My busy week started hungry and craving a good diner breakfast!

Well, lucky for me, Sunrise Café (on Hwy 73) is open on Mondays, which is rare in these parts. Subconsciously, I found myself chanting some kind of corned beef hash song as I strolled passed tables outside and made my way into the bustling café.

Legend has it — Great corned beef hash can be found here

If you’re looking for a corned beef hash to talk about, this is supposed to be THE PLACE. It was certainly worth investigating!

Lots of bright sunny flowers adorn the Sunrise Café

Bright, fun & inviting atmosphere

It’s decorated with paintings of large flowers, very inviting. I followed instructions and sat where I wanted. I could see it was a popular place, which made me feel like I was in good company. I was having high hopes the coffee was worthy of a legend too, since caffeine and good grounds make a morning right!

The marvelous smell (and taste) of great coffee

The waitress placed a steaming black cup in front of me which smelled perfect on the aroma meter along with the most colorful selection of coffee creamers — it was so pretty — it reminded me of a box of chocolates. (I can see Forrest on the park bench holding this bowl of creamers!) Hazelnut, Irish Cream, French Vanilla and more! Those of you who know me, know which one I’d pick — I am a French Vanilla girl, of course — plain just won’t do!

Amazing coffee and what a great selection of creamers!

Made to order — the legend comes to life!

In all its “made to order” hash glory, the legend came to life — with large meaty slivers everywhere, along with the best looking, fluffy, steaming scrambled eggs with cheese and spinach.

Corned beef hash and scrambled eggs with spinach and cheese.

Did I mention … bacon?

OH and the bacon — home-cured maple bourbon bacon. It was a masterpiece — simply a symphony of my favorite everything for breakfast. Yes, yes — it’s a hearty meal but I knew my busy day would keep me hustling and bustling, so my feast began!

What a happy way to start my day!

My friendly server refilled that great cup of coffee and I felt quite content. She left my old fashioned “hand-written-rip-off-the-tablet-ticket” to take to the register and pay. As I headed out with my “corned beef hash belly” and my packed leftovers, I was happy to know it was a visit well worth it. And the town folk were right, The Legend of Corned Beef Hash in Denver is true! It’s definitely something to talk about and then some!

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Review and photos by Debbie Amyotte
Debbie Amyotte – Foodie & Reviewer

Debbie Amyotte is a self-proclaimed “Giant FOODIE”. She loves everything about food from fine dining to hidden gems that only the locals know about. Traveling is a big passion and she has visited about 30% of the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. Grami to two awesome grandkids she visits them as much as she can. Sundays at her house, are meant for two things: church and football!

She is active in the community as a Rotary member, the organizer for Ladies Luv Adventures in Lake Norman, and she hosts a monthly mystery book club called A Good Night for Murder.

Her professional life includes being a Realtor for Keller Williams Mooresville, a travel agent for Travel Planners International, Inc., and a local, independent, contracted pet sitter — caring and understanding special pet needs. Contact Debbie by email,

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