Sunny Street Cafe (Polaris) | Columbus, OH

June 14, 2017

Sunny Street Cafe | Facebook | IG: @sunnystreetcafe 
8461 Sancus Blvd. (map it!)
Columbus, OH 43240
(614) 987-7451
Open daily 6:30a-2:30p
Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free? Y/N/Y
Kid-friendly? Y

Sunny Street Cafe is a casual chain of breakfast/lunch restaurants, with locations around Ohio, Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Illinois, and now Canada. There are now eight spread around central Ohio.

The Polaris location is the newest in Columbus, and they were kind enough to invite us to explore the new store and taste items from their summer menu.

We started first with a handful of beverages. Sunny Street Cafe has begun adding nitro cold brew coffee from Crimson Cup Coffee, and I’ll never say no to a glass of it. Nitro cold brew is strong but ridiculously smooth.

Sunny Street has also started serving fresh-squeezed orange juice.

The new Sunny Street design incorporates tile floors, plenty of natural wood accents…

…and little details like whisks used as decorative lighting.

You’ll also find new ingredients incorporated into the menu, like Milligan’s maple syrup.

Sunny Street has always proven itself to be very kid-friendly. The kid’s pancakes arrive shaped like dinosaurs, with a scoop of butter, maple syrup, and a choice of meat.

We were also able to sample their new summer menu, which features a selection of sweet and savory items.

There are two uses of carnitas on the summer menu. The first is a carnitas flatbread, featuring the braised pork, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, pico de gallo, plus a drizzle of cilantro crema and a house-made guajillo hot sauce (which pops up elsewhere on the menu).

On the sweet side is a serving of French toast topped with a berry reduction and blueberry mousse, plus whipped cream and strawberries.

It comes with a small glass decanter of the Milligan’s maple syrup, to add the proper finishing touch.

The summer menu also features a salad with ancho-rubbed chicken, although it wasn’t quite ready when we visited. We did get to try the Sunny’s Skillet, a plate filled with hash browns (I always prefer hash browns over home fries) topped with those carnitas and the guajillo hot sauce, plus salsa, three types of cheese, a fried egg, and a side of crispy fried tortilla wedges.

The new Polaris location is situated on the corner of a plaza down Sancus Boulevard, with floor-to-ceiling windows to allow in plenty of natural light.

It features a variety of seating: a small counter near the kitchen, booths, four-tops, bigger tables, and even a separate private dining room.

There’s also a patio that catches a good amount of shade.

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Sunny Street Cafe. Photos and opinions are my own.

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