I first came across sugar factory when I was in New York in 2012. It was a complete chance encounter when I chanced upon the candy shop while I was looking for Serendipity. Being a certified candyholic, I got sidetracked and stepped inside the store. I was overwhelmed at the sight of endless choices for CANDY. In short, I was in heaven. I left the store with a bag of pasalubong and haven’t heard about it since then. Until I found out that the dynamic American brasserie and retails store is now in the Philippines! I actually didn’t know that they had a restaurant / dessert arms as well! I always thought that they were just a candy shop. So when I got invited to their media launch, I dropped everything to make sure I could go!
With locations in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities including: New York City, Bahrain, Chicago and Miami, Sugar Factory is known the world over for its celebrity-endorsed Couture Pops, which have turned sweets into the latest designer accessory. Iconic superstars including Britney Spears, Drake, Nicole Scherzinger, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Carmen Electra and Rupert Grint are just a few of the celebrities who have either endorsed or have been spotted with the sparkly lollipops. I was totally hoping they’d bring in their latest endorser Kylie for the opening, teehee! A girl can dream!
The food at Sugar Factory American Brasserie is a treat for all, offering guests a one-of-a-kind dining experience, serving decadent and tasty fare to satisfy any craving. Here’s what we had!
Bruschetta – ₱280.00
Tomato, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Parmesan on a Grilled Baguette
Chinese Chicken Salad – ₱440.00
Mixed Salad Greens, Shredded Cabbage and Crispy Wontons, Julienne Carrots, Water Chestnuts, Green Onions, Basil, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Roasted Peanuts and Fresh Cilantro with Ginger Sesame Dressing
Sampler Platter – ₱820.00
Buttermilk Onion Rings, Crispy Chicken Fingers, Buffalo Wings, Mac & Cheese Pops. Served with Dipping Sauces
Banana-Split Waffles – ₱420.00
Two Warm Waffles Topped with Fresh Bananas, Strawberries, Melted Chocolate Sauce and Chocolate Crunchies. Served with Vanilla Ice Cream
Chicken Parmesan – ₱420.00
Chicken Breast seasoned, breaded and served with our Special Tomato Sauce, Melted Mozzarella and Rigatoni
The Big Cheesy Burger – ₱695.00
Angus Beef Burger topped with Melted White Cheddar, Creamy Mac & Cheese, Bacon and served with BBQ Sauce on a Toasted Potato Bun
Red Velvet Pancakes
Sugar Factory also offers spiked adult beverages made with premium spirits, including Sugar Factory’s signature 36-ounce alcohol-infused smoking candy goblets.
Dulce de Leche Milkshake – ₱830.00
Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Dulce de Leche and topped with Whipped Cream, Waffle Cone, Unicorn Pop, and Sprinkles in a Chocolate covered mug dressed in popcorn
Mai Tai ₱ 700.00
Fresh orange and pineapple juices are blended to perfection with coconut and light rum and then topped with a float of Dark Myers rum.
Ocean Blue₱ 900.00
Adventure waits in the deep blue sea. You’ll be reminded of the ocean nearby when you see all the sharks swimming in this Hpnotiq cocktail.
Passion Punch ₱ 800.00
The unique flavors of blood orange and passion fruit are combined in this amazingly delectable cocktail. You and your friends will feel like you’re sitting by the pool as you enjoy this punch filled with passion!
Hubba Bubba Gum ₱ 320.00 and Sour Apple Lolly ₱ 475.00
By the time we got to the actual desserts, I was barely breathing from all the food I had already eaten. Thank God I saved a TINY space for dessert because in my opinion, these desserts take center stage at Sugar Factory.
White Chocolate Cheesecake ₱415.00
Rich, tangy, dense, and creamy. Everything I want in my cheesecake!
Topped with Fresh Strawberries, Cookie Crumbs and White Chocolate Ganache
6 layers of dense and moist perfection.
As a certified dessert lover, I welcome Sugar Factory with arms wide open! While Sugar factory’s hot dishes are quite good, the cakes definitely stood out and I can’t wait to go back for more of the slices of heaven on earth!
Have you been to Sugar Factory Manila? What are your faves? :)