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Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 — 1:19pm PDT
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49th Parallel Coffee Roasters at 2152 West Fourth is a community staple and now they’re offering up their Arabica bean brews in Mount Pleasant. 49th Parallel recently opened up shop on Main Street at 13th and the local company has seen a boom in business thanks to the addition of Lucky’s Doughnuts.

They’re very serious about their beans, which they entrust to Master Roaster Mike Piccolo, and have even blogged about their bean-scouting missions to South America and Africa.

Normally coffee joints don’t grab my attention in Vancouver since they’re about as common as a squirrel in Stanley Park. However, my social media networks have been inundated with posts and photos about 49th and Lucky’s. I found two posts that uncovered a bit more about this venture:

lucky's doughnutsGood Life Vancouver: The introduction Lucky’s Doughnuts brings together a classic combination of excellent coffee and handmade doughnuts. “When we’re travelling, we always seem to find ourselves in doughnut shops that also serve great coffee,” said Colter Jones, who looks after the company’s retail operations. “We’re hoping to bring that same marriage between coffee and doughnuts to Vancouver.” The development of the concept saw Jones head to the US for doughnut-focused pastry courses, before joining forces with local pastry chef Dawne Gourley to create Lucky’s Doughnuts’ very own recipes.

Scout Magazine: Does Main St. need another coffee shop? Sure it does! And one with Kees van der Westen machines, a 16 seat cupping table, 2 garage doors leading out to a patio, a fireplace, a wrap-around booth, and plenty of tasties aside from coffee (namely 13 different ringed wonders from Lucky’s Doughnuts).

I stopped in last week and it was as busy as expected, although my wait time in line was brief. I picked out 4 doughnuts that included peanut butter & jelly, pistachio, double chocolate, and an apple bacon fritter. Being a fan of peanut butter — but not a fan of sweets — I had John try the PB & J, and he said it was something he’d have again (and again).

If you would like to try for yourself, they have offered up a 1lb bag of 49th Parallel coffee and a dozen Lucky’s Doughnuts to one Miss604 reader (value approximately $40). Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite doughnut topping (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a prize pack of @49thParallel coffee & @LuckysDoughnuts from @Miss604

I will draw one winner next Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:00am. Update The winner is @KatiKeene!

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  1. Katy says:

    I am terribly boring… I like coconut topping.

  2. Philip says:

    I’m simple, glaze/honey dip

  3. Michael Kwan says:

    Maple. Maple bacon is even better.

  4. Erin says:

    maple dip

  5. Kate says:

    Maple! Love those maple cream donuts!

  6. luc says:

    simple sugar cinammon

  7. Amelia Payne says:

    Any seasonal fruit! I loved the recent rhubarb fritter they had!

  8. Rebecca says:

    A great glaze!

  9. Carol says:

    chocolate icing

  10. Sanaz says:

    Cinnamon and almonds

  11. Jenna says:

    I didn’t know it was pistachios until I tried Lucky’s! Yum!!

  12. Eran says:


  13. Leanne M says:


  14. Aaron says:

    A tiny bit of sugar and cinnamon.
    Hmm… maybe it is time for a coffee break.

  15. Ryan says:


  16. I am probably a freak, but my favourite doughnut is a plain cake doughnut. My Gramps was diabetic and that’s what he would always buy. I’m not much of a sweet tooth, so it suited me just fine. Now that he’s gone, I eat them in his memory. It doesn’t mean I’m not open to tasting other kinds-the one with the bacon sounds YUMMY!

  17. Olivia says:

    Honey Crueler!

  18. w m harris says:

    anything covered in coconut…..which begs the question- is coconut a fruit or a nut?

  19. Karen says:

    Bacon. I’m not going to lie; for the times that I eat donuts, a bit of bacon is a nice compliment to the sweetness of the donut/glaze.

  20. Liz says:


  21. Alakitten says:


  22. janice montroy says:


  23. AliciaH says:

    Anything chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Curtis says:


  25. j says:

    chocolate glazed!

  26. Brett says:

    Chocolate… with yet more chocolate on that chocolate.

  27. liz says:

    chocolate peanut yumm!

  28. AManda Lam says:

    Favorite topping? of course is pistachio

  29. Dilara says:


  30. Lauren says:

    it’s hard to beat chocolate

  31. Deidre says:

    Forget the topping – I just want the cream!

  32. Justine says:

    There’s something very comforting about cinnamon and sugar doughnuts. I love to try different things but I always go back to that.

  33. Rachel says:

    Maple dip!

  34. Mike Gismondi says:


  35. Angela griffin says:


  36. wolfshow says:

    Bacon of some variety

  37. Lisa C says:

    I recently went to Lucky’s in 49th Parallel & fell in love with their apple bacon doughnuts. I’m starting to think bacon should be in EVERYTHING.

  38. kevin says:


  39. Amn Johal says:

    do they have maple bacon??!?!?!

  40. Ruth Hartnup says:

    Coffee icing

  41. Charles says:


  42. Leah says:

    plain glazed donuts are the best

  43. Paula H says:

    Old fashion Chocolate glaze!

  44. Bev says:

    Chocolate is the way to a girl’s heart!

  45. Jenn S says:

    chocolate glaze. yummy

  46. Andrea says:

    Chocolate, of course!

  47. Karla Sceviour says:

    I love chocolate topping!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  48. Darcy Hagan says:

    Salted Caramel

  49. Cliff says:

    Chocolate glazed

  50. Leah says:

    I like coconut or just plain sugar

  51. Linda says:

    Chocolate and coconut

  52. Viv says:

    i like sugar glaze or icing sugar ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Rebecca says:

    Cinnamon and sugar

  54. kahhlee says:

    Pistachio looks soo good in the picture, definitely pistachio!

  55. Jason says:

    Fav topping lately would be a tie, passion fruit or a crispy strip of bacon.

  56. Richard says:

    Chocolate icing!

  57. Megan says:

    I’m a fan of a toasted coconut & glaze topping.

  58. Dawn says:

    Chocolate & coconut!

  59. Jackie says:

    Salted caramel!

  60. cheryl says:

    maple bacon

  61. Dee de los santos says:

    Chocolate with sprinkles are the best kind of donuts!

  62. Karen says:


  63. anne says:

    Anything chocolate!

  64. Marianne says:

    Cinnamon topping!!

  65. jeff says:

    good old chocolate dipped :p

  66. Stephanie says:

    Icing sugar

  67. Janet says:

    The pistachio topped one was delicious! Next time, I’ll try the mango ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Shawn says:

    maple icing, no doubt about it…..make it maple or go home

  69. Tina says:

    My newest favourite is maple bacon.

  70. Patricia says:

    Chocolate glaze! Yum!

  71. Rosalind says:

    oooh, i’m gonna have to say a light sprinkling of cinnamon & sugar!

  72. belinda says:

    Oh my bacon pistachio.

  73. Amy says:

    Toasted hazelnuts.

  74. Philsy says:

    I miss vanilla dip donuts from Lady Jane donuts in Ottawa. The place is long gone from there, as am I!

  75. Jade says:

    vegan almond coconut with maple glaze!!!

  76. Jane says:

    sea salt

  77. steph says:

    It’s got to be coconut sprinkles with a maple glaze!

  78. Lynn Price says:

    I’m strange: I don’t like chocolate.
    Glaze (on lavender doughnuts!)

  79. Angela says:

    Always had a soft spot for powdered jelly donuts!

  80. Vince says:

    My favourite doughnut topping has to be chocolate.

  81. Art B. says:

    Mmmmmmmmmm Bacon!

  82. Candice says:


  83. Shannon says:


  84. Sherry F says:

    I love a Boston Creme donut!

  85. Teresa says:

    chocolate sauce

  86. Kat says:

    Sugary glaze!

  87. Michelle W. says:


  88. Amy says:

    Sprinkles and mango!

  89. Elisa says:

    Simple glazed doughnut

  90. vincent says:

    chocolate and sprinkles XD omg…i miss having donuts

  91. Taylor says:

    Pretty partial to maple.

  92. chao says:

    good ol’ chocolate :3

  93. Lewis says:

    Those Vegan almond coconut with maple glaze donuts look awesome!

  94. Debra says:

    Nothing better than PBJ!

  95. Sandra W. says:

    Maple is my top pick, but I love coconut crusted donuts too!

  96. Lindsey says:

    Sourcream glazed

  97. Erin B says:


  98. Lindsay says:

    Mmm coconut

  99. Jelly and donuts are a good combo.

  100. Alexandra says:

    Maple and bacon!

  101. Marieke says:

    Definitely maple, hold the bacon.

  102. Rob H. says:


  103. Dawn says:

    the pistachio doughnuts at Lucky’s sure look like they would be my favorite … if only I could sample a taste … maybe with some coffee *hint hint*

  104. Megan says:

    Double Chocolate!!!

  105. Shawn says:

    Perhaps a Bavarian cream style doughnut.

    Almost anything is better than Tim Horton’s frozen-then thawed in Microwave doughnuts (that are no longer even made by Tims).

  106. Shawn says:

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  107. Cindy Smith says:

    Salted caramel

  108. Winnie says:

    It would best to have a dark chocolate glazed topping on the crueler. Maybe it will happen……

  109. Ray says:

    Crunchy roasted nuts.

  110. Sylvia Y says:

    never get tired of maple

  111. Adrian says:


  112. Matt says:

    Maple bacon for sure.

  113. Jeff says:

    Bacon. Bacon. And more bacon.

  114. Katherine says:

    Salted carmel! Yum!

  115. Stephanie says:

    Cinnamon sugar mmmmmmm.

  116. Kelly says:

    Maple dip is my fave!

  117. grace says:

    chocolate because it’s CLASSIC.

  118. Emilia Turner says:

    Chocolate topping

  119. Laura says:

    always chocolate

  120. jen says:

    lemon bismark!!

  121. Chris says:

    Dark chocolate

  122. valerie says:

    Doughnut topping? How about peanuts?

  123. Bernadette says:

    Angel Doughnut (chocolate whip cream doughnut) or of course chocolate dipped is a true classic!!!

  124. gord says:

    Chocolate glaze ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. Chelle says:

    Chocolate glaze with rainbow sprinkles (or jimmies, as I would have called them in Pittsburgh)!

  126. Carmela says:

    just a simple glaze with a jelly filling. Yum! I would love to try maple and bacon though…

  127. Katrina says:

    just a plain old fashion glaze… mmmmm

  128. Caitlin says:

    Sour Cream Glaze

  129. Michelle says:

    I like things simple – glazed. But chocolate is good too…

  130. Nicole says:

    Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. Bekki says:

    Definitely maple topping.

  132. Ekaterina D. says:

    Glazed!!! Simple but delicious!

  133. taylor loren says:

    anything with sprinkles! yum

  134. Melissa says:

    Well, I know that bacon is all the rage right now, but my fave is peanut butter. Do they have a pbj doughnut? I hope to win so that I can further investigate ๐Ÿ˜‰ PS 49th Parallel is the best. Hands down. MT

  135. Sarah says:

    Chocolate for me!

  136. Laura says:


  137. chrissy says:


  138. Kate says:

    The apple fritter with bacon at Lucky’s is king.

  139. Tiffany says:

    honey dip or glaze <3

  140. Vince says:

    Chocolate – yeah!

  141. Mary Rose says:

    Favourite doughnut topping is OREO COOKIES! YUM

  142. lindawwww says:

    chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

  143. Lor says:

    honey glaze

  144. Riley says:

    Rainbow sprinkles!!!!

  145. matthew m says:

    fruit loops.

  146. Jan says:

    apple fritter is a topping, but…..

  147. Shelley says:

    Raspberry Yum!

  148. Jon L says:

    Love the chocolate!

  149. Albert C says:

    Rainbow Sprinkles

  150. Tamara says:


  151. Valerie says:

    tried and true…chocolate!

  152. Robyn says:

    Honey glaze but I’m sort of starting to look like a donut lately so maybe I shouldn’t enter?

  153. Vanessa W says:

    Just plain thanks!

  154. Donna L says:

    Classic honey glaze. Sometimes I’m just boring that way!

  155. richard w says:


  156. Jenn says:

    Chocolate icing with coconut sprinkles

  157. Linda says:

    Honey glaze

  158. Julia says:

    chocolate…sugar…chocolate…’s all good!

  159. Rose says:

    Quinoa! HAHAHAHAHAAA! Just kidding. Froot Loops.

  160. Christine says:

    Glaze of course!

  161. Charlotte says:

    Honey glaze!

  162. Anju says:


  163. Tracy says:

    Honey glaze is my favourite but those doughnuts look amazing!

  164. Heidi C says:

    simply glazed

  165. Cathy says:

    Cinnamon sugar!

  166. Daniel says:

    Coconut rhubarb!

  167. linda says:

    old fashioned glazed

  168. Erica says:

    coconut shavings ๐Ÿ˜€ they are so crunchy and yummy!

  169. DAD says:

    Apple Bacon Fritter sounds delicious!

  170. Sandra says:

    Awesome doughnuts…apple bacon fritter

  171. Sheryl says:

    Old fashioned, which I hear at Lucky’s has a salted caramel glaze. Mmmmm.

  172. Anna says:

    I like the traditional – glazed

  173. Gary says:

    All four in the picture above got me salivating, though something about rainbow sprinkles always makes me feel like a kid.

  174. Kate says:

    Caramel, chocolate or honey glaze.

  175. Kevin says:

    Maple glaze. Mmmm.

  176. Candice says:

    Chocolate! How could you go wrong with that?

  177. Moshe says:


  178. Lor. says:

    chocolate, of course…

  179. Kat E. says:

    chocolate sprinkles ๐Ÿ™‚

  180. Ari says:

    Anything with BACON!

  181. Brenda says:

    Plain glazed

  182. Cliff says:

    Cinnamon sugar!

  183. Andy C. says:

    Raspberry icing

  184. Steve says:

    Maple bacon,… done before, but not as good as here.

  185. Tiffany says:

    always honey crueller!

  186. Jennifer says:

    Coconut for sure.

  187. Diane says:

    Cinnamon & sugar

  188. Duncan says:

    Definitely maple glaze. Mmmmm….

  189. Jen says:

    Chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

  190. Nancy Wu says:

    Call me a purist. Vanilla glaze! Yummalummadingdong it was good!!

  191. Iz says:


  192. marianne says:

    Chocolate or a nice sour cream glaze ๐Ÿ™‚

  193. Amrit says:

    I tried the mango square at the 49th parallel and it was delicious! Usually I go for a donut with chocolate though.

  194. Donna says:

    A lovely chocolate topping would make it ever so tasty. a dozen of them would be even better!

  195. Glenda says:


  196. Brian says:

    Maple Syrup laced. Thanks to my ex who was Quebecois, who helped me fall in love.

  197. alexxa says:

    chocolate all the way ๐Ÿ™‚

  198. Nikki says:


  199. Alisha says:

    Why fruitloops of course!

  200. David says:


  201. Amanda says:


  202. Erika says:

    Mango glaze!

  203. rino says:

    chocolate is my fave!

  204. tania says:

    a vailla glaze, mmm!

  205. Owen - 148jules says:

    Salted caramel!

  206. HarjitCh says:

    I love peanut butter on my sandwiches, peanut butter in Reese chocolates, but I have never tried peanut butter donuts!! Mmm I would love to try them!!

  207. rockelle says:

    Walnut Crunch!

  208. yvonne says:

    my fav is pistachio!

  209. lee says:


  210. Brandon says:

    Just classic glaze

  211. Nicole says:

    My favourite is maple

  212. Matthew says:

    Maple Bacon FTW!

  213. Nathan Sartore says:

    I love maple!

  214. Denise says:

    I like chocolate toppings!!

  215. Cyndi says:

    chocolate, yummmm!

  216. shelaine says:

    true canadian maple!

  217. Jules says:

    tough choice. it’s a tossup between boston creme, old fashioned, and honey crueller. I guess I’d have to say… old fashioned FTW, especially if there’s some spice in it.

  218. au07 says:

    macademia nut

  219. Mark says:

    That Apple Bacon Fritter sounds delicious!

  220. Robin says:

    Cinnamon and sugar on a cake donut, plain icing on a raspberry-jelly-donut, dark chocolate icing on a holey yeast donut.

  221. Gisella says:

    Glaze is my favourite doughnut topping!!

  222. Robyn says:

    Sour Cream Glaze

  223. Michel says:

    Earl Grey…

  224. celeste says:

    I love coconut!

  225. Siobhan S. says:

    Maple yummy goodness.

  226. Andrea says:

    Strawberry Icing please!

  227. Patricia says:

    I love the salted caramel.

  228. Patricia says:

    I love the salted caramel

  229. Cynthia says:

    The chocolate donut is a revelation.

  230. maria says:

    I love sprinkles on my donuts!

  231. Mark says:

    Coconut is always good (apples too but that’s best inside, as in an apple fritter).

  232. Chia-Li says:

    Toasted coconut, mmm.

  233. Tamtam says:

    Fresh Strawberry with Fresh Whipped Cream!

  234. mary says:

    coconut or just a plain glaze. yumm

  235. Peter says:

    Good coffee Best TREATS APPLE BACON / CARMEL

  236. Ruth M says:


  237. Pam says:

    love every flavour!

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