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Located on 822 South Street Church Street in Burlington, North Carolina, Paul’s Pastry Shop is a local favorite. Owned by Dereck and Beth Spencer, this bakery is an absolute favorite among locals and really knows how to please the crowd. Because of the local atmosphere the bakery provides, it is not unusual to see locals gathering to celebrate something or performances. In fact, when I went to get my first donut at Paul’s, there was a young boy performing his electric guitar for the first time in front of a few family, friends, and customers who wanted to stick around. This is the kind of friendly and welcoming atmosphere you experience when you go to Paul’s Pastry Shop.


Paul’s is all about convience. The shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 am until 5:00 pm and on Saturday from 5:30 until 2:00. It is closed Sundays and Mondays. It has a drive –thru to increase convience for their customers. There are also often specials or discounts.


Known for their donuts, Paul’s Pastry Shop is definitely one of the best bakeries in Burlington. In fact, Paul’s won the 2012 Reader’s Choice Award for Alamance County’s Choice for Best Bakery. Besides donuts, Paul’s also offers pastries (as the name suggests), cakes and cupcakes, cookies, muffins and biscuits, and bread. Paul’s also offers “day olds” which are donuts made the previous day, and are sold at a discounted price.