Meet Your Merchant ~ Rise and Dine Cafe

It’s Monday morning. Back to work. Your going through the motions, but the clouds are low and the sky is gray. A rough way to start the week. You can change all that with one delightful stop at Rise and Dine Cafe!

“The sun always shines at Rise and Dine.”

Treat yourself to the Breakfast Burrito, one of many fluffy omelets, Steak and Eggs, or try the infamous Green Eggs and Ham! There’s no better way to start the week, especially when it’s served with a smile. When asked what they like best about their work, owners Frank Arko and Terri Krizman replied, “Seeing the satisfied smiles on our customers.”


Both Frank and Terri worked for a fortune 500 company at one time, but weren’t completely satisfied with their careers. Frank had a passion for food and had been a chef for a while, and Terri had worked as a restaurant manager. “It was our dream to open a breakfast/lunch cafe where we serve fresh, delicious food,” Terri shares.

So on August 1, 2011, Rise and Dine Cafe opened its doors on Chillicothe Road in Chesterland. Now, people come from all around, as far away as Strongsville, Geneva, and Akron to indulge in some of Rise and Dine’s favorites: Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Sensational Skillets, Breakfast Skins, specialty burgers like the Mind Your “Manners” Burger ( two ¼ pound patties) and the Russell Crowe Italian Burger, authentic gyros, a large selection of sandwiches, salads, and wraps – and handmade shakes and desserts! If that’s not enough to lure you in, Terri says you’ll also receive “delicious and huge portions, a great serving staff, and never a dull moment!”

Rise and Dine runs regular weekly specials including Chicken Paprikash w/dumplings and salad, Pulled Pork w/sweet potato fries, Sloppy Joes w/chips, perch dinners, and others as assigned by Chef Frank. For you BIG EATERS!! You MUST check this one out!

The Wolverine Challenge

A colossal 14 egg omelet with bacon, sausage and ham, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, American, cheddar, Swiss, and provolone cheeses, and a side of home fries and toast for $15.99. IF you can eat it all in 30 minutes – it’s FREE! And you get your name on their Wall of Fame. (rules apply)

That certainly would fit into the category of ‘never a dull moment’!

Rise and Dine is expanding next door and will soon be featuring a salad bar on the weekdays and breakfast buffet on the weekend. They also will cater and can provide a private meeting area for either morning or evenings.

There are far too many items on the menu to mention here, but you can see what they offer on their Facebook page.  Better yet, visit the cafe in person. Why? “The owners are cool, the food is delicious, and I love our customers!” says Gina, an employee at the cafe.

Frank and Terri are offering a great deal just for Geauga News readers. Buy any regular priced meal, and receive 50% off the second one of equal or lesser value when you mention this article. So what are you waiting for? Whether it’s Monday morning or Saturday afternoon, take yourself or your whole family over to see Frank and Terri where

“The sun always shines at Rise and Dine.”

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Rise and Dine Cafe
12769 Chillicothe Rd.
Chesterland, Ohio 44026

Monday – Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



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