Sunrise Family Restaurant

In a word: We can go there 'til we both eat up.

The specs: #01073  
1052 W Main StStoughton, WI 53589
Details at Yelp

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JM ate the French toast with a lemonade.
Nichole ate the turkey bacon club with a decaf and a slice of butterscotch pie.
The bill was $19.30, or $10ish/person, plus tip.
JM gave Sunrise Family Restaurant a B; Nichole gave Sunrise Family Restaurant an A- (see our grading rubric).

Chicken soup

Sunrise Family Restaurant is, indeed, a family restaurant, in the same genre as American Table, Dairyland, DeForest, Spring Garden, Coppertop and many others.  This means that you can get breakfast anytime, order from several different cuisine types and still get out for $10 or less per person.  Sunrise is Stoughton's version and it pretty much lines up as you'd expect.

Club sandwich

Nichole has a soft spot for places like this. She got decaf coffee, a turkey bacon club, fries, chicken soup and slab of butterscotch pie. While most of this was solid Sysco and nothing was too exciting, it was just fine.

French toast

JM was more skeptical but he chose a dish that was easier to get right.  The French toast were plentiful for the price and came with enough butter.  There's nothing exciting about that, but it was a right across the plate pitch and Sunrise got a decent double out of it.

Butterscotch pie

 The thing is: family restaurants are cheap and no one has to worry that the picky eater won't find something to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Especially if you want something from their expansive breakfast menu later in the day.

These flip menu ads, too.


Sunn Cafe

Sunn CafeIn a word: Find the time.

The specs: #01072  
201 E. Main St., Mount Horeb 53572
Details at Yelp, Facebook

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JM ate the Vegas sandwich with a Sprecher root beer.
Nichole ate the beef burrito plus avocado with a Wisco Cherry Pop and a brownie.
The bill was $24, or $12/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole gave Sunn Cafe an A- (see our grading rubric). 

This Mount Horeb eatery is named for the Norwegian word for healthy.  The healthy eats here are quite good, but a little hard to get to for the average Madison drone, as Sunn was only open from 11-5 Mondays to Saturdays when we made our trip. If spring ever comes to Dane County this year, we'll try to remember it being good for a lunch stop on a circuit of the Military Ridge bike path, especially if we don't want something as heavy as what one would get at Grumpy Troll.

Vegas sandwich

Here JM got a Vegas sandwich, which was a delicious and filling mix of meats and banana pepper. Served with a side of potato chips, he knew he'd hit a small jackpot - it was a complete sandwich and served warm. Nichole's beef burrito was similarly filling served with chips and salsa. The burrito was sandwiched on a panini press for extra tastiness, with a rich seasoning. 


Here you can also wash everything down with a Wisco Pop, a Sprecher or a local brew, and finish with some of their delightful bakery. The brownie we got was rich and sizeable, without becoming same-y.


Brownie and pop

We hope you'll schedule an afternoon in Mount Horeb and check Sunn out, it's worth the trip.


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