No waiting is a win at Rise N’ Shine

awoolen@macon.comDecember 30, 2011 

Smaller than other breakfast places, Rise N’ Shine is located in the Kroger shopping center on Ga. 96 in Bonaire. The restaurant is set up similar to a Waffle House, where the cooks prepare the meals out in the open for patrons to see.

What isn’t like the other Southern chain is the specialty dishes Rise N’ Shine serves.

The Chef’s Omelette was something different, with grilled onions, mushrooms and peppers along with sausage and bacon.

The eggs in the omelets were fresh and not egg beaters, as I saw a cook bringing a tray from the back refrigerator.

A few of my dining companions had the deluxe breakfast, which comes with three eggs, two strips of bacon, two sausages and two pancakes. A steal at $7.39.

One of my friends said “the food was good, not great.” It wasn’t much different from any other breakfast offered elsewhere, but it wasn’t worse.

The five young adults who were with us liked the food as much as any child who likes pancakes and eggs. The portions were just right for their ages.

Sodas were served in cans, which were a bit of a stretch at $1.79.

The rest of the prices were reasonable for the amount of food you get.

The good thing about this smaller place is that the wait is not nearly as long as in some restaurants in Warner Robins after Sunday church lets out.

We had a large party and our waitress was pretty attentive considering we had a number of children sitting with us as well.

We sat near the door and it was a cool morning when we ate. Each time the door opened the cold air came in, which was unpleasant. As it gets colder, there will be fewer people who want to sit at the tables nearest the exit/entrance.

Rise N’ Shine offers a lunch menu with teriyaki specials and fried rice, but with a name like Rise N’ Shine, breakfast should be the star.

All in all, I liked the restaurant and if it continues to have no waiting for breakfast it might be a better place for me, especially with hungry children.

Rise N’ Shine

Address: 778 Ga. 96, Bonaire

Phone: 988-0499

Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays.

Smoking: No

Alcohol: No

Kids menu: Yes

Noise level: Medium

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Health rating: 99

Price range: $1.29 and up

Two stars

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