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Mel-o-Cream Donuts

217 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62704-3947
+1 217-544-4644
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good4%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
2 May 2017
“Great way to start your day!”
10 Apr 2017
“Best donuts in the Midwest!”
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217 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62704-3947
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The second place I have to go when I'm visiting family in Springfield. They have a large selection of donuts and everything is delicious. The yeast donuts are melt in your mouth good and the carmel icing is hard to beat, except maybe by the...More

Thank Debelu
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A local icon for donuts. These beat the same ol' Krispy Kreme fare hands down. Over 30+ different donuts all of which will tantalize your breakfast sugar rush! If they weren't good, they wouldn't have lasted over 80 years in the donut business! What most...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The only problem you might have here is deciding what you want to buy. Everything looks so wonderful. Go early. We were there at 9:00 A.M., and some varieties were already gone.

Thank RLandDL
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Growing up my grandparents always brought me to Mel-o-cream when I stayed with them and I don't think this place has changed in 30 years. Get the chocolate long john.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We actually went to the location on 6th street but they are all owned by the same people. I had a glazed cake and chocolate long john and it just wasn't my thing. I usually prefer a donut with a crisp outer surface and these...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Fresh, light donuts...glazed, filled with cream, pudding, jelly, etc. with all sorts of toppings plus good coffee. Go early cuz they sell out FAST!

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Its our local donut shop, but we have tried other places in town, and nothing compares......they don't have to offer any gimmicks, or deals to get you to purchase, they are just that good!!

Thank Pals66
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Hands down, the very best doughnuts in Springfield. They are only open in the morning hours, but that's ok. We all know you have to get there before noon to get a great doughnut.

Thank Ann O
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I'm not from Springfield but my Dad was born and raised here and have been coming up to Springfield since I was a little one (I'm 57 now.) Peases candy and Mel O Creme donuts, especially the Rasberry White iced bismarks, happy memories. The rasberry...More

Thank 57MoTraveler
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

People in Springfield LOVE these donuts. I think it's because they never had really fresh donuts. I've been to places where they are still warm and very soft. These are never that fresh for some reason. For a quick snack they are OK. If I...More

Thank Travel2Much_2008
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  • Address: 217 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62704-3947
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-544-4644
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