Providence, RI




What We Do

We are a small, family owned bakery located 79 Ives Street in Fox Point, on the East Side of Providence. We start our day at 2:30 a.m. to make huge donuts that are, rolled, cut and dipped by hand...all of them. We use a 24-hour raised brioche based dough for our brioche style donuts. We also make an old fashioned type donut, and offer varieties of monkey breads. Twice a week (Wednesday and Sunday) we offer vegan donuts as well!

Our brioche style donuts uses yeast as a leavener, resulting in a big donut that's light and airy. Brioche style means that our donuts contain more butter than sugar, which allows them to serve as a perfect neutral base for any of our toppings. These often have stretchy (rather than crumbly!) interiors and feel lighter in-hand. Jelly or cream-filled donuts tend to start from a yeast donut base.

Our old-fashioned donuts are made from cake-like batter -- leavened not with yeast, but with baking powder or baking soda. The resulting texture is denser than a yeasted donut, and often a bit crustier - it's our own little twist!

The donut pictured to the right is our Cereal Milk donut, a menu staple. We essentially let fruity pebbles soak overnight in milk, use that milk to create the frosting, and then top it with new, crunchy fruity pebbles. This comes in our brioche style.

Our Offices


The exterior of our building was brought back to life by a local painter (Horacio Pires) - prior to us, the paint hadn’t been touched in 10+ years.

Community Table

Our large community table is actually the working table that HB Design/Build built many of our custom components (lampshade, counter) on!

The Counter

The cafe counter is the heart and soul of our storefront! Our interior was designed and custom built by HB Design/Build here in Providence, RI.

The Culture

We’re a crazy bunch that just loves to have fun, create delicious donuts for the city that we love, and make people happy with our creations. We wanted to create an bright, welcoming space where people could enjoy their donuts and coffee. We love the idea of being able to see right into the kitchen - or alternatively, how the kitchen pours out into the cafe counter area - because there shouldn’t be a disconnect between where product is produced, and the storefront in general.

Truthfully, we didn't know what we were doing when we started, just that we wanted to bring something different and delicious to the food scene here in Rhode Island - a non-traditional take on a super traditional treat (donuts) that folks weren't used to. What started out as a discussion around a campfire with a few drinks turned into PVDonuts, and we couldn't have imagined we'd be where we are today!

The People

  • Lori Kettelle
    Lori Kettelle, PVDonuts,Owner/Baker/Fryer,Providence, RI,Johnson and Wales

    Owner/Baker/Fryer, PVDonuts

    I eat a half a donut a day.

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Why Us?

Our donuts are truly hand-made. From mixing the ingredients, to rolling the dough, to cutting each donut -- we do each step by hand. No machines (aside from our fancy Hobart from the 1980's), no secrets: just one-of-a-kind, speciality donuts.

We do a monthly rotating menu with a handful of menu staples. This allows us to have a blast creating new donuts every month as the entire team gets involved, not just the kitchen staff. We even take recommendations from customers, and on occasion our customer’s ideas have made it onto our menu! Changing things up monthly keeps it exciting for us, and our customers because it gives them something new to come back and try. It also gives us the opportunity to work with different local businesses all the time and do surprise collaborations.

We put time and care into each and every donut we make! Since our donuts are handmade, no donut is like the other - they each have their own unique look!