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The beautiful city of Fresno offers many outstanding places to eat, as you can enjoy nearly any cuisine known to mankind in the Fresno restaurant scene.  However, do you want to keep it simple?  Are you laid-back, and all you want is a great breakfast at a "mom and pop" diner?  Look to Sunnyside Diner... that's what you'll find.

As with all of reviews that I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  It's a little after 8 in the morning on Monday, May 21, 2018, and I'm hungry, as I'm on the road to railfanning on Cajon Pass, which requires a great start, with a full breakfast.  Sunnyside Diner is the place to be, as the price is reasonable, the food is delicious, and you'll leave the fine restaurant with a full stomach.

My guess is that this fine restaurant gets it's name as it is located on the east side of Fresno, where the sun first shines in the morning.  Gee, I should have asked the owner, Lupe about the name of the restaurant...

Photo:  The restaurant, as you walk in the door.  On this mid Monday morning - a little after 8 - there was only one other customer in the restaurant, who, as I chatted with him, is a regular.  The dining room is small, as it has only four tables, each table has four chairs, so when you do the math, that makes for a total dining capacity of 16.  This gentleman and I had the whole restaurant to ourselves, so you could consider that we enjoyed lots of "elbow room."

Photo:  The menu at Sunnyside Diner is posted next to the kitchen.  The format is that you make your selection from the menu, tell it to Lupe,  who is the owner of the restaurant, the order taker, cashier, cook, table busser; in other words, the "chief cook and bottle washer..." pay for your order at the register, and as you wait, he'll cook your order for you.

Sunnyside Diner is not a "fast food" restaurant, as there is a sign in the dining room advertising that your meal will take time to prepare.  If you're looking for "fast food," you have many options down the road, but if you're looking for good food, well prepared by an excellent chef, you've come to the right place.

Photo:  I take a peak over the counter and watch chef Lupe, the "chief cook and bottlewasher" of the restaurant, as he begins to prepare my delicious breakfast.

Photo:  Business is slow on this Monday morning, so I have the time to chat with Ted, a regular customer who was sitting next to me, as I wait for my breakfast.  Slow thing on this Monday morning, as after Ted left, I had the entire restaurant to myself.  After hearing what I ordered for breakfast, Ted complimented me, as he said I made a "good choice;" he knows the menu as he's a regular customer.

Photo:  Meet friendly Lupe, the owner of the restaurant, who not only cooked an amazing breakfast, but brought it to my table with a smile.  Sunnyside Diner is a "one man show," as Lupe not only cooks an amazing breakfast but he does everything else to keep the fine diner running.

Photo:  I smile and grin, as Lupe takes my photo, as I know I'm ready to enjoy an amazing breakfast at Sunnyside Diner.

Photo:  I took the easy route from the menu, and ordered and ordered the "Two Eggs with Hash Browns" from the menu.  You get a choice of bacon, sausage or ham; I chose sausage, which is my de facto choice of breakfast meat. Editor's not:  I have never met a sausage that I don't love.  The choice of toast was the usual, and, in my long standing tradition, I chose sourdough toast, as it's my favorite.

Such a wonderful breakfast!  One of my "bench marks" for a good breakfast restaurant is eggs, cooked over easy, without being runny, hard, or breaking the yoak.  The eggs were perfect, along with the sausage, hash brown potatoes and toast.  The toast arrived "dry," but with butter and jam to customize it to your individual taste.  I chose to spread just butter, as I am not a fan of sweet jam or jelly.

An excellent breakfast!

Lupe welcomes you, takes orders, cooks your wonderful breakfast, and busses tables.  Lupe is a friendly guy, and his breakfast is a good as it gets in "sunny" east Fresno.  When you're in the mood for a great breakfast experience in Fresno, Sunnyside Diner should be at the top of your list.

Sunnyside Diner
5235 E. Kings Canyon Rd.
Fresno, CA 93727
559 252-2006

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