Two years ago, a doughnut haven called Donut Factory opened in Citystars Mall, much to the excitement of sweet-toothed Egyptians everywhere. Today, Donut Factory can easily vie for the title of best doughnuts in Cairo, although there isn’t much competition out there to be honest.

Nonetheless, this doughnut stall does offer tasty and fresh creations that melt right away with your first bite, as well as seven sugary and colourful topping choices. Made right in front of you and always delivered hot, the best doughnuts, according to this reviewer, are covered with mocha and lemon icings; those sweet toppings are definitely enough reason to go back to Donut Factory for more.

Though it's fun to see your doughnut in the making through the booth’s glass walls, you may want to order a pack of doughnuts if you’re feeling particularly hungry. The single mini-doughnut (3.15LE) is exactly the size of the angle between your thumb and index finger, and fillings are not always available. Nonetheless, those tiny bits of heaven are so delicious; they’re worth ordering anyway.

A box of five mini-doughnuts with your choice of topping costs 13.15LE, or you can order the breakfast combo (10LE) of five sugar-topped doughnuts in addition to a coffee.

On-the-go coffee can be hit-and-miss in Cairo, but Donut Factory won’t disappoint with their aromatic espresso and coffee. Better yet, cool down in the unforgiving Cairo heat with a monster size of a moo milkshake (30LE), which you can choose from an impressive list of more than thirty flavours. Their snack bar isn’t just there to sell chocolates either; you can pick your favourite chocolate brand and ask them to blitz it up into an ice cream.

Donut Factory is the place to go for a quick sugary treat or for some dessert after having had a meal at Citystars’ fast food court. Every doughnut calls for another one, and though it’s not quite up to the same standards as Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme, it’s definitely a step in the right direction when it comes to this most delicious of American delicacy.