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Sunflower Bakery and Cafe: A Delicious Hidden Gem in Galveston

Sunflower Cafe

The Sunflower Bakery & Cafe in Galveston is a favorite among locals on the island, with good reason! It’s the perfect spot for a hearty big breakfast, a daily brunch served until 3pm, a quick treat of pastries and pies with coffee, or even a leisurely lunch. The Sunflower Bakery is one of those hidden gems that you want to tell the world about, but you also secretly want to keep all to yourself!

The Sunflower Bakery Galveston current location is in Galveston’s historic East End. They started more than twenty years ago as a small bakery (16th and Church) serving up delicious bakery items, cold sandwiches, and soup. It didn’t take long before word caught on and soon a visit required a significant wait in line just to get in. Within a couple of years, their success gave the opportunity to open a restaurant at a second location and with a fantastic dining experience that matched their delicious breakfasts.

It’s hard to pick your favorites from the amazing selection of pastries, sandwiches, and salads. Stay awhile and enjoy the great service or just stop in and grab a few bakery items and homemade sandwiches for later. Everything is made from scratch and as they say, they cook the way they would want to eat.

Psst – Don’t forget the famous tomato basil soup!

The restaurant is a hidden gem is sometimes referred to as the “Sunflower Cafe” but it’s well known to most locals. It’s not just for breakfast. In fact, they are known for great food that includes a daily brunch.

From humble beginnings , the Sunflower Bakery and Cafe was started by a local family who had a passion for good food and providing a great experience. They use only the freshest ingredients (locally sourced where possible) in all of their dishes, which is one of the reasons why it’s become such a beloved spot among locals.

Sunflower Bakery Menu

Let’s talk breakfast!

The Sunflower Bakery and Cafe breakfast menu is sure to please everyone in your group. Bring your hearty appetite for breakfast. You can get eggs in all the usual variations, but the great variety of “other stuff” on the plate is where Sunflower Cafe shines!  We’re talking everything from steak, lamb chops, crab cakes, smoked salmon, or even fried oysters- Yum! All made with the finest ingredients by a great staff! That’s why the cafe rated one of the best on the island.

Their pancakes, waffles, and french toast are also popular items, served up syrup and some with fresh berries. If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, they have a selection of pastries and yogurt bowls.

The Sunflower Bakery offers a variety of breakfast items that are sure to please everyone in your group. The menu features items such as eggs benedict, pancakes, waffles, and French toast. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, they also offer fruit cups and yogurt parfaits. And, of course, no breakfast is complete without fresh coffee! Sunflower Cafe is the perfect way to start your day.

Daily Brunch

Who else has a brunch every day? Our fav brunch specialty is the Benedict Turf & Turf, which has toasted English muffin, two filet mignon, a poached egg and Hollandaise sauce, served with breakfast potatoes. WOW!

And, of course, no visit to the Sunflower Bakery would be complete without one of their famous grilled cinnamon rolls! Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it at the Sunflower Bakery. If not that, then grab the biscuits and strawberry butter.

Sunflower Cafe is the kind of place you want to bring your friends to eat when they come for a visit. It’s one of those uniquely local town restaurants where not only do you get a delicious meal, you get great service. Aside from the desire to support local businesses, the tasty

Previously Sunflower Bakery Cafe was open daily Monday-Sunday, currently they are closed on Tuesday so plan your visit accordingly. If you are an early bird, visit the restaurant at 7am for a great meal, delicious breakfast pastries with coffee, or a traditional egg and bacon breakfast.

Lunch at The Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

Lunch is served from 11am until 5pm and the lunch menu is equally impressive and once again offers some unique food choices. Fresh gulf seafood is always a local favorite,  as are cold and hot homemade sandwiches. They also offer some gluten-free food options on the menu.

Did we mention the the famous tomato basil soup! Okay, yes we did.

No option for delivery, but the restaurant does offer takeout if you are in a hurry or having a typical Monday morning. According to the reviews, this is a place that is best kept aside for one of those leisurely meals where you can stay for a minute. Take your time and enjoy everything about this dining experience!

The Sunflower Bakery & Cafe in Galveston is a favorite among locals because it offers a great selection of breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, yummy treats and brunch like no other. It’s one of those places that you are always glad you went. Whether you are visiting for a quick bite or a full meal, the great food and service is always a winner. Be sure to leave a review after dining, as restaurants can always use more reviews.

From the restaurant: “Our food is chosen from top-quality seasonal ingredients and features a large percentage of choice locally-sourced products. Our menu changes quite often and offers a mix of specialties and signature dishes. The Sunflower Bakery and Cafe is a “Galveston style” restaurant honoring many local and American cooking traditions and interpreting them with our own unique style. Come in and give us a try.”

Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast or lunch, you’ll be glad you did. The Sunflower Bakery in Galveston’s historic east end location is one of those restaurants sure to become one of your island favorites. You won’t be disappointed.

Location: 512 14th Street, Galveston, TX 77550
Open 7am-5pm. Closed on Tuesday.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


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