About

Downtown Donuts isn’t a chain. We’re a local, family-owned donut shop. We started Downtown Donuts in June of 2017 because we wanted to start a business downtown to contribute to our awesome community..

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

We’ve got 4 kids and have lived in Concord for almost 10 years.

-Nate & Katy Ernst

Local local

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

Shirts: We’ve used our local screen printer, DaVinTee, as well as a screen printer in NoDa, Charlotte. They’re soft and durable, with a single pass screen print. They’re made to look good, feel good, and last a long time.

Windows and Signage: The window vinyl and some of the signage is from our local sign shop, Purple Star Graphics. They’re super nice folks, who care about Concord. Go check them out!

Mugs: The mugs are handmade by our friend Maria Frey at her Potteria Studio in Mint Hill (thanks Maria!).

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

Wood: Nate, Katy 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.