Donut shops are a dime a dozen in these parts, but when it comes to non-standard flavors, Dynamo Donut has pretty much ruled the roost. Now there's a new player on the scene: Twisted Donuts & Coffee (1243 Noriega St.), from husband-and-wife team Paul and Joyce Lim. Paul, who more or less grew up in his parents' donut shop in San Diego, has long dreamed of having a donut place of his own, and he's serving not only the standards (apple fritters, old-fashioneds, and glazed), but some new creations like blueberry-lemon-coconut, maple bacon, and S'mores Galore (with chocolate frosting, marshmallow fluff, and graham crackers). Other rotating creations include the Nutty Monkey (with Nutella, bananas, hazelnuts, and whipped cream) and the Devil (a chocolate cake donut with cream cheese frosting). If you'd prefer to enjoy your donut in-house, there are a handful of tables, with seating for around 15 people.
Twisted gets its coffee from Peerless, and is planning on adding an espresso machine shortly; they're also making their own croissants (in flavors like strawberry-cream cheese and ham and cheese), cream puffs, and cinnamon rolls. Paul says he hopes to add sandwiches and croissant sandwiches down the line. For now, hours are Monday-Friday, 6 am-7 pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 7 am-7 pm.