Cranky Al’s in Wauwatosa (Photos, Menu, Reviews & Ratings)

Cranky Al’s

Address: 6901 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Phone: (414) 258-5282

Price: $

Menu: View Online

Rating: 4.7


What Time Does Cranky Al’s Open?

Saturday,: 6 to 11:30AM

Sunday,: 6 to 11:30AM

Monday,: Closed

Tuesday,: 6 to 11:30AM

Wednesday,: 6 to 11:30AM

Thursday,: 6 to 11:30AM

Friday,: 6 to 11:30AM

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Cranky Al’s Reviews

Nicholas Hoppenrath

This is such a great place to get some interesting donuts. The variety is quite fantastic with an array of toppings and fillings that will give you plenty to try over time. I will also say that these donuts are quite huge vs. your normal trip to dunkin or the like. I had ordered three dozen for a 6am pickup and I walked in and walked out with a wonderful supply of soft and fluffy pastry rings. Coffee is great as is the other snacks and treats. The place is pretty much exclusively cared for by high school/collage age kids that are pretty awesome workers that are quite professional while taking care of customers. I have been going here for years and that won’t change anytime soon!

Sarah Marie Riordan

Cranky Al’s is a family favorite and we have overall enjoyed their donuts. Favorites are the Reese’s and the maple bacon. Their online ordering system is easy to use and convenient, and their staff has always been friendly. We especially enjoy the yeasted donuts – they can be so light and fluffy! Giving 4 stars instead of 5 because we have been disappointed with the taste / amount of the fillings, including both cream and fruit filled, and some donuts have been smaller than expected. We ordered a raspberry filled donut and there was hardly any filling, and the cream filling was not fluffy and sweet as expected. For the price point, we expected more.

Conversations With Francois

Great Service. Great Donuts.

They were out of glazed raised by time I got there at 10am. I got a breakfast bowl. Egg, onion, jalapeño, cheddar and hash brown. They throw in some salsa and sour cream. It was decent. Not something id go back for

I will go back for donuts though!!!

Mary Blomfeldt

Friendly staff and fresh, delicious food! I went in for donuts and left with donuts and the breakfast veggie pizza. The vegan donuts are such an awesome offering for those like my daughter with milk allergies or preference for vegan lifestyles. Everything was great!
Their posted hours:
Tues-Fri 6am-1pm
Sat & Sun 6am-2pm
(Closed Mon)

Elise Hallock

Tosa donuts. We had the eggnog crueller (less cinnamon and nutmeg and more coconut imo), the pistachio cake (so good and not overly sweet), the hoity toity (meh. Its a chocolate iced and filled donut with sprinkles), and the Samoa (which was also so good. The crunch on the top was perfect!)

Ultimately a nice place with solidly good donuts. Ultimately I’m missing that donut frying smell and the crispy bits you get on some really fresh fried donuts. We got there at 10.30 on a Sunday, so I don’t know if we were late or if their production schedule is way early or what, but I’d still go back.

Heather Deutsch

Best doughnuts around, travelled over a half hour to get them. Always fresh and a great variety. Get there early, was there 5 minutes after it opened at 6am and there was a line and things were flying off the shelf!

Erika Comdohr

These donuts are SO good. There are so many different kinds to choose from. You can also order ahead online as the line is usually always long, but worth it! Tried the Samoa and blueberry lemon donuts which were both delicious and so fresh!

Jennifer Zeman

We LOVE Cranky Al’s and get their donuts maybe too much 🙂 We love them so much that we had them cater our wedding dessert! Joey was so easy to work with! We got a big donut “cake” to cut that was super cute and DELICIOUS, and then got mini donuts for everyone else to have for dessert. Would highly recommend for a unique dessert opportunity!

Savannah Salm

Their donuts do not disappoint! I especially love the old fashioned and cake ones. The breakfast sandwiches here are also pretty good.

If you are picking up breakfast on the weekend, then I recommend ordering ahead. They can get pretty busy.

Mikaely Schmitz

the donuts are delicious, the coffee is wonderful, and the staff is oh so kind- we are very happy that at least as of this writing in Aug 2022 they are open for in person visits and selections.
-gluten free options are very decent, though not the most amazing of all baked goods I have ever consumed- HOWEVER it is so cool to be able to go to one place and snag donuts for the whole family- there are most often tree nut free/ safe options, gluten friendly options, and the classic gluten full delicacies. Our family is always amazed and appreciative of the patience of the front staff as we waffle and decide and the kids change their minds three times before we walk out the door with our purchase

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