Hours: Breakfast, Lunch (daily), Sun. Brunch
Yes, you can get a filet mignon omelet laced with Boursin cheese, but the folks at the Sunflower Café aren’t putting on any airs. It’s a cheery, family-run spot with friendly service and outstanding comfort food. The big fresh-made salads and sandwiches like the tuna melt and the BLFGT (bacon, lettuce, and fried green tomatoes) hit the spot at lunch, but breakfast and brunch is where this Sunflower really blossoms. A blizzard of powdered sugar blankets fluffy beignets, and the poached eggs are loaded up with crab and fried green tomatoes or sausage and onions. Don’t skip the breakfast potatoes tossed with onions and peppers; they’re delicious. And as for that filet mignon and Boursin cheese omelet, well, it’s a work of nap-inducing breakfast genius. —Robert Moss Dish (Winter 2014)
The welcoming little spot up Highway 61 belies its rundown strip-mall location with a cheery interior, local character, accommodating staff, and family-run vibe.