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S. Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
760-753-5091
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5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
A local favorite for decades

This is THE place to go for cakes, donuts, and other bakery things. Whenever we're at a birthday party and the cake looks and tastes amazing everyone knows it came from VGs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Jennifer R
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Encinitas, California
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  • Families with children
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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is THE place to go for cakes, donuts, and other bakery things. Whenever we're at a birthday party and the cake looks and tastes amazing everyone knows it came from VGs.

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Encinitas, California, United States
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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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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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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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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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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
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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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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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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

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