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Little Nicky's Coffee

num nums Jun 23, 2010 06:19 PM

With Peter St. Deli closing at the beginning of the year and then Le Gourmand just recently, the area definitely needed some good news.

I've been eagerly waiting for this place to open. The notable thing about LIttle Nicky's are their house made mini doughnuts à la Tiny Tom's. Just noticed they were open yesterday on my home from work so made it a point to go there this morning.

It's on Peter St. just south of Queen. It's actually at the back of the Gap. The space is nicely designed with a vintage look. Behind the counter you can see their small doughnut making machine. I'm not sure if it is always the case or it was just because I was there early enough, but they made up my order for a half a dozen fresh to order. Instead of the conveyor built at Tiny Tom's, their machine spits out the li'l guys into a spinning ceramic bowl. They then toss the hot doughnuts in sugar and cinnamon. It was nice and not too heavy the way some cake-style doughnuts can be. At $2.75 I can't complain.

This is going to make a great mid-afternoon place for treats the way Le Gourmand was. I look forward to trying their other house made goodies like cookies, lemonade, and oh yeah, coffee.

Little Nicky’s Coffee
375 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A5, CA

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    stet Jun 24, 2010 07:20 AM

    Their doughnuts are indeed delicious. Also, when I ordered 6 I got 8 instead for the same price. Bonus!

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      fickle Jun 24, 2010 11:11 AM

      Thanks for the tip, just came back from checking them out. The donuts are yummy! Will definitely need to return to try the raspberry lemonade next.

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        togone Jul 5, 2010 09:47 PM

        what are the hours of operations like?

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        1. re: togone
          ggom1 Jul 6, 2010 07:39 PM

          At least 9 - 6? I dropped by to buy doughnuts today but the dough was acting weird and they wouldn't sell them to me b/c they weren't perfect :( But when I asked if it was better to come earlier, they said that normally it's fine and the doughnuts are made all day, 9 - 6.

          1. re: ggom1
            boni4640 Jul 7, 2010 08:50 PM

            They are open 7:30-7:00 Monday-Friday and 9:30-6 on Saturday

            1. re: boni4640
              jimmyb32 Aug 28, 2010 10:14 AM

              the tiny donuts are amazing! better than the ex & you can get 'em year 'round.

              1. re: jimmyb32
                5andman Aug 29, 2010 01:19 PM

                I've been there twice when in the area.
                Great alternative to the Starbucks/Second Cups. Latte's are good and I agree the little donuts are just as great as Tiny Tom.

        2. ekim256 Aug 29, 2010 04:06 PM

          Great news. I just moved to this area and I was looking for a nice cookie/coffee place. Will make a trip. On a side note: Le Gourmand is re-opening tomorrow! Now we have TWO afternoon treat places to enjoy in the area!


          1. ekim256 Sep 9, 2010 07:55 AM

            These donuts are fantastic!
            Pics: http://cookiesandtomatoes.blogspot.com/2010/09/little-nickys-coffee-dt-donut-delve.html

            Note: not directly on Queen Street - the entrance is on Peter St! I almost thought I wrote the wrong address down and headed to O&B Canteen for a croissant.

            This cute little coffee shop offers an array of sandwiches, croissants, muffins, and cookies. Best of all, you can get hot fresh donuts that are made to order!

            They're quick and efficient and watching the donuts being made within seconds of ordering was a delight for my inner child. Once done, they're thrown into a bowl and tossed with sugar and cinnamon before being thrown into a paper bag or a bowl if you prefer...but it's much more fun to get it in the paper bag :P

            The entire café is noticeably tidy & clean, and I found the lady quite pleasant (not that the guy wasn't - he was just busy and I was slow to choose a drink). She also took care to ensure that every order of donut was cooked to perfection :
            Yum! These donuts disappeared quickly . They're the perfect size to just pop in your mouth, and not heavy at all. They're super fresh, hot, and a delicious treat. I got a full dozen for $4 - worth every penny :)

            The shop is a delightful place to visit with a friend or a book. I will definitely return for a freshly made cookie :). I didn't see any signs of Wifi, but it'd be a perfect spot to study if they do. Can't wait for their cookie - has anyone tried their baked goods?

            Pics: http://cookiesandtomatoes.blogspot.com/2010/09/little-nickys-coffee-dt-donut-delve.html


            Little Nicky’s Coffee
            375 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A5, CA

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            1. re: ekim256
              julesrules Sep 25, 2010 06:36 AM

              The donuts are a fun little treat, and my half dozen contained more like 9. I did find they got a little pasty in my mouth, they might have actually been better after a 10 minute wait... But who can wait that long faced with hot, fresh donuts?

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