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Nicola’s Donuts (Tampa)

Posted on June 20th, 2012 · American Breakfast Desserts Fast Food Tampa


***** Nicola’s Donuts, 14390 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida 33618, (813) 374-2396—-902 West Busch Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33612, (813) 932-1303.

I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite “meals” is a couple of donuts and a cup of hot coffee…to be perfectly honest, I really don’t know too much about coffee–I still remember cups going for a nickel and can’t wrap my arms around the $3-4-5 a cup that joints like Starbuck’s now fetch. On the other hand, donuts–I know. Just so we are straight, I’ve never really met a donut I didn’t like–but, I can definitely “differentiate” a top notch donut from a standard run of the mill donut.

A few weeks back, I was “up” in Tampa and stopped in at Nicola’s Donuts…

Nicola’s has been around since 1982 and has two locations…the joint makes donuts, cupcakes, muffins, turnovers. You can check menu/prices/photos/hours at

Let me make this story short and sweet (pun intended)…Nicola’s makes some of the most delicious donuts that Jeff Eats has ever eaten. Not to bore you with every detail– I did a “takeout” dozen…glazed, apple fritter, plain cake, french creuller, cinnamon twist, chocolate sprinles—each and every donut was delicious.

You folks now know about a terrific donut joint in Tampa.

5 Comments to “Nicola’s Donuts (Tampa)”

  1. Leon Kurt says...

    I lived in Tampa for 15 years.
    Very familar with Nicola’s.
    They make amazing donuts.
    In addition to their regular selection they have daily and weekly special ones.
    Ive been in Pompano for the past 3 years and really miss those great donuts.
    The only donuts in this area which even come close are Dandee Donuts in Pompano and they really arent in Nicola’s league.
    Great find for your readers.

  2. EFR says...

    The Busch store is a Tampa landmark.
    Best donuts going.

  3. Tyeman says...

    I live in Tampa
    Next time I ‘ m coming down to your area I’ll bring you a dozen

  4. Ray says...

    I went to Tampa for college and unfortunately learned of them my senior year. When I go back to Tampa some day I’m going to get those delicious donuts again!

  5. Gregg L. Friedman MD says...

    Nicola’s has the best fresh doughnuts in Tampa. I love them because they taste great. By Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Hallandale Beach, FL

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