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General Porpoise Coffee & Doughnuts

Donut Shop and Coffee Shop$$$$
Capitol Hill, Seattle
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  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LimDecember 27, 2015
    I'm not a doughnut lover but was excited to try Renee Erickson's new shop. Doughnuts are filled with custards, jams, curds and creams. 5 flavors daily. Vanilla custard and lemon curd were fantastic!
  • Sherry R.
    Sherry RenFebruary 21, 2016
    Finally found my fav donut place! I love cream filled donut but not too sweet and those donuts are those! The only thing is if the filling can be just a little more it will be wonderful.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineAugust 11, 2016
    The sugar-dusted cloud puffs called yeasted doughnuts, piped with not-too-sweet fillings like lemon curd and honey yogurt, left us in a state of speechless euphoria. Read more
  • Buddy A.
    Buddy AustinAugust 4
    Light fluffy yeast-roll-esque donut with a cream filling that's not too sweet. Might be the best donut I've ever had. I'm not a big fan of rich cake style donuts so this is perfect for me
  • Yaeka K.
    Yaeka KatsutaSeptember 8
    Vanilla custard is heavy with real vanilla flavor. Lemon custard is so tart and delicious! Great place for a little extra special breakfast treat.
  • ker c.
    ker cDecember 23, 2015
    Try 1-2 donuts w/a friend, as they're too rich to sample and eat alone. Donuts are powdered with sugar and stuffed with curds, creams and jams. Ingredients are derived from local sources.
  • Jeremiah W.
    Easily the best donut I've had in years. They might only do filled donuts, but by specializing GP has crafted something exceptional. Get the Date Shake donut and the Vanilla Custard.
  • Justin M.
    The brown sugar latte is probably my favorite in the city, and they have an excellent rotating menu of custard filled donuts.
  • Justin M.
    Justin McKissickApril 10, 2016
    If you like those small pastry shops in San Francisco, this feels exactly the same, especially on a sunny day. Get the chocolate marshmallow!
  • Nitish M.
    Nitish MeenaFebruary 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Smooth coffee and even smoother donuts. They're open only till 3PM, coz they share a kitchen with restaurant next door.
  • Oremo O.
    Donuts are really good and they do sell out. One note, the donuts can be quite expensive. They run almost $5 each. .
    Upvoted Aug 28
  • Omri M.
    Omri MorMay 22
    Coffee, donuts - it's all good. I highly recommend ordering a brewed coffee (let them pick) and a donut... then getting 4 more to go!
  • Shaunt B.
    Shaunt BerberianApril 3, 2016
    Marshmallow chocolate is fluffy and chocolatey and deliciousy.
    Upvoted Aug 28
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyApril 26, 2016
    Love the filled donuts. Unlike crappy Top Pot they don't run out in 2 hours and the taste is far better than anything else you get in Seattle.
  • MNZ ..
    MNZ .November 2, 2016
    Amazing doughnuts!! Especially the one with dates.. Staff is super friendly as well.. Great place overall, highly recommended!!
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LimMarch 29, 2016
    Great filled donuts! Forgot to add that you should get there early as they often sell out by the afternoon.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RichtarikFebruary 28, 2016
    Get there early or else you won't get a delicious doughnut!
    Upvoted Aug 28
  • Katie V.
    Katie VogelFebruary 20
    Vanilla cream! Just the right amount of sweet! Lemon curd is a little sour, but good if you like intense lemon flavor.
  • PlasticOyster
    PlasticOysterSeptember 20
    Everything is good here! Can't go wrong with classic cream or the tart and bright lemon! 🍋
  • Dan M.
    Vanilla Custard and the Chocolate Marshmallow Doughnuts are crazy good!!!
  • MelissaEchoLima
    MelissaEchoLimaDecember 23, 2015
    Vanilla Creme - enjoyed every glorious mouthful. Buy one in each flavour & leave with no regrets.
  • Sandra R.
    Tried 'em all so you don't have to — vanilla custard is the best.
  • Kate
    KateNovember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ambiance, fillings are light and yummy, but the donuts are very oily and dense
  • Kelsey B.
    Super light and fluffy. You can't go wrong with a classic vanilla custard.
  • Annie P.
    Annie ParkSeptember 8
    Delicious sugar raised donuts with rotating fillings, 5 per day.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacSeptember 26, 2016
    The vanilla custard filled doughnut is one of my new favorite things
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25November 14, 2015
    Exquisite- try the chocolate marshmallow or vanilla custard. Melt in your mouth
  • Suzanne P.
    Suzanne PhanMarch 9, 2016
    Lemon curd donut and oolong tea. What a treat.
  • Eileen
    EileenOctober 15
    I got the lemon curd donut because I wanted something tart. Delicious!
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25November 22, 2015
    Seasonal donut flavor changes frequently
  • Abby A.
    Get the vanilla custard filled doughnut!!!! 😍
  • Lindsay F.
    Lindsay FranzoniJune 10, 2016
    Such a great doughnut and chill spot.
  • J
    JJune 11
    Really delicious donuts close to a few good brunch places.
  • Barry H.
    Barry HottJune 19
    Salute the General on the way to the bathroom of this adorable coffee and doughnut shop.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseOctober 1, 2016
    Fruit-cream berliners are teh shit. Also, excellent espresso drinks. But $$.
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25November 22, 2015
    Great espresso options
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerMarch 1, 2016
    they still run out of donuts sometimes, so don't wait until 2 pm to show up!
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanSeptember 26, 2016
    Lemon curd and chocolate marshmallow are my favorite!
  • Genki U.
    Genki U.July 17
    Nice little grease bombs with awesome fillings!
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrDecember 5, 2015
    Awesome to see that this is finally open. Try the donuts!
  • Ann P.
    Ann ParparitaAugust 11
    Vanilla cream, chocolate, and jam donuts were all amazing
  • Marion D.
    Marion DNovember 28, 2015
    Get the lemon curd donut. It's the chef's favorite as well!
  • Spencer C.
    Spencer CostanzoSeptember 22, 2016
    Huckleberry doughnut! 😋
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LimDecember 27, 2015
    Vanilla custard and lemon curd!
  • Solly B.
    Solly BgollyJune 9, 2016
    Lemon filled donut all the way!
  • Daniel M.
    Macchiato!!
  • Seonghee L.
    Bright place, nice people
  • Spencer C.
    Spencer CostanzoSeptember 4, 2016
    Vanilla Custard Donut!! 😋
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LangmuirSeptember 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best donuts in Seattle.
  • Molly L.
    Molly LynnAugust 6, 2016
    Great coffee and doughnuts!
  • Arturo G.
    Arturo GoicocheaApril 2, 2016
    Doughnuts are great
  • Dre
    DreNovember 20, 2015
    $5 for an underwhelming doughnut? No thanks
  • josh b.
    josh bisDecember 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Arrive early!
  • Vincent M.
    Vincent MDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lemon Donuts
  • Arch R.
    Arch RFebruary 22, 2016
    Banana cream donut - amazing
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaDecember 12, 2016
    Great service. Vanilla & lemon curd donuts 👍🏼. 🍩☕️
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