I've always wanted to try out the donuts from Donut Factory located at Raffles City. Since its opening, the shop has become famous for its delicious donuts and extremely long queues.
I decided to head down to Donut Factory few days ago. I reached there at 10am. I thought I could try to beat the queue by going there real early but to my surprise, there was already a handful of people queuing and the shop wasn't even opened! Only later, some found out that the shop would only start selling donuts at 12.30pm. Argh! But people continue to queue up nonetheless.
I had no choice but to do the same because the queue was getting longer. By 11am, I counted at least 40 people in the queue and it was growing... fast!
When the shop finally opened, there was still the wait for your turn to place your orders. It was still agonizing. The line wasn't moving as fast as I thought it would. I only managed to buy my donuts at around 12.50pm. I bought a set of 6 which includes 1 Peanut Dark Chocolate, 1 Hazelnut Milk Chocolate, 1 Orange White Chocolate, 2 White Strawberry Heart and 1 Apple Cinnamon.
So is it worth the wait? I hate to queue especially for food and I can't believe that I actually queued for more than 2 hours for a bunch of donuts. But yes, it's worth it. The donuts at Donut Factory are definitely not Krispy Kreme but they are probably the best you can find in Singapore.
The White Strawberry Heart is definitely my favourite among the donuts that I bought. I wanted to get the Double Chocolate (dark chocolate filling) but they ran out of stock since it's the most popular of the donuts there. I was told that I had to wait another 10 minutes for it. I couldn't because I had to rush for a meeting. What a waste. Oh well, maybe next time.
Here are some tips for those of you who would like to brave the wait for these delicious donuts:
1) Go there early. 11 am should be fine.
2) Best if you have a friend along so that you can waste time chit-chatting away.
3) Bring along your iPod or PSP.
4) Read a book or newspaper.
5) Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes.
6) And lastly, don't be shy to sit down on the floor. I did. Tired duh!
(Photos taken with the beautiful LG Shine mobile phone. Read all my posts about it here.)