Quick Bite

Nutley’s Sugar Tree Café Offers Photogenic Fare, Décor

The Instagram-worthy eatery aims to serve as a community hotspot.

The interior of Sugar Tree Café in Nutley
Start your day off right at Sugar Tree Café. Photo courtesy of AB Marketing Group


Nearly everything in this beautiful space is Instagrammable—from the colorful faux wisteria hanging from a tree in the center of the room, to the walls covered in greenery and silk flowers, to the photogenic food, milkshakes and coffee drinks served. Takeout also available. 


In May 2021, owners Jack and Sophia Bermeo opened Sugar Tree downtown to help people create social experiences. Jack brought his background in entertaining as a wedding DJ. 


The brunch menu is small but curated; it has the requisite avocado toast, but also more unusual items such as lobster tostada, deep-fried cinnamon toast, chai-latte waffles and curry-chicken sliders. The signature shakes include chocolate salted caramel, red velvet and Funfetti.  


Reservations are accepted only for parties of 10 or more. The café is available for private events in the evening. Each room has its own different festive décor (one features bookshelves and leather couches; another has a wall of fake roses and a sign that says Babe Cave). People dress accordingly and take pictures of themselves living it up. 

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