• Community Cafe

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Salad bar
Juice bar

Serves meat, vegan 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. Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-7:00pm, Sat 9:00am-5:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm.

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7 Reviews

First Review by aje


Points +58

11 Apr 2019

Great for a quick bite

Everything has full labels and they are super knowledgeable when you ask anything. Mainly buffet style, really good for a quick light bite to eat.

Pros: Usually very quick

Cons: Not a lot of vegan and gluten free options



Points +16

05 Dec 2013

Pretty good

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.


Points +2291

03 Nov 2013

a favourite place to eat

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.


Points +46

Mostly Veg
24 Nov 2009

Good veggie deli selections

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

Points +31

21 Oct 2009

not organic

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.


Points +40

16 Mar 2008

Great for a Restaurant in a Grocery Store!

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.


Points +13

08 Feb 2008

Well ... I like it :)

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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