It was so hot when I went to Chula Vista for my donut trip on MLK day! Everything has to be put in context of how unbelievably hot it was at just 10:30 in the morning. Crispy's has an interior seating area but I elected for the little table out front to avoid the crowd and I was facing south with the sun directly beating into me. Even with sunglasses on, I was really afraid I was going to accidentally look directly into that sphere and lose more of my eyesight.
Now the main attraction, donuts, that was very awesome. I love Chula donuts! The thing I really enjoyed was the light nature of the dough. I could almost describe my donuts as delicate. I got a strawberry filled powdered donut and a sprinkled, glazed donut to do my taste test. Both donuts had a very light fluffiness that will not fill you up. These things are not going to sit in your stomach like a rock.
I ate half of each donut and then I did something. The strawberry half was asking for it, I merged the two together in a glorious union of donut goodness. The pocket within the powdered strawberry was a perfect fit for the other half of my sprinkled donut. I took a picture of it but I'm not going to post it here. It could very well be an abomination, a real crime against nature. It tasted amazing of course. But seeing the picture, oh man, it looks like a car wreck.
There are coffee jugs on the side counter so you can order a coffee, get a cup, and fill up yourself. So right off the bat you got a few options on what kind of coffee to choose. I had a Columbian blend that was very good, one step above standard stuff. The bubbles in my coffee are only a result of my dispensing into my styrofoam cup.
1471 East H Street
Chula Vista, CA. 91910
Quick Score - 8 - Boring strip shopping center is only downside of location
Donut Quality -10 - Fluffy consistent quality
Donut Selection - 8 - Plenty of choices and amounts
Donut Freshness - 10 - Very fresh
Service - 9 - Great service
Extras - 8 - I didn't see ice cream but other standard extras like breakfast sandwiches
Appeal - 9 - Place carves out some appeal out of that shopping center
Emotion - 9 - I always feel like a 10 walking out of this place
Other's Rating - 10 - Perfect 5/5 stars average rating on Yelp
Price - 5 - Fair
Donut Dunkability - 5 - Donut holes, great light donuts to dunk
Total - 91