It's not often that a new establishment devoted to the donut is opened in Manhattan. Today, Homer's, the faux-50s diner on Amsterdam between 83rd and 84th opened an annex. There is room to sit and eat donuts and coffee (when you pas the pool table!). The back connects to the restaurant next door.
Right now, the donuts are being made only in the morning, but if demand is high enough, more batches will be made during the day. The donut lounge opens at 8:00 a.m. (at the latest) daily and will close around midnight. And the donuts will be available in the restaurant.
I tried two -- the buttermilk old-fashioned and a cruller. Neither was life-altering, but I liked the old-fashioned very much -- it had the proper crunch of a good cake doughnut. The cruller was light but a little bland. Right now, the mix seems to be about 3-2 raised donuts over cake doughnuts.
These are not "gourmet" donuts -- no exotic flavors or bold experiments. It's nice to see fresh, not from mix, donuts avaiable on the upper west side.