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S. Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
760-753-5091
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Price range: $1 - $10
Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery
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English first
Kilauea
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Nothing healthy about this place, but if you're here to indulge in fried flour and sugar, you have hit the jackpot. It doesn't look special, but everything is delicious. We picked up two boxes of cookies and donuts for a friends party and they were gobbled in five minutes of us arriving. They even have a few gluten-free options.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

VG is short for Very Good and the baked goods here live up to their name. We go mostly for the donuts and other pastry goodies. Their cakes are a party waiting to happen so have held the candles for many family birthday celebrations. This spot has a loyal local following, so the donuts fly out the door. Don't dismay... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

pretty darn good - the location is a little quiet so not to miss the shop. the maple donuts are the highlight!

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My daughter and I go every time we are in town! She loves the Pumpkin muffins and my newphew loves all the donuts! Its a local favorite! GO SOON!

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Phoenix
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Bakery and Donut House will a myriad of offerings. This is quite an operation and has been here for at least 30 years. They do not skimp on the frosting. If you have the cakey sweet tooth like me you won't be disappointed. Park across the street next to the park.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I've had way better donuts...maybe the hype is all about the cakes but I don't think they are so spectacular either.

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San Diego, CA
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

great donuts and coffee and easy and convenient. what more can I say about donuts to make 50 characters...yummy works!

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Encinitas, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a go to spot for cakes and donuts - we have been going here for 20 years! We wouldn't have a celebration without a cake from VG's.

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Dumont, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

great selection. Close to beaches. The staff was friendly and helpful. If you don't find it there it p[probably is not made anywhere.

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San Diego
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

simply the best doughnuts in town! and cakes too for birthday/celebrations. the apple fritter and cinnamon rolls are to DIE for. secret hint, they make fresh doughnuts at 7-8pm for next morning, go after dinner for dessert and get them hot from the oven!

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Additional Information about VJ Donuts

Address: S. Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Phone Number: 760-753-5091
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
Cuisine: Bakery

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