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The Donut Bar Raises the Dough in Downtown San Diego

The Donut Bar, new to downtown San Diego was recently opened by husband and wife team Santiago Campa and Wendy Bartels after deciding extraordinary donuts with a twist was the right business for them.
By MLiss A Hinshaw

Donut Bar Raises the Delicious Dough in Downtown San Diego

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There’s other ways to eat crème brulee and still enjoy the crackling caramelized top by biting into a fresh creation from the Donut Bar. Real vanilla bean and thick custard filled the soft yeast dough prepared just right and offered the same delightful satisfaction of eating crème brulee from a dish.

The Donut Bar, new to downtown San Diego was recently opened by husband and wife team Santiago Campa and Wendy Bartels after deciding extraordinary donuts with a twist was the right business for them.

All donuts are made with the season’s best ingredients and not mass produced like a typical shop. During the day, Wendy can be seen through the front window delicately dipping round and long delicious treats into small batches of frosting and hand finishing each one. I had the pleasure of watching her artfully use a butane torch to complete the s’mores donuts as if it was fireside at the beach.

The maple bacon caramel bar and Julian apple fritters are customer favorites and clientele input has helped them whip up variations adding a new dimension in the glass display case.
Saturday mornings are known to have long lines of excited customers, some to escape their troubles and others to try the newest sweet to go with the $1 cup of coffee. Whatever the reason for the tasty experience, people are chatting and smiling with anticipation for the daily selections. And there’s just something about a cardboard box with a dozen donuts carried out that raises the eagerness.

Facebook keeps customers updated about the changing varieties and sold out means, get there early next time.

Santiago is working diligently with the building refurbishing and the upper floor will be a lounging area giving customers a place to relax and watch 2,000 donuts a day go out the door in happy hands.

Donut Bar
631 B St, San Diego, Ca 92101
Phone: 310. 625.5571

MLiss A Hinshaw

MLiss A Hinshaw

M’Liss is a freelance travel writer with a niche for food which together makes the world her place to explore fabulous sites and tasty foods. After retiring from public safety work, she picked up the pen and pad and with a camera around her neck started searching for delicious desserts, occasional protein to balance the sugars and all served in scenic locations. A native San Diegan, she enjoys the wonderful year round weather but one can only eat so many fish tacos until its time to hit the road and find what else the universe offers.

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Originally Published: July 10, 2013

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