If you’re looking for excellent Chengdu donuts, you now have a place to go.
Opened by an enterprising American donut enthusiast, Johnny 5 Donuts is among the newest specialty eateries opened by expat residents in Chengdu. The location is just down the street from Mike’s Pizza Kitchen, and here you can expect the same sharp focus on food quality. Each donut is prepared meticulously, and great coffee is available for a very cheap 12 rmb.
Originally from Seattle, Johnny moved to Las Vegas over a decade ago and spent years honing his donut craft before coming to Chengdu and opening Johnny 5 Donuts. The name of this donut shop is a reference to the 1986 sci-fi comedy film Short Circuit, wherein a military robot is struck by lightning and gains human-like intelligence.
In addition to baked goods, Johnny 5 also serves alcohol in the evening. The opening of this shop in early 2015 has truly brought Chengdu donuts to the next level. Like Mike’s Pizza Kitchen and Red Beard Burgers, this is one of Chengdu’s tightly-focused expat eateries worth checking out.
In March 2015, Johnny created an Ask Me Anything thread on the Chengdu Forum.
Podcast with Johnny 5
In April 2015, we recorded a Chengdu Living Podcast with Johnny, wherein he reveals many behind-the-scenes details about himself and Johnny 5 Donuts.
Address in Chinese: 桐梓林南路9号附14号
Address in English: Tongzilin Nan Lu #9, unit #14
WeChat ID: j5donuts
Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 11pm. Closed on Mondays.
Website: Johnny 5 Donuts
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