Ok so lets get something out of the way. This site is about all the great things around Orangeville! But there are times when I like to let people know the cool places I find during my days while I’m working and that’s what this post is about.
Before Christmas last year I was showing properties in Toronto to a wonderful family from out east. After looking a record breaking 12 homes(yes that is record breaking in the city) in Toronto we somehow ended up parking in front of the VERY pink doughnut store. Now, I know what your going to say “David you can’t eat that stuff it has gluten and dairy in those donuts” while you would be correct, they do offer a selection of some that I can eat :).
So what is this place? Well, it’s called Jelly Modern Doughnuts, it’s a gourmet treats store at College and Bathurst, and it is AWESOME! Their doughnuts are absolutely delicious and put Timmy’s to shame. All of the doughnuts are made fresh on site, with flavours like maple bacon, s’mores and peanut butter cup, alongside more classic options like chocolate, vanilla, jelly and lemon curd.
I decide to sample lots of different kinds (you know, in the name of real estate due diligence). I opt for the peanut butter cup and the Jelly ($2.75 each) to try to grasp something from either end of the spectrum. The peanut butter one is dipped in peanut ganache, and filled with frothy, sweet-and-salty whipped peanut butter. The icing is the drizzley kind that gets all over your face despite your best efforts and gets all over your face, but in the best way possible…LOL. The doughnut itself is so fresh it almost tastes light and fluffy, which, for a doughnut, is quite a feat.
While the doughnuts themselves are top-notch, the atmosphere of this bakery is thoroughly unenjoyable and unstylish. It’s decked out
in stomach-churning hot pink and white, and Koodo commercials and Katy Perry blast from what must be the worst radio station in the city. It feels like a a fast food restaurant in here (only much nicer).
That said, there are a few places to sit and there is even a breakfast bar next to the cash register. There is also a window seat and a few other ones at the front of the store. The atmosphere is really meant to be the focus on takeout and not eat in but its is very clean.
Jelly Modern Doughnuts pays lots of attention to the catering and large order side of things, with an emphasis on packages, gift boxes, and holiday event trays (All priced at around $39). They make a thing called a “Doughnut party cake,” which sounds absolutely fantastic, for $39.95.
Drinks on offer are limited to drop coffee and a selection of milk, pop and bottled water ($2.25). Their focus, clearly, is on the doughnuts.
The Jelly, of course, is much more classic, and more along the lines of what I look for in a doughnut. Too much sweetness can be off-putting, but that was not a concern here. The flavours felt authentic, with cherry glaze dripping down the sides and house made …This is DOUGNUT HEAVEN and on a sale of 10 with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.
I would rate it a 9 🙂
Jelly Modern Doughnuts are located at 376 Collage Street Toronto, On and can be reached at 416-962-2053 or visit their web site