Delicious and delectable doughnuts in Victoria

Legend has it that doughnuts are the solution to every problem. Maybe not, but they’re certainly a magical invention loved by all. Treat yourself to the best of the best at these local Victoria cafés. Then indulge again, and again.

Discovery Coffee Ltd

1
281 Menzies St, Victoria, BC V8V 2G6

Step through the door and you’ll be hit with the grainy sound of vintage vinyl and the wafting aroma of Yonni’s Doughnuts. These sweet treats are made from scratch by hand every day at Discovery Bakery, located within the James Bay coffee shop. Watch out for the decadent doughnut of the month; will it be piña colada or lemon meringue? Get your Yonni’s fix at any of the four Discovery Coffee locations throughout the city.

Esquimalt Bake Shop

2
21-1153 Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 3N7

From Long Johns and apple fritters to jelly and classic glazed, the Esquimalt Bake Shop has all of your childhood favourites. Baked fresh daily alongside traditional breads and pastries, the doughnuts here are wonderfully timeless, and the cash-only check-out makes it all the more nostalgic. Go ahead; wash down that chocolate glazed doughnut with a cold glass of milk.

Crust Bakery

3
730 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2

All hail the cronut! A perfect blend of two top-notch treats – the croissant and the doughnut – this delectable hybrid creation is something to be savoured. The vanilla cronut is not to be missed, though you can’t go wrong with any choice at Crust Bakery, where the all-natural goodies are baked fresh daily.

6 Mile Bakery

4
3950 Carey Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 4E2

The baking veterans at 6 Mile Bakery have been doing doughnuts (and more) since 1981. With 14 flavours to choose from, ranging from chocolate sprinkle to Boston cream and everything in between, you’d be smart to order by the box. Your friends will love you for it!

Shatterbox

BC

Coffee and doughnuts go together like peas and carrots, only they taste way, way better. At Shatterbox, exquisite espresso drinks are served alongside gourmet, made-from-scratch doughnuts from local company, Empire Donuts. Fresh doughnuts are delivered to the shop Wednesday through Sunday. From maple walnut to Nutella mousse with hazelnut glaze to coconut and blueberry, you’ll find a perfect partner for your morning coffee.

2% Jazz Coffee

5
1701 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2G7

The early bird catches the worm at 2% Jazz, only in this case the worm is a delicious homemade doughnut delivered fresh by Empire Donuts. Stop by from Wednesday to Sunday to sample Empire’s small handmade batches of doughy goodness. Doughnuts are offered on first come, first served basis so you’ll want to set your alarm clock to make sure you don’t miss out on a warm apple fritter or vanilla glaze. Pair your treat with coffee made from 2% Jazz’s very own house-roasted beans.

Second Crack Coffee Lab

6
101-2612 Bridge St, Victoria, BC V8T 4S9

Where there’s coffee, there certainly should be doughnuts. This industrial Rock Bay lab roasts and pours their own finely tuned specialty coffees, but they leave the sweets up to the experts at Empire Donuts. The local baker delivers their to-die-for doughnuts Wednesday through Sunday. Flavours change regularly and include sinfully sweet options such as blueberry and lemon, salted caramel pecan, and lemon coconut. What better way to start your day?

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