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

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

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

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.

Shatterbox Coffee Co

15-1701 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 0C1

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.

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