Over the weekend I wanted to try somewhere new for breakfast and immediately thought of Sugar n’ Spice, the bright pink diner on Reading Road just up the street from Xavier. We arrived just after 9am Saturday to find a completely full restaurant and a few people waiting in line for a table. Fortunately the turnover was really quick and we had a seat in one of the booths directly across from the bar counter seating within ten minutes.
The inside of Sugar n’ Spice is not very large, but the seating is really packed in. There is even a half booth with seating on just one side of the half sized table. The walls are painted bright and feature cartoon characters and breakfast items. There is a huge collection of rubber ducks too. Needless to say, my son was easily amused throughout our brief stay.
For breakfast I ordered the biscuits n’ chunky sausage gravy, which is only available on Saturday and Sunday ($4.50). The biscuits didn’t appear to be homemade, but the sausage gravy definitely was. There were plenty of large chunks of sausage in the creamy and peppery gravy. It wasn’t the best biscuits and gravy I’ve had, but not the worst either. I also ordered a side of goetta ($2.50) that was cooked perfectly.
My wife built her own omelette (starting at $5.25, vegetables and cheeses are $.50 each, meats are $2.25 and up). This was the largest omelette I have ever seen! She really loved her creation and said it was one of the better omelets she has had. It comes served with a toasted English muffin as well.
We ordered a half stack of blueberry wispy thin pancakes for our son ($3.50). He must have really loved these thin pancakes as he easily ate half of his plate, quite an accomplishment for our just turned two-year old. I stole a couple of bites of these famous cakes and really enjoyed their light and thin texture and was surprised to find them even a little crisp around the edges. Normally I prefer thicker pancakes, but the flavor in these was very nice.
Our service was very quick and efficient. The way most of the seating is around a central service area really allows for the servers to do their jobs without fear of running into customers. The food was good and I think we will definitely return again sometime in the future.