My Everything: An Ode to Sweet Hut

I love Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe in Midtown so much, I walked in windy, 31°F weather just to get to it. (This visit was in January, so I’m sure that with the spring weather, there are plenty of people getting boba here!) I’m almost glad I live in Decatur and only hit up Sweet Hut when I happen to be in Midtown because otherwise I would go to Sweet Hut with alarming and concerning frequency. This spot is a cozy, fun, cafe where shelves of colorful pastries are lit by beautiful hanging light bulbs -- there’s definitely a kind of magical vibe. Sweet Hut serves amazing boba tea and delicious Asian pastries, donuts, and snacks. As a plus, on the day I visited they were bumping Ariana Grande, which immediately lifted my mood and promised a good time.

Sweet Hut has both sweet and savory pastries. I wanted a savory pastry, but I recently stopped eating meat, especially pork, and all the savory pastries included either pork or chicken. (I have had the curry chicken puff before, and it was delicious! Sadly, it is now part of the past for me.) If you do get a savory puff, I recommend heating it up in the microwave by the entrance.

Photo Credit: Alex Brown

 

Photo Credit: Alex Brown

As Ariana Grande and Mac Miller’s “The Way” filled the cafe, I walked around with my tongs and tray and chose a red bean pastry, because I love the sweet bean paste inside (don’t knock it ‘til you try it!) and an Irish cream donut, because it has those little freakin’ chocolate curls on top. Why does chocolate become both tastier and cuter when it is sliced extremely thin? It’s also worth noting the prices on their pastries are quite reasonable -- the red bean pastry was $1.80 and the Irish cream donut $2.50.

At the counter, I also ordered a regular-size boba milk tea, with regular boba (tapioca pearls) and 50% sweetness. I tend to choose different flavors each time I visit, and this time I got a caramel milk tea. I also recommend the Sweet Hut milk tea, and the strawberry milk tea or taro milk tea if you’re looking for a drink without any caffeine.

Photo Credit: Alex Brown

Another notable thing about Sweet Hut is that they are open until 12:00 a.m. on weekdays and 1:00 a.m. on weekends, which is very helpful if you’re looking for a place to study or just a sweet late-night adventure. Sweet Hut also has a location on Buford Highway, which I haven’t visited yet but is probably just as wonderful.

Photo Credit: Alex Brown

There are a lot of things at Sweet Hut I haven’t tried; for example, they have a pastry case at the front with fancier pastries and small cakes. They serve burgers, paninis, salads, and sandwiches, all ranging around $7-$10. They also have macarons, bread, cookies, fruit slushies, and coffee drinks. The possibilities are practically endless!

Next time you find yourself in Midtown, pay Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe a visit -- it’s sure to make your day a little brighter.