Making the drive to Valley Center for donuts at The Hornets Nest

I wanted to go somewhere I’ve never been for donuts and came across The Hornets Nest in Valley Center. With a short drive to our neighboring city to the north, I came across a Daylight Donuts branded shop to fill my needs.

556 N Meridian Ave, Valley Center, KS 67147

Open Daily: 5:30am – Noon

Cash/Card Accepted

When I arrived, there were still plenty of donuts to choose from. It was a decent selection for around 9:30 in the morning. I was worried they would not have much left.

I picked up a half-dozen donuts at The Hornets Nest of varying flavors, and made sure to get at least one sprinkled for my daughter.

The Hornets Nest

These were fairly simple donuts that weren’t anything over the top; mostly glazed donuts. As far as donuts go, there wasn’t anything exceptional about them, but good enough to satisfy our donut cravings. They weren’t as soft as other places, but perhaps a 9:30 a.m. pick up time and a 15-minute drive didn’t help matters.

Overall, this felt like one of those places you visit out of convenience. I’ll say the staff was nice, which was a positive point.

Would I go out of my way, though, to return to The Hornets Nest? Not for something like donuts.

Here’s the menu:

The Hornet's Nest

Happy Dining,


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