Like bees to honey, we’re drawn to the delectable donuts at Swillerbees in Flagler Beach. Freshly made each morning, the pillowy treats are dipped in colorful icings, dusted with toppings like coconut flakes and cookie crumbles, and drizzled with fruity syrups. Rows and rows of these masterpieces sit behind glass display cases, tempting growling tummies.


Select mainstays are available year-round, with some specialty options popping up seasonally. Like for Halloween, when you’ll find quirky bites like the Witch’s Brew—a chocolate-dipped donut with a swirl of green and purple whipped cream, a plastic spider, and a sprinkle of orange and purple candies. Or the Valentine’s Day favorite—the Bee Mine. The heart-shaped, strawberry-frosted donut is filled with cream and topped with golden cookie crumbles, resulting in delighted tastebuds.


While donuts are obviously the shop’s signature offering, the team at Swillerbees knows even the sweetest of sweet tooths sometimes crave some something savory. The build-your-own breakfast sandwiches, which include a choice of bagel, meat, and cheese, are hearty enough to keep bellies full until lunch. Other options include cream cheese schmeared bagels with onions, tomatoes, and lox.


Is there a more classic duo than coffee and donuts? We think not. Swillerbees’ coffee selection is full of one-of-a-kind creations. A blend of milk, espresso, and salted caramel toffee syrup, the Salty Sailor is a decadent jolt of caffeine. Like most of the drinks, it’s available both iced and hot, and includes a fresh sea salt garnish.


Along with the elaborately decorated puffs of pastry and the frothy cups of coffee, the overall aesthetic of the donut shop itself is full of Instagram-worthy snaps. Sunshine yellow paint, white planked walls, and hexagonal tiles that mimic honeycomb make for a photogenic backdrop. Snag a selfie with your breakfast in front of the “Donuts Make Me Go Nuts” lettering for your Facebook or Instagram page. Be sure to use #VisitFlagler so we can see your pics!


Ready to see what all the buzz is about? The busy bees at Swillerbees are up bright and early each morning, rolling out the day’s donuts. Doors open at 6 a.m. at this popular Flagler Beach spot. Get there early or skip the wait by placing a pick-up order online.