Where to Sit: Head to the window seats, where you can look out onto 9th Avenue through the hole of french cruller.
When to Go: Whenever the urge for a donut strikes; Donut World stays open 24 hours a day.
Inside Tip: Bring cash—Donut World doesn’t accept credit cards.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Pick up a few used novels from The Great Overland Book Company (345 Judah Street).
After: Buy rice paper for creating Chinese Calligraphy at Oriental Art Gallery (1340 9th Avenue).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Eat a couple of donuts at Uncle Benny’s (2049 Irving Street).
Behind a bright, poppy-red awning, the sunny interior of M's Cafe welcomes diners at all hours, as bright and early as 7a.m. each morning. The vast menu is home to diner classics including huge breakfasts with eggs, sausage, pancakes, toast, and home fries?meals hearty enough to embue lumberjacks with the strength to chop down 200 trees without breaking a sweat. Standard lunch and dinner fare at the cafe includes chicken parmigiana, a fish sandwich, and penne tossed with fresh vegetables in a tomato-basil sauce.