Mary’s Donuts – Santee

Fryer bubbles oil
Yeast rises towards the sky
Donut scent teases.

Looks like the houses in North Park...
Looks like the houses in North Park…
Cool donut sign on the roof.
Cool donut sign on the roof.

Why oh why did I never stop here.  I have passed by many times on the way to Santee or El Cajon.  It’s hard to miss the old building that looks like a house.  I read this place was relocating at the end of the year and finally visited.  Heaven scent greets you as you enter.  Sugar glaze glints under the lights.  Colored sprinkles like the colors of the rainbow.  I would take home all these sweet morsels if I could.  Staff was really nice as I tried to pick the perfect dozen donuts.  So many choices…

One of the display cases.
One of the display cases.
The menu.
The menu.
Fresh donuts!
Fresh donuts!
Apple filled burrito.
Apple filled burrito.

Apple filled burrito was filled with delicious apple bits like an apple fritter.  If you like apple fritters this is the donut for you.

Sugar raised & glazed donuts.
Sugar raised & glazed donuts.

Sugar raised was light fluffy and had delicious sugar sprinkled on it.

Glazed was light fluffy and had a delicious sugar glaze on top for a bit more sweetness than the sugar raised.

Donut maker at work.
Donut maker at work.

There are more donuts I want to try.  Must visit this cool little shop again to get my donut fix.

Sky looks so beautiful after a eating donuts.
Sky looks so beautiful after a eating donuts.

Mary’s Donuts
9031 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 448-4800

 

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6 Comment

  1. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

    Such a lovely oasis of donuts…..
    Must go back soon!

    1. We can go this weekend!

  2. Faye says: Reply

    You should have asked donut maker if you could make one yourself. Can you imagine – like a ‘make your own topping’ donut. Did I just come up with a new business idea.

    1. That sounds like a genius business plan! I want an orange flavored sugar raised donut! Let’s go together so you can ask for me. You have the special force powers that make people want to please you. “These aren’t the droids you are looking for.”

  3. Cathy says: Reply

    So happy to see you made it out here. I’ll miss this location, even though the new location will be closer to home. The ‘real’ apple fritters are huge, and if your timing is right, there’s a dinner plate size Super Twist available. The French crullers are still warm if you show up around 8 p.m. on Friday or Saturday. Open 24/7, so anytime you have a craving…

    1. I’ll have to keep my eyes out for the “real” apple fritter. Sounds like I’ll need some help with the Super Twist. Thanks for the tips Cathy!

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