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5513 Pershing Ave. Send to Phone

Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sunflour Cafe Restaurant Review

: On a tree-lined, primarily residential street, this quintessential neighborhood restaurant appears right at home. Casual to the nth degree, its art-covered walls surround folks in running shorts, couples of every possible permutation, and a few pre-theater groups. There's a lot of in-and-out as people come in to pick up pizza orders. The oven is king here, with a small loaf of warm house-made focaccia cut in slices and drizzled with a little olive oil to smilingly greet each table. Pizza is mostly nouvelle-ish (pesto, rum raisins and sausage), but can be done more traditionally, too. We go directly---not passing GO, not collecting $200---toward the spicy meatloaf sandwich and a generous serving of the blue cheese mashed potatoes with a balsamico sauce, or the salmon cakes with chipotle. The salmon is nothing like what Granny made, lacking the heaps of breadcrumbs she used to stretch the then-exotic fish. Modest wine list and smooth, friendly service. On the other hand, every dessert we've tasted here is markedly short on sugar, sometimes to its detriment. The warm chocolate pudding is strangely grainy and often faintly scorched. So skip dessert and feel virtuous.


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