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Donut Hole Bakery Cafe

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Donut Hole Bakery Cafe - Donuts and Affordable Fare in the Harbor
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Donut Hole Bakery Cafe is known for its donuts, but don’t assume an eatery is limited to doing just one thing well. Regulars rave about the all-day breakfast options, and a variety of sandwiches is also available. All of this is served up at affordable prices in a relaxed atmosphere, making this a go-to place in the harbor.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Donut Hole Bakery Cafe certainly has some excellent donuts, but that’s far from all that the eatery offers. With good food and prices right in the harbor, this is a favorite of families, retirees, and everyone in between who simply wants a decent meal.

The daily selection of donuts at Donut Hole Bakery Cafe is subject to change and depends on availability. Although, any of the options you find available will inevitably be delicious.

Classics like maple glazed and red velvet almost melt in your mouth. On the other hand, the vanilla angel donuts are a little different from the norm. The basic sour cream isn’t to be underestimated, and be sure to have a napkin in hand if you get anything that’s filled. It’s bound to be literally bursting with goodness.

Should you visit in the evening on a date, skip the traditional donut and opt for an eclair. They’re just as tasty, and you won’t go wrong having a traditional French treat near the Gulf shore.

As for other food options, Donut Hole Bakery Cafe won’t leave you wanting if you’re in the mood for something more substantial. The hearty breakfast options, with eggs, omelets, and pancakes highlight many of the menu options. Breakfast is served all day. There are also many classic sandwiches and salads, including selections that cater to vegetarians as well as less discriminatory eaters.

No matter what you decide to get or how many people you bring, you can expect to leave Donut Hole Bakery Cafe with money still in your wallet (or bank account). Many people return time and time again to the eater. It’s a budget-friendly place to eat right in downtown Destin Harbor.

A few of our menu favorites at Donut Hole Bakery Cafe include:

Maple Donut Topped with Bacon
For a fan favorite, go off-menu and ask to have the maple donut topped with bacon. Freshly grilled bacon melts the maple frosting just enough, and the sweet-salty combination will make your tastebuds dance.

“Diet” Plate
About as healthy as a bacon-topped donut, the “Diet” Plate isn’t for the faint of heart. Just don’t tell your cardiologist about the Southern-style breakfast. It includes homemade buttermilk biscuits, sausage patties, fried eggs and cheese, hash browns, and gravy, and you can enjoy it without guilt.

Gulf Coast Crab Benedict
Putting a coastal twist on the classic eggs benedict. A split English muffin is topped with poached eggs and two Gulf of Mexico crab cakes. Finished with hollandaise and a side of hash browns. This is one menu offering that might be better than the donuts.

Bayou Omelet
For a seafood selection that’s a little less Southern, look to the Bayou Omelet. Onions, peppers, and cheese are blended with freshly caught Gulf crabmeat for a specific local creation.

Texas Sweet Potato Pancakes
All of the pancakes are fluffy and perfect for soaking up syrup, but the Texas Sweet Potato Pancakes stand out for their singularity. If you’re a fan of sweet potatoes and pralines, this is a must-try that’s not found at many other places. Praline sauce is served on the side.

Insider Tip:
Due to how popular Donut Hole Bakery Cafe is, it becomes crowded and busy during peak hours. Instead of fighting over parking and waiting for a long time in line, drop someone off to place a to-go order. You don’t have to wait when ordering to-go, and both donuts and entrees can be requested. Once the order is ready, there’s no shortage of nearby beaches and parks that offer better views and let visitors bring in food.