Take Five is an interesting coffee/donut shop located in the Beverly neighbourhood. It is close to a couple of good eats, so if you still have the stomach room, drop by and grab some fresh donuts. That’s what I did after my lunch at Million Thai restaurant. This is the definition of an old school diner, although the interior is surprisingly neat and tidy.
Just as it says on their sign, the donuts are fresh! They have some pretty good and cheap daily specials – you can get a soup, donut and coffee for $4.99. Not to shabby.
There were about 20 or so different types of donuts to choose from. So much selection! I can’t even remember which ones I picked out now. The bottom row is apple fritter, honey glazed and coconut (it was like a cake donut with coconut sprinkles). The top row both were both chocolate glazed (one was honey while the other was maple) and the last one was a cruller.
I didn’t get to try any of the chocolate ones as they were devoured instantly, always a good sign. The rest were all light and airy. My two favourites were the apple fritter and cruller. My least favourite was surprisingly the honey glazed. It lacked any real flavour – pretty mild. Other than that, everything was good and you could tell they were made fresh, in-house.
Check them out if you’re in the area! It’s definitely out of the way but it’s worth stopping by to pick up a dozen donuts (only $8.99). D’ohhhhh.