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Pao's Muffin & Coffee Shop

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6919 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-1705
+1 253-565-4692
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Pao's Donuts has been a constant staple in Tacoma, WA for many, many years. They have the best donuts I have ever ate! To me they are even better than Legendary Donuts. Granted they are not topped with bacon or anything like that, they are your basic, home style donut, but they have just about any kind of donut or... More 

Thank Debra B
Tacoma, Washington
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Go early as they sell out! Good selection and ALL FRESH. A family business and you can tell as they take pride in the product. There are always a bunch of regulars having coffee and donuts. Small inside and that doesn't matter that means you can talk to the folks next to you as you all enjoy the morning and... More 

Thank CaptPJ
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is (in my personal opnion) the best donut shop in Tacoma. The prices are very reasonable. Bring cash, as they do not accept cards, and go early, as they run out of the most popular flavors. These are very tasty donuts.

Thank Chocolateformytummy
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

One of the best donuts around. Their chocolate covered custard filled donut is one of the best I have had. Their sugar glazed raised donut is better than a Krispy Creme (unless you are at a Krispy Creme bakery and can get them hot). Pao's have a bit more density and a nice even glaze. The coffee is OK, could... More 

Thank airedale1962
Port Orchard, Washington
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134 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

I live in Kitsap which has a severe shortage of donut spots - in fact, there aren't any I can think of - so have to go across the bridge for a decent one. Today, I had the best crueller I've ever had anywhere. My wife had a coconut cake. Lip smacking good! Don't let the worn out look of... More 

Thank Bill M
Gig Harbor, Washington
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182 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Good donuts just across the bridge. It's small and usually always busy. Some of the best donuts in the area.Very good coffee too.

Thank sidecar1989
Tacoma, Washington
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472 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

*Cash Only* Tacoma has some great donut shops but Pao's is hands down the best. In an unassuming spot near Narrows Bridge you will find the best and biggest donuts in the area. From the old fashioneds to the glazed to the cruellers: perfection. Seriously, the cruellers are the best I've ever had. The apple fritters are divine - huge,... More 

Thank jay s
University Place, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Best donuts around. Fresh, very tasty, excellent price for good sized donuts. Bear claws really good here.

Thank Thomas P
Tacoma, Washington
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Tacoma has several donut shops, but this is one of the best. If you like cake donuts, then this is your spot. The applesauce cake donuts are perfectly spiced with cinnamon. The toasted coconut donuts have the most amazing coconut coating that you won't find anywhere else. They do have raised donuts on the menu as well if you must... More 

Thank Empress_Holly
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We are here visiting family and my mother in law insisted that we had to try Pao's doughnuts... So glad we did. Sweet and delicious, one can tell that they are homemade. So big, too! We got a dozen and probably will take a few days to finish them all. A must try while in the Tacoma area!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6919 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-1705
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-565-4692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?