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Early Bird Donuts


2816 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (984) 888-0417
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Photo of Ajitabh Pandey Ajitabh Pandey
May 30, 2019 5

Great options. HUGE donuts.. they can even make a Donut cake. I liked how the fill their donuts to order. We even got to meet a legendary Blue Devil basketball coach, who popped in for a morning snack.

Photo of Zach Wells Zach Wells
May 30, 2019 5

The best donut shop in the RTP and they are always so friendly. These donuts are delicious!

Photo of Arden Chau Bui Arden Chau Bui
May 4, 2019 5

We went in on a whim just to check it out but came out with a dozen. Don't regret it. The donuts are awesome and we'll priced.

Photo of Jeff Jeff
Mar 18, 2019 4

First time to check it out on Sunday. Not a big selection at 9am. I dont know whether we were late or if that is how it is. Doughnuts were all good and mostly fresh by the time we got home. Will try again.

Photo of Brant Stalzer Brant Stalzer
Jun 30, 2019 5

Great quality. Filled donuts to order. Get there early.

Photo of Bart Hubbard Bart Hubbard
Jul 2, 2019 5

Early Bird's yeast donuts are soft and pillowy, but have enough resistance to be satisfying. They're also delightfully large -- check out the dozen in my photo! They also have a surprising number of fillings available -- try the cherry filling. They do sell out of donuts as the morning progresses, though. The holy grail when they're in season is a donut that's filled with whipped cream cheese frosting and strawberries. Why you should listen to me: I am a donut fiend. I've had donuts from every single shop in the Triangle, from Carolina Glazed, Monuts, Rise, Krispy Kreme, Duck, Dunkin', you name it. I eat donuts in other big cities when I travel, too. Early Bird is my favorite. I am so happy they're here in Durham!

Photo of Angel Whitehead Angel Whitehead
Aug 6, 2019 5

Omg amazing doughnuts and the cinnamon buns melt in your mouth

Photo of Augustus Wendell Augustus Wendell
Oct 12, 2019 5

My one true voice. Early Bird donuts! Filled on demand when you order! A great spot for indulgence!

Photo of Whitney Murphy Whitney Murphy
Sep 22, 2019 5

The young man behind the counter had no personality and seemed annoyed to have to answer any questions at all. However the food spoke for itself. The donuts were incredible and so was the fresh made bacon, egg and cheese on a croissant. Mmm

Photo of G B G B
Oct 17, 2019 4

Donuts are decent but the breakfast sandwiches are delicious! Popular spot near Duke's Medical Canter and Duke's campus.

Photo of Lizbeth Fragoso Lizbeth Fragoso
Aug 31, 2019 5

I love to come early in the morning and eat breakfast with my child while we chat about teens ☺️

Photo of Patrick Kea Patrick Kea
Oct 31, 2019 5

best service ever mixed with awesome donuts and a great experience. I'm glad that I found this place. I'm super happy about it and I'm definitely going to come back and eat some more. Plus they feel the Boston creams on the spot.

Photo of Rosalynn King Rosalynn King
Nov 19, 2019 5

These donuts remind me of home, Oakland, CA. The owner is nice and so are the other ppl that work there. The donuts are always fresh and they're huge. My husband, son and coworkers are all addicted.

Photo of Your Name Here Your Name Here
Dec 5, 2019 3

ot the best donut I've ever had, not terrible either.. just ok. A pretty expensive drop by at 6 bucks and change plus tip for 3 Donuts... Just ok. Very dry service attitude. I probably wouldn't recommend or return.

Photo of Susan Montani Susan Montani
Feb 2, 2020 5

The BEST donuts going & fresh! I hesitate to rate this place, as they sell out & I want to keep it as a secret!

Photo of Charlotte Dungan Charlotte Dungan
Mar 8, 2020 5

Best Boston Cream on the planet. They fill it when you order it and it's HEAVY!

Photo of Jennifer Carr Jennifer Carr
Mar 21, 2020 5

I have been searching for the best donuts in the triangle and this is IT! The donuts are delicious...I haven’t tried anything else because I can’t get past the donuts! My kids ask every weekend when we can go to early bird donuts!!

Photo of William Clark William Clark
Jun 4, 2020 5

Great donuts - very fluffy (coconut frosted is my favorite). Sausage Egg and Cheese Croissant is amazing as well.

Photo of Michael Fogle Michael Fogle
Jun 26, 2020 4

Got a donut cake for daughter's birthday- no, it's not a cake made of donuts, it is one big donut! Delicious (made of high quality donut dough) and fantastic deal! Be careful, though - the donut cake comes in the same box they use for a dozen donuts so it is very flimsy under the weight of the cake. Will definitely making return visits.

Photo of Andrew Miller Andrew Miller
Jun 25, 2020 5

Great Donuts, friendly staff. Love that one can choose the filling for the filled donuts. Good selection.

Photo of Kyle Brooks Kyle Brooks
Jun 27, 2020 5

These are some of the very best ever, still warm and crispy. You get to pick your filling! A fat boys dream!