Last night as Sewing Circle at Diana’s house (see Tomorrow: a Tea Party) was starting to wrap up its business (which consists largely of talking, with some very desultory sewing, LOL), I got a phone call from Missy, my youngest brother’s wife. She and Chris live in Connecticut, so immediately I thought something might be wrong.

Missy reassured me on that score. Instead, she was calling because she and Chris were in Columbus to pick up their son who was finishing his first year at The Ohio State University in the same Freshman Honors Computer Engineering program that my older son had gotten into back in the day. Both of them entered the honors robot competition with nearly equal stellar results, placing in the top three teams. I guess computer savvy runs in the family, although it certainly has managed to skip me! 😛

Anyway, last night Missy wondered whether she, Chris and I could get together this morning to have breakfast before they turned around and drove back to the East Coast.

We arranged to meet at Sunny Street Cafe on Hospital Drive in Dublin, a suburb of Columbus located to its northwest and directly north of my own suburb of Hilliard. Sunny Street is a breakfast and lunch restaurant that I had been to before with Wendie Gerus, my former colleague from the Ohio Public Defender’s Office.

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There are Sunny Street Cafes in other locations, which I can’t speak to, but this one is simply delightful. For full information about their location and hours, see their Facebook page here.

I had the huevos rancheros, which I ordered with a bit of trepidation since this isn’t a Mexican restaurant. But I needn’t have worried: it was an excellent dish, accurately spiced and accompanied by black beans with fresh salsa. Muy sabroso!

Mr. Asch and his lovely wife are the owners and have been for the past nine years.

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Our server was friendly and right on top of things with helpful suggestions, such as an iced tea to go for my brother Chris, along with extra lids for it when the first one defied both his and Missy’s ingenuity. Unfortunately I didn’t get her name, and since I didn’t pick up the tab, I don’t have the receipt with her name on it. The woes of being treated to a meal. LOL! 😛

Here she is:

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One of the many things that I liked about this Sunny Street Cafe, besides the friendliness of the proprietors and every employee who I encountered, was the spick-and-span cleanliness of the entire place. From the kitchen to women’s room to dining room to the lobby, everything shone! And it would have been quite easy to see if it hadn’t, because everything about this location and its charming, humorous decor lives up to its name, Sunny Street. 🙂

More photos:

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There is also a strong community flavor to this particular Sunny Street Cafe. For example, jerseys from notable athletes on the local teams are framed and honored along one wall, and a community bulletin board graces the outer lobby area:

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The piece de resistance at Sunny Street Cafe was lurking in  glass cabinet as we left: the most delightful cookies! We got a frog for college freshman Ben and a ladybug for Missy:

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Missy and I agreed that the cookies on the top shelf looked equally tempting. 😛

The day was nice enough for the outside tables at Sunny Street to be occupied by the time Chris, Missy, and I left.

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I highly recommend the Asch’s Sunny Street Cafe next time you are hungry for a great breakfast or lunch!

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While I was out in the parking lot taking photos of the exterior of Sunny Street Cafe, I noticed that there was a Tuesday Morning in the same shopping center. My friend Janet had recently mentioned that there was one in our suburb of Hilliard and that I might find things similar to those at Pier 1 for much less money. So I walked over to check it out.

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I discovered that Janet was right! Here are just a few of the things that I saw, liked, and checked the prices on. In every case, Tuesday Morning’s prices undercut similar items elsewhere. And as Jackie, the sales associate who helped me, said, their items are extremely good quality. I agree! Here are just a few of the things that caught my eye:

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Confession time: I couldn’t resist it all. 😛

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Some of the things that I got at Tuesday Morning will be put to rest awhile in my linen closet awaiting the right moment for me to give them to friends. At least that’s my story! 😉