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For Ashak and Ashifa Saferali, bigger doesn't necessarily mean better.

“We're big on being small,” Ashak chuckles. “We like the place the way it is.”

And gazing around Honey Doughnuts, it's easy to see why. There are dozens of reasons the Deep Cove café has been a neighbourhood mainstay since it opened its doors back in 1987. Everything from the cozy atmosphere, to the entirely homemade menu, to the coffee and espresso selection, to the gooey, decadent, European-style desserts that serve as its namesake. Owned and operated by Ashak and his wife Ashifa since the mid-1990s, Honey Doughnuts is about as close to an actual mom-and-pop shop as a business can get, even if it's grown so busy that they require a staff of more than 20.

“Originally, I bought this business for my wife,” Ashak recalls. “But it ended up being so hands-on, and it was really busy for just one person. So I started giving her a hand, and before I knew it, I was in here full-time. It was busy, and I ended up really liking it. I got to meet people, and it was just fun.”

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    Best muffins ever!!!!!!

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    They have great brunch things and amazing donuts

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    Honey’s Doughnuts is a great spot to refuel after hiking to the top of Quarry Rock in Deep Cove. The hike is an easy one, and takes less than two hours. You can bond over the beautiful view at the top, and share one of Honey’s famous homemade doughnuts as a reward when you get to the bottom.

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    A destination of many a famous weekend Doughnut Ride, Honey’s has been a staple of Deep Cove for years, offering treats, warm and cold drinks, and even a full breakfast. Their specialty, as their name suggests, is their doughnuts. With four flavours to choose from, these doughy delights are a welcome treat at the end of the rolling Dollarton highway, and a good way to refuel before tackling any of the North Shore mountains.

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    Across the 2nd Narrows Bridge, in the quaint neighbourhood of Deep Cove lies a doughnut lover’s destination. Popular with the post-workout/activity crowd for their hearty breakfasts and lunches, your real mission here is for doughnuts. Three are on offer: maple, chocolate and, of course, honey. The chocolate is always the favourite, but nothing beats the sweet, sticky coating over pillowy soft dough that is their signature honey pastry. Lock up your mountain bike, unlace your hiking boots: you deserve this.

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