How do you beat coffee and donuts?
In Westfield, that’s a hard question to answer, especially with the addition of the newest donut shop, Paul’s Donuts & Coffee. That’s the question owner Paul Lingeman responds with when you ask why another donut shop in Westfield.
“It just all sort of happened,” he says. “I searched for locations (in Central Indiana) for about nine months before I found the location we’re in now, which is perfect for us with the drive-thru.”
Lingeman spent most of his life working in health care, but during the pandemic he started to think about what else he’d want to do. Years ago, he had the idea to open a donut shop, and it took the pandemic for him to finally put everything together and go for the dream.
“I knew I needed to either do it now, or don’t do it at all,” he says.
Paul’s Donuts & Coffee opened in the old Little Caesar’s location earlier this summer, and Lingeman has been amazed by the reaction from the community.
“Westfield is just growing so much, and everything is wonderful around here,” he says. “I couldn’t be in a better place, and we look forward to returning the favor by becoming more involved in the community and the schools very soon.”
Everything is made in-store each day, and while most think donuts can add on the pounds, Lingeman suggests trying to make them first and be rewarded for the workout later.
“The first month we were open, I was in there every night starting at midnight to help make the donuts. I had no idea how physical it is to make donuts,” he says. “Our crew works nonstop all night.”
New to the menu are bagels, which Lingeman hopes will entice customers to stop by for a midday pick-me-up, along with their handcrafted coffees and perky energy drinks.
Paul’s Donuts & Coffee prides itself on offering something different each day, in hopes of catering to changing tastes and new visitors. Summer specialty drinks such as the Coconut Macaroon Cream Freezer are still customer favorites.
“This is a local owner, small business that’s very family-focused,” Lingeman says. “What our family likes we hope our customers will like, so we’re sharing our favorites with you.”
To try for yourself, visit Paul’s Donuts & Coffee at 3221 State Road 32 East in Westfield. The shop is closed Mondays, open Tuesday – Saturday 6:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 6:00 am to 1:00 pm. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/paulsdonut.
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