Sunrise Bistro Express Open on Spring Street

sunrisebistroSunrise Bistro’s downtown Charleston location may be significantly smaller than its Johns Island digs, but the menu is far from puny.

The café, which opened this week, offers 19 breakfast entrees (not counting bagels and egg sandwiches); 15 sandwiches; 10 salads; three quesadillas and a half-dozen different desserts. There’s also an espresso program.

Open every day but Sunday from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunrise Bistro Express is the second restaurant to try making a go of it at 116 Spring St since The Black Bean Company moved out last year. Continue reading

Sunrise Bistro Takes Over Tiny Cafe on Spring Street

sunriseA four-year old Johns Island restaurant is picking up where Austin’s Food & Drink left off, returning breakfast and lunch to the pint-sized nook at 116 Spring St.

“I don’t think she had the concept of what people wanted,” Sunrise Bistro co-owner Jessica Welenteichick says of the café which this fall failed after a few short months. Welenteichick and her partners acquired the 14-seat restaurant in a turnkey deal, with plans to open Sunrise Bistro Express by early 2014.

“That lady, she was like an interior decorator wanting to go into restaurants,” Welenteichick continues. “We’ve built ourselves a reputation.” Continue reading