Breakfast at Sunnyside

sunnyside-cafe1After our first visit to Sunnyside Cafe my comments came down on the side of mediocrity. After an early appointment we went back for a mid-morning breakfast and found the results much more pleasing. Two menu pages are filled with appetizing morning selections – scrambles, omelet’s, skillets, benedicts, pancakes, waffles, french toasts. A half-dozen South of the Border specialities  and Louisiana hot-links and eggs offer spicier options. Plus we find all the traditional dishes of eggs, bacon, sausage, ham steak , steak, chicken fried steak, hash, biscuits and gravy.

We both ordered Sunnyside Slam  –  two eggs, two bacon slices, two sausages (links or patties), and two whole wheat pancakes. I chose cranberry almond pancakes for an additional 99¢. All was well prepared and hot when it arrived at the table. Three stars to Sunnyside for serving warm syrup. I never to cease to be amazed at how many breakfast restaurants plop a pitcher of cold syrup on the table, it isn’t that hard to go the extra step.

The whole-wheat cranberry almond pancakes were wonderful; I’ve been lusting for a second batch ever since that visit. I usually order a glass of milk with breakfast and request it be served with the meal. Our waitress had to be reminded of the milk and the glass size was the same as Bob’s small orange juice.

I believe Sunnyside still has service issues to work out but I’ll definitely go back for breakfast. It will be a hard choice – repeat the pancakes or the Sunnyside croissant of two eggs scrambled with bacon, sausage, ham and cheddar cheese served on a buttery croissant.

Sunnyside Cafe serves a sunny start to the day.

When You Go: Sunnyside Cafe is located on South Colorado Boulevard just a few blocks south of C-470, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. They’re open Monday – Friday 6:30am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am-2pm; breakfast menu available until close.

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