The Donut Chef is not a terrible donut shop by any means. Their glazed rings and other assorted donuts are pretty decent, but not great. They can't compare to the Krispy Kreme melt-in-your-mouth texture and taste. The Kolaches are pretty good, I'd recommend those. The reason they got 3 stars is due to the value. $1.50 for a TINY GLAZED DONUT? The price is the main inhibiting factor, especially here in Calera. The staff is usually friendly, but this is one of the most expensive donut shops in Alabama and the quality just doesn't even come close to the price.
I really like this place! The donuts are awesome (especially the caramel glazed) and the prices are really reasonable. I'm not sure what happened for the other person who commented, but I was just there this week and the regular and cake donuts are .89 and the specialty (like their maple bacon or filled donuts) are .99. They do have more expensive ones like their long johns, fritters, etc., but they are a lot bigger. I'd definitely recommend this place and plan to return often :)
The donuts are light and not too sweet. I will go back and would recommed to others!