Where to Get Doughnuts in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban
We have a love for almost anything that’s deep-fried and that most certainly includes our favourite fried pastry: the doughnut. We’ve got you covered in the doughnut department on where to get these soft ‘n crispy treats – here are our favourite places to get doughnuts in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Where to Get Doughnuts in Cape Town
If you have a cheat day it needs to be on Saturday – AKA ‘doughssant day’ at Jason Bakery. It’s their unique spin on the cronut. It’s a real creative storm in a pastry. Past flavours have included Crack Pie, ‘Toffifee’ and a rhubarb mousse with strawberry buttercream and white pepper meringues.
Location: 185 Bree Street | 83 Main Rd, Green Point
Hours: Bree: Mon – Fri: 07h00 – 15h30 Saturday: 08h00 – 14h00 | Green Point: Tues – Fri: 07h00 – 15h30 Sat & Sun: 08h00 – 15h00
Contact: 021 424 5644 | 021 433 0538
The Dairy Den
Dairy Den is a pink-and-pretty Instagrammable spot in Sea Point specialising in doughnuts and soft serve. You’ll find a selection of gourmet variations in addition to the classic glazed, iced and sprinkled doughnuts. They also offer a doughnut sarmie with soft serve sandwiched between two cinnamon doughnuts, or you can get your doughnut ringed around one of their classic black cones and topped with your soft serve of choice. Also – you get two free cinnamon doughnuts for every six doughnuts ordered.
Location: 148 Main Rd, Sea Point
Hours: Mon: 14h00 – 22h00 Tues – Sun: 10h00 – 23h00
Contact: 076 401 9895
The sibling to Royale Eatery, Junior may be known for its healthier take on fast food-styled hamburgers but it would be a sin not to mention their doughnuts. With a baked-not-fried philosophy, their doughnuts have a deliciously soft texture. Our favourite must be the Oreo version, not only is it topped with Oreo cookies but the entire dough is made from Oreos. Be sure to head there early to avoid disappointment.
Location: 16 Kloof Nek Rd, Tamboerskloof
Hours: Mon – Thurs: 12h00 – 23h00 Fri & Sat: 12h00 – 00h00
Contact: 021 422 2968
Towers made from just doughnuts, walls made from doughnuts! When it comes to deep-fried circular goodness My Sugar doesn’t mess around. They have new flavours all the time, it’s best to visit with a friend and taste as many as you can.
Location: 3, La Rhone Building, 77 Regent Rd, Sea Point
Hours: Tues – Fri: 10h00 – 18h30
Contact: 021 433 2335
Coimbra is a lovely, quaint family-owned bakery, baking since 1956. Specialising in sweet and savoury pastries they have a variety of goodies on offer to choose from. Most notably they have 3 variations of the cronut: classic – plain cinnamon and sugar, stuffed Lindt in a Nutella cream or traditional custard cream filling.
Location: 152 Imam Haron Rd, Claremont
Hours: Mon – Fri: 07h00 – 17h00
Contact: 021 683 3083
This nose-to-tail eatery serves up some blerrie good doughnuts every Thursday and Friday from 11h00. La Tête is known for their amazing dishes and their doughnuts are up there with the best. They’re huge and piped full of chocolate crème, crème pâtissière or lemon curd.
Location: 17 Bree Street
Hours: Tues – Fri: 12h00 – 14h30 | 18h00 – 23h00
Contact: 021 418 1299
Where to Get Doughnuts in Jozi
Dope Donuts knows how to treat its people. Their doughnuts are made with a soft sponge texture from special vanilla cake doughnut dough and their philosophy is ‘fry never bake’. They don’t believe in too many toppings and favourites are the aptly named Dope Donut, which is Peppermint Crisp topped. If you’re wanting a little indulgence, try the Curious George, coated in Nutella and topped with chocolate and banana chips.
Location: Order online here
Contact: 079 858 0415
One of the genuine local makers of awesome cronuts – the New York-born doughnut and croissant hybrid. The simple shop-come-cafe only serves cronuts. Why? Because they want to do one thing really well. Their Milk Tart Cronut deserves special mention.
Location: 76 4th Ave, Melville
Hours: Mon: 10h00 – 17h00 Tues – Sat: 10h00 – 18h00 Sunday: 10h00 – 16h45
Contact: 082 040 0787
Tonka Bean Bakery
If you, like us, have a love affair with all things French, then you must find an occasion to enjoy Tonka Bean’s doughnuts. With a prep time of up to 2 days, every bite of the buttery soft dough filled with vanilla custard is pure satisfaction.
Location: Riversands Incubation Hub, William Nicol Dr & Rose Road, Fourways
Hours: Tues – Fri: 08h30 – 15h30 Sat & Sun: 08h30 – 14h00
Contact: 078 078 0417
Another import from the land of red, white and blue is Krispy Kreme, which opened the doors to its first store in Johannesburg in 2016. It has opened a steady stream in and around the city since then, as well as at Gateway shopping mall in KZN. None on the Cape Town front as yet though – coming soon though we hear!
Location: Find a store here
Where to Get Doughnuts in KZN
Handcrafted gourmet doughnuts that are made the American way. Looking for a unique gift to send a friend or crush? Just ask. They can do flower and heart shapes and even letters. One of their most popular flavours is chocolate and honestly, who can resist a Bar One-filled doughnuts topped with a rich and creamy chocolate ganache?
Location: 16 Swapo Rd, Durban North (see more stores here)
Hours: Mon – Sun: 09h00 – 21h00
Contact: 031 563 3814
If you reckon you’ve already tried and tested these doughnuts in Cape Town, Jozi and KZN – try one of our delightful doughnut recipes.
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