How beautiful was this past weekend? My goodness! To take advantage of the gloriously hot & sunny Sunday, we headed over to Crescent Beach near White Rock (but technically apart of South Surrey). A bit of a lengthy drive, we were famished once we finally arrived from the roughly one-hour trip from Kits.
There are restaurants and cute bistros along Beecher Street – the ‘Marine Drive’ of Crescent Beach – but one in particular caught my eye: Sunflower Organic Grocer & Café.
Although they are only open for breakfast and lunch, Sunflower Café serves amazing homemade meals and baked goods. Their coffee and espresso (Saltspring Coffee) and the majority of items served are organic. Many vegetarian and vegan (like Sunflower Pâté ) options are also on the menu.
Walls are adorned with local artists’ eclectic paintings, and the café has such an awesome warm and inviting vibe. Patrons and workers are friendly, and it’s a community-oriented place where all the locals go to hang out and say hi to each other and their dogs. There’s even a dog-lach hookup on the pole outside where you can attach your dog’s leash, so Fido will be secure during your meal.
Place your order at the counter, pay, then they’ll give you a number to keep on the table you choose to sit at. In addition to ample seating inside, picnic benches are provided in their backyard area, and we managed to snag a table outside of their front entrance.
The Cleanser – Apple juice, carrot juice, and beet juice mixed into a healthy, tantalizing and vibrantly-coloured concoction. They split this fresh and flavourful juice into two glasses for us, which was a kind gesture.
We both ordered Soup & Half Sandwich ($8.95) combos, and I had the Chicken Sandwich with Tuscan Vegetable soup. This particular veggie soup was hearty (without being too heavy or too oily), filling and had lots of spinach and beans.
Their sandwiches are FRESH! Mulitgrain bread is baked fresh daily, and toppings are sliced to order so you don’t have dried up pieces of veggies. We watched them cutting tomatoes, onions, cucumber and lettuce right before carefully assembling them into our tasty sandwiches.
Gary ordered the Turkey Sandwich with Yam & Peanut soup. He enjoyed the cranberry sauce with the sliced turkey sandwich, and loved the combination of earthy nuttiness from the peanuts with the rich sweetness of the roasted yam soup. Overall, they were delicious homemade soups and scrumptious sandwiches, although we would have liked a tad more meat in each sandwich.
We both really enjoyed this cute little organic café, and we can see why it’s such a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. I can’t wait to return to enjoy more delectable items!