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Where to get glorious doughnuts around the Cape

If you’re on the hunt for a great doughnut in the Western Cape, we’ve got you covered. Ranging from the affordable and wonderfully simple to the extravagantly stuffed, these options are sure to become your new favourites.

Coimbra Bakery (Claremont)

This popular Claremont spot is a great place for all your baked goods, including indulgent doughnuts and cronuts. The flavours are classic: Doughnuts come rolled in cinnamon sugar, topped with chocolate icing or filled with custard.

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The Dairy Den (Sea Point)

Freshly baked, these doughnuts hark back to nostalgic flavours. Expect warm doughnuts covered in powdered sugar or cinnamon, chocolate iced versions with sprinkles, and some slightly zanier flavours including strawberry-cheesecake (stuffed with actual cheesecake), chocolate-brownie and Oreo. With the cinnamon-sugar doughnuts starting at just R5, you don’t have to break the bank here to take home a dozen – or two! Have them with The Dairy Den’s milkshakes, locally sourced coffee or hot chocolate. You can also get a yummy ice cream topped with a tiny doughnut.

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The General Store (City Bowl)

This healthy lunch spot loves to throw in some cheeky surprises with indulgent baked treats. Keep an eye on Instagram for these stuffed stunners, then head there ASAP since they sell out like hotcakes. It’s not surprising, considering past fillings have included vanilla mascarpone with burnt honeycomb; crème pâtissière and stewed apple; lemon curd mascarpone; and vanilla bean and passion-fruit curd.

Jason Bakery (City Bowl)

If you’re willing to get out of bed very early on a Saturday morning, you can treat yourself to one of the limited batch of Jason Bakery’s doughssants. Past creations include the Bob Marley, filled with coconut white-chocolate mousse; the Pain Killer, filled with a cream-cheese meringue mousse; and the Caramel Something Something, filled with salted caramel buttercream.

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La Tête (City Bowl)

Run, don’t walk, when La Tête is doing doughnuts. They’re huge and stuffed full of fillings like chocolate crème, crème pâtissière and lemon curd. They usually go for R35 each and are available Thursdays and Fridays from 11am.

My Sugar (Sea Point)

Sea Point chocolatier My Sugar never stops innovating with doughnuts. This time hot mini doughnuts have been added to the usual repertoire of drool-worthy treats. The tiny doughnuts are great for dunking into thick hot chocolate (or your coffee; we don’t judge), but there are also ones that come in flavours like s’mores and banoffee. Get a portion of six and eat them immediately before heading home with a box of the usual stuffed doughnuts, like the ever-satisfying crème brûlée one.

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Orion on Loop (City Bowl)

Make sure to ask about the daily selection at this butchery and eatery that specialises in bagels, burgers and doughnuts. Doughnuts flavours could include the likes of caramel sea salt, whipped banana and double chocolate. Yum.

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Schoon de Companje (Stellenbosch)

This iconic bakery whips up the ever-popular cronut, the croissant-doughnut hybrid. This version is bite-sized and comes filled with flavours like vanilla pastry cream, rich chocolate, or lemon curd. Be sure to get there early as they sell out quickly.

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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.

Doughnuts on the cover of 2018 Eat Out magazine

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