From the classic, sugary kind to decadent versions filled with dulce de leche, here’s where to get your doughnut fix in Durbs.
The Krispy Kreme craze has hit KZN’s shores with the first Durban branch in Gateway. Get your classic coffee-and-doughnut fix with the store’s range of glazed, dusted and filled rings in fun and decadent seasonal flavours. Try the carrot cake doughnut with cream-cheese icing or the milk tart version dipped in custard. Also look out for the more gourmet filled versions like the NY cheesecake version or the Christmas-themed Mom’s Mince Pie doughnut with a fruit mince stuffing.
This spot might be known for its Italian pizza and pasta feasts but desserts don’t skimp on the decadence. For a doughnut fix, try the bomboloni. These Italian-style doughnuts, dusted in cinnamon sugar and served with a cognac-chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream, will guarantee happiness.
If you’ve already tried the Bar-One doughnut croissant at this Italian market-style eatery, you’ll know that these guys don’t mess around when it comes to decadent pastries. The Italian-style eatery offers decadent freshly baked cronuts daily. The flavours constantly change but will feature anything from chocolatey Nutella and banana to banoffee pie, fiery ginger bread, and cheeky chocolate brownie. Also look out for the doughnut ice cream cones dubbed the ‘conut’. These gelato-filled beauties often make an appearance during busy seasons.
If you’re looking for something cheeky after an afternoon surf or a walk on the promenade, Surf Riders offers some decadent piped doughnuts for dessert. The four flavours include Spanglish, with sugar and cinnamon; the Big Apple, with caramelised apple and honey; the Big Easy, with vanilla bean and a salted-caramel dipper; and the La Doughnut, with pistachios, praline meringue and a wild-berry dipper (R55 each).
This fun gourmet doughnut store sells sweet sensations at the Durban North and Westville branches as well as certain Shell garage spots and markets. The doughnuts can also be ordered and delivered to your door. Look forward to standard sugar-and-cinnamon versions and old-fashioned glazed flavours. The gourmet doughnuts, however, are the stars of the show, with options like the Cookie Monster, made with chocolate ganache and Oreos; Turkish delight, made with rose water and pistachios; and a dulce de leche version filled with sweet caramel. The team has even created some festive Christmas versions like the Santa Belly with Bar-One filling and a fudge topping, and the glittery golden star-shaped Starburst doughnut filled with Nutella.
Also look out for the gourmet doughnut with vanilla bean, coconut and miso glaze on the cover of our 2018 edition of the Eat Out magazine.