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V.G. Donut & Bakery

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106 Aberdeen Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007 (Formerly V G Donuts & Bakery)
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a North San Diego County classic. The place has consistently made the best donuts for decades. I prefer the chocolate raised, the glaze twists, and the old fashions. Everyone has their favorites. Try and see for yourself. By the way, in the evenings when they come out of the oven warm and glistening is also a good time... More 

Thank Mara R
Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Locally owned and surfer approved! VG's in Cardiff is the best bakery. Whether it is a donut before or after hitting the surf, or a cake for a party, VG's delivers the best baked goods. Fun staff, great location. Grab a t-shirt and represent! The absolute best chocolate old fashioned I have ever eaten. Admittedly, parking may be tough, but... More 

Thank LipRipper727
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a local landmark and for good reason. Fresh donuts and other goodies made on the premises. We have been going there for many years. If you are in North County make sure you try them! They also do cakes for birthdays etc.

Thank Leah L
South Bend, Indiana
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly touted. Lines. Different versions of dough fried in oil and then covered with liquified sugar. I don't like paying for hype, but am willing to pay for quality any day. The donuts were good, but prices reflect a 30 - 50% hype premium. Tiny area for dining in, but who wants to dine next to a line of people... More 

Thank carloscalvo2015
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a very special treat, try the filled donuts. Theu usually make them on Thursday or Friday night for the weekend crowd. Get there early (after 8 pm) to get the warm donuts right when they're filled. Yum!

Thank SDquilter
Chandler, Arizona
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have to visit V.G. Donuts every time we are in town! Don't let the wait scare you, worth the wait! Best donuts, cakes ever....

Thank DebDeane
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An old school bakery that is the real deal. A bigger selection than you can imagine, donuts, pastries, etc etc... It reminded me of the bakeries of my childhood, where their cakes and bread, donuts, etc were so fresh and good it was definitely worth the extra stop. I have eaten my last Von's donut!

Thank Jeff H
San Francisco
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We anticipated great doughnuts and the ones we had were excellent. However, they were out of many advertised varieties even though we arrived in the morning. They are so popular, you really do need to get there super early which is kind of annoying. Best Cinnamon crumb doughnut ever!!!

Thank ShamrockGo
Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

While in Cardiff we had to stop by VG Doughnuts and experience what was reportedly the best doughnuts in the area. I was intrigued so we found the place and waited in the line. I really like to see lines, as this is a testimony of a shop's legacy and quality over time. The layout of the place was unique,... More 

Thank Explorer238
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Visiting the area we ordered a birthday cake, chocolate with raspberry filling. The cake and icing were delicious among the very best cakes I have ever had anywhere. When you are there don't forget to get one of their amazing donuts too!

Thank CT H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 am - 7:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Aberdeen Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007 (Formerly V G Donuts & Bakery)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: 760-753-2400

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