When you start thinking about doughnuts in Louisiana, you have a hard decision to make. Are beignets doughnuts? They are fried dough, after all. We’ve decided that beignets, while a cousin, are not a true doughnut. Harlow’s Bakery has been serving doughnuts in Pineville since 1972. While there are plenty of flavors to choose from, the stars here are simple, lightly glazed doughnuts made from scratch every morning. Pair them with savory kolaches and rich coffee, and you’ll have the local breakfast of choice. And breakfast is always a great opportunity for conversation. Strike one up about beignets and doughnuts. The folks there are sure to have an opinion.