Review: Sugar Sweet Sunshine
February 09, 2004
If it's true, as we've come to suspect, that we're living in Magnolia Bakery Nation
, we can think of worse cultural fates. For the last month, we've been peeking in on Sugar Sweet Sunshine
, a new Rivington Street bakery slash coffee shop (@ Essex/Norfolk) from two ex-employees of the West Village cupcake shrine
Sugary goodness—our new go-to spot for all things cake in the hood, and a worthy addition to the Lower East Side's espresso explosion
. (The banana pudding
ain't shabby either.) Interesting historical note: the bakery used to be the retail home of Shapiro Wine Company
, the wine maker whose kosher mural still adorns the facade above the north-east corner of Rivington and Essex. The company had quit the neighborhood in 2000, but has re-opened a retail spot in the Essex Street Market, the Times reports
Thumb-up for SSS. My ladyfriend went in there the other day while waiting for her Tiny's order, and she got a vanilla cupcake for her and just asked for "the most chocolatey piece of cake" for me. That slice of cake was so gigantic that I felt like I was eating the Torah. And I tried a bit of her cupcake (that sounds so gross), and it was easily the best one I've ever had, not that I'm much of a cupcake expert. Together I think they cost $5. See you all there.
Posted by: joey at February 9, 2004 11:58 AM
SSS reviewed by New York Press. [via the ever-watchful Ian]
Posted by: Lock at February 18, 2004 10:28 AM
Just lovely. Now there is no reason to have to go to the west village.
Posted by: :r at February 22, 2004 07:18 PM
The piggy puddin' is delightfully decadent and is one of the less cavity creating sweets found there. I know, this may spoil the fun for some, but I would love to see some naturally sweetened items on the menu, i.e., evaporated cane juice or fruit juice-sweetened goodies.
Posted by: Ken at February 29, 2004 08:53 AM