Berkeley’s 4 favorite spots to score doughnuts on a budget – Hoodline San Francisco Bay Area

Got a hankering for doughnuts?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable doughnut spots in Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you’re on the hunt.

1. Rainbow Donuts

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Topping the list is Rainbow Donuts. Located at 2025 San Pablo Ave. (between University Avenue and Addison Street), the bakery, which offers doughnuts and more, is the highest-rated affordable doughnut spot in Berkeley, boasting 4.5 stars out of 171 reviews on Yelp. 

The menu features a variety of doughnut flavors, like jelly, bacon, apple fritter, croissant and more. There’s also breakfast sliders served on freshly glazed doughnuts, as well as cappuccinos and iced coffee.

2. King Pin Donuts

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Next up is King Pin Donuts, situated at 2521 Durant Ave., Suite A (between Bowditch Street and Telegraph Avenue). With four stars out of 589 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score doughnuts and desserts has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. 

Here, you’ll find chocolate-frosted cake doughnuts, maple bacon doughnuts, raspberry jelly doughnuts and more. 

3. Happy Donuts

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Happy Donuts, located at 1041 Gilman St. (between San Pablo Avenue and 10th Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive spot to score doughnuts and more four stars out of 97 reviews. 

On the menu, you’ll find doughnuts, apple fritters, muffins and danishes. Coffee, milk, juice and tea are also on offer.

4. Dream Fluff Donuts

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Dream Fluff Donuts, a spot to score doughnuts, coffee, tea, ice cream and frozen yogurt, is another budget-friendly go-to, with four stars out of 201 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2637 Ashby Ave. (between College and Benvenue avenues) to see for yourself. 

The bakery serves both cake and raised doughnuts, as well as French crullers and doughnut holes.


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