Into each life some donuts must fall. Or something like that! While I’m a huge savory guy, every now and then some sweets really hit the spot for me. So I spy some pics of a new donut shop in Cary on Yelp and a quick mapping shows it’s right on the way to work. And in the old Wings Cafe I had reviewed a while back, oh well! So bright and early on Friday morning I head on over and it’s a really easy ride off of I-440 S. Pull onto Buck Jones and it’s 400 yards on the right, diagonal from the Gypsy Shiny Diner Use the Grand Asia Market entrance to make your way over to Baker’s Dozen.
This dusty little part of S. Hills Mall doesn’t have too much going on and inside, Baker’s Dozen hasn’t changed too much. Bright interior paint, small plastic cafe tables and seating along with some new, display cases! They have a bunch of different varieties, somebody must have been up early. I spy some apple fritters along with bear claws but I’m all about the donuts to-day. So I ask for a mixed dozen and ask the person to choose whatever they’d like. At about $8.50 for a baker’s dozen (13 donuts), the price is right here!
Back in the office I check out the donuts and they look great. Bright colors, a mix of cake and yeast-leavened donuts. The cake donuts are smaller and more dense, I’ve also got a cruller tucked away in the box. I start off with the basic glazed which is very good. Similar to Dunkin Donuts, it’s pretty light and airy but has more heft then a Krispy Kreme. My next victim is a blueberry glazed cake donut which has good flavor and texture with no greasiness, another winner! And finally I do a small butter crunch which has a sweet topping and shows off the basic cake recipe, also very nice. After my first visit I’m pretty impressed with Baker’s Dozen Donuts. I’d put it at slightly more fancy than Krispy Kreme for about the same price. They don’t have a website so you’ll just have to stop on by and give them a try. It’s a FAN-tastic spot when your sweet tooth is aching early in the morning…
Baker’s Dozen Donuts
1307 Buck Jones Road
Raleigh, NC 27606