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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.


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! They were voted best donuts by The Tampa Bay Times and Creative Loafing.

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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. every day 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 receiving 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!


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

Simply Done Donuts is the perfect place for those who want something sweet but small! Opened in 2015, a food truck full of their amazing donuts visited different events and festivals in Atlanta. A few years later, they opened their second location here in Tampa Bay. You will find amazing cake-style donuts with signature flavors like Smorelicious (with marshmallow drizzle and graham cracker dusting), Elvis (with peanut butter, banana, and bacon), and their fan-favorite Apple Pie donuts (with cinnamon sugar, apple filling, and vanilla drizzle). 


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.