After an early morning flight to LAX my friend and I needed a bite to eat and coffee, before heading down to the iconic Santa Monica Pier. A quick Foursquare search pulled up Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa Monica and we drove over.
You could smell the delicious doughnuts as we walked up and there was a steady stream of customers – clearly a good sign!
They have Sumptown Coffee Cold Brew on tap, so I went with a cup. Sumptown is a coffee roaster based out of Portland but their coffee can be found at cafe’s across the U.S. including Baby’s on Fire and Spro in Baltimore (thanks to local coffee expert Taylor for that info).
Sidecar is known for frying their doughnuts in small batches every hour to ensure freshness. When I walked in they had just pulled a batch of Huckleberry out of the fryer and the description sounded so good, of course I went with this one. The cakey doughnut was packed with huckleberries and had a sweet huckleberry glaze. It was delicious.
But even better was the Butter & Salt Doughnut that my friend ordered. This was also fresh out of the fryer and the vanilla bean cake was almost gooey and the brown butter glaze was salted perfectly. I could have eaten ten of these they were so good.
Sidecar Doughnuts is located at 631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
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Categories: Cafe, California, Cheap Eats, Dessert, Travels
I will be in Santa Monica next month. Making sure I stop here!
Get the brown butter and salt doughnut!