Capitol Hill born and bred Top Pot Doughnuts has opened its 15th store just one hill away from its first shop opened on Summit Ave in 2002. Top Pot First Hill is open this weekend 6a to 6p in the Coppins Well building at Madison and Minor — across the street from McDonald’s if you were thinking about also grabbing a McMuffin(tm).
While Top Pot are also available at QFC grocery stores, you’ll find the full selection of dozens of varieties at the Summit and First Hill shops. We’re also more than certain the apple fritters are way bigger in the shops. And Summit does a pretty good coffee. We’re assuming Madison won’t be far behind its sibling.
The opening brings the Capitol Hill and First Hill dedicated doughnut shop count to two — seemingly a not yet overly saturated element of the local food and drink economy. Though many of the area cafes will give the offerings a good run for their money with cinnamon rolls and beignets and scones and other various deep-fried dough and sugar combinations.