Black Sugar Dessert Diner

StrEat: Maginhawa Food Park, 91 Maginhawa St., UP Village, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Black Sugar Dessert Diner
4.5 Stars

7 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 4
  • 4 stars 2
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
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Chloe C.
5.0 Stars

Every year during my birth month, I go here with my favorite people to get the Very Merry Unbirthday funnel cake! It's become a fun little tradition and I love doing it because the funnel cake is light, airy, and delicious, it looks too cute to eat, and the candle just makes it even more fun! The server even wished me a happy birthday, which was nice. 128522128149

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Jovin B.
4.0 Stars

Found this place within the StrEAT Food Park on Maginhawa street. It's the first time I've ever seen funnel cakes made so nicely, funnel cakes I've eaten in the past have always been made messy. Black Sugar does not make their funnel cakes that way. The flavors are cleverly planned and are presented very well. I've already ordered the Bacon Maple Funnel cake from them twice. A perfect ratio from sweet fat and crunch. There are a lot more flavors but I haven't gotten myself to try the others since I like the Bacon Maple Funnel Cake so much. Maybe next time I'll be able to try other combos.

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Hannah V.
3.0 Stars

Tried their oreo churros ala mode. It was good while its hot. The place was cool. It was inspired by retro diners of the 1900’s, Black Sugar also serve sundaes. service was a bit slow. 128517

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Kara G.
5.0 Stars

Funnel cake! First time eating this too 128515 it reminded me a lot of those mini donuts I used to buy in Sta. Lucia. Yum!

We also got churros with chocolate dip but for some reason I can't add pics here 128532

Anyway, churros were like the Dulcinea ones 128077

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Paul R.
4.0 Stars

Blast from the past? Inspired by retro diners of the 1900’s, Black Sugar is a desserts specialist at the popular StrEAT: Maginhawa Food Park serving funnel cakes, churros and craft cream sodas. I really recommend their Mc Queen sundae which consists of a Pretzel Crown, Homemade Walnut Choco-chip Cookie-Dough. Definitely worth the P125!

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Monique F.
5.0 Stars

It had been a long while since my boyfriend and I took the time to explore Maginhawa street and we were happy to return to sate a hotdog craving and find an unexpected new addition to the Maginhawa strEAT scene.

Nestled in the back with an impressive looking boxy structure stands the dessert diner called Black Sugar. It had caught our eye as we were looking for other options for the night even if we settled for our usual anyway. But when checking their menu, the two of us agreed that we'd definitely try the place after eating dinner.

Once our meals were downed with much happiness, we fell in line, paid and waited for our orders. It's nice to note that when I asked for a recommendation from the lady behind the counter, she actually gave me the bestsellers as well as her personal recommendation, which, I think, was a really sweet touch. My boyfriend and I already had our choices of Frozen S'mores Sundae and Funnel Cake Ala Mode of Very Merry Un-birthday.

A few moments later, our orders were ready with my boyfriend's coming before mine. Both of them looked really good, visually with mine even having a birthday candle for full effect (even if they couldn't get it to light with the wind, but I was honestly happy as the wax wouldn't drip on the candle as a result). Per our usual procedure when trying a new place, we tried our own orders then tried each other's. We found that they were both as advertised.

His consisted of 4 frozen s'mores with whipped cream, ice cream, marshmallows, chocolate sauce and a cherry on top. Taste-wise, they were pretty good with the texture of the crunchy s'more going well with the other melted aspects of the dish, but the flavors weren't too overpowering or too sweet. For mine, it was a small mountain of whipped cream and ice cream on top of two layers of funnel cake, drizzled in frosting and sprinkles. Initially, I admit that I didn't like the oiliness of the funnel cake with each bite, but as time went on, I forgot that I was eating a funnel cake and though that I was eating a birthday cake, but not the types that would be overly sweet. What I love most about the two dishes were that they were sweet enough to satisfy cravings, but not sweet enough to merit going after a large container of water after eating them.

If there would be something that we would complain about, it would be to replace the chocolate sauce on the Frozen S'mores with real chocolate to enrich the flavor.

Would we recommend going there? Definitely. Would we go back? Hell yes, especially since they have so much more on their menu that we'd like to try.

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Michael M.
5.0 Stars

Do not be misled by the Goth Cotton Candy stand-ish name.

If you took a stall, and shrunk the diner Marty McFly had a milkshake in, you'll end up with Black Sugar. This nifty little invention is tucked in the furthest right corner of the StrEat food park in Maginhawa QC.

The fare is straight forward, and it is good lemme tell you it is damn good. Never mind the line, it has nothing to do with the service. When going to these types of establishments, the rule of thumb is: the longer the queue the better the food. Think downtown New York deli. Get the pic?

Had Churros in basic dips, a strawberry lemonade and a raspberry bomb. The fizz hits the spot, at a price that makes you feel it's more than money well spent. That's saying a lot considering how devoid of value the peso is.

Four stars. Simple, straight forward, and what they do, they do well.

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