Sugar Bakery

The Sugar Bakery is one of those places I’ve driven by dozens of times but never had the chance to go to, mainly because of it’s hours (Monday-Friday 7-6, Saturday 9-1) and location (First Hill). Great if you’re working in the area, not so much if you’re not.  But when my yoga class this week was cancelled, I decided to restore and replenish my body through scones and cupcakes. Upon arriving at Sugar, I was immediately excited by their “bread of the day” board:

The sandwiches are made with their own foccacia, and I would have happily gobbled one down (they looked delicious), but I decided to be extra decadent and order a raspberry scone and red velvet cupcake (my breakfast and lunch, respectively).

I found the scone to be a little too close to a biscuit (not that there’s anything wrong with biscuits), and would rather have tried the cinnamon brioche (a good reason to find time to return!).  The cupcake, however, was superb.  Hidden inside of it’s red velvety goodness was a little ball of chocolate truffle, which gave this little beauty some serious oomph. I also appreciated the frosting, which was cream cheese rather than buttercream, and not overly sweet. Speaking of overly sweet, if you’re planning on spending any amount of time here, you’d better like pink…

The decor didn’t bother me (I have a pink laptop, pink ipod, and used to have pink hair), but guys might find it intimidating. Just sayin’…

PS. They also have a nice variety of gluten-free, for those so inclined.



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One Response to “Sugar Bakery”

  1. valen Says:

    Love your blog! You have no idea how many google searches I’ve done over the years trying to find a Seattle dessert blog!

    Its really helpful for someone like me who doesn’t get to indulge myself in dessert very often and when I do I want it to be the best.

    If you ever get the chance to go to Mendocino CA I highly recommend the Garden Bakery. It had the best cookie of my life!
    And Calico Cupboard in La Conner WA. They also have locations in Mount Vernon and Anacortes, but my favorite location is La Conner. My family would go to the tulip festival every year and we would make sure to stop in for veggie burgers and cookies. The last time i was there I had the peanut butter chocolate pie. It was heaven!

    Also the gelato in downtown Seattle, Bottega Italiana was the best frozen dessert I’ve had.

    In Port Townsend where I lived for 4 years there are many places for good desserts. Pastry Design by Anca, and Lanza’s Restaurant were some of my favorites.

    I’m also a fan of Mighty O Donuts, the vegan donuts, right by Hiroki.

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