By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Aug 17, 2021 at 1:01 PM

It’s a sweet week for the Historic Third Ward. That’s because Donut Monster will open its second location on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 7 a.m. just inside the Landmark Building at 316 N. Milwaukee St.

The new counter service doughnut shop, owned by husband and wife team Sara and Jackie Woods, is also in good company, located just across from Freshfin Poke and next door to the popular brunch and dinner spot, Fool’s Errand.

Guests who pay a visit can expect Donut Monster’s full line-up of old fashioned, filled doughnuts and fritters, plus new additions like their banana creme brulee filled doughnut (complete with a crisp bruleed sugar top) and the Wisconsin old fashioned fritter ($2.75-$3.25 for doughnuts and $4.75 for fritters; $30 for a bakers dozen).

There will also be breakfast sandwiches, piled high on housemade English muffins, including ham, egg and cheese; bacon, egg and cheese; egg, cheese and avocado or The Benedictish (a sandwich take on eggs Benedict, pictured below) for $8-$9 each.

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Coffee service includes Coffee Wizards' drip coffee ($3-$4), nitro cold brew ($5) and specialty drinks like the Japanese caramel or honey ‘n oats nitro lattes ($6).

“In the months leading up to this, I’ve gotten more and more familiar with the Third Ward,” notes co-owner and Chef Jackie Woods, “And I really love the vibe here. We’re really excited to bring our doughnuts and coffee to the area.” 

Starting Thursday, Aug. 19, Donut Monster Third Ward will be open Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sold out).

And yes, fans can still find Donut Monster at their original brick and mortar location at 5169 N. Elkhart Ave. in Whitefish Bay.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.