It’s Homer Simpson’s favorite day and if you’re a donut fanatic, it’s an excuse to eat donuts and not feel guilty about it. I celebrated by visiting a local Mom and Pop shop I’ve been frequenting since I first moved here – Michael’s Coffee House. It’s run by a Vietnamese family and their daughter. The donuts are made in house daily. They also make some fabulous deli items, serve Diedrichs coffee (a rarity in Orange County), and Big Train smoothies.
Michael’s Coffee House isn’t exactly a brilliant name but they are strategically situated. It should be a crime to build a donut shop that’s in direct view of a gym, across from a church, and an industrial park that houses some big names like Oakley, Black and Decker, and Wet Seal. However, I can see why it’s popular. Their donuts are light and fluffy, the glaze isn’t too overwhelming sweet, and the customer service is awesome; they even throw in a few freebies with your order and prices are unbeatable. I can get a dozen for $4 or a single donut for 95 cents. If you’re a fitness freak, they’ll even sell you raw eggs for your protein smoothie!
They were also blissfully unaware that today was National Donut Day and thus were inadequately prepared. Upon opening, they were sold out within an hour and have now marked the day permanently in their calendar. Considering it’s been around since 1938 and started by the Salvation Army in Chicago to celebrate nurses for served donuts to soldiers during World War 1, you would think they’d be aware of it by now but hey, it’s never too late to start.
And now, if you’re excuse me I need to continue celebrating National Donut Day. Mmmm…Donuts.. 🙂