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140 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3617
+1 919-929-2100
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“cupcakes” (58 reviews)
“gelato” (51 reviews)
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140 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3617
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went in for gelato/sorbet. Very pleased with the large amount of flavors for both gelato and dairy-free sorbet. The baked goods (cupcakes, small desserts) looked delicious as well, and the list of alcoholic drinks and cafe drinks was extensive and artistic! It was a little...More

Thank Molly D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were taking a walk around campus and I needed a latte...one of the best lattes ever at a reasonable price. They also have a selection of Numi tea, which is fantastic herbal tea. Someday I will have to return for gelato!

Thank f00lme0nce
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We tag teamed Sugarland so we could get gelato AND cupcakes without ODing on the sugar. We over-ordered anyway. Dulce de leche anything is fabboo, in cupcake OR gelato. Ditto anything chocolate or Nutello or Boston cream or... We always ask the cheerful servers what...More

Thank boulesprouse
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stopped here on a Sunday afternoon when the weather was warm. Chapel Hill and Franklin Street was abuzz with an abundance of people strolling and enjoying the weather. Sugarland is housed in a historic building and it maintains that charm. Once inside, we were...More

Thank Leslie O
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This has all the rage with cupcakes and sweet treats. The cake was disappointing but the gelato was quite good. I would not come back unless I was seeking out gelato. Too bad because it appeared to have much promise and hype.

Thank 817SVW
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered the birthday cake for our little one, who became 1!! I mean, it was a very very special occasion ;-) due to the egg allergy of our daughter, we had a chat there with the manager of the shop and he told us,...More

Thank Berfin K
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The gelati was amazing! Most of us got that--different flavors--and a few of us got cake. Everything was delicious.

Thank LoveToTravelWhenICan
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Fast, friendly service, and delicious gelato! $6.50 for a big cup of donatella. Cash and cards accepted. Highly recommend!

Thank JCW627
Reviewed 2 September 2016

When I found out I could get more then just great gelato I was hooked. They also serve cupcakes, pastries, coffee, and special adult drinks. It's always fun to take the family out where everyone can get what they want.

Thank 490alicel
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Gelato Martini will keep you coming back but he sweets are just as amazing. Try a specialty cupcake (Guinness, Creme brulee, cookie monster and many more) along with your martini. My favorite is the Nutty Irishman. (hazelnut gelato, irish cream and vodka)

Thank Kimberly G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3617
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-2100
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