Early Morning Donut Dates


Craving a yummy morning treat? Look no further than these renowned donut shops in the Tampa Bay area. Stop by for a donut and a coffee to start the day alongside your significant other.

Mini Doughnut Factory

Tampa Address: 2109 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629

St. Pete Address: 730 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The Mini Doughnut Factory is located in food-oriented Tampa and was voted “Tampa Bay’s Best Doughnut” by Creative Loafing. It is unique from other donut places as all of their donuts are you guessed it, miniature! This gives you more leeway to choose even more flavors to satisfy those cravings. This shop sells donuts in packs of 3 ($2.25) to packs of 35 ($24.95), that include delicious flavors including Birthday Cake, Boston Cream Pie, Cookies and Cream, Cotton Candy, French Toast, Fruity Pebbles, Peanut Butter Cup, Snickers, and more. They also give you the option to build your own donut from tons of different flavors. Hours of operation are from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., which gives couples the opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth during all hours of the day. They are also open late night from 10 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

Mini Doughnut Factory has also recently opened a brand new shop in St. Petersburg. Head on down to either location for an incredible donut experience!


Nicola’s Donut Shop

Address: 902 W. Busch Boulevard, Suite 102, Tampa, FL 33612

Nicola’s Donut Shop opened in 1982 and has been serving fresh, crispy, homemade donuts to couples ever since. They have 50+ flavors of cake, raised, filled, specialty, fancy, seasonal, and weakly special donuts. Some of their most delicious flavors include Red Velvet, Chocolate Banana, S’mores, Butterfinger, Apple Fritter, Maple Bacon, Coconut Cream, and Brownie Brittle. They also offer a variety of cupcakes and other pastries if you want to grab a little something extra for later in the day. They are open daily from Sunday to Wednesday from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a perfect spot to grab a coffee and a donut before work with your loved one!


Little Donut House

Address: 4048 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Little Donut House is to be considered Tampa Bay’s “newest choice for mini donuts and coffee.” Miniature donuts are all the rage and this donut shop is serving them out fast to couples in packs of 3 up to packs of 50 every morning. They are open Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on the weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Little Donut House offers many unique flavors including the following: Maple Bacon, Cookies & Cream, Cookie Dough, Strawberry Shortcake, Salted Caramel Pretzel, Nutella, and more. Prices for the donut packs range from around $3 to $35, making them extremely affordable for all. In addition to the donuts, the shop also offers delicious breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and of course, coffee.


The Donut Experiment

Address: 674 Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Located on Clearwater Beach, The Donut Experiment is a “make your own” donut shop. Starting with a light, crisp, and tasty cake donut, couples can choose from a variety of icings and toppings to create their perfect donut. They offer toppings such as sprinkles, peanuts, coconut, bacon, candy bar pieces, chocolate chips, sea salt, and more. Prices vary depending on quantity, but one donut goes for $1.60. Also serving coffee drinks, this is a great donut place for couples to check out either before work or on an early Saturday morning. The Donut Experiment has locations all over the Eastern side of the U.S. as it is so popular, but it first began in Anna Maria Island, which is a little south of Tampa Bay. Visit this location or the more local Clearwater location from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. everyday except Sunday for a donut so good it will have you coming back for more!

The Donut Experiment


Address: 2602 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629

Voted the “Best Donut In Tampa Bay” by Tampa Bay Times in 2016, as well as receving many other awards, Dough is a must-go-to donut shop in the Tampa Bay area. The shop opens for business during the week at 7 a.m. and on the weekends at 8 a.m, serving out crispy, fresh, and homemade donuts daily. The donuts are delicious and come in a variety of flavors including the following: Cinnamon Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Peanut Butter and Jelly, German Chocolate Cake, Nutella, Mint Chocolate, Orange Creamsicle, Coffee Cake, and more. Prices of the donuts range from $1-30 depending on the number of donuts you and your loved one decide to splurge on. Dough also offers premium coffee drinks and famous handcrafted ice cream with a plethora of toppings. Come check out Dough with your significant other for your next date!

Tampa Bay Times


Looking for some more places to eat with your loved one? Check out 11 Standout Restaurants in Tampa Bay or The Best Dessert Spots in Tampa Bay.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *