June 30, 2012 Cafe Sunflower: Atlanta,GA
I’m suspicious of weird food combinations. So I resisted the Sunflower pizza (endive, dates, capers, artichoke hearts, walnut pesto), but my server said it was his favorite thing on the menu.
In the wrong hands, these ingredients together would be train wreck awful. At Cafe Sunflower, they’re delicious:
What a great sweet/salty/slightly bitter combo. The pita bread crust made this a light dish, more like an open face sandwich than a pizza.
I also had the butternut squash, which could have used a bit more salt, and a dish of collard greens:
I wish I’d had time to come back and try the other intriguing options, like the coconut tofu risotto and the Tostada Napoleon made with their house chili.
The on-line menu looks pretty standard, while the specials are more inventive. There are plenty of vegan options, as well as dishes made with dairy.
Cafe Sunflower is a pleasant spot, with paper lanterns livening up the strip mall setting. But the real draw here is the creative, tasty food.