Cream & Sugar Cafe

Coffee House | Eclectic | Sandwich Shop | Vegetarian
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*** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ***

A charming coffee house and café in an old house in Mobile’s Oakleigh Garden District, Cream & Sugar has become known in the city and to mail-order customers far and wide for its cake balls. These are two-bite spheres of cake in every flavor imaginable, from Almond Joy and red velvet to coconut snowball and peanut butter. Yummy as they are – and they ARE! – I was smitten by breakfast.

A sausage biscuit is no wan patty on a blah bun. Conecuh sausage (an Alabama brand) comes as a grilled, split link – vividly spiced and packing powerful hickory smoke flavor. The biscuit is a plush cushion, absorbing drippin’s from the sausage and thus becoming even more luxurious. I ordered sausage gravy on the side and received a full cupful – enough for four biscuits. It is rich and porky withy a sneaky, slow-rolling pepper heat.

House-made granola also is extraordinary. It is tremendously nutty with a minimal fruit allotment. Unlike so many candy-bar granolas, it seems to be virtually sugarless, its sweetness coming from a handful of craisins and the fresh pecans and almonds that are its essence.

On the side, I drank a large cup of Cream & Sugar’s special cold-brew coffee, infused with milk and almond flavor. Normally, I prefer coffee straight, but this smooth creation, so dairy fresh and nutty, was impossible to resist.

I am looking forward to return visits for a breakfast burrito made with that good sausage and for muffins and scones that look so good in the bakery case. Lunch also is served, and based on breakfast’s deliciousness, that promises to be worthwhile, too, the menu including an alluring spinach and artichoke grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough.

What to Eat
Cream & Sugar Cafe, Sausage Biscuit
Sausage Biscuit
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House-made biscuit + Alabama sausage + porky sausage gravy = one very satisfying breakfast.
Cream & Sugar Cafe, Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll
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That’s significant cream cheese frosting on the cinnamon roll.
Cream & Sugar Cafe, Ice Coffee (large)
Ice Coffee (large)
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Velvet-smooth, powerfully caffeinated, and plenty sweet, the house-special version of cold-brewed ice coffee is a multi-hour refresher.
Cream & Sugar Cafe, Granola
Granola
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Truly healthful granola, all about its nuts.
Cream & Sugar Cafe, Cake Ball
Cake Ball
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Cake balls come in kaleidoscopic colors and a near-infinite variety of flavors.
Cream & Sugar Cafe, Ice Cream
Ice Cream
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Caramel sea salt ice cream includes streaks of Cream & Sugar’s caramel sea salt cake balls, giving it a most interesting texture.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7 am - 6 pm
Monday7 am - 6 pm
Tuesday7 am - 6 pm
Wednesday7 am - 6 pm
Thursday7 am - 6 pm
Friday7 am - 6 pm
Saturday7 am - 6 pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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