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Sugar Bakeshop in Charleston

Sugar Bakeshop in Charleston

I've had a few readers ask me if I'll take my brunch guide and make something similar for dessert spots I've found on my travels. Thus, I am giving birth to the 'sweet spot' series. It's going to be every dentist's nightmare! Over the years, I've had my sweet tooth turn salty and spicy. I now crave things like salsa or jalapeno chips in place of the red velvet cupcakes I once munched down on working at Crooked Tree.

However, my blood sugar and I are taking one for the team ;) 

While soaking up all of Charleston's goodness, I found myself in the always-trendy Elliotborough neighbourhood. There was a line to the door at Sugar Bakeshop, a tiny tan building surrounded by plants that I would have missed entirely had I not been soaking in the scenery by foot.

You all know I'm a sucker for details and well thought-out interiors. Sugar hit every nail on its head. Old-fashioned cookie jars, stems of orchids, lemon iced tea in glass pitchers served over ice...it's all very Southern in nature and the service is the best. The smiling staff is dressed in chambray shirts with floral headscarves, guys! Bonus points for playing Vance Joy quietly in the background.

The bakeshop was designed and is owned by Bill and David, two former-architects who left New York City to pursue a life they "felt more fulfilled by at a pace that felt more human." They've been featured on blogs like {two of my faves} A Beautiful Mess and Kinfolk.  You may have also heard of them through travel magazines like {another fave} Conde Nast. In other words, they know what they're doing. 

I opted for the almond-chocolate cupcake with coconut buttercream frosting and coconut flakes. There are no words. I wanted a second, third, and possibly fourth. The cupcake reminded me of Crooked Tree. It wasn't the least bit dry, tasted fresh, and the buttercream frosting was good enough I could have eaten it by itself with a spoon. I washed down my cupcake with their lemon iced tea. 

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Sugar Bakeshop can be found at 59 1/2 Cannon Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Seating is limited and the bakery is closed on Sunday. I give it all the thumbs up! 

Treat yo'self & happy weekend!

what I wore to brunch

what I wore to brunch

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