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

The sun is shining and the gang is here!

[01/18/17]   The Special: Biscuits and Gravy! Served with two eggs your way and garlic home fries on our homemade whole wheat biscuits. Available vegan with tofu scramble until 3 pmmmmmmmm 😍

This chocolate cream pie is #vegan #glutenfree and has #norefinedsugars yeah!

We love our longtime customers! John Hanford :: Grad of Roosevelt HS class of 1968 :: started coming to Sunlight when we opened in '76! ::

[12/30/16]   ....And the cafe is up & running again! Thanks repair man. There will be more work to do, but we are able to serve dinner tonight :)

[12/29/16]   Sunlight Cafe is, unfortunately, closed this morning due to a malfunctioning (flame spewin'!) range. Repair folks will be with us in a couple hours. We hope to be open by late afternoon. Apologies for any inconvenience. But, everybody is safe! And that is the most important thing. We love our staff. We love our customers. Safety first! Then, back to the good food. Happy Thursday!

[11/09/16]   Waffles are fantastic comfort food~ 🌈💗☀️

New Art at Sunlight :: Jon Hall :: #figure #abstracts #landscapes #johnhall #seattleart #seattleartists #seattlevegetarian


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6403 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 9pm
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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