Downtown Donuts isn’t a chain. We’re a local family (Katy & Nate Ernst). We’ve got 4 kids and have lived in Concord for over 8 years.

This picture is before #4. Maybe in a couple more years the stars will align for us to get another family picture!

We live about 6 minutes away from the donut shop, and we’ve wanted to start a business downtown to contribute to our awesome city.

We want you to love coming to Downtown Donuts. The donuts are hot and made to order (fresh!). We’ve got great coffee too.



Local local

Coffee: We grind whole beans from Dynamite Roasting Co. in Black Mountain, NC.

Shirts: The shirts are from our local screen printer, DaVinTee. They’re soft and heathered, with a single pass on the screenprint. They’re made to look good, feel good, and last.

Mugs: The mugs are handmade by a friend in Charlotte (thanks Maria!).

Flowers: New flowers every week are from a local nursery, Curiosity Farms (thanks Margaret!), about 5 minutes away.

Wood: Nate and some friends built the counters, trim and tables (thanks to Josh, Aaron, Dustin, and Jordan!). The barn wood is from old heart pine from an old barn about 10 minutes away (thanks Bobby!).

We hired local companies to do the upfitting and any maintenance along the way. We love Concord, and everyone here has been so supportive and generous to us.

Other info

When is Downtown Donuts opening? 
We are open! Monday – Saturday 8am – 8pm.

What will Downtown Donuts have? 
Hot and fresh donuts and coffee.

Why isn’t everything donuts?
That’s a great question. We’d support everything being donuts.