I grew up just 13 miles from Sweet Al’s in Cameron, Missouri and it has been open for business since I was an itty bitty, however I had never been there. A follower of this blog had suggested Sweet Al’s and that’s good enough for me to drive an hour north to Cameron, Missouri!
A car club that I belong to joined me for the drive to Sweet Al’s. We took the backroads from KC and made a quick stop at the Shatto Dairy farm store to pick up fresh milk to go with our donuts. I got a pint of strawberry milk and discovered their pint bottles fit perfectly into my car’s cupholder. Now I need to modify a bottle cap for a straw and I’ll be set!
Parking is tight at Sweet Al’s, well, maybe if 7 or 8 cars arrive at the same time. We parked next door at the bank and headed into a great donut shop, all decked out with railroad memorabilia including a train that runs around the entire shop. Much of the memorabilia was authentic train parts, lanterns and signals. A train buff would have fun looking around here.
The donut selection was huge, plenty to pick from. One of the gals from the car club commented that they had the best raised glazed donut she has ever had. Someone else said their apple fritter was tasty. No one had anything bad to say, except that the fritters were really sweet but not so sweet that an entire one couldn’t be consumed by one person.
There is a bit of seating inside Sweet Al’s and the staff went out of their way to rearrange furniture so our large group could all sit together. The old guys having coffee had fun teasing us about our little cars and asking if they could join us for the ride in their “pick ’em up trucks.” It was a down-home donut adventure, complete with yummy donuts.
Sweet Al’s is located at 808 N. Walnut Street in Cameron, MO. They are closed on Sundays.
You still need to go try the Doughnut Factory in Olathe!It would be a shame if you hit 52 spots and missed that one!
I was there in June (it's week #25) and agree, it wasn't one to miss. Thank you for the suggestion!
I just noticed we might not be talking about the same place. I went to KC Donut Company, you said Doughnut Factory. Got an address?
11916 S Strang Line Rd. Right at 119th and Strang Line behind the gas station and next door to Pickering's Pub. I've called ahead before and they've told me when they would have hot fresh doughnuts in the afternoon. You won't be disappointed! It's family owned and they make the stuff the old fashioned way…you just don't get that very often anymore.
I'm so glad you made it to Sweet Al's! I never realized you'd responded to my other comment. I was actually trying to see if Sweet Al's had a website to pass on to a friend, and once again I stumbled across your blog instead.
We did decide to go with Slivinski's Bakery for pre-wedding breakfast goodies. They were a big hit, of course! What a great way to start our marriage. 😉 We still go visit them when we need a donut fix.
I'll always have a sweet spot in my heart for Sweet Al's, though. My brother drove up there reeeally early last week and brought some to me… Slivinski's is good, but Sweet Al's is home. 🙂
So happy you enjoyed your visit!
Wow…this brings back memories! If you'll believe it, I worked at Sweet Al's as a junior in high school, about 15 years ago.
It's a great place, and the folks that founded it are wonderful. However, if you ever make it up to Northern Iowa, I have a great suggestion in a little town called Orange City. Trust me, nobody does doughnuts quite like the Dutch community up there!