It's challenging to find good vegan lunch spots in Sonoma as many associate wine with cheese and meat. So, finding a place where we could grab a quick lunch before checking in was hard, but Sunflower Caffe seemed like a good bet as there was a sandwich with the word "vegan" right on the menu.
Downtown Sonoma is a quaint little town with a variety of shops and restaurants, but for some reason everyone wanted to eat at Sunflower Caffe. There was a line out the door when we arrived and we were told there'd be a 30-minute wait after the long wait in line to order. Well, we were already here, so why not?!
We ordered some glasses of wine, then found a seat outside in the beautiful courtyard. Luckily, they have a ton of seating outside and it was a gorgeous day. We took a seat at one of the metal tables and our wine was brought out fairly quickly. We toasted to the start of a fine adventure while enjoying the fountain next to us.
After a while, they brought our meals out. As my friend had bought the meal, I didn't want to say anything negative, but after a while, I just couldn't help it! I ordered the Vegan Pita that had roasted cauliflower, roasted red pepper hummus, summer squash, pickled onion, and cauliflower-almond sauce. That all sounded good and with the wait being as long as it was, I was expecting perfection. I was very disappointed. The sandwich had no taste at all. In fact, it couldn't have been any more bland. My friend expressed disappointment with her sandwich as well. Alas, what could we do.
The worst part was that the meal was overly expensive with my sandwich being $12 and each glass of wine being like $15. There wasn't even service other than them bringing the food out to you. So, why the heck do people wait for this food? I'll never know. But, I'll never be back again.
421 First Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476