Los Banos Donuts – Los Banos, CA

Overall Shop rating: 3 NadasLos Banos is Spanish for “The Bathrooms.” This town is adequately named. It is perfectly located at a distance between the Bay Area and the 5 and 99 freeways. It makes the perfect bathroom stop. If you’re going to stop to use the bathroom, you may as well stop for a donut!Vibe of Shop: 2 Nadas
I liked the checkered floors but I felt that it was a bit too grungy. There is a fine line between home-style and out right dirty. This erred on the dirty side. The one positive thing: Good use of “donut pink.” I think Crayola should make this a new color of crayon.

Outside Appearance: 4 Nadas
I love a donut shop with a drive thru... especially one that specifically asks you to not walk through it!

Hours: 24 Hours!

Service: 4 Nadas
The guy who helped us was friendly and Asian.

Taste of Glaze Donut: 3 Nadas
This glaze was perfectly in the middle. Not bad, and not epic. I’m looking for that donut that melts in your mouth with the perfect fluffiness, moistness, and light glaze that makes your taste buds scream with ecstasy.

Blueberry Donut: No ☹

Coffee: 3 1/2 Nadas
The coffee was decent. I would put it as comparable to a regular cup of coffee at Starbucks. Special: I loved the drive thru. I’m beginning to realize that most donut shops double as sandwich shops. This place follows suit. I didn’t try a sandwich so I can’t vouch that they are any good. I think they should make a donut sandwich.

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