High 5 Pie says goodbye to Capitol Hill, Mighty-O says hell-O

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(Image: Mighty-O)

Mighty-O is bringing its classic Seattle organic and vegan-friendly donuts to Capitol Hill. But first we’ll have to finish our pie.

Capitol Hill food and drink entrepreneur Dani Cone announced Thursday that her five-year-old High 5 Pie has outgrown its original home at 12th and Madison and is “moving into a fantastic commercial production kitchen with our eyes on making even more pies and coming up with places to serve them to you.” The last day for High 5 Pie in the Trace Lofts building is being planned for July 19th.

The move, Cone said, will open the way for Mighty-O to create what will be its third shop in Seattle. Its second shop is planned to open in Ballard later this month. The original Mighty-O stands in Wallingford’s “historic Keystone building” just above Green Lake.

Apparently, Cone and Mighty-O’s Ryan Kellner go way back:

Old pals Ryan Kellner and Dani Cone first met when Ryan started Mighty-O and would deliver the donuts each morning to Caffe Vita on Capitol Hill, where Dani worked for many years. They’ve gotten to work together a lot since then, (Mighty-O even delivered pies to wholesale accounts for High 5 Pie for a while!) and share experiences as they built their businesses. Mighty-O will be an exciting and much anticipated addition to Capitol Hill and a perfect next step for the beautiful space at our little corner of The Hill.


Mighty-O’s appearance on the Hill will upgrade Capitol Hill’s donut game significantly. Home of the original Top Pot, the Hill offered little else in the way of fried breakfast dough with copious amounts of frosting and sugar beyond QFC, Safeway, or, god forbid, 7-11’s donut selection. In June, Cupcake Royale brought its fancy Rodeo Donut offerings to its E Pike cafe to help address the shortfall. By September, the blocks of 12th between Union and Pine will make for an all-purpose breakfast stop with Eltana bagels to your left and Mighty-O to your right.

For those of you smart and lucky enough to eat pie for breakfast, Cone says the move to a commercial kitchen facility doesn’t necessarily mark the end of High 5’s cafe days. She’s planning to cook something else up but isn’t yet ready to elaborate.

In the meantime, you can still find High 5 creations around the neighborhood. “As they’ve always been, our pies will be available at our sister businesses – all three locations of Fuel Coffee and both Cone & Steiner stores – with more pie offerings on the way,” the announcement of the move reads. “You’ll also be able to place your pie orders with the fine folks at your neighborhood Fuel or Cone & Steiner.”

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6 thoughts on “High 5 Pie says goodbye to Capitol Hill, Mighty-O says hell-O

    • Hey Joseph!

      We’re moving into a commercial kitchen in West Seattle, so for the time being, we won’t have our own serving counter.

      Our pals at Fuel Coffee and Cone & Steiner will still be slinging our pies, with more options coming there this summer!

      Also, we’re still taking special orders (pick up available at any C&S or Fuel) – orders@high5pie.com.

      xo,
      High 5 Pie

    • Now, if we can induce a certain misguided cupcake purveyor to recognize the inherent superiority of donuts and abandon their excessively-frosted ways, maybe we can see a Doughnut Royale the near future.