A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn

Sun Rising on Bergen Street
January 9, 2010, 1:11 pm
Filed under: Bars/restaurants, Park Slope, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tags: , , ,

Sun in Bloom is the new incarnation of what was previously Organic Heights in Brooklyn. The vegan cafe just opened on what I’ve called the “Brooklyniest block in Brooklyn,” on Bergen Street between Fifth Avenue and Flatbush. (A Babeland, a comic-book store, an upscale hot dog shop, a chic maternity boutique–everything that hip, bougie Park Slopers could ever want.)

I went to Sun in Bloom last night, and had a somewhat mixed experience. They are obviously just getting off the ground, as the signage in front still says Organic Heights and their cold cases are fairly empty. No bakery items as yet.
The proprietor Aimee was very attentive and friendly, asking customers’ names and making sure they were happy. One complaint is that despite the cafe’s emptiness, it took a long while to get my food.

I had the “Rockin’ Veggie” wrap, which featured live hummus with a base of zucchini instead of chickpeas, which Aimee said makes it “fluffy.” It mostly consisted otherwise of red cabbage and sprouts and honestly was a bit lacking in flavor. Prices were not listed on the menu, and I was surprised to be told the wrap cost $8.50, or $9.25 with tax. I’m all for paying for quality, but I think that price is definitely high for what you get. The menu also includes juices, breakfast items, and “make your own miso,” as well as rueben that sounds pretty tasty.

Overall, I’ll give them high marks for friendliness, but the food was so-so and overpriced, and the ambiance, as it was with Organic Heights, is a bit austere. Here’s hoping they improve with time.


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[…] had in a long while, vegan or no, presented in a nice, laidback space, with reasonable prices. (Sun In Bloom, take note: This is how a vegan cafe should be!) Photos taken by cellphone, hence the quality. […]

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