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SunCafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.suncafe.com
  • Phone: (818) 308-7420
  • 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, Contemporary American, Unspecified
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I brought a friend for his 1st time...not sure he was impressed...."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "What a wonderful find! Excellent food, great service. A real treat!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great raw food options. The Raw nachos and lettuce leaf tacos are delicious....Not to mention the shakes!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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:-)"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Best raw vegan food I've ever had. Delicious, healthy, the shakes are great. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Wonderful vegan food and the staff is just so accommodating. I bring my young children and they love the food and the staff treat them like they are princesses. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food is great but it is very loud and hard to keep a conversation going without shouting to each other."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I LOVE Sun Café. The food is delicious and the wonderful shakes are so yummy!! My favorite is the Shamrock shake. The staff is so friendly and efficient. This is the best organic vegan restaurant I've been to in LA!! !My daughter and I have to have lunch or dinner there at least once a week! And check out the desserts. There's plenty to choose from and they're delightful! So far I'm stuck on the cupcakes but next time I'll check out the cheesecake. Definitely recommend Sun Café. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "SunCafe is a delightful restaurant if you're at all interested in healthy,raw cuisine. The items are high quality,fresh, creative fare. I always enjoy my experience here, this was my 6th or so time - it's not quite in my neighborhood, yet worth it to drive to. They're moving to a larger space with more parking - can't wait!! The servers/staff are always friendly, know the menu well,have great personalities, as if they're serving me in their own home!!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Sun Cafe is one of my go to vegan spots; the food is delicious, the portions are adequate, and the service is great. I take all of my friends here!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Really creative vegan dishes - really loved it and am looking forward to visiting their new location soon."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was incredible! The mushroom Spinach Quinoa Risotto was amazing. Staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive. Everything we ate was delicious whether it was a Raw dish or a Vegan hot dish. The dessert and shakes were great too! If I could only have the Chef cook all my meals, I would be a very happy, healthy Vegan!! Looking forward to attending one of their demonstration classes."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I was on a business trip to Universal City. After almost a week of not having my morning kale smoothies and vegan food my body was craving for healthy raw foods. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of dishes and how tasty Vegan dishes can be. I enjoyed the lunch so much I took my dinner take out. Friendly and reasonable price. I highly recommend this restaurant for non-vegan people who like to taste healthy foods."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It's hard to find vegan & raw in the valley! I love this little place. It's small, with only three 2 tops outside, plus seating inside. My favorite are the zucchini tacos! Also, they have a food happy hour menu at 3pm. I don't remember what time it ends. Go check it out. If you eat this way you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I just had my second meal at Sun Cafe, and it was as delicious as the first one. I plan to become a regular."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I was eager to try something new, but I think I'm too used to eating healthy home cooked meals where food isn't trying to be something else. My pizza was salty and had too much garlic. The Mac and cheese noodles were mushy. I had to drink lots of water after the meal to flush everything out. I wanted to like the meal because I have several friends who enjoy thus restaurant but I didn't."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was our second year going to the prefix valentines dinner. It was great!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife was skeptical about my choice to come to Sun Café for V Day. I was confident however. Whenever u have artists as chefs with a unique vision... odds are high they'll deliver. Overall all the food was memorable and unique. We left full after a very impressive dessert. Our waitress was super friendly and cared about our mini reviews of the dishes that came out. definitely give Sun Cafe a try."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Anyone interested in healthy, raw, original and delicious would love to discover Sun Cafe. A great addition to Studio City."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Such a great spot for vegans/vegetarians. Fresh juices and smoothies. Small space but great service!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Hadn't been at SunCafe for a while and it was as good as i remembered. Very tasty, healthy variety even if you are not a vegan!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I am not a raw food person, however found myself in love with this raw experience. The restaurant is small and quant. The servers are friendly and fun. And the food! Sooo delicious! The only thing I can complain about were the flowers on the table. I hate baby's breath and wilting roses. Maybe they should invest in cute lil succulents and a tea light. Other than that, just amazing."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Great menu, unbelievably good food and very knowledgable staff. Their shakes is as good or better than shakes made with dairy products. Kale salad is better than other vegan restaurants in the valley and Los Angeles . Second time been there and will be coming back"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This sweet little restaurant has terrific food! Our favorite are the Vegan Nachos. Wonderful! The food and service are all very good. Because it is a small place, the tables can get a little tight. It's a good idea to make an Open Table reservation, it does fill up!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Great vegan and raw food, even for nonvegan diners."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Can't believe this place has been open four years and we only discovered it last week. Everything we sampled was fantastic,from the Kale Shake to the Sun Nachos to the Lettuce Tacos to the Mac&Cheese. No room for dessert, but next time DEFINITELY!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "good options, clean yummy healthy food. a little pricey for me...standard LA trendy prices, but worth it if you can treat yourself...flavors are great"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. I come here every Saturday either for a dine in meal or take out. My favorites are the raw crust pizzas and the pad thai! And definitely the kale salad!!! The flavors are so good and the food so light that I always leave feeling good. Also, the shakes CANNOT be missed. And if you manage to save room for the desserts, they will blow your mind. And on top of everything, the service is fantastic and everyone is super nice."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Wonderful food, great place to bring a friend that is not into the raw food scene, but would be willing to try. Great options/menu. Wonderful desserts and smoothies!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Can't wait to go back even if just for the kale drink."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Always great food and sweet service from sweet people- except this time. Whatever was going on with the hostess- she made us feel really unwelcome- and kind of ruined a really special night's dining experience."
    Dined on 12/9/2013