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O'Henry's Donuts: Morgan Hill vs. San Jose

Melanie Wong | Mar 21, 200510:36 PM     1

Speeding northbound on 101 back to the City on Saturday morning, the rumbles in my tummy made me regret declining my mom's offer of breakfast before I hit the road. I pulled off in Morgan Hill to see what quick bites might be available. When I saw O'Henry's, I remembered a rec from Alan408 and decided to try it out. Before 9am, there were several families sitting down munching on donuts and other breakfast pastries. I grabbed a raised glaze, chocolate old-fashioned, and a glazed cruller, then got back on the road. I took a bite of each . . . all very average and not worth a second taste.

As I headed up 85, I tried to recall which O'Henry's location Alan408 had recommended, and remembered that it was the one across from IBM/Hitachi. He'd never let me down before and since I was near Cottle, I decided to make a small detour and spend another 60¢. I found O'Henry's next to Erik's. This is a much smaller spot with few choices, but the donuts all looked fresher. Back in the car again with a single raised glazed, this was a donut worth eating. Though I spotted the giant bags of donut mix stacked high, this donut was better all round. Lighter, moister, slightly spongey, and with a bit of crispness to the crust. I liked it almost as much as Berkeley's Rolling Pin.

Alan408, I'll never doubt you again.

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