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195 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5404
+1 805-543-6688
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San Luis Obispo, California
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The donuts are always good at Sunshine Donuts. This little place has been there for decades, and the donuts have always been great.

Thank Tommy O
La Canada, California
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722 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Based on my initial purchase of a apple fritter and a cinnamon roll, I find this place great. The cinnamon roll was moist with a crust that was just the right crispness...the fritter was tasty with a nice crisp, but not dry, crust. I only wish that the proprietor was a little bit more friendly...when we were there she looked... More 

Thank Rogerdob
Arroyo Grande, California
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Very run down establishment on the corner of Higuera and South Streets in SLO. Not really a place to eat, but more a place to pick up donuts to go. The donuts are average, the prices are good. Make sure to go early for fresh donuts.

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254 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Just passing through and drove by and prefer non chain donut shops. I thought they were good. The coffee was ok. The textures and tastes were good but I thought the chocolate could have been richer. I liked the shop a lot and would stop in again.

Thank Shefra
Los Osos, California
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Donuts are great-just the way I remember them when I lived in SLO years ago! Only issue with me is that owners don't speak English that great-they didn't back then either. So it's hard to understand them, and they don't seem to understand the orders that well either.

Thank binksmom92382
San Luis Obispo, California
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165 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2012

For an early morning dozen, this is the freshest place in town for the donuts. I used to walk there every Sunday with my kids. They are fresh and easy to get. I understand the coffee is good also.

Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
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114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Sunshine has delicious doughnuts -- my favorite in the county -- but the counter staff are always indifferent to you being there. They barely acknowledge your presence and act like you are interrupting them. A smile would be nice.

Thank HistoryNutCalifornia
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Paso Robles, California
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52 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2007

aww...it's open 24 hours...the guy who works there at night is really nice.

Thank Cecily R

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-6688

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