Sometimes less is more. If you are looking for your basic bacon and eggs without all the funky frills, then the Sunny Spot Cafe might just be the answer.
Friendly service and reasonable prices are sure to satisfy and remember, there are reasons why places like this have been around for years -- you can't mess with simple.
I love the Sunny Spot & the fact that it's one of the last restaurants on Main Street that hasn't been completely gentrified. The food has always been great, there are lots of vegetarian options and they have cool stuff like watercress and goat cheese in their omelettes. The service has always been friendly, and one of the waitresses wears a cute "hello kitty" apron. That said, they need to seriously get some ventilation happening in there. My partner and I went a few weeks ago for a breakfast after a night of partying, and we were so sickened by the smoky interior that we asked to take out our breakfasts as we were choking on the poor air quality. All they need to do is run a proper ventilation system in the place and we would be back in a second. And, I'm pretty sure it's against the law to have a place that smoky.
I went there on Good Friday since the other 2 were of out town. The place had about 4 customers at around noon'ish...
I ordered the potatoe special breakfast (I think thats the correct name) - it comes with 2 eggs, 2 slices of toast and chunky potatoe hashbrowns that were mixed with cheese, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli and onions.
Service was prompt and the foos came quickly as ordered - it was everything you'd expect it to be.
Looks like the place is run by a chinese family. The mum was sitting with an older customer chatting away... a couple walked in later and knew her by name..
All in all, a nice cafe setting that's one one of those "trendy" places in main :)
I'd go back with the other 2 and friends for brunch.
The food: large selection, from benedict to burgers to omelettes. The hollandaise sauce is very mediocre but it's still good, the benedicts and omelettes are pretty stuffed with whatever it is you order. The potatoes are okay. Overall, good for a comfort style brunch menu, the main dishes are way better than the side orderings that come along, but it's cheap.
Service: Just mom and pop, so it's not too good when it's busy but she's nice and will get what you ask for.
Ambiance: diner-esque, so very casual
Sunny spot is a little family run business that feels one, that could be a positive or negative depending on what you're looking for. I personally loved it, the eclectic decoration inside isn't much for eye candy but gives the place a warm sort of charm to it.
Being family run the different members of the family all cook, i'll admit a few of my meals were not as good as some others, but most of the time the father is cooking, and if your meal is cooked by him then you're in for a great breakfast at a great price. There is quite a bit of breakfast selection for such a small place, i recommend the corned beef and hash.
A friend tipped us off to this place because we've been having a hard time finding a decent weekend brunch spot that's consistent and that actually serves freshly squeezed juice. The food at the Sunny Spot was good and solid and well priced. The service was good and friendly. The place is no frills and the juice is squeezed to order! Not like most other places where they advertise "freshly squeezed" and they pour it from the jug. It's a place we'll return to.
I went there on a holiday Monday with a friend and you can't beat the price for a basic breakfast. We were sat at the table closest to the washroom and kitchen and I could see the wait staff at work. In the area where they make up smoothies and shakes there were these totally rotten black bananas and the girl was squeezing it out of the banana and it looked really vile. There were these partially squeezed black bananas laying out waiting for the next smoothie order. A breakfast omelet order was incorrect and the waitress was touching all the food with her hands and slopping it on to another plate after handling money. You'll get a cheap bite but I really don't think its a very clean place. Its has a pretty grimy look all around.
So, I used to go the sunny spot for the omelets which for a while were always good. The other day I went in with my girlfriend and I was completely shocked at how crappy our food was!
My "Omelet" was full of raw egg and my "hashbrowns" were a cornucopia of shredded hashbrowns, old sliced hashbrowns and yesterday's leftover, slimy scalloped potatoes (no joke!). It was completely disgusting.
My girlfriend had the clubhouse with fries and the french fries were obviously sitting around for a while and then re-fried when we got there! I will never go back there as long as I live. Complete garbage.