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Jaffrey NH 03452
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Best of NH 2013
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
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
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
- 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!"
"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
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
- 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."
"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
- 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
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
"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
"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!"
"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!"
"With appreciation for the delicious Persian Love Cakes. They were enjoyed by all as a delicate confection - a perfect dessert for the occasion!"
“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."