How to support the Sunlight Cafe

Thanks to you, we've raised $65,000 to support the buildout of our new space at 6404 9th Ave NE. But there is still time to help the Sunlight Cafe thrive - here are a few ways to help:

  • Cash, check & credit card donations can be made in-person at the Sunlight Cafe. The money raised goes straight toward the purchase of updated kitchen equipment for our new space, so we can keep serving you the food you love!
  • Spread the word about our move. Our new location will be just around the corner from our current space. The new spot will have outdoor seating and signature cocktails but will keep all of the warm wood countertops and tasty vegetarian dishes you love about the Sunlight. Plus, a long-term lease allows us to control our own future in a rapidly changing city.
  • Eat a meal with us. We'll be in our current space through mid June 2018, so come say hi and share your memories of the Sunlight. Then come check out the new location starting this July!

Thanks for your support!

Prepping for our move - with your help!

We are delighted to announce that we raised over $45,000 in our IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign! Thanks to everyone who has given! That money will go a long way toward building out our new space (see below for a rough mock-up of the new restaurant).

We'll be accepting in-house donations at the Cafe through this Spring, so if you haven't had a chance to support the Sunlight Cafe, come and see us before the big move!

We're moving just around the corner from our current location later this year. It wasn't our first choice to move from the space we've been in for nearly four decades, but it's the move that makes the most sense for our future. We were able to secure a long term lease on a new building at NE 64th St and 9th Ave NE - just west of where we currently are. We have been working with an architect and a contractor to customize the space so that it feels familiar to our customers, while also modernizing the back-of-the-house space for our staff. You can look forward to old-favorites like the wooden booths and bar top, along with new perks like signature cocktails and outdoor bistro seating!

We hope you'll join us at our current spot before we move in a few months and then come again to inaugurate the new space!

     With love and gratitude,

          Cheryl, Adrian and the Sunlight Family

 An architectural rendering of the new space on 64th and 9th. Don't be fooled by the modern design look in this drawing though - rest assured we'll be bringing over as much decor and furniture from the old place as we can so it will still feel warm and homey!

An architectural rendering of the new space on 64th and 9th. Don't be fooled by the modern design look in this drawing though - rest assured we'll be bringing over as much decor and furniture from the old place as we can so it will still feel warm and homey!

Artist Vickie Davies

Local artist Vickie Davies makes her work out of watercolor, acrylic, collage, and assemblage, which she describes as a work of art made by grouping found or unrelated objects.Only two more days to view this artists incredible and dynamic work. Come in for a bite, a cool drink, and check it out! 

Ghosts of Salish Sea, Vickie Davies