Review: The best sweet, savory chicken and waffles, cinnamon roll at Sunrise Social

Kelsey Davis
The Repository
  • Sunrise Social, a breakfast, brunch and lunch eatery, opened last May in Uniontown.
  • I reviewed the cinnamon roll, avocado toast and Sunrise chicken and waffles.
  • The bottom line? 4.6 stars out of 5.
Sunrise Social offers breakfast, brunch and lunch in a bright atmosphere.

GREEN – Sunrise Social , in the same plaza as Acme Fresh Market, opened last May. The breakfast, brunch and lunch eatery is where Tom & Chee used to be.

The bright exterior lures you into an open, airy, plant-filled space with light wood tables and yellow chairs. It feels like a hip city spot.

The menu boasts pancakes, waffles, french toast, sausage and biscuits, shrimp and grits, a variety of eggs Benedicts, home fries, avocado toast and more breakfast favorites; breakfast and lunch sandwiches; salads; a kids’ menu; and sides. Also offered are pastries, assorted coffee, teas and lattes, and bloody marys, mimosas and other cocktails. There are also senior specials for ages 65 and older.

The cinnamon roll at Sunrise Social is four cinnamon rolls topped with icing and served in a warm skillet.

I started the meal with a cinnamon roll ($5), which I thought would be a serving for one person. When the skillet came out with four cinnamon rolls, I was completely shocked. It was the size of my head. There was no way I was going to finish it myself.

With an abundance of sweet, gooey icing on top and a sprinkle of cane sugar, this warm, soft cinnamon roll was deadly. Of all the cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had, this one ranks among the top. I highly recommend. Just be prepared to share or take some home.

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The avocado toast offers whole grain wheat toast, feta seasoned avocado, extra virgin olive oil and micro greens. Add a cage-free egg, cooked your way, for $1.25.

After such a heavy start, I was relieved to see my order of avocado toast ($7.99) with a cage-free egg ($1.25) was an appropriate size. With whole grain wheat toast, feta seasoned avocado, extra virgin olive oil and micro greens, this toast was tasty. I loved the savory flavor, thanks to the feta and olive oil.

I’ll admit, it seemed comical when the waitress brought the orders of avocado toast and Sunrise chicken and waffles ($17.99) to the table, as the chicken and waffles dwarfed the toast.

The Sunrise chicken and waffles are two hand-breaded chicken tenders topped with housemade gravy and sriracha maple syrup set atop two fluffy waffles.

The price seemed a bit high for a brunch meal until I saw the size of the chicken and waffles. They were hefty.

The two hand-breaded chicken tenders, topped with housemade gravy and sriracha maple syrup, sat atop two fluffy waffles.

I grabbed a few bites and couldn’t believe how good they were. The chicken was rich, savory and sweet with a hint of spiciness, and the waffles were fluffy with a nice crunch on the edges and a good buttery flavor. You won’t regret ordering this. It’s big enough to share or save some for later.

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Sunrise Social opened last May in Green in the space previously occupied by Tom & Chee.

Sunrise Social is at 3875 Massillon Road and is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Find Sunrise Social on Facebook for more information and to view the menu .

Sunrise Social

Taste: Everything exceeded my expectations. Delicious! 5/5 stars

Ambiance: The atmosphere was bright and fun. 5/5 stars

Service: Servers and host were friendly. 4.5/5 stars

Concept: It’s not a new concept, but it’s done well. 4.5/5 stars

Price: Prices seemed a little inconsistent, higher than expected for some and lower than expected for others. 4/5 stars

Overall rating: 4.6 stars