Best place for doughnuts


Sarah Hawkins assists Ralph and Laelah Ash with their selections at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.

Sarah Hawkins assists Ralph and Laelah Ash with their selections at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.


Ralph Ash helps Laelah Ash make a selection on her first experience at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.

Ralph Ash helps Laelah Ash make a selection on her first experience at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.


Sarah Hawkins assists customers with their selections at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.


1. Pat’s Donuts & Kreme, Lima, Delphos

Location: 2102 Elida Road, Lima, 662 Elida Ave., Delphos, 1835 Harding Highway, Lima

Phone: Elida Road: 419-229-2125, Harding Highway: 419-229-7287, Delphos: 419-692-0007

Hours: Elida Road: 24 hours daily; Harding Highway: 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Delphos: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

Highlights: Admit it, at some point in time you’ve had that catchy jingle stuck in your head. (“Pat’s Donuts & Kreme — makin’ ‘em fresh for you!”) Whether you’re picking up a dozen doughnuts before heading into the office or just treating yourself to a special treat, Pat’s Donuts & Kreme has three locations to meet your all of your pastry needs.

2. Mello Creme Donuts, Lima

Location: 625 W. North St. and 822 S. Metcalf St., Lima

Phone: W. North Street: 419-229-1980; Metcalf Street: 419-222-3121

Hours: W. North Street: 5 a.m. to noon Monday to Saturday; Metcalf Street: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to noon Saturday

Highlights: Mello Creme Donuts has been a Lima favorite for more than 50 years now. Owned by Dave and Judy Parks, the business makes all of its tasty treats at the North Street location, where it is distributed from there. This doughnut shop also sells muffins, turnovers, danishes, coffee and more. Many Lima residents who move away and come back to visit make sure to stop at Mello Creme to take a walk down their taste buds’ memory lane for a breakfast treat.

3. Kohls Market, Ottawa

Location: 1755 E. Main St., Ottawa

Phone: 419-523-6248

Hours: 7 a.m. 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

Highlights: Currently owned by three brothers — Mark, Denny and Jeff — Kohls Market has been around since 1936. Doughnuts are made fresh every day by experienced and consistent staff members who serve customers with a smile on their faces. Kohls Market offers a variety of doughnuts — including glazed, filled sticks, round, persians, cinnamon ties, fritters and more — for its customers every single day.

Sarah Hawkins assists Ralph and Laelah Ash with their selections at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/07/web1_pats002.jpgSarah Hawkins assists Ralph and Laelah Ash with their selections at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.
Ralph Ash helps Laelah Ash make a selection on her first experience at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/07/web1_pats001smaller.jpgRalph Ash helps Laelah Ash make a selection on her first experience at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.
Sarah Hawkins assists customers with their selections at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/07/web1_pats003smaller.jpgSarah Hawkins assists customers with their selections at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme.

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