SuzyQ Doughnuts,who took over the Hintonburger shack on Wellington, announced earlier last week on Twitter that they would celebrate the end of renovations with a soft opening on February 12. Having become fascinated with doughnuts on a recent road trip to Delaware I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to try the local offerings.
While in Delaware we stopped for breakfast at a doughnut shop called the Fractured Prune that freshly fried and dipped doughnuts to order. They used a simple cake batter that produced a lightly risen, soft but crisp doughnut. You could customize your doughnut with several glazes, sprinkles and chips or try one of their signature creations. Heaven - in two days I ate 5 and a breakfast sandwich made out of a doughnut. SuzyQ uses a yeast batter which produces a fluffier, chewier doughnut with a crisp exterior. You cannot customize your doughnut but they have several unique flavour combinations available as well as some of the classics. My favourite of the half dozen was the maple bacon. The maple glaze with bacon bits was the perfect combination of sweet and sour - I'm happy I bought two.
The soft opening was a one day event with no taxes on the doughnuts which are $2 each or $10 for a half dozen. The shop will only be open on weekends while they wait for a few last peices of equipment to be moved in. A full opening should be expected shortly. I recommend that the next time you bring doughnuts to the office that they come from SuzyQ, your coworkers will appreciate it.
Update (Feb 16/12): SuzyQ has opened the shop today and will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To see if they are up and running (before the grand opening) best to check their Twitter.