The Goods…Our doughnuts are made daily, from scratch, using only the finest ingredients possible, and no preservatives...ever! We use fresh, seasonal products and make everything in house from real ingredients—infused glazes, hand crushed compotes, flavored custards and creams, and even homemade pie crust and streusel crumble toppings.
Our doughnuts are fried in small batches every hour, guaranteeing each customer a fresh and warm treat. Flavor selection changes monthly, with a weekly Gluten Free option that changes every Monday.
The Good Makers…
Sidecar is the brainchild of chef Brooke Des Prez and Sumter & Chi-lin Pendergrast, a creative team with a commitment to making doughnuts cool again. The trio brings an artistic flare to the culinary venture, which can be seen in the creativity and passion poured into not only their distinctive doughnuts, but also into every creative detail of their brick and mortar store. These three make up the head, heart and hand’s of Sidecar’s unique aesthetic, and they are the ones responsible for the infectious smiles on their customer and employee faces alike.
Des Prez is a chef with a creative “from the earth” approach to cooking, with an innovative style that showcases her diverse professional background, as well as her love of design and unique flavors. She is devoted to goodness, and dedicated to consistently finding fresh, local ingredients that regularly inspire new flavors. For the past five years Brooke has run a successful catering business; during which time she perfected the redefined doughnut that brought her and the Pendergrast clan together.
Sumter and Chi-lin are a husband and wife team with creative backgrounds whose influence can be seen in in each carefully considered detail of Sidecar. Chi-lin has spent the last 15 years working as a professional photographer, and is also recognized locally as the lovely lady behind LMNOP, a unique boutique whose doors sadly shut in 2012. The blog, letsmakeniceonpurpose.com continues to grow and thrive in the store’s honor. Sumter is an artist and clothing designer originally from Atlanta. His love for a great cup of coffee, inspired him to start roasting beans in his home garage with the idea of developing his own coffee company, and opening a special shop with cutting edge coffee. However, once he discovered the amazing Stumptown Coffee, he stopped home roasting and, along with Chi-lin, refocused efforts on the idea of a new type of gathering place for their community. Luckily, Chi-lin had met Des Prez years earlier and had become an adoring advocate of the chef’s work. Once she introduced Sumter and Des Prez, they realized her artisan doughnuts would be the ideal complement to his beloved Stumptown Coffee. The vision was realized, and Brooke and the Pendergrasts set out to create a beautiful and unique Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee.