My friends and I spotted the newly opened Sugarholic Cafe in Aberdeen on the main floor near the fountain. It’s in that corner where a few other cafes have opened but none have survived. The waitress said that they have been open for almost a month now. The interior looks like a cutesy elegant high tea place and the ambiance seemed promising except that it was pretty quiet when we went around 8:30pm. Well ok I think they were quiet the whole night since I walked by earlier and peeked in…
They have a small dinner menu and also a section of waffles and toast/toast boxes which we decided to indulge in.
Doesn’t this look good? The menu had a lot of enticing dessert pictures! While ordering, they said there is a minimum charge of 1 item per person.
This was the Cranberry Grenadine tea and it is refillable. They only provided two cups to go with it and when we asked for two more cups they said that they can’t give us more cups…??? This is a weird policy and it has never happened to me before… Also, we had already fulfilled their miminum charge so what’s the harm in giving us more cups?
The tea tasted fruity and slightly tart from the cranberry flavour.
I also ordered a Matcha Slush and the portion was really big! Unfortunately despite how impressive it looks, it tasted bland and unsweetened to me but you could taste the matcha flavour at first. Maybe some people will like it unsweetened though? Halfway through the drink it just tasted really icy and watered down… =(
We also tried the Black Tea Latte which just ended up tasting a lot like milk tea and of course milk tea is made with black tea but we were just expecting something else based on their description.
Next we tried the Waffles with Chocolate and Banana. It came with about half a banana on the side with some chocolate ice cream and some whipped cream served on a sweet cookie. The custard seemed to be banana flavoured as well. The waffle looked like your regular American style waffle but it tasted like bubble waffle which we were not expecting! It had the same egg-y flavour and slight chewiness to it. I can’t quite decide if I like it since I wouldn’t usually be eating bubble waffle with ice cream so it was a bit weird but not necessarily bad if you know what I mean.The price could’ve been cheaper though. It was more expensive than Nero’s! Except I can’t really compare the two…
We also shared a Strawberry Lover Honey Toast. It was served with strawberry ice cream, strawberries, blueberries and more banana flavoured custard on the edges. The server also offered to help us cut it but really she only cut one side like below.
On the inside are layers of fluffy honey-coated bread sticks which tasted good with the ice cream and there were indeed a lot of strawberries. Carbs for days! I actually have only tried 1 other toast box before and it was from Soho Tea Room and it seemed a bit bigger than this one but this one was presented better. The Soho one was cheaper though. I should really go check out What8ver Cafe sometime.
The servers are probably new and since it was slow they were looking at their phones sometimes. One of the servers also checked to see if we liked the food which was nice and we gave her some feedback.
The food was average and I think people would only come here out of convenience if they’re shopping in the mall and it’s a cute place. It could be a nice place to chat and catch up with friends but I’m not sure if they’ll survive in this spot either since the rent is really high in Aberdeen. Hopefully their entrée items are better?