The owner (pictured) of popular Mexican cafe Mangos and restaurant/wine bar de la Cruz Bistro has opened his third Main Street eatery: The Sugar Shack. It takes over the former Blimpie’s building on the northwest corner of Main and Center streets.
A cross between a coffee house and a convenience store, The Sugar Shack has a small lounge area with comfortable seating and free wi-fi. There also are several small booths for diners.
Doors open at 6:30 a.m. weekdays for those looking to start their day with a cup of coffee ($1.49-$2.29). Caffeine junkies also can cater to their sweet tooth with “steamers,” cappuccino flavored with Mexican chocolate or white chocolate caramel ($2.49-$3.29). An espresso machine is coming soon.
Other sweet treats include candy and Rice Krispies bars. Frosted Mexican cookies are among the pastries and baked goods (69 cents-$1.99). Another upcoming addition will be ice cream, de la Cruz says.
The Sugar Shack offers a couple of salads and three sandwiches ($2.99-$3.50, made next door at De la Cruz Bistro) with more on the way.
The Sugar Shack, 12 N. Center St., Mesa, opens 6:30 a.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Info: (480 835-2246.