The donut, like the circle from which it takes its shape, is a metaphor for life; it literally never ends. Enjoy eternally enticing eats with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of donuts, coffee, wraps, and more from Blue Collar Joe’s in Daleville.
Beneath the eaves of a converted gas station, Blue Collar Joe’s refuels human engines with an extensive, rotating menu of homemade donuts ($1–$3), award-winning coffee ($2.75–$4.50), portable wraps ($5–$8), smoothies ($3.50–$5), and ice cream ($2.50 for a single scoop). The shop's holey rollers have been featured on Fox News's “Extreme Donuts” and include inventive flavors such as blueberry pancake breakfast with smoked bacon dust and the hand-decorated Picasso, inspired by the artist's overlooked Sprinkle Period. Sit out on the back patio and enjoy a cup of java, awarded best coffee of 2010 both by Botetourt View readers and The Roanoker, and brewed with beans from the local Lexington Coffee Roasting Company.
Those unnerved by the donut's desolate core can take solace in one of Blue Collar Joe's snugly filled wraps, available for takeout and existential counseling. The veggie wrap rhymes fresh mixed greens and seasonal vegetables with garbanzo beans and provolone over the smooth rhythm of homemade hummus, and the unique Pru’s Pimento Pinwheel spins with the sumptuous momentum of extra-sharp pimento cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Customers can ease into summer with sundaes and shakes made with Hershey’s ice cream or enjoy the lighter refreshment of a fruit smoothie.
Readers of the Botetourt View named Blue Collar Joe's the best place for coffee and the second best place for breakfast, and the owner was featured on the Food Network Challenge. The Roanoke Times, Unchained in America and Life in Mathews reviewed the business. 77% of Urbanspooners like it, and four Yelpers give it a four-star average.
1171 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, Virginia 24083Get Directions