Sublime Doughnuts

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Into my daughter’s final semester at college, we finally made it to Sublime Doughnuts, adjacent to the Ga Tech campus in Atlanta.  It was new to me, but not to her.  “Dad, I’ve been here twice this week.”  Then... why didn’t she volunteer her student ID for a 15% discount?  Grr.

It’s located in a small unassuming strip center with some other restaurants in it, but it’s legend is large.  Accolades are all over the wall, specific to doughnuts as well as the wider category of a bakery. 

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You enter, and you find yourself in line.  As we would later watch, the line never got caught up, at around 4:00 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon.  Usually entering two at a time, there was a steady wait of 5-10 people, and the pace of service is by no means slow.

that wait gives you a chance to check out the place.  Seating is limited, but it’s not like it takes a long time to eat a doughnut.  Or two.

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There is quite a bit of art throughout the place, all doughnut themed, of course.  I happen to like robot art, so they get extra credit on that score.

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We selected, clockwise from upper left, the Dulce de Leche, Butter Toffee (pretty darned good), A-Town Cream, Fresh Strawberry N’ Cream (my daughter’s favorite and my first choice should I return), Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Honey Glazed Cinnamon Swirl and the Nutella. 

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The doughnuts were exceptionally fresh, and supply varies throughout the day.  They were out of probably 1/3 of their styles.

An interesting point is that their product actually looks like their marketing photos.  They obviously didn’t follow the model of the fast food industry.  The only negative was the beverage options, which are limited to several small bottles of cokes and a few bottled waters.  A fountain machine would have been welcomed for variety as well as sufficient volume to wash down all that yummy sugar.

Fortunately, I also have a son at school there, so I have two more years to plan visits.

5 of 5 STARS

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