O had some snacks for me so I was able to stay my normal hypoglycemic grumpiness. My sisters' have grown accustomed to shoving sweets at me and telling me I should eat something. Suffice it to say, I woke up early the next day raring for my Dynamo Donut run!
Sticky BunWe first saw the place on FoodTV. It was either Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives or the Best Thing I Ever Ate. Either show is a good bet because they're always very BACON focussed. Their star is their Maple Glazed Bacon Donut. All their donuts are made fresh on site and have a-typical, gloriously creative flavours like: Lemon and Rosemary, Banana de Leche, Apricot Cardamom, Caramel de Sel, Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry Cornmeal and Spicy Chocolate. They typically have a dozen or so different flavours and they take the shingle for that flavour down when they sell out. We were there Friday, mid morning and there was a LINE UP! We were on vacation but what were these other locals doing there in line for donuts on a school day? There was a mom with a 1 year old in a stroller playfully screaming 'Donut! Donut!' His mother was just as puzzled how he knew the word and the location.
Cornmeal Blueberry Donut
The place is adorable and is dominated by their baking area. The staff are very folksy and friendly. We stood in line and it moved reasonably well. Most people took away but we stayed. D had a couple of Caps and I ordered a Soy Latte, which I fear makes me sound like a Yuppie but it is only a anti-lactose driven requirement. Kudos on the Latte art. I really wish I could do better than my 'Cloud'. :^P
Location: Mission/Portrero Hill
Ambience: Coffee shop meets commune bakery
Dynamo Donuts and Coffee
2760 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110