Fresh baked daily
Sugar Mamma’s sells a variety of cupcakes — all baked fresh every day. The refrigerated display cases are chock-full of jumbo cupcakes, cookies and Christopher Elbow confections. But it’s primarily the generously-sized cupcakes that get your attention. Top sellers include strawberry cake with strawberry filling, topped with strawberry butter cream frosting; red velvet cake with cream cheese icing; and the twisted vanilla cupcake, which features vanilla cake, chocolate filling and a layer of gnash chocolate and vanilla.
Tip: The flavors change frequently, so call ahead if you have your heart set on a particular style.
Not just another pretty bakery
There are few tables and chairs in this combination bakery/restaurant, which has a certain sweet French flair, but there’s a healthy crowd of lunch-goers on any given day. The menu includes crepes, wraps, fresh soups, 10 styles of grilled cheese sandwiches and three salads. And for those in a hurry, box lunches can be made ahead of time for quick pick-up.
All sandwiches and wraps are named for landmarks and areas of the city, such as the Northlander, a spinach crepe with turkey, bacon, cream cheese, roasted red pepper and garlic butter sauce ($8.50); and the Plaza, a crepe or wrap filled with ham, smoked Gouda, spinach, bacon and mushroom sauce ($8.95).
By the numbers
There are 33 menu items, plus five seasonal soups. The soup lineup may include tomato basil, corn chowder, white cheddar, tortilla chicken or roasted red pepper. Sugar Mamma’s also serves fruits, parfaits and espresso coffee drinks.
The Nutty Hannah crepe is a sizable dessert that begs to be shared. It’s a good 8 x 4 inches of delicate crepe filled with bananas, Nutella and whipped cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate.
Open early for breakfast
On weekdays, the restaurant opens at 7 a.m. and serves a selection of crepes and wraps including the popular Royal, which includes eggs, ham, bacon, cheddar cheese, bell pepper, onion and garlic butter sauce in a crepe or wrap for just $8.95.
Sugar Mamma’s is open every day of the week.
4173 N. Mulberry Dr.
Kansas City, Mo.