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 a choice of five pastries and donuts plus one beverage at Mel-O-Glaze Bakery, located off Lake Nokomis at Minnehaha Parkway (up to a $9.50 value).
Family-owned Mel-O-Glaze bakery and coffeehouse has been glazing dough and hungry eyeballs for the past 50 years. Patrons have plenty of time to mull over a glittering, self-serve menagerie of donuts ($1–$1.50) and pastries ($1.50 for most) before coaxing them from the display case to the register. The honey-cinnamon roll soothes the mouth and unravels like the plot of sweet and simple Disney films. Fried confections, such as the levitation-inducing buttermilk cake donut and the flaky apple fritter, earned Mel-O-Glaze a Best Doughnuts award by City Pages in 2007. After the epic journey of confection selection, diners can retire to cozy couches and look out on the parkway, nursing a coffee ($2) and whatever turnover, twist, or triple axel they managed to pin. Call ahead to inquire about today's available flavors.
4800 28th Ave. S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417Get Directions