More than just a cafe
Posted on 06 / 17 / 2015
When I hear the term "cafe," I expect something fairly casual. But Sunflower Cafe is actually a fairly upscale restaurant, with premium vegan food selections and premium pricing.
Sunflower Cafe reminds me a lot of Laughing Seed Cafe in Asheville.
I was glad to be able to order local, organic hot tea, which was served in a pot.
For dinner, I ordered one of the daily specials: "Tilapia Style Peach Tofu," $18. Grilled tofu, cauliflower & butternut squash mash, steamed veggies (carrots + broccoli), mango peach Port wine sauce. The presentation was very nice, and the taste was excellent--but I was surprised by the small portion size. Still, I know that part of what I'm paying for is the labor that goes into creating such a fancy vegan dish.
I was tempted to order the other special of the day: Chimichuri Seitan Steak.
The menu was filled with lots of great-sounding offerings, including about a dozen "Starters" plus various types of salad.
For dessert, my server brought out a plate showing about eight different types of cakes/pies--all vegan--such as German chocolate cake, key lime pie, etc. I had to use all my willpower to pass them up.
I was impressed by the Dr. Bronner's liquid soap in the bathroom.
If I ever come to Atlanta again, I'll be sure to dine at Sunflower Cafe.
Many vegan selections, Excellent food
Small portions, Fairly high prices