Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Brighten up your day with a meal at Sunshine Café

LIMERICK – When it comes to creating the hometown feeling, Sunshine Café has got it right. And if the full parking lot and jovial patrons are any sign, there is definitely a great sense of community at this Limerick destination.

“We’re the ‘Cheer’s’ without the beer,” said owner Jamie Coulston.

As the Muncher looked left to right at crowded room of smiling customers enjoying coffee and breakfast, with servers speaking to customers on a first-name basis, it was hard to disagree.
Located at 207 West Ridge Pike, the property, which used to be a second location for Speck’s Chicken, has been operating as Sunshine Café for 10 years.

Throughout this time a number of different specials and unique items have made the diner a staple in the community of Limerick.

Stuffed French toast made with cream cheese filling and topped with strawberries complements specialty omelettes like Italian sausage, stromboli, and southwest steak.
After continuous customer requests, Sunshine Café made the decision to open for dinner on Thursdays to Saturdays. Offerings such as homemade chicken pot pie, chicken cacciatore, pork and sauerkraut, and meatloaf are a wholesome treat to evening diners.

The Mercury Muncher had the pleasure of sampling the sticky bun French toast, eggs benedict and kielbasa. The sticky bun French toast a sticky bun sliced into thirds, dipped in egg mixture, then tossed on the grill and doused with powdered sugar. The result is a tasty treat that could have been a dessert, as the sweet cinnamon and maple collided with a warm walnut crunch. And if you are coming for dessert, try the sticky bun ice cream sandwich, caramel apple cake, peach cobbler or homemade cheesecake.

The eggs Benedict were a familiar, and delicious, breakfast staple. The Muncher enjoyed the traditional version, but others can sample variations such as crab Benedict, where egg are placed on a crab cake instead of Canadian bacon; or eggs Benedict Florentine, where spinach is mixed into the hollandaise sauce.

A generous side of kielbasa was the perfect breakfast pairing, as the crispy skin gave way to the juicy, tender meat.

With daily specials, a menu that changes weekly to fit customer requests and friendly, speedy service, Sunshine Café is one diner not to miss.

Sunshine Café is open 7 days a week, Sunday to Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or to place a take out order, call 610-409-8420.

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