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“Delicious, unique and charming.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Donut Shop

The Donut Shop
#3 5440 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7T1, Canada
250-723-2213
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Ranked #3 of 80 Restaurants in Port Alberni
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Langford, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Delicious, unique and charming.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We are first time customers here and i must say, the donuts are unique and outstanding! Fresh, tasty and warm, just like the atmosphere. This small, casual, independent business makes the major donut chains look pathetic! Well done, thank you, ....we will be back!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Donuts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

A great little donut shop with a great variety of donuts.The staff is friendly and helpful.The maple bacon donuts are amazing.The best little donut shop on Vancouver Island. Bring cash because they don't have debit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“I had given up on donut shops and then I went to Port Alberni!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I loved the donuts! The day olds were a 1000 times better than most coffee houses. Yup basic donut base with a huge variety of toppings and glazes. I wish I lived closer but then again it is likely better for my waistline that I don't.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Bring cash!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Food is just ok and nothing great about the doughnuts...and they don't take debit so make sure you have cash...a bit of an inconvenience.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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samantha b, Owner at The Donut Shop, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you for your post - we are excited to announce that we now have debit!
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One Donut to make them all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great little donut shop. One basic cake recipe and all the variety comes from the toppings which is fine because it's a very good little donut.

In Vancouver you can't find a tasty morsel like this for $1.00 per so that was another pleasant surprise. If you're camping nearby and pop into town this place is worth a visit.

Right on the quay is the best place to nosh down.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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