Breakfast of champions? The perfect way to start your day? The combination of a donut and a cup of java will rev up your brain, and researchers have found that pairing these two, oft-maligned ingredients increases both attention and memory. Thus, the Minnesota Monthly editorial team has chosen 32 fan-favorite establishments you will remember and are known for their sweet treats and coffee to participate in this digital contest in February through March 2021.

Donut and coffee establishments will each make up 16 of the locations with donuts battling donuts and coffee battling coffee before the ultimate showdown in the final of the donut champ versus the coffee champ. Millions of Minnesotas will see and engage with the contest, thousands will vote, and one will be champion.

Voting begins on February 15, 2021, and you may vote once per day. Follow Minnesota Monthly on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Email address required to vote.

PARTICIPANTS

DONUT SHOPS

COFFEE SHOPS

ROUNDS

Round 1: February 15-21

Round 2: February 22-28

Round 3: March 1-7

Round 4: March 8-14

Round 5: March 15-21

Winner announced on Monday, March 22, 2021.

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