I simply cannot deal with an overdose of sugar in the mornings (or anytime, really). I don't understand how many people can do it. Or have it sweet-savory, i.e. waffles and pancake. I think the sweetest I can go is granola and yoghurt. I understand eggs, tater tots and hash browns though. Oof.
One morning, the man enthusiastically wanted doughnuts at this hip new bakery on the Hill that is open by 7am. Eiooow. Doughnuts first thing in the stomach in the morning?! I didn't mind the 7am. It was the sugar that was inconceivable. I was already up, but luckily for him, coffee was needed and I welcomed the 30-minute stroll to General Porpoise on the Hill for the second day in a row.
I like the cafe's logo. My caffè latte was good, as expected. They serve beans from four roasters at any one time. Currently, it's all US-based. The cafe only serves doughnuts and coffee. Hahahaahah. Perfect for the man and I! It's owned by the same people behind some of our favorite restaurants in Seattle and around. All part of Renee Erickson's branding.
Now, I've no idea how people classify doughnuts or beignets as good or otherwise. Similar to the Italian bombolini, these looked sufficiently tempting, and there have been rave reviews from the usual blogs, and from the friends. Flavors like 'Date Shake', 'Heirloom Tomato Jam', 'Peanut Butter & Jelly', 'Egg Nog', 'Chocolate Marshmallow' etc sounded really good. The man liked his 'Vanilla Custard', but didn't have the guts to eat a second piece although he was so curious about 'Pumpkin Spice'. Heh.