We are not really big fans of the month of February. It’s generally unbearably cold (to our native Georgian sensibilities) and aside from Valentine’s Day it is relatively uneventful.
Finding anything that adds joy to this dreary month is a big plus, and what could be more joyful than a dose of comfort food?
Donuts may be the ultimate comfort food for us. Growing up, sugar was a treat that was almost never allowed, but every once in a while our dad would show up with a box of powdered sugar donuts for us to split.
With such positive feelings regarding this sugary pastry, we were excited to discover a local donut shop not too far away.
The King’s Donuts is a locally owned, faith-based business off of Highway 74 in Fairburn. They have been open almost a year now.
They offer a daily selection of freshly made gourmet donuts, croissants, cronuts and fritters. They also have a full coffee bar and breakfast sandwiches.
The décor, which we dubbed suburban gothic, is spacious and inviting. There are two gas fireplaces with large, leather armchairs cozied up nearby.
An imposing tiered iron chandelier draws the eye to the ceiling and the walls are lined with dark paneled wood accentuated with iron studs.
Despite the imposing décor, our eyes were immediately drawn to the two large cases on the counter, which were stocked with the freshly baked goods.
There were your classic glazed, Bavarian cream and old fashioned as well as creative flavors like almond joy, caramel apple and butterfinger.
They all looked delicious, but we weren’t sure if the taste would match the looks.
We don’t think we exaggerate when we say these donuts are exquisite.
You can taste the fresh, real ingredients. Each type of donut has a rich, true to kind flavor.
We tried several of the flavors and liked them all equally.
We also tried one of the non-donut pastries.
The King’s log is a decadent maple and bacon confection. It was the perfect combination of salty sweetness.
We think this is the perfect place to go to catch up with an old friend. There are two large televisions if you need a place to go hang out and get away from life for a few minutes.
Beginning February 14th, The King’s Donuts is open seven days a week. They have regular hours, but sometimes close early if they sell out of donuts.