The Sunlight Cafe

The Sunlight Cafe

The Sunlight Cafe is located in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood, across from Whole Foods. We proudly serve delicious, wholesome vegetarian food and have been at it since 1976 - we are Seattle's oldest vegetarian restaurant!

Breakfast 8:30 am - 3 pm
Lunch 10 am - 9 pm
Dinner 4 pm - 9 pm
Happy Hour: 4-6 pm
enjoy small bites + full menu
enjoy discounted beer, wine & kombucha

Brunch from 9 am - 2 pm
* Limited menu from 2 -3 pm
Lunch & Dinner 3 pm - 9 pm

*** PLEASE NOTE: on the weekends, we have a limited menu from 2-3 pm while we switch our kitchen over from brunch to the lunch & dinner menu. Feel free to stay for some hearty soup, tasty beverages, homemade treats, sesame crunch waffle? Whet your appetite for the full lunch & dinner menu, available after 3 pm.

* Fresh, homemade food & delicious desserts and pastries

* We serve beer, wine, mimosas, espresso AND kombucha

[09/03/17]   Sunlight Cafe will be closed at 2 pm today for a private party later in the evening. We will also be closed Monday, Sept. 4th.

[08/16/17]   Sunlight Cafe would like to thank our beautiful community ~ celebrating 41 years today! ☀️🎉❤️

[08/02/17]   ☀️☀️☀️ Due to extreme heat, we will be closing at 3 pm today & tomorrow.

It is simply too hot in our kitchen and too slow in the dining room to stay open.

We care about your comfort as well as our staff's comfort.

Thanks for understanding! Stay cool ☀️☀️☀️


[07/30/17]   Treat yourself to Sunday brunch: we'll have banana pancakes with ginger maple syrup on special 🍌🍴🍳☕️

We are sampling Lara's culinary creation: Sweet Potato Enchiladas with Mole Sauce! Topped with onion, cilantro & cotija cheese ~ served with black beans & rice. A special to knock your socks off! Come and get it Friday Saturday & Sunday night ☀️🍴🍻

Jorjan came in today and brought in a pic of the old Sunlight Crew! Approx. 1981


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6403 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 3pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 9pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 9pm
Thursday 8:30am - 9pm
Friday 8:30am - 9pm
Saturday 8:30am - 9pm
Sunday 8:30am - 9pm
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