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americaninto Jan 25, 2011 01:26 PM

Finally found a donut shop that makes their donuts fresh every day ON SITE..THE DONUT FACTORY..
Pape and Queen..OPEN 24 hours..small little shop, friendly owner and nice regular neighborhood people.

  1. petek Jan 25, 2011 01:44 PM

    Are they baked or fried?

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      americaninto Jan 25, 2011 02:10 PM

      FRIED..They way a decent donut should be ...crispy golden ..my first time visit..will return to try the different varieties..had the apple fritter and dipped maple..daughter had the Boston creme ..daughter tested , mother approved

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        petek Jan 25, 2011 04:47 PM

        Fried!!! I am so there!!

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          CarrieWas218 Jan 26, 2011 03:50 PM

          "Baked" doughnuts are technically not doughnuts at all, but just round cakes or muffins with a hole.

        2. jlunar Jan 25, 2011 03:12 PM

          lol, I'll check that out. That's right next to "Icy Spicy Fusion."

          1. sugarcube Jan 25, 2011 03:45 PM

            oooh.. 24 hours? Hooray!
            Do they offer any other goodies? What about coffee/drinks?

            http://theavidbaker.wordpress.com

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              americaninto Jan 25, 2011 07:10 PM

              Yes..Coffee,drinks, sandwiches..a regular customer had suggested we try the coffee..we were in a hurry..so I will be back to try more of the cuisine

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              Learn2CooknEat Jan 25, 2011 09:26 PM

              Open 24 hours and made fresh daily is perfect.
              What hours do they dish out the freshest?

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              1. re: Learn2CooknEat
                pinkprimp Jan 26, 2011 11:32 AM

                definitely not at 1:00 am...lol. we went last night immediately after seeing this post and we were pretty disappointed as they were dry and a bit stale. that said, we appreciated that the donuts were not overly sweet. we will go back another day in the morning to see if they are better then.

              2. Brain of J Jan 26, 2011 10:25 AM

                How long has this place been around?

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                  foodyDudey Jan 26, 2011 11:00 AM

                  I saw a review that says they've been around for 22 years! I guess I just don't get to that area much at all. Here is that review: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/the-donut-fact...

                  Donut Factory
                  101 Pape Ave
                  Toronto, ON M4M 2V7

                  1. re: foodyDudey
                    Leslieville Jan 27, 2011 12:18 PM

                    The thought of the Donut Factory being reviewed is almost more than I can deal with!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    Donut Factory
                    101 Pape Ave, Toronto, ON M4M2V7, CA

                    1. re: Leslieville
                      jlunar Jan 27, 2011 12:41 PM

                      LOL, though I pass it almost every day, I hadn't considered going in until this thread.

                2. Davwud Jan 26, 2011 10:44 AM

                  I've seen this place and have wondered if it's any good. I'm not in the area much but will have to make a point of stopping.

                  DT

                  1. jlunar Jan 31, 2011 10:15 AM

                    Okay. Got a sugar-glazed and maple-glazed. Donuts are only okay - I feel like they're more solid than I like. Looks like they do make them on-site - though I only saw the giant mixer drying in the back.

                    It's like stepping back in time, going in there.

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                      ylsf Feb 15, 2011 03:46 PM

                      There was an article in the Toronto Star today asking what the next "cupcake" will be. There is mention there that OMG Baked Goodness and Sweet Escapes are doing fresh donuts on the weekends:

                      http://www.thestar.com/living/food/ar...

                      I just took a quick glance at article, not sure if other fresh donut places are mentioned

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                      Sweet Escape
                      55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

                      OMG Baked Goodness
                      1561 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K, CA

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