West Seattle food: Top Pot Doughnuts’ Alki shop will open Friday

It’s a question we’ve been asked often in recent weeks: When will Top Pot Doughnuts open its Alki store? This morning, the answer is in: This Friday (March 13th). It’s been almost nine months since we broke the news that Top Pot would be the long-awaited first tenant in the east space at 2758 Alki SW. This morning, the Alki store passed its final inspections, and co-founder Mark Klebeck told WSB shortly afterward that it will open for business at 6 am Friday. Hours for starters will be 6 am-8 pm weekdays, 7 am-8 pm weekends; Klebeck says they will re-evaluate as spring/summer proceed, for possible later closing times. In addition to 42 varieties of doughnuts, he says, the store will offer soft-serve ice cream, sandwiches, pastries, and coffee/espresso from beans that Top Pot roasts at its flagship location.

22 Replies to "West Seattle food: Top Pot Doughnuts' Alki shop will open Friday"

  • Trickycoolj March 11, 2015 (11:58 am)

    awesome! I was sitting next to some German tourists at happy hour on Alki last weekend and they were seriously disappointed both Top Pot and Starbucks were closed. Little did they know I understood every word they said. :)

  • ktrapp March 11, 2015 (12:01 pm)

    Putting my elastic waistband pants on now…

  • add March 11, 2015 (12:44 pm)

    Uh-oh, doughnuts AND soft-serve??!!

  • jetcitydude March 11, 2015 (12:51 pm)


  • Payton March 11, 2015 (1:33 pm)

    I like Top Pot ok (I used to live above one years and years ago…I stole their wifi in revenge/exchange for their fattening me up daily) but I got to say…I just went to Mardi Gras Donuts (the newish shop in White Center) and DAMN(!) they have the best donuts I have ever tasted. They aren’t really in competition, as they are miles and miles away from each other…but I strongly urge people to check out MGD as well…you will not be disappointed.

  • Hofbrau March 11, 2015 (2:10 pm)

    Ihre Apfelküchleist ausgezeichnet

  • G March 11, 2015 (2:16 pm)

    I usually hit Spud’s when I come back, don’t know about Top Pot, there’s a doughnut place on literally every corner (and sushi joint) down here in SFV; it’s a wonder anyone has any teeth.

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  • KT March 11, 2015 (2:31 pm)

    Does anyone know if the doughnuts are being made on-site or brought in from a central commissary?

  • WestSide45 March 11, 2015 (3:38 pm)

    If you want an expensive doughnut, this is the place.

  • Alki Resident March 11, 2015 (7:16 pm)

    Any word on Blue Moon Burgers down the road? I see the exterior has been painted and more signage.
    What about L.A. Fitness?

  • tim March 11, 2015 (7:23 pm)

    I don’t know about the donuts but the apple fritters are pretty good. I eat one about once a year. I like them warm with coffee.

  • Jeanie March 11, 2015 (8:40 pm)

    I had Top Pot donuts a couple of times and thought they were overrated. I’m eager to try Mardi Gras in White Center!

  • Marie March 11, 2015 (10:01 pm)

    Completely agree with Jeanie!

  • carole March 11, 2015 (10:26 pm)

    Chuck’s on Cemetery Rd in Renton has great donuts. I found Top Pot so-so.

  • Zanda March 11, 2015 (10:38 pm)

    I never met a donut I didn’t like

  • mona March 12, 2015 (9:13 am)

    Mardi Gras beignets were delicious! They were so hot and fresh and I loved having a bag of powdered sugar on the side so I could control how sweet it would be. I only wish I had coffee with it, but next time I’ll bring my own. Totally worth it!

  • Steve March 12, 2015 (9:34 am)

    I picked a bad day to find out I have diabetes. :-(

  • Ulrike March 13, 2015 (5:18 am)

    That must have been me and my visiting friends from Germany whose conversation you overheard. And yes, they were bummed. ;-)

  • Anne March 13, 2015 (9:05 am)

    Never too many doughnut shops-looking forward to Top Pot! Also really like the doughnuts at The Original Bakery-just up from the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock.

  • Gina March 13, 2015 (11:45 am)

    No doughnut making going on at the Alki site. Or any of the other sites.Doughnuts are brought in on trays from a central bakery. Yet they are pretty tasty if you get them early.

  • d'oh nut March 14, 2015 (7:44 pm)

    Just visited the new Alki Top Pot. Was just ok experience, not what I had anticipated in my head. The lack of onsite doughnut making was apparent as the “new” smell of the space consisted of off gassing construction materials and was reminiscent of that burnt coffee+ diesel gas/bathroom smell found on an airplane. The hesitant/somewhat confused donut-arista left me less enthused about my visit after telling me their only jelly filled donut flavor was lemon. The space was big and had a fireplace, probably nice for laptop jockeys…if the smell improves.

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