In the blog post titled “Sweet: 101 Amazing American Doughnut Shops With Serious Street Cred,” Bennett’s is listed as one of three noteworthy Florida doughnut shops.
According to the blog, Grub Street set out to survey the current doughnut situation in America and didn’t favor new over old. Instead, it looked for shops of all ages with “street cred,” spots that feel as immune to trends as doughnuts themselves. The unranked list is organized geographically and is a guide to the places and people that the blog thinks are doing their damnedest to pay proper respect to one of our country’s greatest culinary traditions.
“What an honor to be recognized in this way by New York Magazine’s blog,” said Bennett’s owner Bob Grissinger, former local morning disc jockey C. David Bennett. “I think being included shows how much we’ve succeeded in not being just another doughnut and coffee shop.”
Bennett’s Fresh Roast has prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch doughnuts made daily and being the only Fort Myers’ shop to serve fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans resulting in the most flavorful and freshest cup of coffee around. For the past six years, the Bennett’s team has been known for unveiling delicious new doughnut concoctions from flavors including maple bacon, pumpkin spice, maple toffee crunch, s’mores and more. The shop has also become known for surprising offerings like its limited sale (which sold out) of Kopi Luwak coffee, often called “cat-poo coffee” after the prized bean from Indonesia that’s eaten by wild civets, passed through the animal’s digestive tract, and then collected and processed for brewing.
In addition to fresh roasted coffee and hand-cut-from-scratch doughnuts, Bennett’s also offers fresh desserts from Grissinger’s own recipe book including praline bread pudding, lemon bars and pies, giving area residents an alternative for afternoon treats. Bennett’s also features packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. During the weekends, Bennett’s Strata (a layered baked breakfast dish) is a regular sellout. Tea lovers can choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas.
Lunch offerings including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennett’s ‘Chicken & Donut’ and ‘Donut Dog’ are available Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bennett’s has two locations in Southwest Florida located at 2011 Bayside Parkway in downtown Fort Myers and 1020 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island. Both are open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.BennettsFreshRoast.com.