Brown Sugar is very brown and very sweet. This is what it feels like to be inside in a box of chocolates; just don’t eat the chairs.
Update, 2013: we understand Brown Sugar has closed.
Talking of chairs, the best are the giant caramel-coloured leather ones.
Brown Sugar has been designed with precision and is fairly swish, with a plush interior and plasma TV screens. So it is not (I presume) the brainchild of an independent café owner, but it doesn’t lack character.
It’s a great place to sip a coffee in peace, harmony, and a temperate climate (thanks to the air conditioning). It doubles up as a student bar in the evenings.
With lovely Durham just beyond the huge glass windows, what more could you want?
81 New Elvet
We visited on 17 July 2006.