When a police officer recommends a doughnut place, you go. It’s that simple.
A variety of doughnuts from Rolling Pin in San Bruno.
I don’t mean to stereotype, but yeah, you check out the doughnut shop when a cop tells you that you have to. At a party, a San Francisco cop told me that if I wanted a good doughnut then I just had to go to Rolling Pin in San Bruno. He said that Rolling Pin’s doughnuts are infamous within the policing community.
So, in honor of National Doughnut Day, which was June 5, my boyfriend David and I made a run to Rolling Pin, which is luckily (or dangerously, depending on your diet) open 24 hours a day. In the parking lot, we were greeted with the sweet scent of doughnuts. We were getting doughnuts for the morning, but the smell … I had to have one right away!
We ordered a glazed doughnut (they were still warm!), two chocolate glazed doughnuts, a jelly-filled doughnut, a toasted coconut-covered doughnut (I cannot say no to coconut anything) and a maple glazed doughnut. The kindly clerk threw in a couple of warm doughnut holes, as well. She earned a nice tip for that!
One of the fabulous things that Rolling Pin does you don’t just order a chocolate raised doughnut, it’s chocolate glazed. So, the doughnut is glazed and chocolate frosting is put on top. There are places that do this, but there are fewer than you think. David always considers a chocolate glazed doughnut to be a rare treat.
Not surprisingly, the doughnuts tasted as good as they smelled. Unlike the more famous Krispy Kreme, Rolling Pin doughnuts are fluffier, so the sweetness of the glaze or frosting isn’t overwhelming. Instead, it’s a perfect balance. And, best of all, we got six doughnuts for $5.10, which is cheaper than the so-called doughnuts you get from 7-11.
So, there you have it: Rolling Pin is cop recommended, Sonia approved.
429 San Bruno Ave W
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (650) 589-9687
Hours: Open 24 hours