Rise 'n Shine, Asheville?
A few days ago I notice this spot had opened. Has anyone tried it yet?
It's OK. It's a good concept (local, organic, etc.) but in my opinion nothing we had was any better than what I could cook up at home. Service was slow. I was surprised at the good review in the Mountain Xpress this week, but also noted that it wasn't the usual reviewer.
I think its much better than ok. Its at least very good, and the service has been great the 2 times I've been. I don't understand the comment about "nothing better than I could cook at home". Thats true about almost all breakfast food, if not most food in general. I can fry an egg and make toast, so thats not really the standard for whether I enjoy a breakfast in a restaurant. Just me I guess...
On a Saturday morning in early December, Rise 'N Shine was pleasantly crowded, but no wait for a table, service was excellent (seated near the cooking area, I was asked by every wait-person who passed on her way to another table if I wanted a coffee refill). For a Southern breakfast eatery, it oddly did not offer biscuits. Had they ever had requests for biscuits? "Oh, yes." Only bread choices were whole wheat and white and English muffin.With many very good artisan bakeries in Asheville, it would be nice for them to expand their baked goods offerings. With an Atlanta Bread Company across the street, offering more choices at better prices, not much of a reason to return here.