Contact the Explorers

Got some questions?  Or better yet, got a place we have to check out?

We’d love to hear from you!

coffeegirlanddonutboy [at] gmail [dot] com


23 Responses to “Contact the Explorers”

  1. Rigo Reyes July 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Check out the Donut Vault in the city.

    • coffeegirlanddonutboy July 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

      Have you been there yourself? We hear the lines are out-of-this-world.

      • Barb S. July 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

        I’d recommend arriving at approximately 7:30. Your wait will be around one hour, but you’ll be at the front of the line with a high probability of sampling all their varieties. For more info, check out my Yelp review (cf photo of Lamb Chop with this handle: Does this bib make me look fat?)

  2. Barb S. July 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Check out Rolling Donuts at 3170 South Ashland. The donuts are sensational, but they have quirky hours (4:30 am to noon, 6 pm to midnight), so plan accordingly.

    • coffeegirlanddonutboy July 23, 2011 at 7:55 am #

      We were actually there at 9:30 AM on a Saturday 4 weeks ago and they were definitely closed. Have you been there recently? Is it possible they might have closed?

      • Barb S. July 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

        They were closed a couple of weeks ago, perhaps for vacation. They’re open now. I was there on Thursday, 7/21.

  3. Barb S. August 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Kuppie’s Bakery at the corner of Villa Avenue & St. Charles in Villa Park is an undiscovered gem. Very old school.

    • coffeegirlanddonutboy August 20, 2011 at 10:53 am #

      Thanks! We will definitely check it out! We just visited Rolling Donuts this morning, by the way, after your encouragement.

  4. Barb S. October 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    While it may be outside your ambit, Dimple’s Donuts in Batavia is well worth the drive. Located in a rather dismal strip mall just east of downtown Batavia, they sell the irregularly shaped donuts that are characteristic of small batches made onsite. And the owner (whose name is apparently Corn based on what I’ve read on Yelp et al.) is delightful!

  5. John C. Roeser III October 8, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Dear Coffee Girl and Donut Boy, Stumbled across you accidentally! Thanks for all the nice things you said about our bakery!! Glad you tried the cheese fry…not sure if anyone else is still making them but it’s one of my favorites for sure. Always good to hear some constructive criticism. Everyone has different tastes but I think you are objective in your reviews so keep it up and enjoy the great donut tour! John Roeser III

    • coffeegirlanddonutboy October 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

      Thanks, John! And thank you for keeping an important part of Chicago’s bakery culture alive and kicking! All the best, CG&DB.

  6. Mmm Donuts December 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    If you’re ever going to the Twin Cities you HAVE to try Granny Donut. You can find reviews on

    It’s run by this cute old Chinese man who came to the states in the 60s, I think, and he’s been making donuts since.

    The donuts have that instant melt-in-your-mouth quality that reminds me of cotton candy. My mouth is watering just typing this.

    Go early, cash only. This place is one of the highlights to see my wife’s sister. Well, that and a juicy lucy!

  7. Barb S. December 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Keane’s Bakery in Itasca has excellent cake donuts, especially the apple cider ones.

  8. John Rossmiller January 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    You’re post on donut holes is right on. They’re a tricky and elusive treat. This is probably outside your geography, but the best donut holes I’ve gotten is from Tim Horton’s donuts. You’ve probably heard of it. It’s a Canadian chain, but they can be found in Michigan and other places. The chocolate frosted holes are to decadently sweet, moist pleasures!

    • coffeegirlanddonutboy January 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

      Thanks for the heads up, John. If we find ourselves in the great state of Michigan, we’ll keep our eyes peeled.

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