Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, Keeping Austin Sweet
Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop is a sugar lover paradise, a hipster’s heaven, and a true South Austin staple. With it’s bright colored benches out front, it’s tiled floors lining the bakery and 1950′s appeal, Sugar Mama’s is as much of a treat for the eyes as it is for the mouth and the nose.
Owner Olivia O’Neal and her team are true to Austin form, with friendly and knowledgeable service from the moment you walk in the door. Don’t mind a long line- their cupcakes, whoopie-pies, cookies and more are worth the wait. Amidst all of the tempting, exotic pastries, the employee behind the counter highly recommended the Cinnamon Carrot Cake cupcake … after all, it did win first place in ‘Sugar Mama’s Carrot Cake Contest’. Clearly an easy choice in my book. This pastry is moist and heavy thanks to its golden raisins, Texas pecans, pineapple, organic carrots, and vanilla cream cheese frosting. Now if vegetables in your cake aren’t your first choice, another fabulous standout was the Black and Tan cupcake. Be sure to make a toast with this baked good as it is composed with Guinness Stout and Irish Cream liqueur.
In considerate fashion for all it’s patrons, Sugar Mama cares for all of those with allergies and alternative diets as well, so they have created an extensive menu for vegans. The Cookie Sandwich is a double-vegan-whammy with vegan buttercream frosting cradled between two dark chocolate chip vegan cookies. And just as Sugar Mama values its vegan clientele, they also cater to sugar addicts. And the most creative menu item is The Frosting Shot, a small cup filled with different flavors of sweet icing. Yes, please.
Needless to say, Olivia and her team are dedicated to serving up fantastic treats for all kinds of sugar lovers. Be sure to stop into their South 1st bakery and enjoy the amazing food they have! Enjoy!