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V.G. Donut & Bakery

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106 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007 (Formerly V G Donuts & Bakery)
+1 760-753-2400
05:00 - 19:00
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Sun 05:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Some of best donut and bakery goods that you'll ever enjoy. Indoor and outdoor limited seating. Reasonable cost and beverages.

Thank Bill B
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

VG's is an institution in Cardiff, and offers outstanding donuts, cookies, muffins, cakes, and bread. While there is always a line out the door, the employees keep it moving. It is not a restaurant, as such, but a bakery.

Thank sandyaqh
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Been here forever. Very popular with long lines going out the door weekend mornings. Donuts, cookies, and cakes.

Thank ericEncinitas
Encinitas, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have ordered 3 cakes in the past, walk-in to buy cookies or a treat...Not good or barely just okay. Not impressed. Ralph's bakery is the best around! Trader Joe's, Stater Brother's better than V.G.

Thank Travis W
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to V.G. Donuts for 25 years, and it was legendary even back then. Often a line out the door, but it moves quickly. People having to decide which delicious treat to choose is probably what slows things down. All of the pastries are amazing, but particularly the bear claws!! They have a few tables outside, but basically... More 

Thank Nancy v
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125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Try anything with chocolate (always high quality with good ingredients). Nice atmosphere, friendly family.

Thank Marvin W
Encinitas, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

After conducting almost 45 years of intensive, hands on research into the matter, I have concluded there is no equal to VG Donuts. Move over, Krispy Kreme, Tim Horton and Dunkin' donuts!

Thank nancyandzach
Bakersfield, California
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96 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I first came here over 40 years ago and just returned and its still there--still a great value and with some of the best donuts in the San Diego area. Out of way unless you are in north county area, but worth the trip.

Thank JBakersfield
Louisville, Kentucky
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153 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I grew in Cardiff and this was the goto donut shop. Why? Because they truly make the best donuts I've ever had. I've been all over the U.S., to Canada and South America. No other donut shop has come close to the flavor of VG's. Why is this? It's because VGs uses real chocolate, maple syrup, sugar, butter in their... More 

Thank Mojofishing
Encinitas, California
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I cannot go past this fabulous old time bakery and not pick up a few treats. I am not a junk food or fast food person but these cookies and pastries are absolutely mouth watering. They taste like homemade goodness. Going there again today. If your going to waste the calories go for the good stuff!!!

Thank 1Eeyore99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:00 - 19:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007 (Formerly V G Donuts & Bakery)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-2400

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