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Top Pot Doughnuts

2124 5th Ave., Seattle, WA - (206) 728-1966
Even a plain old fashioned doughnut at Top Pot is a sensuous experience. Encase the top half with silky dark chocolate or a glistening thick sugar glaze and this modest-sized circular pastry becomes sheer ecstasy. The downtown Top Pot is a beautiful, airy space with book-lined walls and retro d├ęcor.
100% Approval Rating (14 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"First and foremost, there's the crunch of the doughnut's skin. It is crisp enough to feel like your teeth are breaking something, after which they sink into the creamy cake interior just below the golden crust. Even a plain old fashioned doughnut at Top Pot is a ..."   [Read More]
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November 13, 2014
"I visited when peanuts were still under recall, so no peanut donut. But the blueberry donut was still dang good. They had such an elaborate menu, the counterperson confided in me that she has never even see a few things on the menu, like the lemon bullseye, and she has ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2124 5th Ave., Seattle, WA
(206) 728-1966

http://www.toppotdoughnuts.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
An Old Fashioned Chocolate Doughnut is one of a couple of dozen varieties that are available (not counting fritters, bismarks and bars). We think the silky chocolate frosting is sweet harmony for the savory crunch of the doughnut's skin.
"An Old Fashioned Chocolate Doughnut is one of a couple of dozen varieties that are available (not counting fritters, bismarks and bars). We think the silky chocolate frosting is sweet harmony for the savory crunch of the doughnut's skin."
Michael Stern





Beyond doughnut excellence, Top Pot's allure has a lot to do with its ambience. Walls lined with books -- some really interesting books, by the way -- and a clean, airy space make it a great place to sit and contemplate just how good a doughnut can be. Contemplation can be abetted by coffee, espresso, and lattes streaked on top in artistic ways.
"Beyond doughnut excellence, Top Pot's allure has a lot to do with its ambience. Walls lined with books -- some really interesting books, by the way -- and a clean, airy space make it a great place to sit and contemplate just how good a doughnut can be. Contemplation can be abetted by coffee, espresso, and lattes streaked on top in artistic ways. "
Michael Stern


Here's the sign on the Top Pot on 5th Avenue. According to a post card given out inside, the recipe used to make doughnuts comes from the 1920s.
"Here's the sign on the Top Pot on 5th Avenue. According to a post card given out inside, the recipe used to make doughnuts comes from the 1920s."
Michael Stern


We love the gnarled, knobby surface of the old-fashioned doughnuts, this one coated in a sweet sugar glaze. Other old-fashioneds are available with maple, raspberry, cinnamon/sugar and chocolate. And of course you can have one plain.
"We love the gnarled, knobby surface of the old-fashioned doughnuts, this one coated in a sweet sugar glaze. Other old-fashioneds are available with maple, raspberry, cinnamon/sugar and chocolate. And of course you can have one plain."
Michael Stern


The donut case
"The donut case"
Elise



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