Sunflowers is a bubble tea spot at Joyce Station, also serving snacks.
I still don't get bubble tea - but my kids are hooked...
Tried this new place located just south/west of Joyce Street Skytrain Station (near the Bamboo Cafe).
The interior is quite something. Lots of white and sort of 1970's modern fixtures. It looked a little Clockwork Orange actually.
Anyway, the servers were efficient and friendly. I appreciate that they advised me BEFORE making my order that they use syrup for the flavours we requested (pineapple for my daughter and orange for me). We were served quickly and the girl making the beverage was meticulous in her work.
Unfortunately, the slush was very chemically tasting. I know, I know - they told me it was from syrup - but this was a not-very-good tasting syrup. Also, this slush did not have any milkiness to it. I have been to other bubble tea places were there was milk added to the fruit slush which gave it a nicer flavour and texture.
I gave just one star because of the taste of the slush. However, I noticed that they served food here and the food actually looked and smelled really good. I might go back to try some food - but I wouldn't order a slush again.
I was in the 'hood and craving BBT when I spotted this place. It was a little bit dark and dirty inside, but the servers were friendly and efficient, and the prices were pretty good. I had a tangerine slushy which cost $3.50, and was quite tasty. They have a very extensive menu and I will definitely return to try out some of the other BBT flavors.
First for me, really delicious, served in a big glass mug with one of those straws that are extra-wide so tapioca bubbles can be sucked up. Not too sweet, nice creamy texture, subtle taro flavour...somewhat caramel-y and creamy...a far better shake than at McCrack's. Passed a tall stack of Oreo boxes on the way to washroom...I guess their Oreo Shakes are popular. Food was decent, nothing special. Service was friendly and down-to-earth. Funky bright pastel decor and loud pop music...I'll bet I was the oldest person in there that day. Customers constantly coming in and taking out cold and hip Taiwanese-style teas. But you can sit down and eat and/or drink here, contrary to the description above on this dinehere.ca webpage. There are I would guess about 15 tables. There are quite a few restaurants around Joyce Station now, and Sunflower is definitely the one I would take an out-of-town guest to. Good experience.
I live down the street from this place and sadly can't visit it as much as I'd like (my husband has a whole bunch of allergies that make most Asian cuisines tricky to navigate) but whenever I do go there I'm always really pleased with everything I order. The prices could maybe be a BIT cheaper but short of going all the way to Commercial I'm unlikely to find anything competitive in the area.
Their dim sum menu is small but really good, and their hot pot is super-tasty. On the rare occasions when I have enticed my husband to join me they've done their best to accommodate his allergies and serve him up a decent meal. Their milk tea is also really good. I just wish I could haunt it more often!
Me and a friend came here last week and stumbled to a taiwanese bbt and food joint. Curious to go we went in the early afternoon only to find that us and one other table were the only customers. I was kind of wary but don't really mind.
Service: server and cashier were working in the front and was greeted very attentively. Food order was simple and very quick to deliver.
Food: I had the popcorn chicken in noodle soup and friend had the deep fried chicken leg noodle in soup. The popcorn chicken was really delicious and hot when in arrived, i believed it was used in fresh oil so it was super crispy and juicy when bitten inside. Tried my friend's piece of chicken leg and was delicious as well, the spices put in were more mild and tasted much different from the popcorn chicken. Since it was pretty early, we both just opted for tea so didn't try their bbt. But a further visit we definately will.
Overall: During the whole time, there was locals who come in and out for their takeout orders and by the time we left, the whole place was packed, definately a good sign that the turnover for quality food and drinks. This will be an alternative to stay in Vancouver instead of driving over to Richmond for taiwanese fare. 8.5 out of 10
The Sunflower Cafe is an amazing place to go to. They have the best menu you could ask for: delicious food for a really reasonable price, as well as awesome bubble tea. I love going there and getting bubble tea with friends, or sometimes have dinner with friends. The service is so friendly and the place is so cute. I would definitely recommend going there if you like cheap asian food / yummy bubble tea. :P