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The 6 Best Donut Shops Near Berkeley

Updated: October 6, 2021

Not a morning person? With the coffee and donut options at these Berkeley shops, you soon will be! We analyzed the most popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for Berkeley’s best donuts. Indulge in a freshly baked banana foster or a dozen mini donuts from the Berkeley gems below - you know you want to!

Find the perfect spot

King Pin Donuts

Desserts, $, BerkeleyDesserts, $Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Pepples Donut Farm

Desserts, $$, OaklandDesserts, $$Oakland, Golden Gate
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    10 of the Best Doughnuts in the East Bay

    Eater
  • 7x7

    The Sweetest Donut Shops In The Bay Area

    7x7

Vegan Donut Gelato

Desserts, $, OaklandDesserts, $Oakland, Merritt
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    10 of the Best Doughnuts in the East Bay

    Eater
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Glazed and approved: meet Oakland's 6 favorite doughnut shops

    Hoodline, 2018

Colonial Donuts

Desserts, $, OaklandDesserts, $Oakland, Trestle Glen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    10 of the Best Doughnuts in the East Bay

    Eater
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Glazed and approved: meet Oakland's 6 favorite doughnut shops

    Hoodline, 2018

Orbit Coffee 7th St.

Tea & Coffee, $$, OaklandTea & Coffee, $$Oakland, Acorn Industrial
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Lee's Donuts

Desserts, $, RichmondDesserts, $Richmond, Iron Triangle
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We analyzed 28808 Berkeley restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Berkeley restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline, Eater and 7x7 had to say – and applied our boam magic. For example, we considered Hoodline - Glazed and approved: meet Oakland's 6 favorite doughnut shops, Eater - 10 of the Best Doughnuts in the East Bay and 7x7 - The Sweetest Donut Shops In The Bay Area as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips for Donuts

  • Merlot with your chocolate frosted donut

    Food with sweet-cocoa flavors, like chocolate frosted donut, should be paired with a red wine like Merlot if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for glazed donut


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for glazed donut can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some sparkling wine, particularly a glass of Champagne. This, dry, sparkling wine balances the sweet glazed donut.

  • The perfect complement to Boston cream donut


    Experts suggest pairing a Boston cream donut with a glass of Champagne, a popular sparkling wine.


Fun facts about Donuts

  • A whole lotta sugared donut

    Are you a fan of sugared donut? The current record for eating the most sugared donut is 6 donuts in only 3! Do you love sugared donut enough to beat this record?

  • The original modern doughnut

    The modern doughnut was only thought up in 1800s! We wonder what people ever did without some good modern doughnut in their lives...

  • A 1,887 pounds 3 ounces feast

    On September 7, 2014, Kazakhstan’s Donuts fans celebrated a new world record by the doughnut, weighing 1,887 pounds 3 ounces.

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