Before breakfast was the first meal of the day, it was part of a midday supermeal—Dinner, Breakfast, Nash, & Young. Give breakfast’s solo work its proper respect with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of organic breakfast or lunch fare at Rise ‘n Shine Café.
Working with up to 11 local farmers and merchants, Rise ‘n Shine Café dishes up breakfast and lunch made from local and organic ingredients infused with regional flair. Morning options come alive thanks to eggs culled from Farside Farms, with menu items such as the broccoli mushroom omelet ($6.25) featuring goodies plucked fresh from nearby omelet trees. Non-ovo-centric options run the gamut from family-recipe flapjacks ($3.75–$6.25) to sizzlin’ hash browns ($1.50) and local bacon ($2.50), while Rise ‘n Shine’s lunch options, such as the free-range-chicken-salad sandwich ($6.50), pamper noontime munchers. A selection of greens and kiddie options fills the rest of the dance card, engaging diners both young and herbivorous.
Because enjoying liquid refreshment, much like juggling fire, is best done in the company of friends, Rise ‘n Shine supplies patrons with a plethora of smoothies, available in seven different flavors incorporating the earth’s bounty, with strawberries, bananas, ginger, and local honey ($4–$4.50). Juices are also squeezed on premises, such as the organic carrot juice ($3.25–$4), a favorite of rabbits and rabbit optometrists. Rise ‘n Shine’s dining area welcomes guests and hungry chess pieces with a smattering of checkerboard tablecloths.
640 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801