best donuts in Berkeley?
i want a good old-fashioned.
where to crew?
good coffee would be a big plus too.
There are good jelly donuts and good custard filled donuts ... but old fashioned ... hmmm.
Berkely Bowl West carries King Pin donuts. The cafe has Peet's Coffee and the Bakery has another coffee brewer, whose name I forget.
Local 123 has great coffee and Pepple's vegan donuts. I like them, but some don't share my opinion. They don't make old fashioned donuts .However the donut shop a few doors down has reliable enough, though nothing special, old fashioned donuts. They are nice people. The coffee is sucky donut shop coffee though. You could buy a donut there and go over to Local 123 for your coffee.
i know it's an untraditional old-fashioned (oxymoron much?), but I love the doughnut muffin, made with old-fashioned batter and topped with cinnamon sugar, at Bette's To Go on Fourth. They've got decent drip and espresso, but Peet's is across the way, and it's a few blocks up to Local 123, too.
1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Dream Fluff. But I don't know how their coffee is.
Dream Fluff Donuts
2637 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Or you could get King Pin donuts from the location on campus. When they're hot and fresh, they're great. Otherwise, I think they're just so-so. They do have old-fashioned. Don't know about their coffee.
I also like the donuts at Yellow Brick Cafe, which is perhaps better known now for its Cambodian BBQ. They also do made-to-order donut specialties there, like a banana-cream donut and, supposedly, a donut burger (though I still haven't read a report from anyone who's successfully ordered this). They serve Peerless coffee, but from a thermos (not fresh brewed).
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Yellow Brick Cafe (Formerly All Star Donut
)1255 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702