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1735 W State Of Franklin Rd #1, Johnson City, TN 37604-6573
+1 423-434-9449
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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Louisville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing find! This small, homey, pleasant bakery does everything just right. Not only are the pastries amazing and fairly priced, the proprietors are every bit as amazing! Choosing a favorite pastry is a difficult task - but if pressed, its has to be either the large, tender yeasty rings of joy or the smaller siblings, the donut holes.... More 

Thank OldTimerW
Asheville, North Carolina
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249 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

In this world of assembly line food, most chain donuts shops lack the flavor and selection of the old mom and pop bakery. Enter Daylight Donuts to the rescue! These are excellent donuts, both cake and raised yeasty style, as well as divine cinnamon rolls, fritters and the like. OMHO, so many modern chain stores make up for lack of... More 

1 Thank Frank E
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It's so nice to have donuts like the old-fashioned mom-and-pop ones instead of the mass produced ones that seem to have taken over. At Daylight, the donuts are individually filled with the requested flavor just prior to purchase. The people at the counter in Johnson City were exceptionally friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Patty C
Laurens, South Carolina
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I love me some cake donuts. The selection isn't like DD but had everything we liked. I got a $1.99 Hawaiian Fritter (never had before) that has pineapple, coconut and pecans and was so moist, good and so large I couldn't finish it. The folks there are super friendly and even tossed in a couple donut holes for our 2... More 

1 Thank Mazdaman7Q
Johnson City, Tennessee
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428 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is so convenient to the university and someone is always stopping on the way to work to pick up and bring donuts to the office. We like them better than the other donut store in our office. My favorite are the cake donuts.

1 Thank MaccaFan1
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Loved the bear claws and donut holes are wonderful -the absolute perfect snack to pop in your mouth. Glad a friend told me about this place -I will definitely return when in Johnson City TN again.

1 Thank Natalie E
Afton, Tennessee
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

They have delicious donuts! I think my favorite is the old fashioned. I look forward to getting these when I'm in town for business.

1 Thank Michelle O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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234 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Never have I ever had such a fantastic donut. Go out of our your way to stop here. You won't be disappointed. Don't be fancy; get a simple glazed donut or the donut holes - yumtastic!

1 Thank Dana B
Johnson City, Tennessee
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

Best cake doughnuts in town! When folks bring these to work, I can't pass them up, no problem to pass up Krispy Kreme or Dunkin'.

1 Thank 2Bears2012
Bristol, Tennessee
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209 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Stopped by to grab a quick treat with my sons. They have a large variety of donuts, mostly cake, and fritters. The service was good and they were friendly. It was near closing and the owners asked if this was our first visit. When we replied that it was, she added a few free donuts to our box to thank... More 

1 Thank 2bemullins5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1735 W State Of Franklin Rd #1, Johnson City, TN 37604-6573
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-434-9449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?