Cafe Sunflower - Buckhead

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2140 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 30309

Finer dining vegetarian restaurant with two locations serving a varied range of cuisines, from Asian to Southwestern American. Offers many dishes and has vegan cake. Mostly vegan. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5:00pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-2:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, International, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian, Catering, Southwestern American

Reviews (49)

First Review by Mimi123

Expensive but delicious - Edit

My husband and I go here on our anniversaries only, mostly because there's usually a long wait and it's extremely expensive. Most of their dishes have soy in them. The ones that don't are extremely delicious.

Pros: Good flavor

Cons: Lots of soy in their dishes, Expensive!!!

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Classy, delicious, 95% vegan - Edit

Almost entirely vegan, only two menu items use dairy cheese. Nice sit-down restaurant with good selection and service.

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Best part of coming back home.. - Edit

Every time I come back home, I have to go to Sunflower. Only minuets after landing at Hartsfield, I am on my way. Incredibly creative menu and vibrant flavors.

Pros: Creative Menu, Gluten Free Options

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surprisingly lovely - Edit

Did not expect the inside to be so lovely. Very much enjoyed the service and every dish we ordered. Highly recommended and looking forward to trying out the other location in Sandy Springs.

Pros: server! he was awesome. , great atmosphere, amazing selection of dishes

Cons: German chocolate cake a little dry but the icing m

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A gem in Buckhead - Edit

While visiting Atlanta, we were lucky enough to get a reservation at Cafe Sunflower. Our server, Leigh was outstanding and lead us through the menu brilliantly. Our portobello sliders were so good and fun to eat, just enough as an appetizer. I had the cauliflower Marsala and he had the seitan marsala, both delicious. Huge portions, but all healthy (save for them using a bit of oil).

Pros: Beautiful environment, Great Service

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Really impressed - Edit

The staff are friendly and engaging the menu is varied but not vast and the dishes I had were excellent. I will be back when I revisit the area. Note it is not all vegan so be sure to ask.

Pros: Great staff, solid food

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Great Vegan Restaurant - Edit

This is a very nice and cozy vegan restaurant. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food is great and there is a variety of foods to choose from. The desserts are so very very good.

Pros: Vegan, Friendly staff, good customer service

Cons: Although the portions are nice it is a bit pricey.

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Just Wow! - Edit

Always impressed with this dining experience...food is always excellent, service is good, atmosphere is nicely upscale but still casual.

Pros: Food, Food, Food

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More than just a cafe - Edit

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.

Pros: Many vegan selections, Excellent food

Cons: Small portions, Fairly high prices

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Excellent!!! - Edit

Most everything is delicious here! Orzo lasagna is a must for lunch! Run don't walk to Sunday brunch! Desserts are amazing! Very nice, elegant atmosphere is great for a date or hanging out with friends. Staff is really friendly and helpful. I love this place!

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Beware - Edit

If healthy vegetarian is what you seek, be aware that this spot uses poison in their foods. All vegetarian and vegan spots do not adhere to healthy diets. Metabisulfites in the tortillias they use is a clear example. I know, because I visited and told them of this allergy and asked. The owner admitted the ingredient was in this food item. Cheap ingredients and charging premium prices. Very deceptive....and unhealthy. Be afraid, be very afraid. When are we ever going to get with food integrity. I was livid with this place because I've dined here for years and put up with the bad service on top of the ridiculous prices just to have an outting. Never again.

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Yum! - Edit

Sunday Brunch gave me life! I am not a pancake eater BUT they are some of the best I have ever tasted!

Pros: variety, flavor, quality

Cons: higher price for smaller portions

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Best Brunch in Atlanta - Edit

I have been to Cafe Sunflower several times, and until now, the main reason to go was their amazing strawberry cake. However, my friends and I went for brunch recently, and it is even better than the brunch at Soul Vegetarian (and that is a tall order)! I highly recommend the blueberry pancakes, which my omni friend said were the best she'd ever had, and the tofu omelette.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Excellent Food, Prompt Service

Cons: A Little Pricey, Make Reservations, No Cake on Sundays

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Best vegan restaurants in town - Edit

This is the best vegan restaurants in town. Great atmosphere. The options are fabulous for veg and non-veg customers. You can use to bring non-vegan friends and business associates and you can be assured everyone will love it. They now have Sunday brunch!

Pros: Excellent food, Good value, Friendly staff

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Friendly and fresh - Edit

The restaurant was an upscale environment with a creative special for Halloween. There were too many "great sounding" options for one visit! We chose the Dracula special which was three sliders each with a different take on vegetarian options. Mushroom cap with special spicy sauce; roasted beet with kimchi; and a hummus patty with lettuce and tomato. All were subtle and unique. As a side, we chose the crispy brussels sprouts served with Mao sauce. We wished the sprouts would have been less covered in batter but they were tasty. As a finish, all desserts were vegan and there were nine cakes form which to choose. We opted for ultimate chocolate and it was worth it. We'll be back! Service was suberbly focused and helpful.

Pros: Excellent food, Vegan options, Friendly staff

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Good Choice For Higher End Veggie Dining - Edit

I took 8 business colleagues here one night. I'm the only vegetarian in the group, but I was paying, so I got to choose. There was some grumbling and a lot of jokes, but everyone agreed it was a good meal. And my colleague from Bordeaux actually approved of my wine choice!

Pros: Good Menu, Good Wine, Moderate Prices

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Good upscale dining - Edit

I loved their upscale yet trendy atmosphere. The food was very good although my risotto with a little too rich. My soup was amazing. Almost anything on the menu can be made vegan. There were so many options it took a long time to choose. I've only been there once but I can't wait to go back. My only criticism is that the place is not 100% vegan.

Pricey but worth it. The service was very good.

Pros: Atmosphere, Soup, Large menu

Cons: Not 100% vegan

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loved it - Edit

I loved this place had the wild mushroom risotto. Whole family had a great meal

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Great Vegan Cakes! - Edit

I love this restaurant and have eaten here often. The food is always delicious. In particular, I love the vegan cakes. There's such a wonderful variety. One thing that would make their menu better is to clearly list what is vegan. The only things specified as vegan are the cakes.

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Long wait - Edit

We waited for 50 minutes to be seated. During this time, I saw three tables vacant and the hostess was not prompt with getting them filled. The food was excellent but portion sizes have diminished from the last time I visited.
Our waiter was more involved with talking to the other waiters than tending to our table. Even though the food is fantastic, because of the prices and uneven service, I will not be back.

Pros: tasty food beautifully arranged, clean, attractive restaurant, large menu

Cons: limited seating for waiting guests

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Delicious! - Edit

Love this place. I took two of my non-veg friends here when I was visiting the area and they loved it too! I can't wait to go back.

Nachos are yum!

Pros: Excellent Food, Friendly Staff, Beautiful Atmosphere

Cons: Pricey

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One of my favorite restaurants - Edit

I have eaten at both Cafe Sunflower locations many times. The food is always fresh, good tasting, and beautifully prepared. Purchased the cookbook and use it often.

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Number ONE on MY List - Edit

I LOVE this place! I never walk out of the restaurant without spending at least $30 b/c I want to try EVERYTHING! Although I'm not 100% vegan all the time, I always opt for the vegan selections here and am NEVER disappointed. Vegan dessert is an absolutely must on every visit!

Pros: Selection of entrees, Tastiness, vegan DESSERTS

Cons: Location (for me) - need branch in Cobb, Pricey (since I order so much)

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you won't be disappointed! - Edit

So glad we found this restaurant! Excellent food with nice presentation ad many vegan options! I ordered the garden loaf, with mashed potatoes. The gravy was outstanding! Hubby ordered pad Thai and loved it. Dessert: we ordered two things: peanut butter chocolate mouse pie; strawberry cake. My oh my, this was a tough decision! There was caramel cake, chocolate cake, cheesecake, blueberry cobbler. They had sugar free dessert and a gluten free chocolate ganache.

Pros: menu selection, atmosphere

Cons: a little pricey

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Delicious, consistent, excellent - Edit

Excellent food, friendly service, nice decor. High quality gourmet food. We've been here several times and absolutely love it. My non-vegan friends and coworkers like it too. Perhaps, my favorite item is Orzo Eggplant Lasagna, which consists of layers of vegetables; not a typical lasagna. Roasted Portabella Mushroom Melt sandwich is delicious and comes with a small salad. We’ve got their cookbook, but their recipes are for advanced cooks, so we keep coming back. We highly recommend this place.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly service, Nice decor

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Vegetarian fine dining - Edit

Fantastic menu where I feel safe making choices. I have enjoyed everything I have had there. My non-veg friends enjoy it as well. The atmosphere is elegant, the staff knowledgeable and courteous (and good looking!). And they carry organic wines.

Pros: no meat!, lots of choices, lovely dining room

Cons: in Buckhead

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Second Impression was Better than First! - Edit

The Sunflower Cafe was better than I expected based on my bias from a previous time visiting. Last time I went to Cafe Sunflower I found what I ate, the Soy Burger, unlikeable. Today, I went back, and tried something new and it was great! The lentil soup was phenomenal and the burrito was good. The best part was the coconut cake, though. It was unbelievably astonishing! It was moist and the icing fit perfectly with it. The parking was good. We easily found a space. The service was also great. I highly recommend The Sunflower Cafe, unless you're in the mood for a burger. Then go across the street to the World Peace Cafe.

Pros: great soup!

Cons: bad veggie burger!

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