A friend told us about Sugar Bakery in West Roxbury ages ago. Since then, we've been there numerous times, as well as to the Real Deal, a sandwich shop that's connected to the bakery. Usually during long days of visiting open houses in West Roxbury and Roslindale, we would make a stop for sandwiches, followed by cupcakes or pastries. It wasn't until more recently that we learned that there's another Sugar, called Sugar Baking Co. & Restaurant, in Roslindale. This location actually has a full sit-down restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and (more recently) dinner, as well as has a bakery.
Eversave had a deal for Sugar (valid at either location) a while back, and we bought two of them, knowing how much time we spend in the area. We first went to breakfast at the Roslindale location a few months ago. It's a popular spot: We had to endure a short wait, about 20 minutes, before we were seated. This gave us plenty of time to ogle the baked goods in the bakery case.
Once we were seated and had our juice and coffee, Jeff ordered the Good Ol' Egg Breakfast with potatoes, toast, bacon, and a pancake. He got his eggs scrambled and was pleased with the crispy bacon.
And he enjoyed the fluffy pancake as well.
I was craving biscuits and gravy, so I went with "The Country" -- eggs alongside a buttermilk biscuit topped with sausage gravy. I ordered my eggs over-easy so there would be plenty of runny yolk to mingle with the sausage gravy, which was chock-full of meaty sausage chunks and slices.
On our second visit, Jeff ordered the exact same thing. He's a creature of habit. But I decided to try the Breakfast Sandwich To Remember -- a buttermilk biscuit sandwiching an egg with melted farmhouse cheddar and a topping of seared pancetta and fig preserves. It is definitely one memorable breakfast sandwich with sweet and salty, savory notes. I would never have put fig preserves (or any preserves) on my egg sandwich, but I will be trying that at home now.
Sugar Baking Co. & Restaurant is a great little spot, and I know we'll be back there often. I still have to try "The Mountains" (ham and sunny eggs over Manchego grits), and I'd like to make my way through the lunch and dinner menus at some point too.
What are your favorite little breakfast spots?