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They sit at either end of the Mission District’s 24th street corridor.  The Jelly Donut sells cake donuts for 75 cents, and has been around for almost three decades. Dynamo Donut opened in 2008, and its popular maple bacon donut sells for $3.

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Jon studied computer science and design at Stanford. He started photography in 2001, learning to shoot film before switching to digital in 2004. He lived in China for four years, where he worked as a teacher, DJ, and product manager at eBay. He moved back to San Francisco in 2007 and has been in the Mission ever since. He specializes in documentary photography, and loves capturing candid moments in the lives of fellow Mission residents.

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  1. Thoughtfully conceived and beautifully photographed. A testament to our moment in time. (Seen on display Sept. 2010 at Cafe International, Lower Haight)

  2. I love The Jelly Donut. The sign makes me smile, and they usually throw in a free donut, bringing the cost down to 37.5 cents per donut! I spend more tipping them than I do on donuts, because they are so nice and because I can’t imagine how anyone stays in business charging 37.5 cents per donut.

  3. I love going to Jelly Donut they always give me free donuts or donut holes. I would rather support a long time Mission district business then a new age hipster spot.

  4. Just LUV the Jelly Donut. The proprietor and his wife (and other family members working there) have always been so wonderful to myself and my kids, whom they’ve seen grow from shy kindergartners to chatty high schoolers. They keep a nice, friendly shop, with a nice variety of donuts, and automatically know what type of donut/beverage their regular patrons like. We’re the “raised chocolate glazed with a dozen donut holes (6 holes in two bags.) How great is that! Oh, yes. I’m a big fan of Farmers Coffee, which is what they offer.

  5. these are different both good ( junk food/ gormet ) and not in competition. The Dynamo is amazing and the coffee is wonderful , just as great as the donuts.