27 October 2012

My FLDSF (Favorite Local Donut Shop Forever) - San Diego's Finest Donuts - 94/100

This place's collar bleeds blue.  The tiny parking lot is chock full of work trucks in the morning.  On University Ave in City Heights I'm alongside construction workers hustling through for a coffee and a donut and it feels like a major rally point for workers in the morning.  A nice long donut counter, foot after foot of donut bliss.

I am usually here at 7:30 AM on a Friday and like many donut shops it is bustling.  But this one never runs out of any kind.  The selection is impressive, a large group of mainly circular donuts, sprinkled throughout the cinnamon buns, the custard cream puff pastries, the donut logs, the twists, the fritters, donut holes, everything you need to get started.

This is a family owned business run by just nice people.  Other selling points: cheap, fast and friendly service but patient when you can't make up your mind, great pickage if you just ask for a dozen and let them choose a variety, and open 24 hours.

I'm a simple man with simple pleasures.  This is one of my local favorites. 

San Diego's Finest Donuts
3458 University Ave (Corner of University & Swift
San Diego, CA. 92104

Quick Score - 10 - Place rules!
Donut Quality - 8 - Near top quality
Donut Selection - 8 - Lost of choices, standard stuff
Donut Freshness - 10 - Always seems fresh
Service - 10 - Fast, friendly, patient, helpful
Extras - 10 - Breakfast sandwiches, ice cream too
Appeal - 10 - Feels like a major neighborhood fixture
Emotion - 10 - I always feel like a 10 walking out of this place
Other's Rating - 8 - 4/5 stars average rating on Yelp!
Price - 5 - fair pricing
Donut Dunkability - 5 - Delicious donut holes available.
Total - 94

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