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Best of NH 2013
Eggs Benedict

Congratulations to our brunch chefs Chaz & Matt and thank you all for your support of Sunflowers!

 

Sunflowers was selected as a “2010 Yankee Magazine Editors’ Choice”  restaurant in Yankee Magazine's annual Travel Guide issue.  We were honored with the designation "Best-Rounded Menu!"

And described as:  "A cheery gathering spot that's as good for locally sourced salads and great pastries as it is for Philly cheese steak and pan-seared duck. The mimosas are famous."

The Word on the Street about the Restaurant ...
 

"My husband and I agreed Sunflowers was our favorite restaurant of our two-week New England trip. We enjoyed it so much, we ate here twice. What made it so good? First of all, very friendly staff who made us feel welcome. The food was, quite simply, delicious. We had the crab cake appetizer, farmhouse salad, and salmon entrees all of which were outstanding. On Sunday evenings, they have live music which we enjoyed. The restaurant is popular so it's best to call ahead for reservations."
 - Cathy M

"I would like to thank you all for the wonderful meal I had last Friday night.  Our waitress was Elizabeth.  She was helpful, friendly, efficient and made our mealtime there a wonderful experience.  Saturday night I decided to stop in for coffee ... once again Elizabeth was the waitress and she made my visit enjoyable.  Not knowing what dessert to pick she recommended Creme Brulee which I enjoyed immensely .... I will recommend your place to others I know who may be in the area ... thank you again!"
- Ken

"Gotta love this place.  Lobster scampi and seafood stew were amazing.  Also tried the hummus appetizer which was a very fresh and flavorful alternative to salad.  We actually got to meet all the wait staff, but Elizabeth was our very excellent and very informative waitress.  These gals aim to please that much is extremely evident!!!  So glad we found it and not too far from us at 25 minutes ... worth the drive ... a very fresh food and friendly dining experience.  And for those of you that are wondering, yes the bathrooms are spotless!!?
- S. Shea from Sunflowers' Facebook page

"Sunflowers in Jaffrey sings a chorus for spring, with its colorful facade, fresh food and cheerful ambience..."

Ambiance/decor: 19/20 Menu: 18/20 Brunch food: 20/20 Price: 18/20 Extras (gracious service, friendliness, smiles): 20/20 Total: 95/100
 - Our Gourmet in The Manchester Union Leader

"I have to tell you that you have created one incredibly (and this is the only word that really fits), 'classy' dining experience. No smoke & mirrors like so many places that try to do it, the menu, culinary quality, ingredients, ambience, service (love your bartender!), are all just first class."
 - Myron Becker

"We had a lovely dinner at Sunflowers! The restaurant has great ambience and the owners and staff are so welcoming. The food was delicious, there were 8 of us and we were all so pleased. The cocktail specials were great and the menu had something for everyone."
- on Trip Advisor

"We were driving around Jaffrey in the dark, in the rain looking for anyplace that was still open and serving food. Low and behold, we see the warm lights pouring out of Sunflowers. We parked right out front and they seated us as soon as we walked in. The menu was small but everything we had was fantastic!! The French Onion soup and large selection of hot teas, in particular, were a wonderful way to warm up. The goat cheese salad and chicken and pasta dish were also delicious. A great surprise for an otherwise doomed dinner adventure...."
- on Trip Advisor

"This local restaurant makes an effort to utilize local produce, local wines, and locally grown foods. Each time we've eaten there we've tried a food that we've not eaten before and been totally impressed with the taste and presentation of the food items. Make sure you make reservations - even during the week!"
- on Trip Advisor

"Last evening we had dinner at Sunflowers with new friends and the experience was outstanding. My main course was the lobster scampi and it could not have been improved upon. It was in a word superb. My wife's duck breast was also excellent. She has had many duck dishes against which she judged Sunflowers' to be among the best...We finished off the meal by splitting an incredibly light yet flavorful cheesecake, The perfect dessert. The coffee was marvelous. The service was attentive yet we never felt hurried which enabled us to get to know each other better. You had four very pleased patrons!
- Bob, Peterborough

"...a really remarkable lunch with some very nice touches...the mixed white and sweet potato french fries and the presentation were great and the food delicious. It was a treat to watch interesting customers come in, and an even greater treat to see how good the chef and staff were - they seemed to really enjoy working together."
- Karen, Montpelier VT

"Wonderful food, wine, ambience and people ... at a most reasonable price.  Check it out!"
 - Michael on Facebook

"The Long Hill ladies enjoyed a delightful lunch at Sunflowers Cafe.  The service, food and environment were super!"
 - Longhill Estates Ladies Luncheon Club

"Great find ... Fantastic brunch at Sunflowers Cafe--in the former Aylmer's Grille location on Main St. My Key West benedict featured two delicious crab cakes; dining companion's California Benedict had some nice smoked salmon. Eggs are locally sourced, hollandaise was excellent. Coconut cream pie for dessert was sublime. The rest of the menu looks inventive--there are not too many choices in the Monadnock region, and this place is worth a detour."
 - Chowhound.chow.com

"Great Cafe!  Delicious cafe with a unique menu. The food is fresh and made to order. Each time I go there's always something new to try, the soups are excellent and the service is friendly."
 - from insiderspages

"Sunflowers is a cozy bistro with a gourmet twist ... homemade soups, dinners and desserts are to die for!"
- Rick, Jaffrey


"The soup was a real hit -- no one has had real Cape Cod clam chowder in so long!"
- Elaine & Paul, Fitzwilliam

"While on Main Street you might want to take time to eat ... Sunflowers Cafe ... serves up spinach portobello ravioli at dinner, hot meatloaf sandwiches at lunch and a killer smoked salmon pizza, just to name some of the choices."

New Hampshire Magazine, October, 2009

"...Sunflowers Cafe (593-3303) ..., a bright little dining room with excellent soups, sandwiches and salads at lunch, an early dinner menu and superlative cakes anytime."
New Hampshire Magazine, February, 2007

“We were visiting from Connecticut, and came across Sunflowers Restaurant. It turned out to be our lucky day. We had a fabulous meal. Every aspect of the service and the meal was perfect. We visit NH often, and plan to stop in each time we are near Jaffrey." – Michele L., Wolcott CT

“When one sits in front of an exquisite meal, one cannot help but feel special. And you did just that for all the GSA's attending lunch at your place yesterday. It was wonderful!  My only regret was that I could not choose ALL of the menu.” 
- Norma A., Granite State Ambassador

“Thank you again for your kindness and generosity in serving us last week long after your restaurant was closed! We were so touched by your hospitality (not to mention that the food was delicious and the atmosphere lovely!) Judy and I were saying if only your café was closer, we would be regulars.”
- Judy and Faye, Dedham, MA

"Monday Night Bistro is a smaller menu than other evenings, but just as good. Pizza, Mexican, baked comfort food, sandwiches. My wife had the Chicken Divan and I enjoyed an enchilada plate. Both were delicious! . We really enjoyed ourselves. Good food, quieter than some places, good service. And, open on Monday evening. I highly recommend it."
- Lee, Fitzwilliam, NH

about our Catering ...

"You did it!  The compliments just keep rolling in - A+ - sunflowers gets my vote, a beautiful & fitting reception, elegant, and more.  Thank you for such a beautiful buffet.  You make food seem like art!  Plus you made us look good in the process.  Many, many thanks from everyone, especially me!"

"We just wanted to express our gratitude for the wonderful and delicious catering service that you provided for our wedding this summer. The food was excellent and you and your crew made everything flow so smoothly. The whole wedding party and our guests were so happy with how everything turned out and your help was instrumental in making it so memorable for us all! It was a perfect wedding celebration and we highly recommend Sunflowers!
- Harrisville

"Thank you so much for your wonderful help!  Everything was special and delicious -- your Thai lamb meatballs especially fun and tasty and the smoked salmon with horseradish, delectable!   It all looked and tasted delicious!"
- Peterborough

"The food was simply outstanding! Everything was perfect - it looked wonderful and tasted better! I can't wait for another event so we can work together again!"
- Swanzey

"With appreciation for the delicious Persian Love Cakes. They were enjoyed by all as a delicate confection - a perfect dessert for the occasion!" 
- Swanzey

“The food was incredible. So many guests have said that it was the best they've ever had at a wedding. The service was awesome...everything was perfect." - Walpole, NH

"Strawberry rhubarb pie is hardly a seasonal item [in December], but Sunflowers provided a magnificent pie for Lynne, luscious brownies for Stan, and adorable meringue mice for Soko and Tillman... The complete reliability of Sunflowers and their willingness to do a small job for an out-of-state stranger, tells me that they could and would handle any challenge to their creativity and artistry." - Hornell, NY

"The food you made for the reception was delicious and beautifully arranged. Thank you for the thoughtfulness and care you gave it. We will certainly sing your praises as a caterer."
- Peterborough