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Feb. 28, 2014






Russell Seymour, Director, Economic Development
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Emily’s Donuts & Café celebrates ribbon cutting and grand opening


Emily's Donuts

Debbie and Jim Yates on left side, Emily Yates (holding scissors) with the entire staff of Emily’s Donut and Café and Roberts District Supervisor John McGlennon on the right side.

James City County is pleased to announce that Emily’s Donuts & Café celebrated its ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Located at 7123 Merrimac Trl., Emily’s Donuts & Café is open daily from 5:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The café offers a variety of daily-made yeast donuts, homemade pies, espresso beverages and Baltimore Coffee and Tea from Baltimore, Maryland. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch menu items are a 5-inch chicken or seafood au gratin pot pie with a side salad.


Pecan, peanut and cinnamon walnut pies are offered daily but for all other pies, Emily’s Donuts & Café requests customers call and pre-order one day in advance to guarantee a fresh pie. There are more than 20 sweet pies and five savory pies available.


Emily’s Donuts & Café is the first restaurant venture for owners Jim, Debbie and Emily Yates. Emily, the daughter of Jim and Debbie, is the café’s namesake. Emily’s Donuts & Café is a family business and has brought new life to a previously vacant building. Mr. Yates is a lifelong business owner, who previously owned Yates Fire Protection. 


At the ribbon cutting, Roberts District Supervisor, John McGlennon said, “I am pleased to have this type of business locate to the Roberts District.”

For more information on, Emily’s Donuts & Café, please visit or call 757-345-3602.


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