Irina Brandler closed her storefront bakery on City Island two years ago to focus on wholesale business, but with
the help of her chef brother, Alex Pertsovsky (Vong), it’s now reopened for brunch. Breakfast items like sour-cream pancakes are on the menu alongside heartier dishes, such as buttermilk fried chicken, and, of course, cake.
|Venue name:||Sugar & Spice Bake Shop||Contact:|
536 City Island Ave
|Cross street:||at Cross St|
|Opening hours:||Wed–Sun 9am–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Pelham Park; BX 29 to City Island Ave and Cross St|
|Price:||Average brunch dish: $12. Cash only|
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Average User Rating
3 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
What a bright spot on City Island! The decor is excellent and the food is even better. Prices are reasonable and the service is pleasant if not Manhattan level. The Bronx needs more places like this.
As someone who travels constantly for business I'm always looking for that one place off the grid, so based on the reviews here I decided to give this place a try and WOW what a mistake it was eating here!! Crossing the bridge just to get there was my biggest mistake as not only were the choices slim at best but the service AND food were astoundingly bad! I can understand the "chef" having an off day but good GOD there is no excuse for serving what should've been considered slop as opposed to a "meal". It was downright embarrassing as I was entertaining a client and after mentioning the Yelp reviews as positive reinforcement my client was not pleased with my choice. As the old saying goes not everything is as it appears and considering how poorly our meal tasted there was no way I was about to subject either myself or my party to the risk of any of the pastries on display. I now believe the positive reviews I had read prior were written either by friends or family of the ownership as there is no way they're legit considering the assault my taste buds were subjected to. I would rather get my next meal from any one of the questionable bodegas that dot the Bronx landscape then ever stepping foot in this place again.