The Donut Bar in San Diego Brings a Five-Star Touch to Donuts



Chocolate Almond Donut at the Donut Bar

Photo provided by the Donut Bar

There’s a reason why the Donut Bar in San Diego has attained national recognition—hailed as one of the ten best donut shops in the United States. Owner Santiago Campa, says he’s ”bringing the five-star touch back to the donut.” Discontent with the ubiquitous quality of donuts available, Campa’s desire was to do the opposite, by offering high-end quality donuts in high-end business areas. His philosophy permeates into the donuts crammed with unctuous ingredients like Jim Beam’s bourbon reduction, Vermont maple syrup Belgian chocolate curls crested atop chocolate fudge icing, christened with chocolate bar powder, freshly squeezed Meyer lemons and mildly tart blueberries. Campa also claims that when it comes to donuts, “size does matter.” His 6” x 3” donuts don’t come anywhere close to those being offered anywhere else, and the proof lies in the daily lines that dissolve by midday when most have sold out. With 30 creations to choose from, and new temptations always added, it’s no wonder celebrities like Brad Pitt have stood in line.

The Donut Bar has two locations: 631 B St, San Diego and 18011 Newhope St, Fountain Valley