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309 Avon St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5705
434-296-0590
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Dining options: Breakfast

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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Best doughnuts.

This little shop would be easy to miss as you pass by! They make donuts fresh in the morning, using a dough made with potato flour (thus "Spudnuts") and I don't know how that works, but the donuts are delicious! They're open every day but Sunday and often run out by about 10am, so don't dally - go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Elizabeth S
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This little shop would be easy to miss as you pass by! They make donuts fresh in the morning, using a dough made with potato flour (thus "Spudnuts") and I don't know how that works, but the donuts are delicious! They're open every day but Sunday and often run out by about 10am, so don't dally - go early!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Although potato and doughnuts don't really seem to mix, this donut shop has a doughnut recipe that is out of this world. Offering many different types of doughnuts, they are all fluffy and light but sweet and delicious.

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Charlottesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Donuts made from potato flour. Do have tables and coffee. Mostly take out. Just across the bridge from the downtown mall. Plenty of parking.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

For almost two years, I was lucky enough to live next door to Spudnuts. Their potato-recipe donut and 5-item menu is a Cville tradition and there is always a line out the door on the weekends. My fave: the blueberry donut holes. Remember to bring cash though; they don't accept credit/debit cards.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you like donuts, don't forget to stop by and pick up a dozen or so. If you don't like getting up early, then this is not the place for you. Which is fine because it means more donuts for me!

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

like so many dining experiences in charlottesville, Spudnuts donuts are unique and special. Very Old Skool and such a delight.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My family has enjoyed the Spud for many, many years. This is the old fashion, small town doughnut shop your grandparents might remember- do not be put off by the plain Jane exterior. There is just the right amount of choice: bear claw, plain glaze, chocolate icing are standards. They only make enough to sell for that morning, so they... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Awesome donuts. No hype with icing or fancy "duds," I mean spuds! Not much of curb appeal but IF you know where to look AND get there EARLY, you can get them WARM, before they are all gone. By noon, forget it! They only make a certain amount each day and when they are gone, they are history. Hey, who... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

..it's quite an old building but it's the cutest little donut shop off the downtown area. Best donuts EVER! Who knew potatos tasted so good! I wouldn't recommend sitting down for breakfast, leave that to the local habitats who give it that cutest little donut shop feeling. It's an easy in and out for a donut or two...I tend to... More 

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charlottesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Spudnuts is a local favorite. Fresh made donuts prepared from potatoe flour. They are light and delucious but get there early. They close when they sell out.

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  • Address: 309 Avon St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5705
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-296-0590

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