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Primo's Westdale Doughnuts

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2918 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-3710
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Best known for their Buttermilk bars. The best in the city bar none!! Shop is very small. But worth the stop. Parking in rear is small & cramped You can probably get away with parking in the bank parking lot.

Thank Roxie P
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Old school since 1956. We arrived after 100pm to get some donuts and pastries but the shelves were almost empty. The elderly lady said this is all we have left and they weren't making anymore for the rest of the day, so you know they only sell fresh donuts. I bought an almond tart and it was delicious.

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

Fresh and simple. Some were really sweet but isn't that what eating a donut is all about? Nice, family run place.

Thank ItsUsInLux2011
Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

If you are looking for classic no-frills donuts, this is the place. We ordered a mixed 1/2 dozen of a cake, buttermilk, old-fashioned, twist, and 2 cinnamon roll donuts. The donuts are perfectly moist and not overly sweet. It's a family run business since 1956 and it's your friendly neighborhood donut shop. Frilly donuts are great too but sometimes the... More 

Thank Dr_Lainey
Mar Vista, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

I am a West Side (West Los Angeles) local and this place is amazing!! We have doubts down the street, new "Artisan Donut Houses" on Abbot Kinney (big shopping street here) that start at $3.00 + per donut. Interesting flavors but nothing like Primos. They take the cake (and the raised dough)! I am not really a donut person, but... More 

Thank Jennifer B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a tiny little donut store that makes the most delicious donuts. This is my second visit to this donut store. Everything is fresh and fantastic!!!! store. Everything is fresh in Fenton restaurant. Everything is fresh and fantastic.

Thank Gordon S
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

If you are looking for a donut with bacon on it, froot loops or a cronut, move along, this if not your donut shop. If you want a classic donut made the old fashioned way, this is the place you have to visit. Food & Wine magazine rated this the #1 donut shot in LA, and with good reason. Primo's... More 

Thank Jason T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Primo's makes exceptional, pretty-much-perfect buttermilk bars, so skip it all, variety be hanged, and just get the buttermilk, which now comes both in bars and in traditional old-fashioned styles, and with a variety of glazes. They are just how you want them crisp on the outside with a minimal old-fashioned glaze, and dense and creamy inside. I don't see how... More 

Thank Dan L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

The buttermilk bars and twisted glazed were quite good. However, the iced (bland flavor) and jelly filled (really sweet) were just OK. Knowing what to order and what not to order, will make our next visit a better experience.

Thank OnTheNarrowRoad
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

Worth the stop, cash only. Classic donuts. Family owned.

Thank ivydturtle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2918 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-3710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?