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Checking In at: Donuts Time Cafe, Hamilton NJ

For our return visit to Donuts Time we brought our friend with the inestimably discerning palate, Chris Ayers. We all agreed that these yeast-raised donuts are denser and chewier than those from other shops, and that we consider that a compliment. There’s an element of real substance to these pastries – the dough is not simply an airy vehicle for transporting sweet toppings to the mouth. We recognize others may disagree with us on the subject of light-textured donuts.

Interior, Donuts Time Cafe, Hamilton, NJThe chocolate frosting is very chocolatey indeed, and is our favorite of the ones we’ve tried up to now. A second pass at the salted caramel still left us lukewarm, the caramel striking some of us as more butterscotchy, and one of us as simply not very appealing. We noticed that the maple bacon was more generously gilded with the pork, an upgrade we felt was necessary. It also appeared that the filling made it to the back of the filled donuts. On our previous visit the filling was mostly placed towards the front, open end (the donuts are sliced open rather than piped with filling).

The donut selection includes a chocolate-frosted spiked with chile, a Fruit Loops topped donut, and one called cookies and cream, topped with crumbled Oreos.

The donut selection includes a chocolate-frosted spiked with chile, a Fruit Loops-topped donut, and one called cookies and cream, topped with crumbled Oreos.

We tried to sell them on the idea of a cream and raspberry jam-filled Long John – they already have everything there to make them. They sounded intrigued. Hope they give it a try!

Donuts Time Cafe, Hamilton, NJ

Apparently 2:00 p.m. is the perfect time for donuts.

1280 NJ-33
Hamilton NJ 08690
609-838-7976
Donuts Time Cafe on Facebook

4 Comments

  1. I really hope they make a jelly & cream filled donut! The place I was telling you about is Donut Shack in Lowell. I haven’t visited there myself yet (someone brought me donuts from there), but I understand that their 6-8 daily offerings are pretty much picked over by 9am.

    • Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

      March 1, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      I wonder why you don’t see more donut shops do the jelly/cream combo? It’s really very good!

      • Maybe they’ve never considered it. The fact that you suggested it means that it could be Donuts Time’s newest star, who knows!

        • Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

          March 1, 2015 at 10:08 pm

          Or it could be like that Seinfeld episode and I put them out of business!

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