Feb 082012

Cuisine: Donuts
Restaurant Features: Counter Service
Location: St Paul
Address: 1169 7th Street West  Saint Paul, MN 55102    651.224.0142
Hours: Tues-Fri 5:30am-3pm * Sat-Sun 6:30am-3pm * Closed Mondays
Links: Mojo Monkey Donuts Website * Mojo Monkey on Facebook * Google Map

Atmosphere: Snuggled between a couple of other small businesses with just a small sign on the window, if you blink you might just miss Mojo Monkey Donuts.  The inside is a somewhat cozy little place with a big counter displaying donuts behind glass cases and a couple of small tables for those who want to enjoy their coffee & donuts on the premises.  The back of the space is where all the donuts are made.

Menu:Cake donut varieties include Plain, Cinnamon-Sugar, Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Ganache with , Assorted Toppings, Vanilla Icing, Mango Glaze with Organic Coconut, Apple Dumpling, German Chocolate, Red Velvet, Double Chocolate with Organic Coconut.

Raised donut varieties include Classic, Cinnamon-Sugar, Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Ganache with , Assorted Toppings, Vanilla Icing, Sprinkles, Crumbles, Mango Glaze with Organic Coconut.  Old Fashioned come either Glazed or Chocolate Ganache. Cruller varieties include Classic, Cinnamon-Sugar and Chocolate Ganache.

Fritters include Apple and Banana Pecan.  The only Long John variety is the Maple Bar with Thick-Cut Bacon.

Bismark Flavors include Cherry Almond, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Lemon, Blueberry-Lemon, Keylime, Crème Brûlée, Strawberry, Mocha Mouse, Vanilla Crème, Vanilla Cream with Banana.

Mojo Monkey also has Cinnamon and Nutmeg Bun with Maple Glaze.

Danish Varieties include, Cinnamon, Cinnamon Raisin Almond, Cinnamon Raisin Marcona Almond, Pistachio, Cranberry Orange Pecan and Vanilla Cream.

Not in the mood for a big donut? Try the Donut Holes: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Eggnog, Chai.

Beignets are available on the weekends.

Price guide: $1-2/donut $16.99 /  Dozen

What we ordered: I love fritters and when I saw that Mojo Monkey had a Banana Fritter, I knew I had possibly hit the fritter jackpot.  I did, indeed! This fritter was thick, soft and doughy with the flavor of real banana and pieces of banana infused as well.   It was perfectly crispy on the outside and to make it extra special and amazing, it is coated with a brown sugar glaze and has pieces of candied pecans as well. I can’t stop thinking about it, to be quite honest.  It might not look appealing but if you like bananas, you will want to go to Mojo Monkey donuts tomorrow for breakfast just to get this!

My companion had the Cinnamon Bun, which was very big!

I also tried a bite of the Maple Bar with Bacon and this was also very thick; so much so I almost couldn’t get it in my mouth! It had a sweet, sticky and substantial amount of a maple-based glaze and a slice of thick and extra crispy bacon. The salty, smokiness of the bacon really goes great with maple.  Always has, always will.  Needless to say, I enjoyed the bite I had ;)

The Mango Glazed Raised Donut with Coconut is another I have tried.  The mango glaze is made from real mangos and was topped with shaved coconut.  A tropical treat!

Service: There were only a couple of customers ahead of us but it still took a good five minutes before we were able to order.  The attendant was nice and explained that they were currently out of the Maple Bar but were in the process of making more.  We opted to wait a good ten minutes more before our order was complete.
Overall Impression: Mojo Monkey has some unique varieties of donuts that are worth a trek to St Paul
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  3 Responses to “Mojo Monkey Donuts ~ St Paul, MN”

  1. Love this place, especially the fritter. Never had to wait more than 20 minutes, which may seem like a long time if you think gas station donuts are good (and I’m betting Adam B does).

  2. Not worth the wait, and by wait I mean It took 3 different trips down to the bakery to wait in line, just to possibly have a chance at getting some donuts. And when we finally got some it was not worth the trouble.

  3. I’ve heard great things about this place. Now I’ll probably have to go and visit.

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