Best of Charleston 2008 » Eating Out

Best New Bakery

Sugar

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Sugar
59 Cannon St. Downtown. (843) 579-2891
www.sugarbake.com

If you're anything like us, you don't just have a sweet tooth you have an entire set of sweet teeth. Fortunately, there's a new baker on the block. In November, the aptly named Sugar opened on Cannon Street, just around the corner from Five Loaves (how perfect!). Bill Bowick and partner David Bouffard, prodigal sons of Charleston, have returned to bring us delicious, homemade southern specialties like red velvet cupcakes (iced to order) and perfectly sweet, surprisingly salty sugar cookies, with prices that put others to shame. Locally-roasted coffee is available to help wash it all down. Housed in the renovated Old Whaley's Vegetable Stand, Sugar's digs are enough to inspire a trip; the place is so hip and modern you'll feel cooler just walking by. There is one downside. The gregarious owner/baker Bill almost always works the counter; anonymity cannot be guaranteed for the frequent visits you will no doubt crave.

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