Downtown Dayton breakfast, brunch spot closes

A downtown Dayton restaurant serving breakfast and brunch on the weekends has closed, according to a post on Facebook.

“The Sugar Guild will be closing. We will not open this weekend,” said a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page Aug. 23. “This is both heartbreaking and unexpected. Not sure what the future holds, but we know it’s not over. TY (Thank you) Dayton.”

The Sugar Guild, located on Wayne Avenue next to Wheat Penny Oven and Bar, featured wood-fired ham and cheese omelettes, bubble waffles, French toast, roasted veggie flatbreads, gluten free biscuits and gravy and much more. The restaurant had several other gluten free and vegan options, all cooked up in a wood-fired oven named Rubi.

Chef DD Pearson told she is heartbroken about the closing, but if someone could build her a wood-burning oven she would love to cook breakfast and brunch for the community again.

Former customers of The Sugar Guild commented on the Facebook post they are sad to see the restaurant close.

“This can’t be the end for Sugar Guild, your food is unmatched,” said Kaitlyn Kraus. “Thank you for the joy and incredible breakfast you’ve served up so far but I’m so hopeful you’ll find a new, more permanent home.”

“I am truly heartbroken to hear this, my favorite breakfast restaurant, we will definitely miss you,” Sonja Keaton added.

Pearson previously told the building was intended to be multi-use. The restaurant highlighted local artists throughout the different spaces. She described the space as calm, welcoming and bringing all the good feels.

“It has a grandma vibe, but in the best ways,” Pearson said.

Pearson has been in the Dayton area for four years after following her brother to the area to restart her life. Originally from England, she moved to Columbus in 1991 at age 12. As soon as she could reach the knobs on the stove, she said she began cooking breakfast. After working at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 for three years, she said she was ready for a new opportunity.

“This is a dream to me,” Pearson noted. “I am grateful and thankful for this every single day.”

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