For those who have stubbornly tried to order the stunning, sell-out doughnuts from Queens Filipino bakery Kora to no avail, there’s hope: The shop will be participating in its first-ever pop-up at Fabula Cafe in Woodside this weekend, on Saturday, October 3. The event will run from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. or until the doughnuts are sold out.
The pop-up will feature five types of doughnuts from Kora alongside drinks and two savory food options from Fabula. Customers are limited to one doughnut of each flavor and diners must buy a drink along with any doughnut purchase. The available doughnut flavors for the pop-up were not named in the announcement.
Kora’s intricate, innovative doughnuts have been in high demand ever since founder and industry veteran Kimberly Camara — who previously worked at Eleven Madison Park and Union Square Hospitality Group’s catering arm — started selling the treats on Instagram this summer. Earlier in the pandemic, the bakery boasted an 800-person online waitlist for its doughnuts, which feature a wide variety of Filipino flavors in jaw-dropping renditions. One involves an entire leche flan anchored in the middle of a brioche doughnut, while another is filled and glazed with deep purple ube.
Camara posts a Google order form on the bakery’s Instagram account every Monday, and it typically sells out within a few minutes each week. The pop-up at Fabula Cafe — located at 3967 61st Street, between Roosevelt and Woodside Avenues — marks the first time that customers will be able to buy doughnuts from Kora apart from trying their luck with an order online.