Boquete’s Sugar and Spice Restaurant
Why We Went: Sugar and Spice is one of the busiest restaurants in Boquete, Panama; and my husband’s favorite for breakfast. We often frequent it in the mornings and take home at least one loaf of the delicious bread a week.
What We Had: Chicken Chilaquiles and the Ultimate Breakfast Burrito on one visit, Ultimate Santa Fe Ranchero and Denver Omelet on another. The menu has several tasty options and great coffee drinks.
Something Special A choice of tea or coffee comes with most breakfasts. I love that the waiter brings over the box of tea bags for you to select the kind you want. Then comes your teapot and all the tea necessities.
Noteworthy: Sugar and Spice has many take-home items including a wide variety of muffins and pastries, loaves of bread, desserts, quiche, soups, and sandwiches. Prices are reasonable.
Best Part of the Meal: After ordering at Sugar and Spice’s counter, chose a seat and the wait staff will deliver your meal to you. The servers are highly attentive and clear the tables immediately after someone leaves to keep the restaurant clean and tables available. To say Sugar and Spice’s service exceeds typical Boquete standards would be accurate.
Bonus: Sugar & Spice has free Wi-Fi! Hooray!
Impressive to Me: The owner of Sugar and Spice sets a good example, working side by side with his staff, and most every time I have been in the restaurant. He has a friendly personality and displays a great work ethic. Bonus, Sugar and Spice often plays country music throughout the restaurant.
What Needs Improvement: For me, the breakfast dishes at Sugar and Spice need more flavor. I understand that they cater more toward the Panamanian crowd, which does not prefer much spice or bold flavors, but I do. They also need a little more sauce on the breakfast burritos as they are sometimes a little on the dry side.
Total Check Before Tip: $16 for 2 breakfasts and a loaf of Country French bread to take home.
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