Mount Dora seemingly had everything -- a gazillion ethnic restaurants, a craft brewery, lively bars, burger joints, coffee houses and plenty of bakeries and sweets shops. However, there was one crave-worthy staple missing -- donuts. In late October, that hole was filled with the opening of King’s Donuts Deli on 19A just west of Eudora Road.
The new independent donut shop makes a variety of raised donuts and bars, plus cake donuts, fresh baked croissants, cinnamon rolls, fritters and muffins. Donuts are $1.20 while the fritters, bear claws and muffins are $2.50. For the best selection, patrons are encouraged to arrive early.
The few tables provide a place for patrons to enjoy treats inside, while the drive-through allows for a quick sugar-fix on the road.
King’s Donuts also serves a few breakfast offerings including biscuits and gravy, plus a variety of sizable breakfast sandwiches ($4.50) made to order on a choice of bagel, croissant or bread. For a quick lunch, ham, turkey or ‘deluxe’ sandwiches ($7.00-$8.25) are available.
The breakfast and lunch spot also whips up specialty beverages that include hot and cold coffee drinks, smoothies and boba teas. Bottled beverages are also available.
The eatery is closed on Mondays, but patrons can indulge Tuesday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. and weekends from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
King's Donuts & Deli is located at 3301 C.R. 19A in Mount Dora. It is not affiliated with Clermont-based Donut King which has resumed selling its donuts again at Hometown Market in Eustis.
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