rise & shine family restaurant

Rise and Shine is a breakfast and lunch place located at 373 Bridge St W Waterloo, ON.

We went there on a weekday so they were very few people around at 11 am.  As we were about to leave a lot of people were coming in for lunch.  I’m surprised I discovered this place after almost 5 years in Waterloo. I guess its not as famous as a big chain like Cora’s, hence newbies might take a while to discover good eats such as these around town.


Restaurant is pretty spacious and was not crowded, but I’m sure it gets really packed during weekends. I actually found the place to be very relaxing.


I ordered Banana Berry Melody Crepes with strawberry coulis and white chocolate sauce.


DH had Vegetable Omelette with home fries and baked beans.


My eldest sons favorite, nothing other than Blueberry Waffles.


Middle son and the youngest one had Chocolate Chip Pancakes.

My 2 cents on the food quality:  I really enjoyed the crepes, they were perfectly done and fabulous. Strawberry coulis was a great compliment to the dish.  My husband enjoyed his meal too, Omelette was decent, their home fries potatoes were chunky and flavorful.   I was surprised the kids loved their meals, as they are so picky about what they eat.

Quantity:  Their servings were pretty filling, especially the pancakes, the youngest two shared the meal.

Price: I can’t remember exactly how much each dish cost, but I think the total came to around $36, which is pretty good for the delicious food, better than Cora’s (said no one ever) he-he.

Apart from food stuff, the staff were quite friendly.  The only downside I could think of is that the order took longer than expected, even though there weren’t too many people around.  I just hope this was a one time thing, as my family and I concluded that we would like to go back there and try other dishes on the menu.


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