Time Out says
A family bakery with charming décor and delicious doughnuts, available at three city centre locations
Michael Quinlan founded The Rolling Donut in 1978 after seeing doughnuts made for first time on a trip to London. He traded his creations at the Dandelion Market and concert concessions before opening the famous O'Connell Street kiosk and subsequent shops throughout the city. His daughters Lisa and Aimee have taken over a bulk of the business and it isn’t uncommon to see them onsite. It’s hard enough to walk past Rolling Donut and its powerful aroma, but once inside, the hand-made, freshly baked scent is even stronger. Unique flavors like pistachio salted caramel, coffee walnut, and Baileys vanilla glaze compliment classics like Nutella, red velvet, and lemon curd. At 3 for €10, it’s worth sampling a few. In addition to its physical locations, Rolling Donut offers free delivery.
Time Out tip: Donuts are best fresh and whatever you do, don’t refrigerate them.
Nearby (the original kiosk):
Abbey Theatre: For backstage tours of the National Theatre
3fe: For quality take-away coffee and a shop of brewing necessities
Docklands Mile: For a scenic walk with architecture and seaside views