Have you noticed folks forming a line out the door in the mornings where the old Radio Shack used to be on 620?
Or maybe you’ve heard the phrase “hot glazed” resonate around town?
Well, it’s a good thing Lake Travis has so many great fitness spots around, because Shipley Do-Nuts is in Bee Cave with piping hot deliciousness of the circular variety.
Slap on that heart-rate monitor, Orangetheory junkies! It’s time to burn some oh-so-worth-it calories.
Shipley brings more than 80 years of tradition in the do-nut making business to the Lake Travis area. The company’s history dates back to 1936, when Lawrence Shipley Sr. sold his gourmet do-nuts — hand-cut and hot — for five cents a dozen. While Lawrence Sr. was out during the day delivering do-nuts, his wife would make the sweet treats with her young son (Lawrence Jr.) by her side.
Lawrence Jr. continued his father’s gourmet journey and grew it to what it is today — an established business with over 300 shops in six states.
The Shipley brand evokes a feeling of simpler times, when fresh ingredients, secret recipes, and work life/family life balance just happened naturally. Plus, delicious do-nuts and kolaches were meant to be enjoyed by friends and neighbors in the community … usually over a hot cup of fresh coffee.
This is exactly why franchise owners Tommy Cokins and Brian Folloder wanted to bring Shipley Do-Nuts to the Texas Hill Country. Shipley is a tradition that was built to be shared.
We’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, because Shipley Do-Nuts and the Lake Travis community share so many of the same values,” says Cokins. “We knew the Lake Travis community would appreciate all of the things Shipley represents — it’s not just about delicious do-nuts.”
And speaking of do-nuts. If you haven’t been to Shipley yet, prepare your taste buds for a wild ride.
Baked every hour with love
- 38 varieties of do-nuts made fresh daily including Shipley’s signature hot glazed do-nuts
- Fresh-baked kolaches featuring savory delights like Earl Campbell-brand sausage, ham, egg, cheese, and jalapenos
- Pastries like apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, and bear claws
- Katz coffee, iced coffee, and Cafe De Olla Nitro brew
Stay for a while
If the interior of the new Shipley Do-Nuts shop catches your eye, that’s because it was designed by Lake Travis resident and interior designer Jenny Cokins. In addition to the red accent color, you’ll find restoration-style lighting, bold striped floor, and campy art.
“I wanted to honor the 80-year Shipley tradition, but also make it a fun, modern and inviting atmosphere. Whether it’s families coming in for Saturday morning do-nuts, or someone having a business meeting over coffee, everyone feels welcome to sit and stay,” she explains.
Share the love
As they say at Shipley, “be the hero who shows up with do-nuts.”
Ah, we all know that’s true.
Shipley offers catering for meetings, special events and birthdays — you name it. Plus, if you find yourself in a do-nut emergency, just give them a call and you can pick-up curbside.
By the way, tasty baked goods aren’t just for breakfast anymore at Shipley. They’re open daily from 5am – 5pm. There’s plenty of time to get your sweet and savory fix.
Have you been a do-nut hero lately? What’s your pick for the perfect dozen?