The Salty Donut in Miami, Florida’s Wynwood art district is so good, we went twice in one weekend. The small batch shop makes its compotes, fillings, glazes, jams and of course, its doughs all in house. The Salty Donut serves up delicious fresh donuts (or doughnuts if you prefer to be all proper like) in rad flavors like guava + cheese (a 24 hour brioche donut with a guava and cream cheese filling, a cream cheese glaze and topped with crushed Maria cookie crumbs).
There are also freshly baked brown butter + salt, maple + bacon, strawberry + lemon, apple + dulce de leche, white chocolate tres leches, old fashioned chocolate cake and traditional glazed donuts. Cinnamon Toast Crunch cannoli were another ridiculous offering on the menu.
One of our favorite unique flavors is the Nutella donut at The Salty Donut. Served year round, the Nutella donut consists of a 24 hour raised brioche donut infused with a decadent Nutella filing covered with a rich cocoa glaze that is crowned with crushed hazelnuts.
Like an As Seen on TV commercial, but wait… there’s more. The Salty Donut doesn’t just have amazing donuts, it has insane coffee drinks as well. It turns out that co-owners Amanda Pizarro and Andy Rodriguez are just as obsessed with great coffee as they are with craft donuts. (As a side note, it’s worth stating that Pizarro is a fellow shoe fanatic. Kindred spirits? We think so.) Like many other local small businesses around the world, The Salty Donut was born out of frustration. As a South Florida (SoFla) native, Rodruiguez had become frustrated with the fact that, as he puts it, South Florida, “…is always one of the last major US cities to adopt new food trends and higher, more consistent food/coffee standards.” So, Rodriguez and his wife, Pizarro, decided to do something about the situation and, voila, The Salty Donut was brought to life.
We were lucky enough to swing by when the featured drink at The Salty Donut was a marvelous Vietnamese drop. A layered shot of condensed milk combined with Intelligentsia Black Cat Project Espresso is delicately combined with textured milk and then topped with a bit of torched milk and a dash of smoked sea salt. Not only was it supermodel gorgeous, it tasted scrumptious too.
If you’re looking for more of a sure bet (specialty coffee drinks get rotated on the menu every month), the Cinnamon Toast Crunch latte is a regular on The Salty Donut’s menu . While it might be a bit too much of a good thing for everyday consumption, the Cinnamon Toast Crunch latte was a sweet vacay special occasion treat. It’s basically an espresso that’s combined with homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk and you can get it served iced or hot.
Besides serving yummy coffee and out of this world donuts, The Salty Donut’s ambiance makes you want to stay awhile and savor the flavors. The Salty Donut’s adorable bar area in the Wynwood art district of Miami is decorated with candles, delicate flowers in vases and potted plants.
The vibe at The Salty Donut is upscale, but cozy. Since the shop is located directly across from a school, we were pleased to bump into (very) enthusiastic school children who were chowing down on The Salty Donut’s delicious bite sized donut holes. It’s hard to stop at just one of The Salty Donut’s spiked donut holes, which come complete with flavor shots you can inject.
If you plan on working up an appetite while gazing at street art in the Wynwood art district, we highly recommend fueling up at The Salty Donut. The earlier in the day you go, the more likely you are to get your mitts on your desired flavor. (Word to the wise, The Salty Donut does sell out on occasion.) Luckily you can get a bit of The Salty Donut’s sweetness even if you never make it to Florida. For a limited time, talented polymer clay miniature food artist @cmyklays has crafted incredibly realistic looking versions of The Salty Donut favorites like traditional glazed and maple + bacon in pin and keychain form. At just $10.00 each you can pick them up these lovely faux “craft” donuts in the shop or online minus the calories.
The Salty Donut
50 NW 23rd Street Suite 112
Miami, Florida 33127
Hours: Tuesday Through Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Phone: (305) 925-8126
Pricing (All in U.S. Dollars or USD): Donuts $2.25 to $5.00, Cake Donut Holes Six for $3.00, Spiked Donut Holes Six for $5.00, Drinks $3.00 to $5.00