Saturday, November 27, 2010
A Maple Frosted Donut topped with Bacon. How could I not try it?
The morning after Thanksgiving in Ft. Myers, I asked my phone where to find the best breakfast. It recommended Bennett's Fresh Roast, right across the street from my hotel. It was a great recommendation, and I had asked for the the best in town, not the closest.
The Maple Applewood Bacon Donut was indeed excellent, as was the cinnamon roll, which used a very flavorful extra cinnamony spice. My wife enjoyed a seasonal donut with pumpkin pie filling in the center.
Bennett is about freshness: the donuts are made from scratch and the coffee is roasted daily, all on premises. In addition to the usual glazed, chocolate, cinnamon and maple bacon donuts, you'll find Key Lime, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Orange Coconut, and more.
It doesn't stop with donuts. Next time I'm in town I'll try some Praline Bread Pudding. They also have soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch along with wine and beer. (Maple Bacon Donut with beer...no, I'd better not.)
Bennett's is located just west US 41 a block from the Caloosahatchee River. It has seating indoors and outdoors with plenty of parking and wifi.
The only downside I could find is that I don't live in Ft. Myers. Maybe that's fortunate.