Bakery Plus has reopened and brought old-fashioned doughnut joy back to SoDo

by

comment
PHOTO COURTESY BAKERY PLUS / FACEBOOK
  • Photo courtesy Bakery Plus / Facebook
(Content warning: there is a doughnut-filled happy ending.)

"Oh, no! Bakery Plus closed!" my husband calls from the living room where he's scrolling through his phone.



I gasp from the kitchen. "WHAT?" My heart drops. Bakery Plus (at 915 E. Michigan St.) has been closed for months for a major renovation project, and ever since the sign for Shaka Donuts went up a few weeks ago down the block, I've been holding my breath for the "just kidding, we're actually closing forever" note on the door to appear.

PHOTO COURTESY BAKERY PLUS / FACEBOOK
  • Photo courtesy Bakery Plus / Facebook
My life, now empty of their signature sour cream old-fashioned doughnut, flashes before my eyes. It's a sad life without that fried, fluted fritter. 
But he's just effing with me.



Bakery Plus has finally reopened, and I can't wait to see what the inside looks like now. To be honest, I loved the formerly dingy interior with 1970s booths, a couple of counter stools, and a bunch of makeshift signs leaning against the walls to hawk the items that wouldn't fit on the main menu board.

But now, everything that was old is new again. Gotta keep up with the doughnut-making Joneses down the street with their Courier font and carefree Hawaiian hand signal. As for me, I'll be happy to slot that old-fashioned doughnut with its crispy fluted edges into my cheat meal map this Saturday.

So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest dining news every Friday morning with our weekly Food + Drink newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.