Joe Mettee, Owner VG Donut & Bakery -- 1979

Joe Mettee, Owner VG Donut & Bakery -- 1979

VG Donut & Bakery is a full service bakery located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, in Coastal North County San Diego. Specializing in the old-fashioned style of baking, VGs is owned and operated by the Mettee family since 1969, and is now a thriving third generation business. VG or “Very Good” for those who were wondering, is a local’s favorite for a fresh cup of coffee and a bakery item guaranteed to satisfy a sweet tooth.

For many customers, VG Donut & Bakery has become a tradition and a Cardiff landmark. The quick moving line that extends out the doors daily is proof that VGs is more than a bakery, it’s an institution filled with familiar faces.

Newspaper Article "The Cardiff White House and Knights of the 'Round Table'

Newspaper Article "The Cardiff White House and Knights of the 'Round Table'

VGs uses only top quality ingredients to ensure top quality products. Donuts are baked twice daily, at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. We also offer a large variety of pastries, muffins, cookies, bread, desserts and cakes for all occasions, including weddings. In fact, VG Donut & Bakery makes the most reasonably priced and delicious wedding cakes in San Diego.


During the holidays, VGs offers an extensive holiday ordering menu complete with festive desserts, traditional baked goods, cookies, pies, as well as bread and rolls.


Wedding Wire

5-Star Couple's Choice Awards: 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

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The Knot: Best of Weddings 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019


Eventbrite - October 2017

Want to know where to score the sweetest, fluffiest donuts the country has to offer? Here’s the rundown of the 50 American donut shops to knock off your bucket list:

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San Diego Magazine - April 2015  


VG Donut & Bakery


Cardiff | 106 Aberdeen Drive
Yes, you’ve heard VG has amazing donuts, and amazing cakes, and delicious cookies, which is all true. But sometimes you want your scones to be savory. If that’s the case, then you’ve landed on a gold mine. Order a Jalapeño and cheddar—plus one.


Encinitas Magazine

Featured in Encinitas Magazine - 2015

San Diego Magazine 2015 & 2014

Best Donut

San Diego's Best Restaurants 2015

Readers and our food critic pick the best places and dishes in 63 categories

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4th Annual Taste of Cardiff - 2013

Peoples Choice Award


Best Bakery

2-time Runner Up – 10news.com A-List

The Knot – Best of Weddings

2012 and 2013

Newspaper Article -- "Doughnut shop not just eatery to customers"

Grandson Michael Ryan at VG Donut & Bakery -- 2014


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