Science has proven that the sense of smell is closely connected to both memory and cookie desire. Sniff your way to memorably tasty baked goods with today’s Groupon to Sugar & Spice Bakeshop. For $5, you’ll get $10 worth of muffins, croissants, cookies, cupcakes, and sandwiches. The vibrant red walls and colorful wall art beckon even the noseless to sit atop a tall chair at the serpentine counter or cozy up with a friend on the red sofa.
From the moment you step into Sugar & Spice Bakeshop, your olfactory epithelium will be chemo-receptively body-slammed by the intoxicating scents that seem baked into the air of the charming shop. You may catch a whiff of buttery croissant and nearly taste the flaky goodness before you inhale a smoky, chocolate smell—perhaps a brownie or a decadent cupcake dipped in ganache (French for "fudge goo"). Endless waves of beguiling smells can make it difficult to decide on any one item, and careful study of the menu reduces even kinesthetic learners to Pavlovian slobberers.
Stop into Sugar & Spice for a comforting breakfast of a flaky croissant ($2.50) that you can tear apart piece by buttery piece or stuff full of ham and cheese ($3.50). Even omelettes defer to the baked, golden goodness, allowing their usually stuffed selves to become the stuffing for Sugar & Spice’s rich croissant ($4.50). Solidify your spot on the next rung of the ladder when you show up with an assortment of muffins ($2.25 each) and donuts ($.85 each) for the office, or treat your boss to lunch at the mouthwatering shop. Though all things baked are delicious, the shop’s salads and sandwiches make a delightful base on which to build cookies, cakes, and pies. Try the spinach salad (with tomatoes, mushrooms, red onions, blue cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette, $6.99) or deluxe club sandwich on toasted wheat bread ($7.99).
Finish off lunch with a slice of sweet-potato pie ($3.25), and take some chocolate-chip and sugar cookies home for later ($.50 each). Skip lunch and bring a group of hungry friends to celebrate your adult little-league victory with gourmet cupcakes ($2.50 each), and narrow the crowd favorite down to the lemon dream, red velvet, peanut-butter cup, or black forest.
Philadelphia Tribune chronicles the genesis of owner Sabine Deasmour's bakery, while complimenting the serene atmosphere and food:
- While Sugar & Spice Bakeshop is known for its cakes, Deasmour said croissants, which are baked fresh every day, are popular with its customer base. The bakeshop serves up croissants with raspberry and cream cheese, spinach and feta cheese fillings....Decorated by artists from the Sherman Mills community, Sugar & Spice offers a relaxing atmosphere for its customers. The café features photos of African stilt walkers and a wall marked with quotes from noted individuals such as Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa. – Ayana Jones, Philadelphia Tribune
3510 Scotts Ln
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