There is much to celebrate about the new café on Westminster Street in Providence, not the least of which is their “donut robot.” Small Point Café, which opened a little over a week ago, sells pastries (popovers, malasadas), light meals, coffee, and of course, the aforementioned donuts. After your order is placed, the push of a button launches the donut robot, which converts their sweet batter into fresh, hot miniature donuts — no match for Allie’s Donuts, but remarkably similar to the tasty fried dough at fairs. Of course, with donuts (like bagels), the fresher the better — so it’s hard to resist ones that were literally made only seconds ago.
Small Point Café
230 Westminster Street