Nestled unobtrusively among the other shops in the Home Depot/Beall’s plaza at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and SR 674 like a panther ready to pounce, Elite Donuts is one of the hidden treasures of Sun City Center. Somehow they have managed to survive in an age when sugar is thought unhealthy and a Dunkin’s lurks just a thousand feet away.
Upon first entering, one is struck with the intense smell of donuts. This is always a good sign. The interior has a style a bit reminiscent of an oriental restaurant, with the trickling fountain, swirled metal works on the walls, and the small, decorated tree in the corner. There are a variety of seats and tables in the cozy dining room to choose from, adding to the quirkiness.
On the menu can be found a variety of sandwiches and subs, and below it sits a full donut display, including donuts of cinnamon, cream, peanut, apple, and even the cross-shaped “cronuts.” It’s a quirky place, and that’s why we love it.
3824 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center, Florida
Written by Daniel Noe