The Sunrise Cafe has been a feature of Civic for a very, very long time.
I have vague memories of getting potato scallops there after school, and it was ancient then (over 20 years ago).
Chow requested I check it out to find out how the $7 lasagna rates in the Tasty Time Laksa review comments.
Stepping into the Sunrise Cafe is like a trip back in time. I’m not certain just how ancient it is, but from the burnt orange motif I’m guessing the 1970’s.
A charming old greek bloke is working the counter (complete with greek language newspaper) and sadly today they had no lasagna. So I fell back to the burger with the lot.
I sat down and waited 5 minutes on a burnt orange chair and Abba was playing on the stereo for an authentic time warp feel.
For $6 it’s a whopping burger. There’s cheese, and an egg, and a slab of bacon. There is tomato, and the lettuce is iceberg. There’s even a ring of pineapple.
Somewhat surprisingly there is no beetroot.
Basically it’s a classic burger with the lot and for the money it’s great value and well executed.
But you should go at least once for historical reasons.
(For more sub $10 lunches in Civic check the tag, if you’ve got recommendations let me know.)