Footscray Doughtnuts & Coffee, Footscray Station
Like everyone else, I loved Nick and his Olympic Doughnuts.
Or rather, in this case, I really loved the idea of Nick and his doughnuts – that he was and is such a legend and that Olympic Doughnuts was such a Footscray institution, even surviving the revamp of Footscray Station.
I thought the doughnuts OK, but found the jam they were stuffed amounting to not much more than, well, syrup.
This, as a pal has pointed out to me, is a ridiculous attitude to hold.
She’s right – these were not your hipster cafe vanilla cream-stuffed doughnuts selling for $5.
These were your street-food doughnuts – cheap, fresh and hot.
Well now Nick has retired – and much to the community’s widespread delight, a new doughnut operation is up and running at the station.
So I take it for a spin.
The doughnuts are … cheap, fresh and hot.
Though the jam is, well, syrup.
I do good through a deal that provides me two dougnuts and a pretty good coffee for $5.
And on a sunny Indian summer’s afternoon, the station plaza is a fine place to linger a while, watching the ebb and flow.
There’s a bench seat directly opposite the doughnut shop; the convenience store next door even had a couple of tables chairs.