Sunrise Cafe has all the requirements of a great place to eat: clean and inviting environment, friendly and fast service, excellent prices, and exceptionally good food. We live about an hour from Asheville but we eat here as often as we can. Everything I've had is really good and perfectly prepared. Some of my breakfast favorites are their seasoned potatoes, made to order omelets (spinach and mushroom, yum), and fresh fruit cup (available any time). The coffee is always fresh and delicious and they keep your cup filled. Their french fries are perfect, and I don't usually eat fries. Wraps and Greek salads are excellent, and Black Bear pizza, well, let me say they really know how to do pizza! You should try this place if you like home style cooking and good value!
I attended a private function at The Fireplace on Sunday for my husband's co-worker's son's graduation and go party. The meal was fabulous. I had just eaten a favorite, 12 Bones on Saturday. This place is no 12 Bones but the food was just as good in a different way- like apples and oranges. The BBQ ribs reminded me of my grandfather's ribs. They were tender and no extra sauce was needed. The potato salad and the coleslaw were pretty tasty as well. If I had an event to plan and wanted a surefire down home meal, I would not hesitate to give them a call. Well, whether I need catering or not, I will be sure to return for the good food, friendly service, and nice rustic ambience.
Another one of Asheville's family friendly places to visit. The menu itself is Americana and even offers breakfast all day long. As someone who could eat breakfast three times a day, this earns major points with me. And the breakfast menu is pretty darned good. All three of my kids (6, 10, 12) have their favorites and for once they all agree. When we take them they either get the chicken strips or the chocolate chip pancakes. We typically visit at the lunch hour and we have yet to have to wait for seating no matter how crowded they are. I imagine that Sunday at lunch might be a different story