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Big Apple Doughnut & Cafe Is A Doughnut Lovers Dream Come True

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Big Apple Doughnut & Cafe has two locations for amazing donuts, filled and topped however you want. Plus, they have doughnut sandwiches for a bit of sweet and savory all in one bite. We went looking for some amazing doughnuts and we think you’ll agree – we found them. Check out Big Apple Doughnut & Cafe in Mauldin and Taylors, SC.

Big Apple Doughnuts & Cafe

See Inside: A Visit to Big Apple Doughnuts & Cafe

Come along on our visit to Big Apple.

The Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich at Big Apple

We thought the doughnut breakfast sandwich might be amazing. We were right; it was like eating the most delicious breakfast in sandwich form. If bacon, eggs, and cheese sandwiched between two donuts isn’t something you want your trainer to find out about, they have other more traditional options for their sandwiches.

donut wall and breakfast donut sandwich

The Doughnuts at Big Apple Doughnuts & Cafe

The donuts here are all left unfilled and when you order them, you can choose from eight fillings, and numerous topping choices. They have sprinkles, chocolate, coconut, maple bacon, eclairs, and sour cream doughnuts, plus a whole lot more. We found them all to be fresh and very yummy.

Big Apple Doughnut & Café Locations

Big Apple Doughnuts & Cafe of Mauldin, the original Big Apple Doughnut & Cafe:  219 W Butler Road, Mauldin, SC   | 864.807.2676    
Big Apple Doughnuts & Cafe of Taylors, the new Wade Hampton location: 3245 F Wade Hampton Blvd Taylors, SC | 864.790.8219

Locals’ Reviews: Big Apple Doughnut & Café

Big Apple Donuts & Cafe on [W Butler]! The absolute best, and they also have other delicious food on their menu.

Sasha Corbett

Big Apple is awesome! Fresh, and they fill your donuts when you order with your choice of filling

Alex Caro

Big Apple Donuts & Cafe has the BEST donuts I’ve ever tasted!! They fill the donuts with TONS of filling, the donuts are SO soft and fluffy, and they have DELICIOUS food as well. Their maple/bacon donuts are the best!!

Tia Cameron

Big Apple Donuts in Simpsonville! You have to get the Strawberries and Cream filled! Great donuts all around, but that one is next level.

Elyse Geggis

We love their bacon topped donuts!

Deirdre Smith
rack of glazed donuts

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Mauldin’s City Center Park: Perfect for a Park Day and Ice Cream

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Are you looking for a wonderful park in Mauldin? City Center Park is a beautiful park that includes a cultural center, fabulous playground, ice cream shop, and more! This large park in Mauldin, South Carolina also hosts several events a year that are family friendly.

City Center Park includes:

  • An age-appropriate divided playground  
  • An amphitheater 
  • Two picnic shelters
  • Restrooms
  • Pop’s Cabin Creamery: Ice cream concession stand 

Cinergy at BridgeWay: A Dine-In Cinema and Entertainment Center is Coming to BridgeWay Station in Mauldin, SC

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Have you heard about Cinergy at BridgeWay? A state-of-the-art entertainment center is coming to Greenville, SC! Cinergy Entertainment announced they will be constructing an amazing dine-in theatre, arcade, multiple escape room chambers, and bowling facility at BridgeWay Station in Mauldin. The Cinergy at BridgeWay entertainment center will join the already impressive designs of the $100 million town center coming to Greenville.

Cinergy at BridgeWay Attractions


The Merriest Christmas Kick-off in Mauldin, South Carolina

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Christmas in Mauldin is truly spectacular, as we look forward to their upcoming annual Christmas Kick-Off weekend. If you don’t have any Christmas-y activities planned yet, Mauldin has got you covered. We can’t wait to hear about which events you go to, don’t forget to tag us! Remember to pack your stadium chairs and blanket. Read on for tips on street closings and where to park.


Your Kids will Love Sunset Park & Miracle League Playground in Mauldin

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Sunset Park in Mauldin, SC is a popular family destination for play, holiday events, and more! They have multiple sports fields and courts plus two playgrounds, including an inclusive one your kids are sure to love! Ready the KAG complete review and plan your own trip soon.

When I decided to review Sunset Park, I didn’t realize I had been there before! This is the fun park I found at one of the first Easter Egg Drop events we went to when we first moved to Greenville. My first tip, therefore, is to check out local city park calendars for events (often cross-posted on KAG) because here in the Upstate, there’s always something happening. I vividly remember not only enjoying the Egg Drop but being delighted by the massive grounds and fun playground.

My 2nd Trip to Sunset Park

Sunset Park is a little tucked away but not too hard to find. You can find it at 211 Fowler Circle in Mauldin (though it has a Greenville address). It has about every sports field imaginable- multiple baseball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball courts/half courts, and so forth. If you swing all the way to the back, there is a older playground with some slides and monkey bars (a rarity!) among other equipment. There is also a trail for you hikers.

Sunset Park Mauldin

Plus Something You Don’t Find at Other Parks

My main focus however was the Miracle League playground. It is an all-accessible playground, the first in the area. This includes large full-seat swings and a ramp for the main playground structure along with our favorite, a bowl-shaped merry-go-round. (See our Kidding Around Greenville list of all accessible playgrounds).

The ground is made of rubber padding. This came in handy when my four-year-old took a huge spill yet didn’t even have a single bruise or scrape! I am still shocked! (See our Kidding Around Greenville list of playgrounds with rubber padding).

Sunset Park in Mauldin

This playground is also fenced. (See our Kidding Around Greenville list of playgrounds that are fenced in). So petite runaways can only go so far, just make sure to watch the front entrance. There are parking spaces right nearby making it easy to pull up and play! I also found that it had a more open design, great for not losing sight of littles behind large structures.

The little music/sensory wall is fun for the tiniest of toddlers to even big kids and adults. We didn’t play on it, but there’s also a “car wash” roller line you can play pretend on! It also has rotating poles you can spin on. There is even a teeter-totter with BENCHES right off the main structure that’s perfect for kicking back while still supervising the kids.

I was absolutely enchanted by this playground and larger park. I hope you all get a chance to check it out soon. It would be wonderful to see more parks like this in the Upstate for all kids, of all abilities.

Plan a trip to Sunset Park

211 Fowler Circle, Greenville
Sunset Park

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Your Kids are Sure to Love Mauldin City Park

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Though a little hidden from view, City Park in Mauldin is one you won’t want to miss. Offering multiple fields and courts, a fun playground and even a little shade your kids are sure to love it! Read Lindy’s complete review and plan your own trip!

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Sometimes you miss the most obvious things in life. Like say the park you’ve literally driven by pretty much every week for ballroom dance lessons. In my defense, the City Park in Mauldin is sort of hidden behind the Mauldin Open Air Market farm stand at the corner of Butler and Bridges roads. It’s also home to the Ray Hopkins Senior Center. If you didn’t know there was a full park with playground there either, well now you know to go check it out!

About Maudin’s City Park

Parking is a little sparse next to the park but there are many spots right along the sidewalks, which means no crossing hazardous parking lots with kids! It’s nearest Butler Road- you’ll find basketball courts near Bridges Road. There are many sports fields, including lots of baseball fields, a batting cage and some soccer areas. You’ll find convenient benches for parents to sit and some nice tree shade. We stopped after a rain drizzle and the park was only slightly wet with almost no puddling on the equipment. The ground is covered in sand though so be warned as it can be messy, especially if your kid insists on wearing shoes with no socks!

This park features many slides- tube and two different sizes of double slides. You’ll find infant swings but not standard ones. This is nice as it means no trying to switch between pushing an older child and taking turns to put baby in a swing, but you may have to warn your big kids there are only swings for the littles so they don’t get jealous. There’s a bridge which is fairly unique for the parks around here, as well as a rare fireman’s pole to slide down! You’ll find a climber, balance beam, tic tac toe and even old school style rockers reminiscent of the McDonald’s of your youth.

This park is fairly easy to get to (once you know it’s there). While in Mauldin, it’s also close to the south side of Greenville and the 385 as well as Five Forks, Simpsonville and other nearby municipalities . While you’re there, consider spending the day exploring. Up the road are reader favorite Mexican restaurants Azteca and the super kid friendly Chicora Alley. You can also stop by the Mauldin branch library. You can check out other Mauldin parks like Sunset. You can even try to spy a princess at Once Upon a Dream Parties boutique! Or you can bird watch on the trails at Conestee Lake Park.

Plan your own trip to Mauldin City Park

203 Corn Rd, Greenville
Visit their website here.

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