Restaurant Review: Rise & Shine Cafe

IMG_1033A week or two ago, I tried a new local breakfast restaurant in Kent called the Rise & Shine Cafe. It’s a cozy place that initially was home to Zoupworks, a specialty soup restaurant. I used to go there quite often before they closed down. When I stepped into this new restaurant, I was slightly thrown off by how different it looked. Zoupworks was filled with 70’s decor, while this place is very simple. The walls are yellow with reddish leaf-like prints in various spots on the wall.



I ordered the Black Squirrel Nutty Waffle with bacon and hash browns on the side. I also got this tasty apple cider. Waffles would have to be my favorite breakfast food. I’ve never been too big of a pancake person. This particular waffle was covered with pecans and powdered sugar. They cooked by bacon just the way I liked it and the hash browns were okay. The waffle was amazing!


Their prices are fairly cheap. Since it’s in a college town I would expect it to be. I got everything for around $16. I probably didn’t need to eat all of that either. I was completely stuffed to the brim by the time I left.

Overall, I would go back. I’m not sure about their other items like eggs and omelets, but it’s worth a try.

Rise & Shine Cafe

135 Erie St.

Kent, OH 44240




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