to slather my waffle, or cakes up quickly and chow down. Everything was hot with an interesting presentation of the eggs directly over the sausage. Once the butter and syrup was applied I had the first bite of waffle which was above average and quite tasty. The sausage and eggs hot and yum as well. I would closely compare all to Village Inn quality and taste which has always been a hit for me. Both the manager who recommended and my waitress checked in with me and additional napkins were brought at my request. The plate was so big I could not quite finish to my surprise. The waffle was the hero and I could come back for that alone. They do serve lunch and close at 3 PM daily, so maybe a lunch visit in the near future. My bill was brought at my request when finished. The bill is typically brought to the end of the counter where the register is. If your at the bar they will take care of if you request which I did. Before departing I hit the men's room located on the right side of the counter. Watch your step entering the area. Both a single use men and women's room. The men's room was room and tidy. Unfortunately they were out of soap. Since no one was in the women's room I took a peak to find it tidy with soap. This visit was pretty much flawless besides the soap in the restroom. Do not expect fancy plating, or a high level of sophistication on construction of the meals because this would not be your place. However, I have yet to try lunch and may take that back. Service was exceptional, everything was clean and the meal was above average. I will come back soon for another meal and can hope that my review on a one off type visit was not to rash to provide a 4.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

I like Sunrise because it is locally owned, great food, large portions, reasonably priced, and doesn’t usually have long waits like some other local breakfast spots. Good, quick service, too!

Date of visit: February 2017
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