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Stan's Donut Shop

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2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 296-5982
Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 40
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Dounut Shop Ever

Stan's has been around for a long time. The dounuts are fresh and the glazed are yummy. You can get them warm just out of the fryer. The Cinnamon rolls are good also Its family owned and has a real homey feel towards it. You can watch the guy in the window making the donuts while you are waiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Marcy990
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Santa Clara, California
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Anchorage, Alaska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place is very popular, with good reason. The donuts are as fresh as they come, and they are yummy. The menu is limited, and the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5. If you are looking for that blueberry-strawberry oatmeal donut, you will be out of luck here. But if you want a regular glazed donut, or an... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stan's has been around for a long time. The dounuts are fresh and the glazed are yummy. You can get them warm just out of the fryer. The Cinnamon rolls are good also Its family owned and has a real homey feel towards it. You can watch the guy in the window making the donuts while you are waiting in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Classic donut shop. Must go with the classic glazed donut, fresh off the rack. Never mind the size of the donut, as this sweet treat will melt in your mouth.

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

For over 30 years Stan's has delivered the best Glazed doughnuts, Cinnamon Rolls, Twist and Apple Fritters. Really any mention of other doughnut places only exposes your lack of understanding when it comes to these types of doughnut's. The cake doughnuts are good, but Stan's is about the raised doughnut. Thank You Stan's for always having a line....it shows you... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

So far we've done two dozen of these delicious little donuts. The only two disappointments were the desiccated coconut topping, just a personal thing and we didn't see two fat cops eating donuts and drinking coffee at the counter, that would have made the North American experience complete. But really good donuts

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San Jose, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stan's donuts is something of a local institution. Folks in the area all know about this place and come here. Even though I've moved more than ten miles away, many times on the weekend we go here specifically to get the fresh, sweet, still-warm donuts that Stan's has been serving for years. Or, even better, friends drop by on the... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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240 reviews 240 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The best donuts in town! They are so fresh they literally melt in your mouth! The only downside is they only take cash.

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Santa Clara, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I often stop by to get donuts for business meetings. It is not the closest place to me, but it is by far the best. Many time the donuts are still warm. This is simply the best place to get your donuts.

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California
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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Better come early. There's usually a line. The plain glazed or sugared donuts are the best and softest ever. Great with coffee. No frills donut place and that's just fine with me. Closes early too.

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Santa Clara, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Superior donuts, counter only seating, okay breakfasts, LOVE THIS PLACE! It's a special little gen because there are so few places like this left.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: (408) 296-5982
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?