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791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
+1 828-386-1120
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“doughnuts” (46 reviews)
“orange glaze” (5 reviews)
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm Hours
American, Cafe
791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I really like the LL. It’s a local shop (not a chain) that focuses on solid, traditional cake & yeast donuts. Don’t expect those silly flavors like you might get at a Duncan Donuts. These are simple, good and homemade. I like the Maple or...More

Thank klamborowskij
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Coffee was just right. The donuts were great. The expresso donut was the best. Stopped here each morning while I was in Boone. Priced well. Stop by if your around.

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 12 August 2018

They have great coffee. It's organic and fair trade. They had DR Congo and Sumatra on drip when we went. Both were great. We got 2 donuts and one of the cinnamon bun/donut things. All of them were amazing!!

Thank patrickaustin20
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

From other reviews we were expecting more. Had a lemon filled donut and maple glazed. They were ok but not great. Were there early in the day and there were only a few donut selections to choose from. Didn’t see anything like in some of...More

Thank Golfgma
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for lighter than air, fresh, yummy donuts, look no further! A little slice of heaven!

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The Doughnuts and Latte were Good. But after reading reviews we expected amazing. They may be the best in area as several comments suggest. However they are just good if you travel a lot and like visiting doughnut shops as a quest.

Thank Papa_Bear_of_4
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

One of the best doughnuts I have had in many years! Pleasant place to have a cup of coffee and a doughnut while exploring the area.

Thank MikeInUSA
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

DO NOT MISS this place! Best donuts in Boone area! I look forward to the donuts EVERY year! Best cheat treat around.

Thank Louco1999
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Morning sucks, we all know that. But if you have mohave a morning, have it here. The doughnuts are choice. Yeast and cake, but they are so fluffy and light they almost float into your mouth. The flavors are unusual, I had a maple on...More

Thank Orad O
Reviewed 8 June 2018

My brother and I fueled our Raleigh to Boone road trip with coffee, and this was our stop after Hickory Ridge Living History Museum and tailgate lunch in the shade of the parking lot. Americano for me so I could have half-caff and coffee of...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-386-1120
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