140 E. Franklin Street

between Carolina Coffee Shop and Bevello


Open 10am till 10pm Mon-Thurs

Open 10am till 12am Friday

Open 9am till 12am Saturday

Open 9am till 10pm Sunday

Sugarland Chapel Hill
Cuisine offered
Bakery goods, cakes, bar, coffee menu

Sugarland is a bakery on Franklin Street adjacent to the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. Sugarland's motto is "Because Life Is Sweet."


Sugarland has been featured by MTV, Martha Stewart and Southern Living for their signature custom-made wedding cakes and birthday cakes. They have also been featured on the Food Network.


Along with custom cake and cupcake orders, Sugarland offers 24 flavors of handmade gelato. Bakers make cupcakes daily in a variety of flavors, which rotate each month. Baked goods ranging from cookies to éclairs are sold at the counter. Sugarland offers a full menu of hot and cold espresso drinks. The store also distinguishes itself as "the only bakery in North Carolina with a full bar," offering beer, wine, and specialty martinis crafted with their gelato. On weekends, the store offers made-to-order beignets.

Beignets baked fresh at Sugarland.

Raleigh location

A second Sugarland store is located at 2031 Cameron Street in Raleigh, NC, in shopping center Cameron Village.


Both Sugarland locations offer monthly "cake tastings" in-store to allow couples who are planning weddings a chance to try cake options and ask questions about ordering a wedding cake. Questions about tastings and ordering a cake can be directed to the store's contact page.