Four Places to Get Donuts in Midtown Omaha

Published on 2019-12-03

If you live in Midtown or just like to visit from time to time, here are the top four places to pick up a favorite breakfast (Who are we kidding? Anytime!) foods to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are listed in no particular order as one should never discriminate when it comes to great donuts.

Bob’s Donuts at 3824 Farnam Street, Suite 120

A relative newcomer to the Blackstone District, there really is something for everyone on their “The Usuals Lineup.”

PB&J - Bob’s Favorite; Chocolate Confetti – a true classic; Crème Brulee – my Pavlov instinct just kicked in typing that; Fruity Pebbles – for the tiny set or a cereal lover after a bender; Glaze Square – for the no-nonsense donut lover; Maple Bacon for your family’s carnivore; Maple – instead of pancakes; Oreo Delight – in case you thought you were at Dairy Queen; and Vanilla Confetti – because Vanilla can only be a more perfect flavor when accompanied by sprinkles.

Their menu also boasts monthly specials like strawberry filled strawberry, espresso and Boston cream pie donuts, in addition to chicken and delicious coffee. They’ll even cater! See for yourself!

Jones Bros. Cupcakes at 2121 S. 67th Street

Jones Bros. is one of the earliest restaurants in recent memory that offered up the Cro-nut. This French pastry croissant/donut hybrid could not be more light, flaky or delicious. But artisan donuts like chocolate cherry, red velvet and cinnamon cake crumble also grace the menu and are just as delicious – especially for donut purists. Their midtown location is in Aksarben Villlage and offers a roomy patio ideal for warm-weather people watching or a stop off after shopping the weekend farmer’s market. You will also find café fare of fresh, homemade soups and sandwiches off to one side.

Sweet Magnolia’s Bakeshop at 813 N. 40th Street

This place is ADORABLE! If the purple door doesn’t get you, the donuts will. Situated right next to another Omaha institution, Lisa’s Radial Café, there is no shortage of delicious sweets and treats here. Sweet Magnolia’s is where baked cake donuts live, which sounds healthy, right?

Chocolate addicts, try the chocolate ganache donut. Or grab an orange cardamom or raspberry crumble donut, if you want something truly unique. Again, donuts are a small fraction of the amazing baked goods you will find here, so you may as well try one of everything!

*Hardy Coffee Co. at 6051 Maple Street

Run, don’t walk, to Hardy Coffee Co. in the Benson neighborhood. This cute little place with a pared down, industrial vibe is a great place for donuts – and their very own roasted coffee…but I digress.

The donut menu is short, but sweet indeed. Chai with Cinnamon Sugar is a vegan option and there is a gluten-friendly Blueberry/Lemon option as well. Try Chocolate with coffee glaze or Yellow cake with Vanilla Glaze if you’d like to go all out. They have monthly specials with different flavors, so stop in often to try something new and unique.

And speaking of going all out, skip the donuts altogether, and get a monster cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting as we did this past Thanksgiving holiday. Your serotonin levels will LOVE you!