Though we’d like to consider our tastebuds more refined, truthfully, few things hit the sweet spot better than a fresh, sticky doughnut. And as most Aucklanders know, few purveyors do this better than Doe Donuts — the brainchild of a best-friend duo that offers some seriously indulgent goods. After opening its first brick-and-mortar store two years ago, Doe Donuts has officially opened its second location in Commercial Bay, making its offering all the more convenient for city-slickers like us.
Found at the entrance to Harbour Eats, this kiosk-style shop fits the Doe Donuts vision perfectly. With a hot pink and white awning that feels almost Barbie-like, it’s cutesy, cool, and, most importantly, hard to miss. Here, you can indulge in all of Doe’s seriously delicious doughnut flavours, like its signature vanilla glazes and cinnamon sugars, as well as the far more decadent, ever-changing filled doughnuts, which will be available from lunchtime (due to the fact that each is lovingly handmade). These all pair perfectly with Allpress Coffee, which the kiosk will also be serving for a necessary morning combo.
Unlike the original Grey Lynn outpost, the Harbour Eats destination will be open all week (in line with the other adjacent offerings) from 9am until 6pm. Although we have been told that there is a high likelihood that flavours could sell out throughout the day, given the brand’s popularity, it again speaks to the widespread appeal of this fun, indulgent donut purveyor, where everything is made fresh daily to inject our every day with a necessary dose of something sweet.
Doe Donuts Commercial Bay
Harbour Eats, Level 2,
Commercial Bay, 21 Queen Street,