Photo courtesy Mark Klebeck, Top Pot.

Top Pot, the local doughnut chain with six cafes (and one arena outpost), is bringing its brand to South Seattle. Last week TP’s mobile unit, a vintage coach launched in August of ’09 as a means to cater special events, pulled into the lot of Renton McLendon Hardware. There it is offering up 30 kinds of cakes, espresso drinks, and drip coffee daily 7–4.

Top Pot co-founder Mark Klebeck says the plan is to stay put indefinitely at 440 Rainier Avenue South—“the patrons are wonderful,” he explained, “and this is our most south representation to date.” Also in the works is a second, possibly larger, trailer. “There definitely are more plans for additional Airstreams in the future,” Klebeck confirmed.

Speaking of doughnut brand expansion, anybody know what’s happening with Frost’s foray into Seattle city limits? [UPDATE: Jess Voelker got in touch with Frost; still no updates on the new location(s).]

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