A beignet is a French doughnut — a deep-fried pillowy square subjected to a dusting of powdered sugar. If that's enough for you to ask yourself why we don't see those in these parts, thankfully someone else asked the same question and opened up Powderface to fill in the gap. Located right off Fruitvale BART Station in the Fruitvale Plaza, Powderface serves up not only fresh beignets from early in the morning, but coffee drinks and smoothies to enjoy in the cafe or on the outdoor patio. Free wi-fi.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.