With a French name like Lafeen images of a fancy pastry shop come to mind. Like the saying goes “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Lafeen’s is located in a small strip mall in a sleepy part of Bellingham. This is one of the best donut shops in the state. The storefront is very unassuming with a simple yellow worn sign that just reads “Lafeen’s Family Pride Donuts.” Most people would drive right past it unaware they’ve missed anything. As you step into the shop, the humble atmosphere continues with an 80’s Pepsi letter board providing the price of each of the items they make. The only hint of this treasure is the smell of freshly cooked donuts. As you order a buttermilk cruller and take the first bite you realize where their energy goes. It goes into the donuts. The love and pride can be seen in every bite. Selling over thirty different pastries and donuts from Maple Bars (for East coasters these are like Long John’s but maple flavored) to crullers and bear claws, this place has all the classics and done right! Lafeen’s is definitely a unique experience that everyone should go to at least once.
Local Freshies tip: Be sure to go late in the evening to get freshly baked donuts. Yes, I said late in the evening which goes against any other donut shop you’ve ever been to.
Lafeen’s Family Pride Donuts and Ice Cream
Sunday — Thursday: 6:00 am – 10:30 pm
Friday — Saturday: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
1466 Electric Ave
Bellingham, WA 98229