This neighborhood coffee shop has something for everyone. Besides great, coffee drinks made from locally roasted coffee beans by experienced baristas, this little coffee shop has an ice cream bar, multiple pastry cases, candy counter, and a breakfast and lunch menu offering a hot breakfast as well as a light lunch. They even offer wine and champagne, as well as dessert drinks like chocolate martinis and ice cream drinks. Cream & Sugar is located in the heart of the Oakleigh Historic Garden District in a newly renovated old home at the corner of George and Savannah Streets just one block from the Oakleigh Mansion and Museum. There is seating on the front porch, back patio, main floor and attic loft. There is even a picket fenced, grassy sideyard for the kids to play croquet or throw the football. The menu is limited but well rounded offering crabmeat and goats cheese quiche as well as gumbo (served over cheese grits!), smoked tomato bisque, and several sandwiches. Breakfast is offered all day and includes an oven baked frittata and a grits casserole as well as several breakfast sanwiches. The sweet pastries include their signature cake balls of all flavors as well as some coffee shop standards like baklava, espresso brownies, lemon squares and sugar cookies. Other specialty selections include homemade chocolate truffles, tiramisu, caramel turtles, strawberry cake, and Italian Cream Cake. Everything is nicely done from the marble counter tops and original hardwood floors, to the beautiful and large bathroom. Keep the loft in mind for private parties adn the sideyard is perfect for children's birthdya parties. Whether you're visiting Mobile and want to get a feel for its Southern charm, or you're a native and want to have coffee and dessert in the heart of our historic district, Cream & Sugar has something for everyone!
This place has only been open a short while. It seems they specialize in making meals and you can come in, pick out what you want, and take it with you - or you can eat there. I've spoken with the owner, very nice fellow. You almost want to hand him your money for no reason at all. Today, I felt like cheating a bit on my diet. So, I went in and got some fudge brownies. I was disappointed in more ways than one. First, the person helping me got the brownies out of the showcase and place them in a plastic container. My problem is that this person did not wash his hands before handling my brownie -although he did seem to try not to touch the brownies, but the cupcake paper they were in. In my mind, he should have been wearing gloves. So, I'm reluctant to continue the transaction. I did - and took a bite in my car. The brownie was cold! I would have thought (foolish me) that they would have been prepared on site, baked maybe on Thursday of Friday afternoon. I think they must get these in frozen - but I can't say one way or another. I just know a cold brownie is pretty gross. It may have a nut or a chocolate chip in it - something was crunchy - and that's kind of annoying, too. A brownie shouldn't have anything unless it's called something different like a "Nut Brownie" or a "Chocolate Chip Brownie". But, hey, I'm particular. Some of you folks might be quite alright with chilled brownies.
I,found this place one day while driving. The Whistle Stop Cafe, It looked kinda neet from the outside, so I turned around to give it a try. (The best move I've made in a long time). Upon going inside, I was greeted very nicely, and they really make you fill at home,there whole staff was very plesant and friendy, kind of nice to see people working and having fun with the custormers. This place really has a following, as I, sat while waiting for my food ,which did not take long, I notisted that the staff new a lot of people by name as well as a lot of the customers new each other. After biting into the Softshell sandwich that I, havent had sence I, was at my uncle's house, down on the bay last summer. It was, Exceptional to say the least. I, really enjoyed myself so much and the food was so good, I deceided to invite my aunt and uncle, of course my wife and son as well, for lunch the following weekend. This was a brave thing to do as you would have to know my aunt when it comes to food, Of course she had to have the seafood platter, uncle Roy tried the Bar-B-Que plate, Bob my son had a Whistle Stop Burger, which they asked how he would like it cooked!! my wife had a Smoked chicken salad stuffed tomato, she said was to die for and I, went for the Softshell Platter and a cup of Gumbo this time.This is a MUST TRY, You won't be sorry, You'll be glad you did !! Bob Shoeman