PHOTOGRAPH: Isaak Nalupa
WORDS: Ruth Micah Celi
A sweet spot has been discovered in the surfing capital of the North. Just as the sea is endless, so is this shop "where desserts never end". Spotted along the hi-way of Urbiztondo, San Jan, La Union is Sugar Artisan.
"The ablaze passion and dedication of the people behind Sugar Artisan best describes them in terms of the craft that they do in order to make every event memorable and to make every person in the event happy, in this regard, we named the business Sugar Artisan which pertains to someone who is excellent in doing sugar craft. " Says Mr. Lee Jordan C. Acosta, owner/manager as well as Sugar Artisan's very own Cake Artist.
A coffee shop built with glass walls and all white interior creating a timeless and minimalist ensemble. It's a haven for a sweet tooth. Indulge all you want with their buffet of international desserts. Starting with pops of truffles that melts in the mouth. Then a bite of red velvet cupcake, dig in in a slice of chocolate cake with not just cherries on top and two slices of their tiramisu. Jellies, panna cotta, and a lot more tempting indulgence are there to choose from.
Everyday is a sweet surprise as they serve different set of dessert buffet on their table. Aside from the sweet treats, selection of pastas, sandwiches, quesadillas and other food choices are available on their menu. Take a sip on their refreshers and beverages too - Iced Coffee is a best seller.
With the collaborative efforts and contributions of the entire family, the dream of putting up a coffee shop has been made possible. Passion and dedication put everything in place, crafting delights and serving surprises to their guests for a year now.
Sugar artisan started as a home based cake maker. Their recipes were derived from cookbooks of high caliber pattisiers in the industry and went through series of experiment and modification to establish a personal brand that will give delight to its valued clients. Soon enough, the dream coffee shop was laid into a blueprint and plans were studied through a feasibility conducted by the owner himself.