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.

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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.

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

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DH had Vegetable Omelette with home fries and baked beans.

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My eldest sons favorite, nothing other than Blueberry Waffles.

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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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