Rise Biscuits and Donuts
Location: The location at Rise is the better of the two, with lots of parking all around it. It is right smack in the middle of Carrboro, so it’s an easy walk if you live nearby.
Price: Rise doughnuts are reasonably priced, and so is the coffee. The biscuits are more pricey at nearly $5 with toppings, but they are still very delicious.
Variety: At Rise, you have a variety of biscuits, doughnuts, coffee, “hashpuppies”, salads and even chicken strips.
Time: Rise is super fast for donuts, but you might have to wait at least five minutes for your biscuit, especially if the restaurant is crowded.
Vibe: Rise is very cute and resembles a boutique city bakery. You can go inside and sit down, and there’s even a chalkboard to draw on in the back.
Overall: Rise Biscuits is a place to go to meet your friends and have a nice meal before work or school. If you want a really fluffy but generic biscuit, Rise is for you.
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
Location: Sunrise’s location is farther away from CHS than Rise is, but there’s usually less traffic. The only traffic is actually the line into the drivethrough. Sunrise is on the northern end of Franklin Street, so it is not too walkable from downtown. There is, however, a small parking lot on one side.
Price: Sunrise’s biscuits are less expensive than Rise, but only by a bit; a chicken biscuit is $4.29. Overall, they cost about 50 cents less than Rise’s.
Variety: At Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen, there are a variety of biscuits as well as coffee, great sweet tea, cinnamon rolls, hush-puppies, fries, grits, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and small break- fast platters.
Time: Sunrise is super quick as it is a drive-through, so you shouldn’t have to wait more than two minutes for your food, but the car line itself can take upward of ten minutes.
Vibe: There is something to love about a local kitchen that serves biscuits; it’s just plain Southern. It is a family-run kitchen, with both owners being born and raised in the South. It’s just like something you might see on TV.
Overall: Sunrise Kitchen is the place to go when you’re in your pajamas, on the go or just want to sit in the car with your friends and listen to music. If you are looking for a real Southern biscuit or meal, this is the place for you; they’re homemade and fluffy — one of the best I’ve ever had.