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“Best breakfast”
Review of Sunrise Cafe

Sunrise Cafe
Ranked #60 of 491 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

For a well priced homemade breakfast this is your place. Pretty basic fare.

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Reviewed March 11, 2009

I'm local native and have been going to Sunrise for my whole life. Breakfast is always spot on but they have the best double cheeseburger special everyday with fries only $2.99. Make sure to get the grilled onion. Cannot be beat. The only problem I've had is when the diner gets busy you have to wait (a good while). I usually leave if I wait more than 15 min without water, if you don't, you'll be there for a while. It's good to have a back up plan for this one.

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Reviewed June 18, 2008

Always good & reliable. Pretty friendly.

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Reviewed September 10, 2005

The full name of this restaurant is "Hamburger Dan's Sunrise Cafe". It's located at 1201 South 2nd Street, a block North of S. Grand Ave. (corner of 2nd and Vine). A popular spot since 1989, this diner is open every day of the week, 6AM to 9PM, and breakfast & lunch are always available, with dinner served 4PM to closing. Both times that I've dined here, I've observed patrons from across the spectrum: senior citizens, professionals, college students, and families. It seems everyone likes delicious, inexpensive diner food, and there is sometimes a wait during peak hours. However, you can call ahead and place a take-out order, and pick it up from their drive-thru! They also have some limited outdoor seating, but it seemed no one was willing to brave the strong summer sun in the unshaded outdoor area, which is perhaps more pleasant in the early morning hours. Inside is rather plain, with laminated tables and no special decor--but not trashy, either.

I enjoyed a country fried steak with scrambled eggs, hash browns, and toast ($5.75), and coffee (85c). The country fried steak was hot, crispy, and juicy, with a mild gravy, and seemed to be about a 5 oz portion of meat, while the scrambled eggs were among the best I've had anywhere, hot, light & fluffy, without being runny or scorched, and not greasy. The hash browns and toast were standard fare. The coffee was good. Service was pleasant and attentive, and the meal arrived surprisingly fast. I also noted the diners around me enjoying large 3-egg omelettes, biscuits & gravy, triple cheeseburgers, and eggs Benedict. Everyone seemed to be enjoying their meals. I highly recommend this if you're looking for an informal, inexpensive, but very tasty and filling meal. For example, I noted a weekend special on the menu: 3 eggs any style, meat, potatoes, toast, and coffee for a mere $4.95. Compare that to the $18 brunch offered by a trendy downtown hotel, and the value is obvious!

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Reviewed October 18, 2014
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