Thanks for visiting our website! Sugar Cafe is no longer open in Dormont (please read below for our story) though we will be appearing at the Pittsburgh Farmers’ Market summer 2013. Come say hi!
We hope the community we created in Dormont can live on through blogging, social media, pop up cafe locations, and catering your fabulous events! Please continue to visit us at this site, on Facebook, and Twitter for blog posts, recipes and conversation. (We look forward to hearing from you, too, so don’t be shy about posting comments)!
The most important thing we’ve learned since closing our doors is that dreams don’t die, they transform. We hope you’ll be with us as our dreams continue…
Sugar Cafe’s last weekend….
I was continually told that I was crazy to open a small business in this economy. It never mattered though. I was so in love with this concept and this place, maybe since I was a little girl.
It would be a sunny, happy place where friends could meet for brunch. It would be very kid friendly so that Moms could enjoy a coffee and a pastry with each other. It would have really great music. Everything would taste so good. A person could order a fine cake for anything from a first birthday to a grand wedding!
We would have fun every single day. We would no longer be confined to the back of a kitchen. We would be there with the people. We could make pastries on a balcony and be able to look down and see every “yum” face. We could hear the music play.
Sometimes dreams are harder to keep alive than you might expect. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work or how much passion you have…the dream dies.
There is no regret in our hearts. We were embraced by Dormont and held there in their hearts. We did have fun every single day. We became a family. Our family grew far and wide and came to see us all of the time. We loved taking care of them and making them smile. We saw our moms have new babies, our Sugar babies. We watched our family grow.
We got here early and we stayed here late, driven by the Sugar blend coffee. We celebrated all of our talents. We were right where we belonged. Our staff became our family and we love each of them dearly, always will. We had fantastic regulars that were daily fixtures and weekend regulars that made us smile when they walked in the door.
Know that this decision was made with the heaviest of hearts. Know that every single one of you touched our lives. Thank you for every time you walked through our door. We hope that we were able to touch your lives in a small way too.
Kelly and Mike James