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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)
760-753-2400
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Tell me what's not to love about this place? It's a casual, low key, bakery that turns out some amazing donuts, cakes, cookies, etc. My kiddos love the happy face cookies, and I love the variety. It's nice to be able to go in and continue to try new things. The cakes that they make for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
amyfli
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tell me what's not to love about this place? It's a casual, low key, bakery that turns out some amazing donuts, cakes, cookies, etc. My kiddos love the happy face cookies, and I love the variety. It's nice to be able to go in and continue to try new things. The cakes that they make for birthdays, or any celebration,... More 

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not only is this the best donut shop in town (all the locals agree) but they also have freshly baked GF items like cookies and cupcakes for those of us who have celiac, so really there's something for everyone. I hear the cronuts are amazing (though I can't try them because of the pesky celiac).

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Thank heatherh0p
San Marcos, California
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family owned, known throughout the community for years friendly servers. Excellent selection of donuts, pastries, bread and cakes so enjoyable. The only thing I'm not a fan of is there coffee. Few outside tables. Mostly take out.

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Thank mac33028
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular bakery located across from the beach and campgrounds with excellent products from doughnuts to All types of cakes. Excellent. Only baked goods.

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Thank Mark H
Encinitas, California
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must for anyone heading trough town or anyone who is craving donut. Kids love it here. They also now have some gluten free options for me!

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Thank Efshany
SD, CA
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

You have to try the blueberry buttermilk bar. So many choices- best place for donuts in San Diego. Be aware that the lines can be long on weekend mornings.

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Thank meins57
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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68 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

For many of us who know and have known VG Donuts for years sometimes forget how good this place is and how it compares with other donut shops around the USA VG DONUTS IS BETTER THAN VERY GOOD! It is simply GREAT! Treat yourself to an early morning arrival and witness the racks of donuts cooling and the busy bakers... More 

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Thank Tattalat
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This bakery has been a fixture in Cardiff, CA, for many years. Their donuts, breakfast rolls, cookies, and cakes are amazing! There are just a few tables inside and out, but many customers head for the beach or home to devour their goodies. On the weekends, and most mornings, there is a line out the door. They have plenty of... More 

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Thank 6031Phyllis
La Jolla, CA
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Stunning Family Owned Donut and Bakery You just can't find a high quality family run donut shop like this on the west coast anymore. Man, they have everything. They bake twice daily. Once at 4am for the morning crowd and again at 4pm for the evening folks. And boy do people like this place. It's busy day and night. Give... More 

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Thank ThePinkCar
Encinitas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Like most North County residents, we started going to VG's years ago for the donuts. I fell in love with their buttermilk bars, plain glazed and then converted to their sinful apple fritters. And then I became inamored of their sticky buns. We discovered that their cakes are the best, too, old time regular white cake (it's really yellow) with... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, 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?
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