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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, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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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
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
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  • Families with children
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Encinitas, California, United States
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 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
133 reviews 133 reviews
63 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 10
  • Cuisine: Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?