Seriously, is there someone out there that doesn't like donuts? If you don't, then I feel sorry for you. But you'll probably change your mind after trying one of these delicious, homemade, nut-free, vegetarian-friendly donuts.
In Ottawa, we love our desserts. Whether that's ice cream, gelato, cookies, we have so much of it and so many different kinds. However, when it comes to donuts, that can be tricky. You want ones that taste homemade, but also that are unique and where you have options. Well, my friends, I'm about to tell you about a little hidden gem. Two of them, actually.
Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar is a hidden gem in Ottawa for sure. They're a used book store that buys and sells books that are in great condition. Even cooler? They have a cafe in the bookstore, which makes it even more legit. While you're looking for books, you can sip on some local coffee, as well as local treats. Doughbaby doughnuts, that is.
Doughbaby Doughnuts is a local Ottawa company that sells their products at Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar. Homemade and with all of the love put into each and every flavour, these vegetarian-friendly donuts are absolutely to die for. Sitting in the cosiest cafe in the bookstore and eating one of these crazy delicious donuts, you'll want to come back weekly for a little me-time (aka an excuse to eat donuts).
From flavours like vanilla unicorn, to the perfect Homer donut, to chocolate raspberry, to cotton candy, these flavours will blow your mind. They also have a ton of vegan options that make their way to the store sometimes, which is incredible. While you're sipping on a chai tea latte or matcha green tea, and chilling with your new book, you'll be able to indulge in one of these unreal donuts. Is there anything better?
If you've never been to Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar, they have frequent events that make them more than just a book store. From open mic nights to workshops, this is a place to hang out but also have fun!
You can find Doughbaby Doughnuts and Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar at 1073 Bank St. They're open every day of the week from 8 am to 9 pm, but on the weekends they open at 9 am. If you're someone that loves to go to cafes and read, or even just roam around bookstores, I highly suggest coming here. For more information on donuts, the cafe, hours, and location, check out their website here. And also check out Doughbaby Doughnuts Instagram here, where you can make custom orders!