It’s billed as “a steak and eggs place,” and that particular breakfast item does live up to expectations. The truth is, they could call it a chicken and waffles place, a pot of bread place or a pancake place. It doesn’t really matter, because everything I tasted at Rise & Shine is delicious, easily making it one of the best breakfast destinations in town.
The decor is kitschy. Upside-down, flower-patterned umbrellas hang from the ceiling. The walls are brightly painted. Servers are dressed in pajamas. But the food is serious.
As for steak and eggs, they’re done a number of ways. The Ultimate ($14.95 for two eggs, $1 more for three) features a juicy ribeye, two eggs cooked to order (go over easy!), hash browns and a bread of your choice. The biscuit’s fine, but the move here is the pot of bread, like a cinnamon roll popover with a side of cream cheese sauce.
Another option: Philly-style with shaved ribeye, grilled onions, American cheese and an open-faced omelet. It’s good, but no match for the classic. One item that does compete with the traditional steak and eggs is the crispy chicken breast and waffle ($13.95). The giant chicken breast has a really thick breading, providing excellent crunch, while the waffle holds up, texturally and taste-wise. Both pair perfectly with the cinnamon-maple syrup on the table.
Rise & Shine 10690 Southern Highlands Parkway, 702-202-4646; 9827 W. Flamingo Road, 702-873-0155. Daily, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.