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MOP [Made on Premises] Donuts on Facebook
Open 24/7 at 747 Newcastle Street, Leederville
Prices ranging from $5 for donuts, to $30 for crazy dairy concoctions
As you wander through Leederville after dark on a Wednesday night, you’ll be hard pressed to consider the viewpoint that Perth has no night-life at all and that we’re “just not as good as Melbourne”. As Oxford Street thrives with traffic into the later hours, now people looking for late-night meatballs or careful coffee can be joined by those looking for alcohol infused sweet-treats as MOP Donuts opened a fortnight ago and they offer just that.
Yes, they’re called Drunken Donuts and I enjoy the pun.
While I’m not overly a desert person, and would probably spend my calories on a block of mint chocolate or a pint of ice-cream as opposed to devouring a slice of cake or some kind of fancy parfait (is parfait even considered dessert), MOP’s start up event was free Baileys and Butterscotch donuts at midnight when you gave them the password and of all people this girl loves a gimmick.
So following a friend’s birthday, hence the meme shirt pictured above, I headed to MOPs small but cosy Leederville store where I stood with twenty other people in line for free donuts at midnight. The store itself is tucked next to Meatball and close to other small cafes similar to Leederville’s “small but variable” aesthetic. Its clean and clear interior is almost nondescript enough that if you blink you’ll miss it, so you need to know what you’re looking out for, but once you’re there, the choice is yours.
Along with their signature Drunken Donuts – of which I’ve now tried both Baileys and Butterscotch and Limoncello Lime Brulee – there are also many options for the underage or less adventurous of us, including a “rich and compelling” Belgian Chocolate, the flavour of which was “enhanced by the softness of the dough” and an “all-weather, fresh and light but also cosy for warm nights and post-midnight swims” Madagascan Vanilla Bean.
Quotes attributed to good pals Rachel and Honor respectively as we had midnight adventure donuts on Wednesday night.
While I can’t speak to the other concoctions that MOP offers, although I’m definitely looking for an opportunity to try their Unicorn Freek Shake at some point, their donuts are basically everything you want them to be – soft, fluffy, and dusted with sugar – as well as having the potential to be alcoholic, so what more could you want?
Option I Chose: My first choice was of course the Baileys and Butterscotch “Drunken Donut”, which was of course fantastically soft, fluffy and dusted with sugar, however one caveat on the experience being the Baileys aftertaste which could be a little unsettling.
Notable Alternative: The Belgian Chocolate would be the ideal addition to the standard MOP donut shell, speaking from experience now and is a good non-alcoholic version to try first.
I always enjoy seeing creative spins on an any-time treat, and while the novelty of getting drunk from donuts may fade, the taste and presentation of MOP donuts as well as the ability to get them 24 hours a day and in a really convenient hub like Leederville may not. Pair them with a trip to Meatball, or if you’re pescatarian Sweetlips is also a great option, followed by coffee at Greens & Co to round out a night with friends. Or stumble there from Blue Flamingo at 2am – there are options for everyone!
Don’t just take my word for it: The Urban List of course lists MOP among their top locations in Leederville!