One of the things I missed about Austin when moving here was the absence of local doughnuts (that I know of); not even Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts...nada, zip, nothin'! I do NOT count Wal-Mart doughnuts AT ALL. They suck and are a total waste of calories. HEB will do in an absolute craving pinch, but really, nothing to write home about. I'm a lemon filled doughnut NUT and very rarely HEB has them so I cave. I also really like a good yeasty glazed doughnut. HEB's just don't do it for me.
So, I carefully stepped out of my car and surreptitiously looked around to see if anyone was watching me....I darted into the brand new Captain Donut! It does not look like much from the outside - pretty mundane - but then you walk in...and inhale the dizzying delicious scent...and see the shining Pandora's case is in front of you...and smiling sirens are welcoming you. OMG...what HAVE I done? It would have been better not to know!
I truly didn't expect much in the way of selection or extreme freshness considering it was nearly lunch time. Boy was I in for a surprise! Clean, new, lots of choices, nothing industrial looking in the case. Yee Haw!!! Donut nirvana!
After chatting with a couple of people in the shop, and the lovely Ms. Madie who created the S'mores Donut, I decided on a couple of donuts to go. I got one of the basic glazed donuts and one of the aforementioned S'mores Donut. I snapped some cell phone photos, and took my carefully packaged bag of donuts and left. I fully had every intention of waiting to get home before I touched the bag.
|The sirens of Captain Donuts. Madie apparently spends her|
time thinking up awesome donut concoctions. Isn't that the cutest
apron and hat???
Then, imagine, the yeasty smell of fresh donut molecules sensuously winding their way to my nose, saying silently "come on Debbi, open the bag...just try a bite...just a bite". Well, let me tell you, that glazed donut was out of the bag and in my belly before I hit the bridge. I am so ashamed. (not really)
FRESH yeast donut with a delicate, not sloppy, sugar glaze. Oh my. Never would I have had the ability to eat just a bite. It was a damn good donut. I closed the bag and placed it out of my reach when I stopped at the light before the bridge. Whew...close call, I could have inhaled the second one too had I had more immediate access. I have no donut will power when the donut is as good as that glazed donut! (note I am officially changing my spelling from doughnut to donut because it is Captain Donut after all)
I made it home, fixed a cup of coffee from the last in the pot (love thermal coffee carafes - fresh coffee at noon, brewed at 6am), took a picture of the remaining donut and sat down to savor it.
Imagine my surprise when I noticed it was gone...before even half my coffee was gone.
Next time I'm going earlier... I want to see every single option they have...including the Kolaches!!!
Until then, Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!
JULY 5, 2014
My son needed donuts after his haircut so we nipped across the street to visit The Captain! Happy to find lemon-filled (delicious) and our regular faves glazed and chocolate frosted. My gaze lingered longingly on the giant cinnamon rolls...and my bright idea was to buy two of them "for my husband"...yeah, that's the ticket. Here are couple of photos - they were all gone lickety split...with fingers licked as well! Still havented tried the Kolache...but I will!
|Delicious 1/2 dozen from Captain Donut...yum!|
|Cinnamon rolls so big 2 barely fit in the box!|
(I was happy they didn't have raisins...that would have been a no-go for me)