0800-527-000 (toll-free hotline)
110, SanMin Rd, Sec 3
Hours: 10 am-10 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
Don't take our word that Mister Donut's
donuts are good. Take the word of the 500-plus people
who waited in a massive line for up to six hours for
Taichung's first branch of this Japanese-based franchise
to open. Located directly opposite the Taichung Institute
of Technology's main gate (near Chung Yo), Taichung's
first Mister Donut is the 20th branch on the island
and, according to company Taiwan President Tadashi Kitami,
will be followed soon by other branches, including a
Fengchia outlet before July ends. Each of its outlets
(including 1,303 in Japan and 1,267 in the Philippines)
has its own kitchen, guranteeing fresh, handmade donuts.
There are seven types of these pastries and over 45
specific flavors (NT$24-30 each), including the chewy,
beaded-looking Mister Donut-invented "Pon De"
donuts. More traditional types include rough-edged old-fashioned-style
donuts, cream-filled ones, crullers, and heavenly-sweet
chocolate varieties. Coffees, teas, milk and juice are
NT$40-65. "Personally, I'd like to promote a new
culture for eating donuts with coffee," says Kitami.
"Coffee and donuts are the best together."
--By Douglas Habecker, translated by Ann Lee