It happened around 11:30 Saturday evening on the 5100 block of Rising Sun Avenue.
Police say a man armed with a shotgun walked into the donut shop and demanded money.
The suspect fled with approximately $220 in cash and ran from the store.
No one was injured.
The suspect is described as a black male, 25-35-years-old, with a thin build and a beard. He was last seen fleeing in a blue hoody.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS, text a tip to PPDTIP (773847) or through phillypolice.com.