Honeybee Doughnuts (A Review)

When I first discovered Mojo Donuts, I felt like I had struck gold.  But, despite being an amazing donut shop, it is also about an hour away from where I live.  So, when Honeybee Doughnuts opened in South Miami, I thought that my days of driving to Pembroke Pines for doughnuts were finally over.

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The tiny little donut shop is about a block southeast of Sunset Place.  You probably won’t be able to see it from the street.

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Like a certain other doughnut shop one county over, they only make a certain amount of doughnuts a day and then close once they have sold out.  It’s not a bad business model, and their doughnuts are absolutely gorgeous.  You almost feel bad about eating them.

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South Miami has certainly felt the doughnut craze, as my options were limited the first time that I came to visit this shop.  It makes you kind of sad to see a sign for a doughnut that sounds delicious, but there are none left.

 

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Clockwise from top left: Dulce de Leche with Almonds, Cinnamon Sugar, Nutella, Maple Bacon, Mixed Berry, Apple

A box of a half dozen doughnuts costs about $16, which is a few dollars more than an entire dozen costs you at Mojo Donuts.  I can write that off as the cost of doing business in ritzy South Miami.  Taste-wise, the doughnuts left a lot to be desired.  Most of them tasted like a plain doughnut with a hint of whatever flavor they were supposed to be.  The doughnuts themselves are kind of dense and more bread-like than the soft, pillowy doughnuts that I prefer.  And, since the toppings on the donuts don’t offer a significant punch of flavor, these have proved to be kind of a let-down.

If I am in the area and craving a donut, I would probably go back.  However, for a SERIOUS donut craving, I will continue to drive to Pembroke Pines to Mojo Donuts.  That is, until they open their Miami location next month.

For more information about Honeybee Doughnuts, visit their web site at http://honeybeedoughnuts.com/

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