Serves meat, veg options available. Veg-friendly cafe inside Community Natural Foods; previously known as Sunflower Cafe. Offers coffee, juices, salad bar, hot food buffet, pizza, burritos, and sandwiches. Free parking on site. It's across railways tracks from Calgary Millenium Park in Canaught/Beltline district. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Organic, Canadian, American, Buffet, Salad bar, Juice bar, Non-veg
1304 10th Ave SW (12th St SW)
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0J2
403-229-2383
OPEN NOW

Mon-Fri 9:00am-7:00pm, Sat 9:00am-5:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

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  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by aje
GREENfatima
GREENfatima
  • vegan
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+14

Pretty good

4
Posted on 12 / 05 / 2013

I found this place close to my new house- was super excited to have something vegan close to home. Their salad bar Is great and buffet is pretty good. They also have breakfast sandwiches which are a little sad. I haven't tried their pizza or lunches yet, I'm more of a breakfast person. Overall, since the foods are fresh and the coffee is decent I would give them 4/5.


vegetariangirl
vegetariangirl
  • vegan
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+575

a favourite place to eat

4
Posted on 11 / 02 / 2013

The staff are very friendly. There is a great juice bar, salad bar and buffet. Plus a sandwich and burrito counter and fresh made pizza. Lots of vegan options. My favourite is a veganized "Tofu Parm" with Daiya cheese.


groundeffectcafe
groundeffectcafe
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+21

not big on taste

2
Posted on 06 / 03 / 2011

most of the food looked and tasted highly processed, much white flour and frozen veggies about, and when ever I am there, it is over cooked. It would be nice to be able to grab something hot at times when shopping for food, I just wish it was better quality. An endless supply of not so good food is becoming way to common, after a time it starts looking good, then they can lower the quality a bit more, I mean cut costs and save money and then we can say good bye to tasty fresh food.

Pros: fast
Cons: expensive , salty

kuzariprincess
kuzariprincess
  • mostly-vegetarian
Contributions
+11

not strictly vegetarian

2
Posted on 04 / 21 / 2010

Sunflower Cafe serves meat and is not strictly vegetarian but remain veggie friendly.

Pros: veggie friendly
Cons: serves meat
23skidoo
23skidoo
  • mostly-vegetarian
Contributions
+31

Good veggie deli selections

4
Posted on 11 / 23 / 2009

I haven't sit down to eat at Community Natural Foods, but they have some baked items/coffee, and good deli items to take home. The veggie paté stands out, as does the red pepper hummous and falafel balls.


vegan madd
vegan madd
  • vegan
Contributions
+27

not organic

2
Posted on 10 / 21 / 2009

I worked here- most things were from a can or came in frozen. Sure everyone likes the bland salty flavor of the soups and stir frys (notice the veggies are all nicely cut-uh hum... previously frozen) The only fresh ingredients are in the fresh salads, whether they're organic or not is questionable. I'd like to see some labels.


Jetgirly
Jetgirly
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+36

Great for a Restaurant in a Grocery Store!

4
Posted on 03 / 16 / 2008

You have to take Sunflower Cafe for what it is- a cafeteria inside a grocery store! That being said, the food is good and the price is better. A filling bowl of curried vegetables on rice can be had for $3.50, and there are plenty of other choices as well. Obviously a cafeteria inside a grocery store isn't the place to go for a fancy meal out, but if you're going shopping at Community Natural Foods anyways (and you should- it's great!), Sunflower Cafe is a great lunch choice.

Pros: Excellent value., Convenient - eat then shop!, Friendly atmosphere.
Cons: Menu could vary more from day to day.
aje
aje
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+12

Well ... I like it :)

4
Posted on 02 / 07 / 2008

I think the Sunflower cafe is great! It is not a restaurant feel though if that is what you are looking for you will not be happy here. It is a buffet style where your plate is weighed. I always find that the dishes compliment each other and they are always fresh. There is nothing like a big mountain of veggie delights with a warm samosa on top! Slightly expensive, but worth it.

Pros: excellent food, healthy cuisine
Cons: small, noisy

 

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