California Donuts, a Hollywood treasure


Yup, I just wanted to include a glorious photo of a donut to make you drool.

California Donuts, a little gem of a shop hidden in a strip mall in Hollywood, offers a large and classic variety of donuts – glazed, maple glazed, sprinkles, apple fritters, chocolate, cherry-filled, chocolate coconut (oh my!). It’s a mom and pop shop with great service and high-quality desserts (and apparently killer sandwiches, which I plan on trying on my next visit). Biting into one of their donuts and feeling the glaze crack and the sweet maple dissolve in your mouth will make you want to sing in falsetto.

The faded “California Donuts” sign in front of the store is in a surfer font – something you’d expect to see in the opening credits of the 1950s TV show “Gidget.” The parking lot always has one or two police cars; the donuts must be good if police officers are frequently visiting it! The store inside is tiny and nothing to rave home about, but a store is always worth visiting when you’re greeted by a smiling store owner who will you an extra free donut with your $8 dozen.

California Donuts:

5753 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 871-0778


Monday to Fridays, 4:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 4:00 am to 5:30 p.m.

Sundays, 4:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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