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S. Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
760-753-5091
Today
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Donuts and cake

Most people come here for the fantastic donuts but the custom decorated cakes we have purchased here are works of art and delicious!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Marti R
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Encinitas, California, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Encinitas, California, United States
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Most people come here for the fantastic donuts but the custom decorated cakes we have purchased here are works of art and delicious!!!

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Kilauea
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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
70 reviews 70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: S. Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: 760-753-5091

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
  • Cuisine: Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?