Sesame Donuts in San Diego (Photos, Menu, Reviews & Ratings)

Sesame Donuts

Address: 11040 Rancho Carmel Dr # 6, San Diego, CA 92128, United States

Phone: +1 858-451-6621


Menu: View Online

Rating: 4.7


What Time Does Sesame Donuts Open?

Saturday,: 5AM to 10PM

Sunday,: 5AM to 10PM

Monday,: 5AM to 10PM

Tuesday,: 5AM to 10PM

Wednesday,: 5AM to 10PM

Thursday,: 5AM to 10PM

Friday,: 5AM to 10PM

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Sesame Donuts Reviews

PeggySue Werthessen

Amazing donuts – seriously the best that I have ever had. More importantly, the detail toward customer service was outstanding.

As I sat enjoying my donut, I got to listen in as a bit of new hire training was going on. I was completely blown away at the focus on the customer experience.

Oddly Krispy Kreme open up shop across the parking lot six years ago in an effort to displace this decades old family run business. That is literally gross display of the worst that corporate America brings to our society. Shame on them.

I am glad to report that Sesame Donuts is better than any donut that I have ever had – including KK.

I am only glad that I don’t live too close – otherwise I would need larger clothes! Yum!

Christina L

This place has the best freshly baked donuts around. If you are trying to choose between Krispy Kreme or Sesame Donut this is where I would recommend!! These are your classic donuts that have the perfect balance of airy and just a little crisp! Also the owners and their family are the sweetest and most welcoming people.

Bobby G

My wife and I drove from Chula Vista to Rancho Penasquitos to visit friends and she read about this place so we decided to stop by and pick up some pastries. We are so happy so happy we did, now whenever we are in the neighborhood we stop by and pick up some donuts.
The owners are so nice and told us they have been in business for 30 years and the donuts are not as sweet and not as oily as Crispy Cream. It’s amazing we have the 6th best donut shop in our county.

Rae B

UPDATE Dec 11th, 2021: I came back for the croissant, which was the item I liked last time…it was burnt to a crisp!! (See pic) I couldn’t even eat it. Yuck.

Original Dec 5th, 2021 review:
Pros and Cons. Pros: The friendliest donut shop I have ever been in!! Staff are SO nice! Their croissant ham and cheese is amazing! Their donuts are dense/chewy, kind of in between a cake donut and a regular fluffy/airy donut. So, if you like a hearty donut, this is the place!
Cons: Our donuts seemed to be cooked in oil that was a bit too old–donut frying oil has to be changed frequently & it seems we got the donuts that were made last. That can really ruin an otherwise great donut.
Overall, I definitely recommend…just maybe arrive earlier to get the first batch of donuts.

Gina Carsal

Debated on what kind of donuts we wanted to take to the office. My husband and I decided to support the small business. Glad we did! My husband came out with a smile, he said the staff was super friendly. My staff loved the donuts! Will be coming back.

Rhonda Hosler

There is a reason this donut shop is rated in the top 10 nationally! These donuts are DELICIOUS! They will decimate the will power of even the strongest mind and most resistant diet.

Adam Santos

I saw this place in the news recently being a “top” donut shop in San Diego and were known for their popular King donuts. Stopped by Sunday morning (sometime between 7 and 8) to give their donuts a try but unfortunately a sign on the door stopped that from happening because they were closed.

They are also supposed to be known for being open 24 hours but I guess it’s just clickbait. What a waste of time and gas especially during these times.

ZhanYang Zhu

This used to be a very neighborhood friendly donuts store. The service was nice. The donuts were fine. I went there more for the friend services. Once in a while, I’d be happy to stop by after a morning walk and pick up some. We supported the neighborhood store while a big chain donuts store opened a branch just in the same plaza. Now with its recent popularity, I went twice at 8am/9am. Both times the store were closed. They seems only handling online orders. They are losing their identity as a local store. I would not be returning again. It might be a good time to cut down sugar intake anyway. It is sad to see this change.

Jorge Cabello

I am not huge on sweets or pastries but these donuts are phenomenal. Love how fluffy they are; obviously, they are very tasty as well. Didn’t find them to be overbearing in sweetness. Great place, I can tell they get busy but I was in and out in like 2 minutes.

Jarel Watson

Read an article saying that this is one of the best donut shops in the area, so I thought National Donut Day was a great opportunity to check them out. NOPE!! I show up at 6:15am (they open at 5am) and I’m told that they’re still making the dough and won’t have donuts until about 9:30am ! I guess I was lied to because a donut shop that doesn’t have donuts on a day when donuts are celebrated should not be considered one of the best. Needless to say, I won’t be coming back here. Go to Krispy Kreme donuts which is in the same shopping center. At least you know you’ll have donuts to purchase during the time you eat donuts.

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