Sunny Day Cafe


Sunny Day Cafe is a breakfast and lunch place located at 101 S Main Street in Downtown Bel Air. It’s a cozy place that has a “Cheers” like atmosphere where you’re bound to run into someone you know. When the sun is shining, you can enjoy sitting outside, listen to live music from musicians like Classical Chris and of course, enjoy the delicious food.

The success behind Sunny Day Cafe is a result of Laurie Orfanidis’, owner of Sunny Day, experience in the restaurant industry, her quality of service and involvement in her community.

Experience: Laurie has been in the restaurant business since 1980. Her first job was at a local restaurant across the street from her home where she worked until she opened the doors to Sunny Day. Not only did Laurie learn the ins-and-outs of the restaurant industry at her first job, this is also where she met her husband Nick. Nick is her biggest supporter and is the friendly face you’ll see almost every time you visit!

Quality of Service: From day one, Laurie has focused on great quality of service the cafe would be known for. Laurie and her team work hard to provide a dining experience that centers around their patrons. This means a staff that has pride in what they do and truly cares about every visitor.

Community: Sunny Day screams community. Local artists fill the walls at Sunny Day with their eclectic works of art. Artisans have gone to the extent of creating specific pieces for Laurie and her team. If you haven’t yet seen the hand-stitched logo at the center of the cafe’s wall, be sure to check it out.

Laurie’s passion goes beyond her restaurant. You can often find her supporting and volunteering at Downtown Bel Air events like First Fridays and the MD State BBQ Bash. Her community minded approach is one of the biggest keys to her success. Here’s the list of just some of the ways Sunny Day Cafe stays involved in the community:

Supporting LEO Wives Have Your 6
Bel Air Downtown Alliance Board
Christmas Parade
First Friday
MD State BBQ Bash
March of Dimes
Harford County Schools

Sunny Day’s work and success has not gone unnoticed. The restaurant has received many awards like that from the state recognizing the economic impact that Sunny Day is having on the greater Bel Air area. Sunny Day has also received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and most recently, the Bel Air Business of the Year Award!

Sunny Day Cafe is an active member of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and often participates in all that’s going on in Downtown Bel Air.

Stop in the next time you’re in the neighborhood and enjoy an old favorite. Or, discover a new one. Either way, we’ll treat you to a dining experience that’s unparalleled.