Sugar Bakeshop

sugar bakeshop, charleston | simple pretty

I am a research nut and read, read, read. Usually not the books that I ought to be reading (see: Atonement), but I always make time for a magazine or a local guide. I love to find stuff that makes me feel like a “local” when I’m travelling, and if not local, at least in the know. Hence my multiple city magazine subscriptions: Boston, Savannah, Charleston. And no, I do not subscribe to Chicago. Go figure. When we were in Charleston, I picked up a free copy of the local guide “Charleston’s Most Unique …” and I’m so glad that I did, because while flipping through it, I discovered a feature about Sugar Bakeshop, on Cannon Street. My husband scouted out the location the next day on his early morning run, and returned with the picture above. I loved it – we were definitely visiting, that day.

sugar bakeshop, charleston | simple pretty

We stopped in late morning, on our way out of town, to pick up some snacks for the road. One of the owners, Bill, chatted with us while we chose our cookies (chocolate chip – I can never turn down a chocolate chip cookie, and believe me, sometimes I wish I could!) and a brownie/cupcake (I’m not exactly sure what it’s called, but I can tell you that it was d e l i c i o u s!

sugar bakeshop cookies, charleston | simple pretty

Don’t those cookies just beg you to buy them?

sugar bakeshop coffee bar, charleston | simple pretty

Love the coffee bar, too!

I will definitely be going back to Sugar whenever we’re in Charleston. And I’m wishing that they shipped those brownies. I only bought one; the downside of showing restraint, because now I wish I’d had more. Check out Sugar’s full website here, (including a menu). If you’d like to learn more about the Bakeshop, and its owners, and how they ended up in Charleston, there’s a nice interview you can read right here, courtesy of {e} house studio.

Thanks, Bill. It was great to meet you! And I appreciated your cooking a frog reference to Charleston summers. It gives me hope that if we end up relocating south (someday) I will survive.


One Comment

  1. louise
    April 7, 2008 / Permalink

    It looks fantastic, what a find. xo lj