Roughly a year after The Salty Donut kicked off Miami’s much-needed doughnut craze with its weekend pop-up shop in Wynwood, it has moved into its first brick-and-mortar shop.
Opening on Saturday, December 3, at 50 NW 24th Street, the 850-square-foot space is purposely homey, acting as an antithesis to its sleek and artsy (and sometimes sterile) neighborhood. The indoor/outdoor space features a reclaimed brick wall, a large high-top table created with just one piece of wood, industrial lighting and an open-air kitchen to watch the doughnuts being made.
The menu remains true to the pop-up with favorites like maple bacon, guava and cheese and brown butter and salt appearing along with new more intricate doughnuts like a crème brûlée flavored variety and a cannoli-style doughnut with a s’more filling.
Coffee — which was a fixture at the Salty Donut pop-up — also expands its offerings at the permanent spot. Made on a custom-made La Marzocco machine, Salty Donut's coffee of choice is from Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee. Concoctions range from traditional pour overs to the more unusual such as a Cinnamon Toast Crunch latte made with Cinnamon Toast milk to “funky cold brews” that rotate in flavor such as the apple cider cold brew that’s currently on hand.
In the upcoming weeks the Salty Donut plans to start serving beer, wine and mimosas, a brunch menu and possibly down the line other non-doughnut items to the menu. But unlike the pop-up the store will be open six days a week, from Tuesday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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