Colorado Springs is best known as the location of the Garden of the Gods, a beautiful area of mountains and grassland. That makes it a great place to get back to nature and appreciate the region’s rich wildlife.
But all that adventure can be hungry work. And when your sweet tooth strikes, we’ve got you covered!
We’ve searched out the best donuts in Colorado Springs. And we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about them.
Ready? Let’s go!
Best Donuts in Colorado Springs
1. Amy’s Donuts
- 2704 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
- Tel: 719 632 0512
- Website: https://www.amysdonuts.com/
Some customers say the glazed donuts at Amy’s Donuts the best they’ve ever tasted. And there are plenty of other flavors on offer too.
The menu is divided into two main categories: traditional and gourmet. In the former section you’ll have choices like plain sugar, cinnamon glazed twist, cinnamon roll and apple fritter.
In the gourmet category, there are options like Amy’s Almond Joy, a donut covered in chocolate frosting, with almond and coconut topping and hot fudge drizzle. Or how about the Bananas Foster, coated with banana frosting, topped in banana chips, and with a caramel and fudge drizzle.
The shop is open daily from 5am to midnight. You can dine in, get takeout, or order your food for delivery to your door.
2. Lily’s Donuts & Drinks
- 7607 North Union Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
- Tel: 719 520 9299
- Website: https://www.lilydonutsanddrinks.com/
Lily’s Donuts & Drinks also goes by the name of Donuts & Noodles. But whatever you call them, the donuts here are definitely worth checking out.
The selection includes glazed and filled donuts, filled and plain Long Johns, twists, sprinkled, iced, old fashioned and bear claws. There’s an excellent apple fritter too.
You’ll also find savory bites like kolaches and croissants. And there’s a good drinks menu, including delicious bubble tea.
The shop is open from 6am to 2pm Tuesday to Sunday. You can dine in, order takeout, or have your food delivered.
3. Hurts Donut Company
- 6165 Barnes Road #150, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
- Tel: 719 888 0037
- Website: https://www.wannahurts.com/
If you’re looking for oversized specialty donuts in Colorado Spring, Hurts is your number 1 option. There are over 70 varieties on offer here, including the Bavarian, Andes Mint, English Gentleman and ET.
The story behind the chain is an unusual one. The founders made their first donut the day before their first shop opened! But four years on, there are 20 stores across the country.
The range is eclectic, the service is good, and the prices are reasonable. The shop offers takeout only, and it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
4. Happy Hour Donuts
- Online only
- Tel: 719 301 5798
- Website: https://www.happyhourdonuts.com/
Happy Hour Donuts doesn’t have a physical location. You order their donuts online, and they’ll deliver anywhere in Colorado Springs. And these donuts have something special about them – they’re dosed with a dash of alcohol!
The flavors include bourbon apple fritters, maple bourbon cinnamon rolls, strawberry margarita, and coffee cake, featuring coffee flavored liqueur.
For special occasions, try the champagne donut, complete with gold sprinkles. Or perhaps the Raspberry Rosé, with rosé wine and pale pink buttercream roses on top.
Custom orders are accepted with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. Just fill in the online form. Note that there are some restrictions on quantities and flavors. For mini donuts, you need to order at least ten of each flavor, and for regular donuts, the minimum is six.
5. Decadent Colorado Springs
- 13375 Voyager Parkway #110, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
- Tel: 719 800 2233
- Website: https://www.decadentco.com/
Decadent is a coffee and dessert bar with a fine line in donuts. And despite the sumptuous shop interior and seriously gourmet offerings, the prices here are surprisingly modest.
Choose the donut hole skillet for warm, fresh donut perfection. The donut holes are topped in vanilla gelato, drizzled in caramel and fudge, and topped with powdered sugar.
But donuts are just one part of a menu that incudes savory bites alongside sweet treats. Other options include brownie or s’mores skillets, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, waffles, gelato and cupcakes. There are breakfast and lunch sandwiches too, plus gourmet coffees.
Dine in and soak up the luxurious atmosphere, order takeout, or opt for delivery to your door. The shop is open from 10am to 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am to 5pm the rest of the week.
6. Shipley Do-nuts
- 7955 Fountain Mesa Rd #100, Fountain, CO 80817
- Tel: 719 440 1925
- Website: https://shipleydonuts.com/
Shipley’s is a chain of donut shops with a seriously good selection. Everything here is made fresh and by hand every day. And you can taste the quality in every bite.
There are more than 60 different flavors on offer. Choose from caked, raised, iced, filled and glazed donuts. There are fruity flavors, chocolatey flavors, jelly and cream fillings, and as many sprinkles as you could ask for.
You can also get donut holes, twists, bear claws, apple fritters, butterfly rolls and cinnamon rolls. The coffee menu, on the other hand, is very simple – choose between hot and iced.
The shop in Fountain is open daily, from 5am to 2pm Sunday to Thursday, and 5am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Dine in, head to the drive-through, or order for delivery to your doorstep.
7. Horseshoe Donuts
- 481 West Highway 105 Suite 202, Monument, CO 80132
- Tel: 719 358 8329
- Website: http://www.horseshoedonuts.com/
Some say that Horseshoe have the best donuts in Colorado. So why not head out to Monument and see if you agree?
There’s a wide selection of flavors, and most are available every day. A few fluctuate though, depending on the whims of the donut maker.
You can usually choose from options like the Colorado Cream, a donut with chocolate frosting and filled with Bavarian Cream. Or there’s the Bullseye, a raised glazed donut with a raspberry, lemon or apple filling and vanilla drizzle.
And you shouldn’t leave without sampling the special – the horseshoe shaped donut with chocolate frosting.
This is a drive-through only restaurant, and it’s open every day from 6am to 2pm.
8. Wimberger’s Old World Bakery and Delicatessen
- 2321 Bott Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
- Tel: 719 634 6313
- Website: https://www.wimbergers.com/
Wimberger’s is an old school German bakery, with a wonderful range of breads and pastries. And it wins its place on this list courtesy of its truly excellent Berliner donuts.
You can also get delicious German deli meats, cheese, salad seasoning, mustard and the like. In short, it’s a treasure trove of goodies you won’t find in many other places. And you know it’s good when you see the number of German customers stocking up their pantries!
The customer service is excellent, and the prices are very reasonable.
Wimberger’s is open from 7am to 3pm Tuesday to Friday, and from 7am to 2pm on Saturdays. Note that this is a takeout only option.
9. Third Space Coffee
- 5670 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
- Tel: 719 465 1657
- Website: https://www.thirdspacecoffee.com/
If you’re looking for hot, fresh donuts, check out Third Space Coffee. This excellent little coffee shop offers mini donuts with a choice of cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar topping. You can also choose from different drizzles, including caramel and chocolate.
And of course, you can wash them down with a superlative cup of Joe. The beans here are roasted in-house, and there are some great specialties as well as all the usual espresso drinks.
If you’re in the mood for something savory, they also serve avocado toast and a great selection of breakfast sandwiches.
Third Space is open daily, from 8pm to 5pm on Sunday, and from 7pm to 6pm the rest of the week.
10. Sweet Elizabeth’s Organics
- 1625 West Uintah Suite K, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
- Tel: 719 358 7659
- Website: https://www.sweetelizabethsorganics.com/
Sweet Elizabeth’s Organics can be found in the same shopping center as Mountain Mama’s and Wag ‘N’ Wash. Head right to the end to spot it – you’ll be glad you did.
The food here is designed to be allergen free, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on taste. The donuts are some of the best you’ll find anywhere. And while there’s not the same range of flavors as in specialist donut shops, everything here is top quality.
Choose from plain donuts, or those with icing and frosting. The flavors on offer are lemon, strawberry, chocolate or vanilla.
Other sweet treats include cookies, mini loaves, scones, cupcakes, waffles and coffee cake. Or choose from savory bites including soup, breakfast sandwiches, salads and focaccia pizza.
The shop is open to dine in or get takeout from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9am to 4pm.
11. Donut Mill
- 310 West Midland Avenue, Woodland Park, CO 80863
- Tel: 719 687 9793
- Website: https://www.thedonutmill.com/
The donuts at the Donut Mill are both delicious and reasonably priced. Go when you’ve worked up an appetite!
They’re available individually, or by the half dozen or baker’s dozen. Choose from cake or raised, or get yourself some donut holes. Also on the menu are bear claws, Bismarks, Long Johns, fritters and cinnamon rolls.
There are plenty of other sweet treats too, including muffins, strudels, cookies, scones and turnovers. And if you’re in the mood for something savory, check out the breakfast sandwiches, kolaches, burritos and quiche.
The shop is open from 5am to 7pm Sunday to Thursday, staying open an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays. Dine in, or head to the drive-through.
12. Pneuma Coffee House
- 505 Castle Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
- Tel: 719 632 3311
- Website: https://cwccs.org/pneumacoffee
Pneuma is a coffee house that specializes in top notch brews. But it also offers some very good donuts.
You won’t find a huge assortment of flavors – that’s not what this place is about. But the donuts are fresh, warm and tasty. And they go brilliantly with the gourmet coffee.
There’s the usual range of espresso drinks, plus batch brew, cold brew and frappe. You’ll also find plenty of other hot and cold drinks. And as well as the donuts, you can snack on pastries, fruit, oats and burritos.
Dine in and enjoy comfortable and spacious surroundings. Takeout is available too. Opening hours are 7am to 6.30pm Monday to Thursday, 4pm to 8pm on Saturday, and 7am to 2pm on Sunday.
13. Valley Espresso
- 675 Security Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
- Contact via the website
- Website: https://m.facebook.com/ValleyEspresso/
Valley Espresso is another location where the focus is on the coffee. But they also serve excellent mini donuts, made fresh in-house.
They come with a topping of cinnamon sugar, and they’re hot, light and fluffy – the perfect combination.
As well as the impressive coffee menu, you’ll also find a wide selection of smoothies, and more than 25 different kinds of boba tea.
Valley Espresso is open daily. The hours are 5.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays, and 7am to 6.30pm on weekends.
- 3230 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
- Tel: 719 344 9835
- Website: https://locations.dunkindonuts.com/en/co/colorado-springs/3230-austin-bluffs-pkwy/353090?utm_source=google&utm_medium=local&utm_campaign=localmaps&utm_content=353090
If you want a safe bet with your donuts, you know what you’re getting with Dunkin’.
There’s a wide range of options and a good range of drinks to wash them down with. And check out the regular special offers. At the time of writing, you could bag a free iced coffee if you pre-ordered your donuts using the mobile app.
There are all sorts of different flavor combinations here. But the simple glazed donut consistently gets great reviews from customers.
The shop is open daily for drive-through or curbside pick-up. The opening hours are 5am to 6pm on weekdays, and 6am to 6pm on weekends.
15. Krispy Kreme
- 5790 South Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
- Tel: 719 253 6543
- Website: https://site.krispykreme.com/co/colorado-springs
Krispy Kreme is another chain where you know exactly what you’ll be getting. There’s a great choice of flavors, plus a good beverage menu.
This is a relatively new outlet, and it’s still finding its feet. We’ve heard reports of inconsistent quality and service, but things seem to be looking up. And if you love the Krispy Kreme recipes, this is a worthy addition to the Colorado Springs donut scene.
The shop is open for dine in and drive-through, and delivery is available too. Opening hours are 5.30am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday, and 5.30am to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Time for a Donut!
That brings us to the end of our tour of the best donuts in Colorado Springs! Are you feeling hungry yet?!
If so, why not check out some of these great donut shops sooner rather than later? You could soon be enjoying the donut of your dreams!