We had a life changing moment at the new Sugar Hill Cafe on 145th Street just west of St. Nicholas Avenue yesterday. The $6.95 soup and grilled cheese special on the sandwich board outside the new coffee shop had caught our eye in the past week and the guy running the kitchen is notably an alumn of Bubby's in Tribeca. Our expectations were not too high at this point for soup is not really the most exciting thing to have in our opinion but the tomato bisque was just extraordinary. From the creamy texture to the layers of robust flavors within each spoonful, one could tell that the potage was made in house. This seriously entailed some amazing soup whisperer skills. We also have a thing about bread that has been perfectly toasted and one can see from the photo above that the mastery of that technique is not lacking here.
This well appointed townhouse storefront at the garden level might not be huge on space but the quality here is quite exceptional. Other sandwiches and soups outside of the tomato and cheese special are served up also daily and we look forward to trying each one out. Read more about Sugar Hill Cafe in our past post: LINK