Bakeries >Sunflower Bakery & Cafe
1527 Church St, Galveston, TX | Directions 7755029.305596 -94.784848
Poor Service; Bad Food – Bakery goods are stale. Quiche is not made fresh daily. Some of the desserts are ordered frozen! My burger was undercooked and very raw in the middle. The owners are very rude to their customers. Service is young and inexperienced. I actually saw a waitress leave her shift and grab a tart from the baked goods shelf when she thought no one was looking. Bathroom was dirty. Avoid at all costs.
What Service?? – I very much agree with those who say the service has gone down the tubes since it re-opened. It seems like they are more interested in their bakery area than they are in their restaurant area. When you first go in it seems like you're a bother to them more than anything else. I will not be going back.
Horrible service, mean staff – Have been in Galveston since 7 years and am a faculty at UTMB. This is the first time I have felt racism in America and that too at Sunflower bakery. Had been there with a friend of different color and we ate, payed the bill and were just finishing our coffee when another waitress than the one who had served us comes over that you need to leave since we need the table while there were other tables around which were empty. We said that is it because we are done and she was like "no we just need the table and you need to leave". We even asked that do you want it for paying customers to that she replied yes. So we asked that we will then order something so bring the menu to which she showed us a face and then still kept on saying we need to leave and how long do we plan to stay here. This I feel was outrageous and this is something which has really disappointed me. If anyone who reads this, especially the community of UTMB, this place needs to be banned from our events and our business.
AMAZING! – This place was amazing! i am still salivating over their dream bar. The bakery was filled with locals old and young. at once you feel like you are surrounded by family. The eighty someting year old ladies sitting next to our table chatting and laughing made me feel at home. I had the spinach salad that tasted amazing, there were fresh bacon bits in it along with smooth fresh mushrooms. My friend had a turkey burger that was delicious as well. The bun on the burger had been baked that morning. After seeing a lady at the next table order a head sized piece of pie, we decided to stop at the bakery part of the resaurant. We narrowed down our selection from 20 different pasteries to 3. We had a delicious scone and a dream bar-which was delicious- and a blondie. Out of the selection the dream bar won favored by far! I suggest this restaurant any time! it is amazing!
Best Breakfast – We had breakfast here in the post-Ike setting. Of course, everything is new and sparkling. The quiche was excellent and accompanied by a generous fruit plate. The pancake thrilled the 6 year old. The breakfast bacon and egg on croissant pleased my husband. The service was friendly and, while not prompt, adequate. The place was full by the time we left at about 9 a.m. to walk the Strand and see the recovery efforts, completely happy.
RUDE, RUDE, RUDE! – I'm casting aside all of the nightmarish stories I've been privy to from former employees on this one and basing my review off of my own unfortunate encounters with the owners of this mediocre establishment.
I used to be a regular here (loved the tomato basil soup), until today. Poor service from a server and the owners seem to be of the mindset that the "customer is always WRONG". Don't waste your time or money on this place. They don't deserve it. Go to Mosquito or Speculoos, both far better than this dump.
best chicken piccati ever – I've eaten at this restaurant many times and everything is good. Would it be possible to have the recipe for the chicken piccati?
What a dump :( Avoid at all costs – Gosh, can I give them 1/4 of a star? :/ I have been a regular customer up until today, where I have encountered the worst service of my life. I felt like I was being singled out and passed over when I have ordered my food. Gee maybe I can speak to the owner, hmmmm, maybe not, since I won't be ever coming back to this joint, which is, like other reviewers hinted at, too pretentious for its own good, and the food is mediocre at best. And guess what, today, no Italian rolls? Hmmm....it is a bakery, right? Or, wait, a cafe......I get it, that allows them to overcharge prices and underdeliver.
Customer Service Nightmare – Today's visit was the absolute worst experience I've had in a year at Sunflower. I was in a party of 9....large group, I know. The restaurant was busy, but not really any busier than normal. Since I go to lunch with business associates, its always a better option to split checks and we take advantage of it whenever possible. The menu does state that they do not separate checks, but 9.7 times out of 10, the waitress asks if we want separate checks. Today was no exception. However, the waitress came back 15 minutes after offering to split the check, only to tell us she didn't have time to split the check. So, we all took out our credit cards and wrote our individual totals on the back of the receipt. When she realized what we were doing, she pitched a fit! Told us that there was no way she could run separate cards. Since this is a pretty standard practice at most restaurants, we were floored and told her we had a problem. She pulled her manager over, who fussed at us for our ridiculous suggestion of running all 9 cards. She started by explaining that the menus state that they cannot split checks. We responded by saying that we were offered that option, and while we understood that they couldn't give us separate checks, we didn't understand why they couldn't split the 1 check onto different charge cards. The manager told us that if we wanted to do that, we'd have to stand in line at the register. We explained that the waitress had told us she didn't have TIME to run all of our cards separately!!! The Manager should be ashamed for not asking what the issue was and getting the facts prior to fussing at us!
We ended up having to put the total check on one card and we all left Sunflower saying that we'll never go there again.
Customer service is pretty simple....if you offer something, don't go out of your way to avoid delivering that option.
Changed Locations – FYI,
I just called them as we are planning on visiting next week (sorry I pre-rated). In any case they've moved (consolidated). They are now at 14th and Post Office as a restaurant bakery venue, same name. Hours are Tu-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 8am-3pm and Mon 8am - 5pm.
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