Rise Biscuits and Donuts is spreading the doughnut and biscuit love with new shops popping up across the Triangle.
Right now, the locations include the original shop at Renaissance Parkway near The Streets at Southpoint, which I wrote about a few years ago. Now it includes a second location at Park West Village in Morrisville. Soon, there will be shops in Cameron Village, downtown Durham, north Raleigh and Carrboro.
Rise specializes in melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts and flaky, buttery biscuits stuffed with all sorts of creative fillings and toppings.
There are old-school doughnut favorites like chocolate glazed and cinnamon twist. Then there's the Cronie, maple bacon bar, cookie dough bulls' eye and a doughnut topped with Fruity Pebbles. Biscuits come plain or with items such as eggs, cheese, breakfast meats and fried eggplant "bacon."
It's really yummy. And it's a great place for a casual breakfast, lunch or snack with kids. The new spot at Park West Village includes a giant chalkboard that kids can mark up and make pictures as you wait for your order.
There is a bit of seating inside. Outside, there's a collection of tables on a concrete patio along with an area where kids can play or run some of that sugar off before you go.
Bonus: It can be a cheap excursion.
Doughnuts range in price between about $1 and $2.50. For young children, the shop offers smaller doughnuts in a couple of flavors. (My six-year-old would really love for the Morrisville shop to add a regular-sized chocolate glazed with sprinkles. When we were there, there was only a kid-sized version of her favorite).
Biscuit prices range from $1.35 for a plain one to $5.75 for one with country fried steak.
It's another great addition to Park West, which also includes a variety of restaurants; a movie theater; shops such as Carter's and BuyBuy Baby; and special events.
Rise is at 1100 Market Center Dr. in Morrisville. It's open daily.