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North Lime Coffee and Donuts

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575 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-1675
+1 859-554-6026
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh, North Lime, if only you weren't blinded by your hipness. I feel that North Lime operates under the assumption that their customers are too concerned with image to buy a superior product down the road at Spalding's. This place is just too hipster for me; I don't like unkind, uninterested service. I will put up with that kind of... More 

Thank nortbort
Cynthiana, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure how I found this spot, probably driving around Lexington and lost, but be assured I have gone back many times since then. I'm not a big coffee fan but my daughter tells me it's pretty good. I like that they have a chalk board explaining all the different coffee options. The donuts are truly the best in town,... More 

Thank Deborah C
Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on a road trip after reading the reviews and was worth the detour. Purchased a chocolate-iced and a sprinkle. They were not was I was expecting. Hearty and tasty. They weren't an average glazed doughnut-- more cakey? Hard to describe but delicious non-the-less.

Thank Photogbrett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing donuts. Parking can be a little tricky on the street, and don't let the neighborhood turn you off. The taste and quality will compensate!

Thank NinaInV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

To cut to the chase -- outstanding donuts. Several locals call them the best donuts in town, and it's hard to argue. Very good coffee as well. It can be crowded but, on a nice day, they have ample seating out the back door, which really makes it great. Beyond the food, you will enjoy plenty of atmosphere. You can... More 

Thank Ken B
Greenbrier, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Handmade daily donuts of great flavors. The donuts are soft, and melt in your mouth good. You cannot find a better place for breakfast if you are looking for a donut or sweet. Very reasonable. The only downside is not enough room in your stomach to try one of everything!

Thank Robin M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We are locals to Lexington and often visit North Lime at both locations -- Clays Mill and North Limestone. Donuts are amazing. We love the maple bacon donuts. Every flavor we have tried are great. Enjoy the creative donuts that change from day to day.

Thank Mrsfrye1
Nashville, Tennessee
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319 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

It's probably best that I live in Nashville & not Lexington. If I lived here in Lexington, I'd be the size of a house, or at least so big I couldn't fit through the door here at North Lime Donut. We stopped in around 8am on Kentucky Derby day. The shop is quaint & cute. We ordered four donuts to... More 

Thank Billy H
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended I come here while in Kentucky ... So glad I did! The establishment itself seems to be a super sketchy part of town but don't let that discourage you. The donuts are so delicious and I love that that they sell local honey there as well! Staff was so friendly - I'll be back if I'm in... More 

Thank miacarr109
Cheshire, Connecticut
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We wanted to try this place again to confirm our first experience. Yum! We tried new varieties and they were all great. And, the staff seems genuinely happy to be waiting on you, which is rare these days.

Thank fiveinalog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-1675
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-554-6026
Life changing donuts. Professionally crafted espresso drinks. Locally roasted coffee. All fresh and prepared on site. North Lime Coffee & Donuts. We'll see you there.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?