Welcome to the Sunflower Bakery & Cafe!
We have been making Galveston better for over 18 years, one mouth-watering dish at a time.
Since 1999 the Sunflower Bakery and Cafe has been serving amazing food created from scratch with the finest ingredients available to its happy customers. Since their humble beginnings as a small bakery on 16th and Church that served a few bakery items, cold sandwiches, and their famous tomato basil soup, they have always drawn a large crowd. In a couple of years their success allowed them to open a restaurant at a second location and offer an amazing dining experience that matched their delicious breakfasts and lunches. By focusing on food they want to eat themselves the owners Lisa and Harry Blair won over the crowds and before long there were long lines of loyal customers waiting to eat at both places. Needing more room they combined both businesses at their current location at 512 14th St. in January of 2006. Again the crowds nearly overwhelmed them and the new location brought in even more customers who had heard about the legendary food and excellent service.
In September of 2008 all of that was nearly lost when Hurricane Ike brought in 7 feet of water that destroyed everything in the restaurant down to the last spoon. Refusing to be bested Harry and Lisa started again, rebuilding the restaurant in record time and re-opening on December 16th, 2008 to record crowds and excellent reviews. The secret to their success is that they are chefs first and focus on making amazing food as well as creating a delightful experience for customers. By focusing on creating a business they could be proud of instead of making a profit they have build a loyal following that has far surpassed their wildest dreams.
The Blair legacy is about much more than just an amazing family restaurant. It includes the hard-working managers, servers, chefs and others who make this great food and atmosphere possible. Our family also includes the customers that make the Sunflower Bakery & Cafe so special.
Lisa learned to bake from her Grandmother as a small child and has been making gourmet dishes from cookbooks since she was 10 years old. She also received formal training at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America where she excelled at baking. She comes in at 4AM to bake so that her delicious pies, pastries, rolls, scones and muffins are fresh and warm from the oven when you come in. She uses fresh high-quality ingredients so that you can enjoy home-made taste straight from the oven to your table. Her favorite dish is still her Grandmother's apple pie.
Harry has had a passion for cooking since he was a teen and working the night shift at an all-day restaurant. He attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and has worked in many illustrious positions including head chef for the Governor of Missouri. He also helped start many local restaurants like the Fisherman's Wharf, The Waterman, Fish Tales and The Spot where he developed the menus and acted as head chef and manager. He finally opened his own restaurant to make his personal vision of excellence a reality so that he could truly be proud of every aspect of his beloved profession.
Zach takes great pride in the family business and his role as the brand ambassador of the Sunflower Bakery and Cafe. He takes great care to see that every aspect of the business receives his full attention. Most days you can find him greeting people at the restaurant or working behind the scenes to help make things run smoothly. His goal is to provide great food and a friendly relaxed place to eat for everyone. After all it's a family tradition!
Our food is chosen from top-quality seasonal ingredients and features a large percentage of choice local-sourced products. Our menu changes quite often and offers a mix of specialties and signature dishes. The Sunflower Bakery and Cafe is a "Galveston style" restaurant honoring many local and American cooking traditions and interpreting them with our own unique style. Come in and give us a try.