Just because it is donuts, it has to be spectacular and memorable. In fact, the “dough-fever” has taken over Ottawa. From chocolate cake donuts to cinnamon-flavored donuts, your day can never go wrong. The search for the best donuts in the metropolitan city of Ottawa does not have to be a difficult one. With amazing shops and bakeries offering the best donuts recipes and flavors, you will always go back for the delicious sugary experience.

Bar Robo
692 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P4,

Bar Robo is a café with a twist as it serves coffee and baked snacks during the day and turns into a bar at night offering classic cocktails and other bar snacks. They offer dynamic donut recipes such as the Chai Captain Crunch; an interesting layer of tastes and the Blue Jays which is coconut vanilla presented uniquely.

Maverick’s Donut Company
1500 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1H 7Z2

At Maverick’s, it is all about donuts. You can choose from their signature donuts or create yours from scratch, choosing from the many options of glazes and toppings. Their Chocoholic is a combo of chocolate cake donut, chocolate glaze, and chocolate chips. You can also try the famed Lemon Ricotta which is raised donut with lemon ricotta filling and citrus glaze.

Art Is In Bakery
250 City Centre Ave #112, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7

Just as its name, artistic attention is paid to making donuts, bread and other pastries there. Kevin Matheson, the owner and pastry chef has been described as a talented snack artist putting his personal passion into everything made. They offer a distinct variety of donuts with a twist including the regular Kronut. Their Potato Buttermilk Donut topped with a maple glaze and an extra donut hole rolled in cinnamon sugar is a favorite among customers.

SuzyQ Doughnuts
969 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X7

The only bad thing about SuzyQ doughnuts is that you cannot stop at just one. There have a variety of flavors to choose from and you might find yourself buying not less than half a dozen. They offer both regular and seasonal flavors with the former being available all year round on their racks. The Blue Vanilla Fruit Loop is topped with toasted fruit loops and it’s a delight to both adults and children and their Dirty chocolate gives you a generous dose of everything chocolate.

Edgar (Gatineau)
60 Rue Bégin, Gatineau, QC J9A 1C8

If you want to have a special family time or a private date, Edgar is the best place to hang out with its cozy 11-seat interior. On weekdays, they serve lunch offering salads, paninis, and soups. Every morning, they make pastries that have that unique homemade feel and taste. They also serve amazing donuts especially the earl gray and vanilla.

Warsaw Polish Deli
747 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0G6

Although there are quite a number of polish delis across Ottawa, Warsaw Polish Deli comes with a difference. This small business is well organized and puts the personal interests of customers at heart. They serve a wide selection of meats, sausages indigenous to Poland and other eastern origin countries. Their paczki; polish donuts are unique and their prune-filled donuts is another favorite among customers.

Strawberry Blonde Bakery
114B Grange Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B1

This is a vegan, gluten-free and nut-free bakery. They care not just about taste but also aesthetics, non-contamination and healthy diets. Their doughnuts dwell more on the old-fashioned variety which is deep fried but also comes with varied options for flavors including cherry, blueberry, mint, lemon sugar and chocolate chip.

Nutty Greek Bake Shop
490 Rochester St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4L8

This shop serves native Greek pastries, cupcakes, and beverages. Their donuts are different from the mainstream kind and come in a much smaller size which is drenched in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon. They are called ‘Loukoumades’. They can also come with twists to the flavor such as honey and sesame, butterscotch sauce and crushed pecan or chocolate syrup topped with crushed almonds among other flavors.

Morning Owl
139 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5N7

Newly opened in January 2015, in downtown Ottawa, the Morning Owl coffee house is a favorite breakfast destination for many as they serve amazing coffee, sandwiches, cakes and other pastries. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Morning Owl features the Maverick’s donuts in plain, glazed and other flavors.

Nadest’s Donut and Coffee Shop
2857 Bernoulli Ave. Ottawa, ON

This is a unique donut shop right in the center of the city. It is the perfect spot to have breakfast on the go or a casual time out with friends munching on the delicious donuts and their sandwiches. There are various types of donuts to choose from; from the plain to the glazed offered in distinct flavors. You can have your donut on the side with their equally amazing cappuccinos and espressos.