K D Village Donuts - Ventura, CA

Overall Shop Rating: 3 NadasI am continually amazed at the consistent success of the donut industry. No matter where I travel I always seem to spot multiple donut shops in every town, usually one in every strip mall. On this day, I was traveling through Ventura and had to pick up my friend, Daniel LaPoint. This shop was an easy and obvious rendezvous so we decided to enjoy a donut in the process.

Vibe of Shop: 2 Nadas
Some shops feel like “home.” This shop was a home converted into a shop, but without the “home” feeling. Although, I believe the owners actually live in the back, so it is a literal home, and it probably feels like “home” to them…. Just not to me. That could be due to the fact that we visited at 11pm and had to walk through the drive through.

Outside Appearance: 3 Nadas
This store wasn't located in a strip mall. It had a lot all to itself, conveniently located on one of the main roads in Ventura. There were plenty of homes and apartments within walking distance, a desired location for any local business.

Hours: 24 Hours
Though the inside area of the shop is not open past 10pm, you may conveniently walk or drive along the side of the building for 24 hours service.

Service: 5 Nadas
Even in the late hour when we visited this fine establishment the person helping us was helpful and cheery. He even threw in a couple free donuts in the bag! What a great guy!Taste of Glaze Donut: 4 _ Nadas
I was pleasantly surprised at the blend of moist, fluffiness of the dough and the nearly perfect light sugary glaze. To tell the truth, I wasn't expecting such a delicious donut!

Blueberry Donut: Yes!

Coffee: 3 Nadas
Not much to say about it. It was average. On a cold night, it will warm you, and it didn't cause a gag reaction upon consumption.

Special: My favorite part of the shop is the drive thru. I loved the “Please Honk for Service” sign and I couldn't stop laughing at the drive-thru menu. It was grassroots and classy, to say the least. They served coffee drinks and smoothies and highlighted the new flavors well. Ha. I wonder if they would let donutblog.com sponsor a new outdoor menu for them… Hmmmm….

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