“ Sun Street, Lancaster. Tel: +44(0)1524 845599. „
The Sun Café is a café on Sun Street in Lancaster. It is on a side road near to the Sun Hotel and Natwest bank. It has a fairly extensive menu catering to vegetarians and meat eaters alike and is an excellent place for lunch. They do a range of ciabattas, paninis and sandwiches as well as salads and platters in which you can choose a number of items from a long list of meats, vegetables, salads, cheeses, bread and dips to get exactly what you want. It is reasonably priced but at the higher end of the price range for a lunch. However, the surroundings make it well worth a little extra. It is a nice open space with a relaxed atmosphere. There is table service and the staff are always polite, helpful and smartly turned out. I particularly like going there for Sunday brunch as they do a wide range of breakfast options to suit just about everyone and will cater to your specifications wherever possible. The food is always delicious and really nicely presented.
If you live in Lancaster you will know that it rains all the time! Well to brighten your day, it's worth a trip to the Sun Cafe on Sun Street in Lancaster. So how do you get there? Sun Street is a small road off Lancaster High Street. If you walk past Barclays Bank towards Waterstones you will see a signpost for it, all you have to do is follow the pathway and you'll find it. The cafe is a small funky one with great art (most of the time...see the story later) and great food. Best of all however is the hot chocolate loaded with cream. The menu is pretty original with plenty of choice for vegetarians and meat eaters. However, it is pricey. On a Sunday they do a great roast dinner and always have a small jazz band playing in the corner. last time I went in though, I put my foot in it a bit. I was commenting, somewhat negitaively on the art. I think i said that I wouldn't pay £250 for splodges of oil paints and that if I wanted something like that I could do it myself. Unfortunatly the artist was sat on the table next to me and started stating to her friends how some people don't understand postmodernistic impressionism...oops!! So, my advice is go there, try the hot chocolate and say lots of positive things about the paintings!!
This is one of the most unexpected places that i have found in lancaster so far. Amongst the plethora of student pubs and hangouts, the sun cafe stands in stark contrast. Situated on Sun Street, a small back street, accessed by either a passage next to Labrinth, or the street next to the Sun pub, it is Lancaster's most cosmopolitan bar/cafe/restaurant. With original art on the walls, and table service, you can choose from a wide range of nouveau cuisine, which is all as delicious as it sounds on the menu. The atmosphere is incredibly relaxing, and it seems to provide a well-needed escape for the office workers of lancaster, during the lunch time rush. The music is soft jazz, and there is even live music sometimes, attested to by the fact that there is a baby grand piano in the corner. It has an air of exclusivity and sophistication about it, you feel as if you are somewhere in London rather than in the northern heart of Lancashire. Well worth a visit.