Doughnut Plant's first Brooklyn outpost opened bright and early this morning at 6:30 a.m. to find four brave souls waiting outside before the crack of dawn. The cafe is serving all of Doughnut Plant's holiday favorites, like star-shaped, marzipan-glazed yeast doughnuts, along with gingerbread and panettone cake doughnuts, and of course all usual Doughnut Plant suspects, from tres leches to peanut butter and jelly. Coffee, to cut all that sweetness, hails from Toby's Estate, Intelligentsia and guest roaster, City of Saints.
The shop's roomier than the Lower East Side location, closer in size to the Chelsea outpost, with a fair amount of seating available. The shop's pretty simple, but check out the doughnut-shaped terra cotta tiles lining the bar: Owner Mark Isreal's dad made them.
Early morning visitors: