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Berkeley - Maple bacon donuts and donut burgers in the East Bay

rworange | Jun 27, 2009 08:57 AM

I just wanted to alert the donut crowd who might not otherwise read a thread about what looks like a discussion about a Cambodian restaurant.

In a recent visit abstractpoet mentioned that Yellow Brick Cafe on Univesity had fresh banana donuts, maple bacon donuts and donut burgers (on the weekends)

Then chocolatetartguy said they also had curry donuts.

From abstractpoet ...
"I tried the banana-cream ($2), which was quite good--they take a Long John donut with chocolate glaze, cut it open, and then slice up a banana and put it inside the donut along with whipped cream--kind of like a banana sandwich."

From chocolatetartguy
"In the past they have had a raised doughnut with a curry ground meat filling. It was surprisingly good. Curry doughnuts are supposed to be popular in Japan"

I went in last week and had the maple bacon donut. It was a maple frosted Long John donut with two slice of bacon on top. $2

These are just the standard donut shop donuts with the different fillings or toppings. I guess they just post a sign about any donut special that day. They had a sign about the banana donut but not about the maple bacon donut so I asked.

The lady at the counter said that they didn't have any plain frosted maple bars ... only cream filled maple bars ... I guess the cream in it would be like putting lipstick on a pig ... it just isn't done. I thought it amusing that a maple donut with bacon is accepted but not a creme filled one. I got this look like "who would do something like that?"

A regular customer came in who had to wait awhile and she explained she was putting together my special donut and proudly showed it to him and giggled. She said they make donuts that way in NY ... and giggled and giggled.

Anyway, I thought it was better than the fancy, dancy Dynamo bacon donut which I wanted to spit out after one bite. Nope this isn't artisan. Nope no fancy bacon. And while I thought it was tasty enough, nope I wouldn't order it again. However, if a maple donut and bacon sounds good to you, here's the place to get one.

The Cambodian food is expanding a bit also.

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