Saturday, October 5, 2013

Restaurant Review: Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee

Kellie cannot wait to get her hands on a doughnut and a cup of coffee!
I finally made it to Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee in Costa Mesa with my good friend Kellie. She is turning out to be my partner in crime when it comes to doughnut adventures!
I love the simple and clean look of the place!
I have been wanting to try this place for quite sometime and was happy to go with Kellie for both of our first times! Sidecar is known for using the best ingredients and never using preservatives in their doughnuts!
Everywhere I go I see Mickey!
Lil Oishi is ready to try his first Stumptown Cold Brew!
Besides amazing doughnuts they also carry Stumptown Coffee from Portland, Oregon! These guys are right up there with Portola Coffee Lab in Costa Mesa for their dedication to quality. Quality in their relationships with the coffee bean growers, the coffee making process and the communities that you find them in.

The Cold Brew is just that, coffee brewed without heat. It's a long 12 hour process that results in a smooth, full-bodied brew. Perfect just out of the fridge! Perfect with all of the quality doughnuts from Sidecar!
Sidecar makes about 12 different doughnuts each week and they rotate through all of their flavors. You can go to their site (at the bottom of this post) to see what flavors are available!
This is the best maple bacon doughnut I have ever tasted! The doughnut is light and airy, not heavy like your typical doughnut shops. The maple is subtle and not overpowering which allows for the great taste of the crisp bacon to come through. Just perfect in my opinion!
This was my first experience with huckleberry. Not only is there huckleberries in the glaze but also in the cake! The sweet and tart taste quickly made this another favorite!
I am a sucker for twist doughnuts and this madagascar vanilla twist was one of the best ever. Light and airy and not too sweet made this just perfect for me!
Last but not least is the malasada. Now with parents born and raised on Oahu, Leonard's is famous! And I was just mentioning to some friends why isn't there a malasada on the menu anywhere? Well here it is! These are not quite the same as Leonard's but every bit as good! Soft, light, airy and sugary! I could be back on Oahu right now!

Yes, the doughnuts are pricy but worth every penny. You can taste the quality in every bite. Plus, paired with quality coffee and you have a great meal or snack! I will gladly be back!

Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
270 E 17th St
Ste 18

Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 887-2910

Hours: Mon-Sun 6:30 am - 4 pm

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