Sheepie and I have been coming to this cafe for a while. Sheepie loves donuts, so we started off with Timmy’s donuts. Then it was Breka. Then moved onto Cartems. Now it’s consistently 49th. He can’t get enough of them, lol.
Forty Ninth Parallel Cafe & Lucky’s Doughnuts is a hipsterish cafe on the corner of Main and 13th. It’s always bustling with people chatting, on their laptops or reading a good book. I especially like the booth (which there is unfortunately only one of), that gives you a nice private table and seems to bounce of the sounds of the crowd away. The four sofa seats are nice, especially during the winter time when the fireplace is burning. It’s very cosy, but the noise level can be quite high for my comfort level, hence liking the booth and sofa area, not just for physical comfort.
They have a variety of Lucky’s doughnuts, but you don’t really know what they’ll have that day. I’m not so much of a doughnut person, so I’m super picky. I only get the Glazed or Long John. While Glazed is most often available, Long John is not. But they are really good. I really like the texture of their doughnuts. They have gluten-free choices as well, and I was about to order them once but didn’t when I found out that they were made from almond flour. So if you’re allergic to nuts, better stay away from gluten free doughnuts and some of their regular donuts that have peanuts or nuts on top.
You can get a combo coffee and any doughnut for $5. The service is always pretty friendly. Everyone seems pretty laid back.
They stop making new doughnuts for the day at 7pm, so go early if you’re wanting good selection!