Coco Donuts (South Rainbow,) Las Vegas NV

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Coco Donuts South Rainbow

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Apple Fritter

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Blueberry Yeasted

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Strawberry dipped Cake

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Red Velvet Cake

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Chocolate dipped Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate dipped Cruller

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Maple dipped Old Fashioned

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Chocolate dipped Buttermilk Bar

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Taking a cue from Pink Box and Donut Mania, continued popularity in one neighborhood prompting expansion to another, it was midday on Wednesday that a stop was made at Coco Donuts on South Rainbow, the selection somewhat picked over by two o’clock but the quality still mostly good with severs still smiling.

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Originally visited over three years ago, the earliest days of the Summerlin location showing quality classics and a Croissant-Donut that rated well in a group taste-off several months later , Coco Donuts #2 is located in a small strip mall on the west side of Rainbow Boulevard across from Gelatology, the layout long, narrow and still lacking for decoration with fried Dough lining a countertop to left in a variety of styles.

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Hand cutting each Donut and closing when the day’s batch is gone, a format similar to all but Sin City’s 24-hour joints, it was with a grand tally of $8.75 that eight selections were taken to a small inside table for enjoyment, first bites of the Apple Fritter unfortunately showing signs of sitting too long as the interior was quite soggy while a follow-up Yeasted Ring with Blueberry glaze was soft and fluffy, though the translucent lacquer’s flavor tasted very artificial.

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Personally fancying Cake Donuts to Raised ones, the Chocolate-base a bit dry but both the Red Velvet and Vanilla with shiny Strawberry frosting moist and crumbly, Coco’s Cruller showed textbook technique with custardy insides unfortunately unavailable simply glazed at such a late hour, the Old Fashioned and Buttermilk Bar also compromised by frosting with the Maple faring better than Chocolate and both bases slightly tangy, smooth and well-crafted.

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THREE STARS: Likely compromised by the time of day or a new location, dated recollection of the store on West Cheyenne Avenue painting a prettier picture, Coco is nonetheless a good choice in a neighborhood with no lack of sweets but surprisingly few Donuts, an earlier visit at a later date hopeful to show signs of improvement.

RECOMMENDED: Glazed Red Velvet, Buttermilk Bar and Old Fashioned without Frosting.

AVOID: The Chocolate base was far too dry and all but the Maple Frosting were thick and artificial tasting with a slightly waxy linger.

TIP: 6a – 7p (or sold out) on weekdays, 6a to 2p on Weekends.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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Category(s): Breakfast, Coco Donuts, Coco Donuts South Rainbow, Dessert, Food, Las Vegas, Nevada

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