After almost a decade, Little Havana is getting its doughnut shop back

The original Velvet Creme Doughnuts Facebook

There’s some seriously sweet shiz going down in Little Havana.

First a chocolate factory, and on Saturday, Oct. 14, Miami’s coolest Cuban enclave will once again have their very own Velvet Creme Doughnuts, a Miami icon that first opened its doors in 1947.

Founded by Jim Hadler in 1947 and then handed down to his son Gary in 1989, Velvet Creme Doughnuts was a SoFla staple for over 5 decades. In 2000, Gary fell ill and Velvet Creme shut its doors. After Gary passed away in 2008, his brother-in-law, Robert Taylor decided he wanted to revive the brand. For over nine years, Taylor and his business partner Jorge Rios have been working to bring it back. On Saturday that deliciously dedicated labor of love comes to fruition.

“On Saturday, Velvet Creme will once again open its doors to the community that fell in love with its doughnuts and supported it for decades,” said Taylor. “We are excited to be able to bring back a brand that that is a part of Miami history and one that was never truly forgotten,” added Rios.

The doors will officially open at 10:30 a.m. for a day that will be filled with an assortment of festivities and, of course, lots of doughnuts. Mmmm doughnuts.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m. customers will get a free box of a dozen glazed doughnuts with the purchase of a dozen. Velvet Creme merchandise including hats, mugs, and t-shirts will be available at discounted prices throughout the day and there will be balloons and face painting on site for the kids.

Velvet Creme Doughnuts, 1555 SW 8th St., or 786-420-5418

1555 SW 8th St.