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Santa Monica, CA: Sidecar Doughnuts + Coffee

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.

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Sidecar Doughnuts + Coffee

You could smell the delicious doughnuts as we walked up and there was a steady stream of customers – clearly a good sign!

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Mural at Sidecar

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).

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Cold Brew Coffee

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.

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Huckleberry Doughnut

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.

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Butter & Salt Doughnut

Sidecar Doughnuts is located at 631 Wilshire BlvdSanta Monica

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