On a Saturday morning, as I was passing through Mobile, AL, I decided to stop at little cafe called Cream & Sugar Cafe. I had heard about their famous cake balls and decided that cake is always a good option for breakfast!
The cafe itself is found on a quiet tree lined street amidst the residential cottages in the Oakleigh Neighborhood of Mobile. As I walked in through the front door, I knew I was in for a quaint and cozy experience. The first food I spot is the display of cake balls. Cake balls are the crumbs of cakes, reconstituted and covered in icing or frosting. And their bite-sized. Sounds like a good plan, no?
At Cream & Sugar, the cake balls are $2.25 a piece, or 5 for $10. So I indulged. Birthday Cake, Key Lime, Cookies n’Cream, Cafe Latte and Caramel Sea Salt all made the cut onto my plate. And each was just as delicious as the next.
The cake itself was dense and not overly sweet.
I enjoyed cake for breakfast, especially with a tall Southern Pecan iced coffee, after all, the restaurant is named Cream and Sugar (and I did not eat five on my own, I had help from Mr. Beet).
There is more than just cake balls here. The kitchen also serves bagels, biscuits and eggs among other traditional dishes. I, however, decided on the house-made granola with steamed milk. Pecans, almonds and craisins are listed on the menu as the base for the cereal. The milk was steamed via the cappuccino machine and I assure you- steamed milk makes the granola so much better.
My only complaint is that a bowl of granola took almost 30 minutes to leave the kitchen. Though it was a Saturday morning, usually a busy time for breakfast. We did have those cake balls to hold us over though.
Mr. Sprout and I both enjoyed our breakfast- it was a nice way to see a local side of Mobile. We will stop here again on our next drive through town. 4 out of 5 sprouts.