Costa Mesa: Sidecar doughnuts

OH OH OH MY GOODNESS, a person can gain 10 pounds just standing at the doorway, inhaling the sugary goodness from this tiny little doughnut store! What’s even more special is that Sidecar sells your not-so-ordinary doughnuts in small batches, so they’re fresh, warm and gooey when you get them.

I was at a party in Huntington Beach, and we were talking about doughnuts. The next thing we know, we’re cruising down PCH, heading to Costa Mesa for a 4:00 pm doughnut run on a Saturday afternoon. 
Stephen sampled the September flavor: Cornbread and a Chocolate with Rye, and gave it a thumbs up. We ordered those 2, plus the Huckleberry, Fig and Goatcheese, Apple Fritter, the Vanilla twist, and my favorite one: Maple Bacon. I was warned the doughnuts were not cheap, but the ingredients are worth it. Prices start at $2.25 for the Vanilla, to $3.50 for the Maple Bacon. Plus, they’re not the biggest doughnuts you’ll find.

We took home a box of some, and gosh, they were so pretty in the box! I am not a doughnut person. I find them too greasy, too sweet, or just too overwhelming. So, for me to give this 4 stars is saying something.  I’m still not a huge fan of doughnuts, as I could only eat a half doughnut before calling it quits. Still, its probably a half more than most other doughnuts.
Overall a decent experience. It is not a place you can find an ordinary doughnut.  I don’t know if I’d make a special trip to get another box, but if someone wanted to go for a doughnut run, I’d be game to join them.
Sidecar is opened Sunday – Thursday from 6:30 am-4:00 pm, and on Friday and Saturday until 9:00 pm.  It is located in the back of a strip mall, so plug in the GPS and it’ll lead you here, and right next door is Pie-Not.  And, during peak times, expect terrible parking.  

Fig and Goat Cheese
This medley cost about $24

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