SunCafe
SunCafe

SunCafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.suncafe.com/
  • Phone: 8183087420x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Wed 11am-10pm
    Thurs-Fri 11am-11pm /Sat 10-11/Sun 10-10
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Unspecified, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Roi Elam
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vine and Ventura Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: PARKING:
    -2 hour meter parking on street in front of cafe
    - 2hr street parking across the street is usually available and Valet
A word from SunCafe
SunCafe is an exciting and healthy organic eatery. We are a full service dining, sit-down, destination located in Studio City, CA, just steps away from Hollywood, Universal Studios and many major movie studios.
We offer many vegan, gluten-free and raw food options. Despite our healthy focus, our first and foremost aspiration is to offer delicious and crave-worthy cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
SunCafe reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (47)neighborhood gem (45)fit for foodies (43)great for lunch (38)great for brunch (28)good for groups (22)special occasion (19)romantic (14)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A Real Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I'm not a vegan and really wasn't excited about going here. I was so wrong. The food is great. I'm still not a vegan but will be back often. The SunCafe is a real gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slow service
    cleo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    service was good when present but too slow - we had to ask for each thing rather than being solicited
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing experience
    HeidiVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The service was dreadful, we waited for quite a while for menus, to give our orders and for our food. The waitress was hard to flag when what was served was so unsatisfactory it had to be sent back. Would NEVER return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was unimpressive for the price. I was dining with a fellow vegan chef, and a meat-eater that loves to eat vegan. We were all underwhelmed with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We love everything about SunCafe - food, service...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious vegan cuisine!
    Reeniero
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    SO happy to have found Sun Cafe! Loved the nachos and the mac & cheese, and the coffee smoothie. It's great to have a new neighborhood vegan spot to go to! Great friendly service, wonderful ambiance!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Love this restaurant! Delicious food! Many gluten-free choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING VEGAN DINING
    foodchowVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    With the atmosphere of a very nice restaurant, a good wine list, a fine beer list the Sun Cafe serves sophisticated vegan food that is good for the body. Knowledgeable servers explain the ingedients and some very surprising concepts to make it easy on first time diners. Laid back, warm and inventive. This restaurant is on our list of regular places to eat - and it's healthy too! Valet parking. Patio. Reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best cuisine in LA
    Thoughts4myfood
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    When it comes to dining out, my expectations of food are kind of high. This place always has consistently good food. Healthy raw vegan food and I'm not even vegan but I crave the lettuce tacos and zucchini lasagna. Smoothies and cupcakes are a great guilt free treat to and the sangria is the bomb! I've dined here at least a dozen times at the old location and new. Service was perfect on this last visit. It can be hit or miss sometimes though. I'm sure they will work out the kinks. This place is wonderful!!! ;-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Neighborhood Gem
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Delicious food. Great for food allergies! The macaroni and cheese is outstanding as are the fiesta burger, the portabello mushroom sandwich, and the almond butter 'cheesecake'. Terrific menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Vegan Fare
    jmitchl
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Seriously great food, period. Not just "great for a vegan place" - GREAT. It's a bit pricey but well worth it. The "dairy" elements made mostly from nuts are incredible. The key lime pie - completely raw - was perhaps the best I've ever tasted. For me - I am not vegan, by the way - this place was a bit of a revelation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious AND nutritious
    YumTum
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Wow! I was taken aback at how delectable food is at this organic cafe! I'm not vegan or a raw food fanatic but there were so many great sounding options. We shared three entres and all we're delicious. A lovely patio. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were disappointed this time...
    davidy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have eaten at the old location a number of times and found the food outstanding. This was the first time at the new location, which is very attractive. But, the food was very disappointing. The did offer to replace what we ordered and they paid for our dessert. We hope this was a fluke.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Party of 3
    Plantpower
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fantastic food! Other than needing to remind the waiter that I was still waiting on a sun burger that he obviously had forgotten after my lunch dates had finished half of their meals, everything else was great! The new location is much easier to talk in and is much roomier than the old one.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh & yummy
    KLaw9
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great spot for lunch, great atmosphere, great service, just great all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We loved everything about Suncafe, the place itself, the food, the service, everything was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks Good Tastes Good Sounds Meh
    thepriestandthebluebird
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Sun Cafe recently moved to a lovely and MUCH larger venue with great parking - Mac N' Cheese has been modified (I preferred the original) and it seemed the prices were a bit higher - however the food was still fantastic but the music left a dull sound in our ears..... my BF said he expected to at least hear new agey type music or preferably chill/lounge/cid jazz but it was kind of what you expect to hear at Sizzler ... with a lot of top 40 middle of the road easy listening rock from the late 70's and 80's.... otherwise Sun Cafe is a staple vegan location for us and our friends... Highly recommend their cooking classes on Saturday mornings :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eating healthy never tasted so good
    ScjimVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Yes it is a vegetarian restaurant which offers vegan and raw options. It is an inventive and highly skilled kitchen turning out flavorful and creative healthy food that is simply delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Organic, Original, Outstanding !
    hockeyfood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Since my wife is pregnant, we are trying to eat GMO-free and pesticide-free. An online search pointed me to SunCafe. The food was truly amazing. The restaurant staff is very knowledgable. We will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love SunCafe
    nomnom1
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We highly enjoyed our meal at SunCafe, great vegan spot that meat eaters will also enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Best vegan food in LA. Friendly service. The ambiance in the outdoor area is especially delightful on a summer evening. Street parking is often hard to find, but there is valet service for those who want to use it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    LlanetMartin
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This place was cute, central to LA, and the food was super delicious and healthy! My group and I all have different dietary restrictions and this place accommodated it all! To say we enjoyed this place is a HUGE understatement! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Healthy and Happy
    HealthyFoodie
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Each dish is thoughtfully created, balanced and surprising (in a good way). The cacao shake is enough of a reason to return. The zucchini lasagna and accompanying garlic bread with balsamic was the perfect entree. Raw dishes abound and there are choices within choices. For instance the nachos could be raw or cooked. I chose the cooked option with corn chips - - a must! Enthusiastic, interactive staff. Raw, vegan and gluten free foodies finally have a place they can be proud to take their meat eating friends to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very creative vegetarian
    AwinrmVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    While we have just recently started eating Vegetarian food, most places have been ordinary and bland. The menu here is very creative, flavorful and delicious. We were very impressed.....and will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful New Location but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I love the Sun Cafe's new location and addition of outside dinning but the food has taken a step downwards. Service was so very slow. After a half hour our waitress finally admitted it was taking a long time but would be right out, that it was due to a large party right before us, and we waited another 15 minutes. We sat inside in one of the back booths next to a very noisy table. I had the sunburger which i have had before and loved but this time it was lack-luster and flavorless. One of the reasons I made reservations here was to have their amazing chocolate cupcuakes. It was early in the evening and they were out, and out of the keylime desert to. Really at 7:30pm? Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WONDERFUL NEW LOCATION!
    DarstcoachVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've been enjoying SunCafe's food for a while now, but it was always cramped and challenging to park - but no more!! SunCafe has just moved to where Zach's used to be on Ventura Blvd. It is a spacious and beautiful location with a lovely outdoor patio in the front. I think the food is better than ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpectedly good
    LovetoEat
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food is unexpectedly delicious for being completely vegan. Portions too small and prices are high. Service a little spotty. We had sat down for almost an hour and nothing was brought to our table until we asked. But manager kind enough to put drinks on the house. We'll be back though we are not vegan.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time at Sun
    n2health
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I brought a friend for his 1st time...not sure he was impressed....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Healthy Delicious Food!
    marsha831
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We made multiple visits. Exceptional food and a vibrant staff. Fig pizza with balsamic was great. The curry was world class. Risotto was creamy and comforting. Loved the tacos and kale salad with everything but the kitchen sink. Exceptional juices and smoothies to die for. The new location is light, airy and the colors, wood and furniture complement the cuisine. Josia was the perfect server - funny, bright, attentive and knowledgeable. Got the job done with grace and anticipated our needs. Again, exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Always!
    Sasha36
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This is my absolute favorite place! The service is always consistent - some of the best staff is LA. The food is divine - there aren't words for how good it is!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    wouldlov2sitdown
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Yes we had reservations, but the staff seemed confused, there was not a table ready, and they kept asking if we had reservations, i.e.... do you have reservation before we got in the door, after we were inside ask three times, host looked in the book, confirmed party of three, then ask if we had a reservation??. Anyway there was no table waiting for us we followed the host through the place as he looked for a table, when one was readwe went to sit down and the manager came over and stopped us from sitting down, he then proceesed to sit down adjust the table legs with the napkins from the table, and then insted of removing himself quickly, he stayed seated and rearanged everything on the table to his liking, this was very strange to watch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet vegan
    Newvegan
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    What a wonderful find! Excellent food, great service. A real treat!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Food2Dine4
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    very excellent Vegan Food. My son drives 20 miles to get their Kale Shake, now I know why. Can't wait to return. It was a bit noisy but they are moving to a bigger place and i wish them loads of success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy Gourmet
    Lizzie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This restaurant serves the most delicious vegan food! The service is always excellent. It is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Whether I'm meeting a friend for lunch or it's a special occasion for dinner, this is the place we choose. And on a hot summer afternoon, nothing beats swinging by and getting their Kale Shake to go!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RaespringVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great raw food options. The Raw nachos and lettuce leaf tacos are delicious....Not to mention the shakes!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprisingly Good for Non-Vegan
    Lonken
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I am a carnivore. My favorite food is a BLT Sandwich. I have vegan friends. My husband and I took two of those friends to Sun Cafe. While my husband was excited to be trying this place (he's not vegan but eats anything put in front of him) I was prepared to tolerate my dining experience. Well as it turns out I really enjoyed it. We had the "chicken" sliders to start. Delicious. I dared to have their BLT sandwich. Much to my amazement it was very good. Of course it lacked the crispness of actual bacon but their use of Fakin Bacon with some very flavorful sauce gave it great baconyflavor. I actually look forward to going back and trying something else. Thank you Sun Cafe for opening a door into the vegan realm for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious leans on Raw
    lashes
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    It was fantastic. great food a vegetarians dream. Seems to lean on the raw side. Would have liked a few more menu items with substance like an avocado dish- or eggplant or grilled broccolli or something but overall it was very good. Plan on spending 30-40 bucks per person.-unless you share stuff. The service was superb. Our waiter was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep on keepin' on
    normanay
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great little place:-) Been there before and always find something very original and everything extremely healthful. Service is terrific too. Will be coming back many times:-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan/Raw for non-vegans
    Veganfan
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I bring many non-vegans here and they all love the food. You need a lot of time because the service is slow. My non-vegan friend loved her special of the day salad and will return. My son said the Pad Thai was the best he has had. My lasagna was terrific. The spinach salad is a favorite of all diners. If you are looking for comfort food the biscuits and gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy and the mac and cheese are your friends. The nachos with jicama chips are great to share and fun and delicious to eat. The Orange Cremesicle shake will remind you of the orange Cremesicle Popsicle you had as a kid. All the shakes and juices are delicious and good for you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 169 reviews are from the SunCafe reviews archive.
  • awesome
    lovehealthyfood1
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Best raw vegan food I've ever had. Delicious, healthy, the shakes are great. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.