The Donut Nook – Reviewed

THE DONUT NOOK…donuts done right!

I recall going with my Dad to the Donut Nook when I was about 5 years old and helping pick which donuts to go in our box. The decor is still the same. There’s still that orange wallpaper, the old timers sitting around with their coffee and donuts, talking about life. And I love that it’s never changed.

I mean, ever. And I’m so glad.

My grandmother’s specialty was maple bars. Fresh made, with a warm maple icing. Those are good, but the Donut Nook…. well, they have Buttermilk Bars. My absolute FAVORITE donut in the entire world. 

Oh, and I can’t forget the toasted coconut donuts, made with either cake or raised donuts.

See how light they are?  Now, THAT’S a good donut.

You’re probably thinking, why not just go thru the drive thru at the big chain donut shop? What could possibly be so great about some old donut dump?

Because donuts made by a machine and donuts made by hand are no comparison. They are made fresh every day, by hand. And that’s a difference you can taste. And it’s not about all the funky trendy varieties they can do, it’s about doing something well, and doing it right. (All though, they do have plenty of variety)
Like… the Cherry Fritters…yum

And, seriously, you HAVE to have maple bars round here..

Donuts SHOULD taste like they are handmade. They should remind you of a time when more things were made by hand.

So the next time you pop out for a donut, take the extra seconds to try a REAL donut shop. And if you’re lucky and live in Vancouver, you get to go to the Donut Nook. Best at 5 years old, and at 30.

Autism rating: 5 stars

Very low key, no loud music, quick service.

Donut Nook is open:

Mon-Thurs 5:30 to 4:30

Fri 5:30 to 1:00

Sat-Sun 6:00 to 1:00

Donut Nook is located at
4403 NE St. Johns Road
Vancouver, WA 98661

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  1. where is this located?

  2. Sorry-thought I had put that in- I'll update it.

  3. I have never gone into the donut nook because it always looks like a place where the regulars hang out, always thought if I walked in the door they would all look up from their coffee like who are you. LOL I guess I'm paranoid, after your review, I think I will give it a try next time we want dounuts. My husband loves buttermilk bars and we haven't been able to find any good ones in town, good to know. Thanks!

  4. The Lowe Girl says:

    I drove by the other day and noticed it for the first time. Next time I drive by, I'll stop in. The buttermilk bars sound amazing as do the toasted coconut donuts. Ahhhhhhh!!

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