Sunday, May 20, 2018

DaVincis Donuts - Sandy Springs Atlanta Georgia

You can find this location of DaVinci's Donuts at 5610 Glenridge Dr, Ste 103, Sandy Springs, GA 30342 this is in a small shopping center crammed into the end of the Glenridge Heights townhomes complex. There's also a Sushi Nami, Qdoba and Blue Moon Pizza in the same short row of buildings. Parking here is a hot mess - the parking lot really needs to be 2-3 times larger to handle the load on these restaurants. Also you get fooled as it appears that there's covered parking in the decks but they're for residents only - due to this try to get in the lot very early or after lunch and between dinner (actually in the case of the donuts the earlier you get there the more likely to get your selection).

DaVinci's Donuts is a fast-casual, local-chain bakery that specializes in small, what I think of as "traditional homemade" gourmet donuts - there are a few locations in Atlanta including this and locations in Alpharetta and Dunwoody. The goods are similar to cake donuts but are lighter in texture, more like something you would make at home or that you would see from one of those street-side vendors where the donuts are dropped into hot oil. These are small, 2-3 bite donuts that are best bought as a "DiVinci's Dozen" - this is 16 donuts fit into what looks like a slightly taller, square pizza box. You can mix-and-match from any of the specialty donuts they have or you can make your own, choosing toppings to put onto a plain donut or one already prepared.

I've sampled pretty much all of these and have bought boxes to bring back to the office - quite fun and not too expensive ($14.25). My favorites are the Maple Bacon, the Salted Caramel, the Key Lime and the Samoa but frankly, I liked all of the flavors that I tried - great variety from tart to sweet to savory to salty. I know these aren't for everybody but I think there's definitely a need for a niche donut shop and this one fits in nicely. They also serve Jittery Joe's coffee so you can get your afternoon fix on location if you prefer not to share a box. They also support online ordering so you can call ahead (a day or so ahead).

Service was great with people anxious to answer questions and make recommendations. The interior is clean and well maintained, as are the bathrooms.

(also posted to Yelp)
Da Vinci's Donuts Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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