January 22, 2021

Lafayette: Johnny’s Donuts; restaurant review

Greater East Bay

Johnny’s Donuts  3629 Mt. Diablo Blvd., (925) 283-9352.  Cash only.  M-Sat 5am-5:30pm, closed Sun.  

exterior of Johnny's Donuts in Lafayette, California
exterior of Johnny's Donuts in Lafayette, California

Situated in a strip mall at the west end of town, this modest little spot has been voted to have the “best donut” in town, and even in the entire Bay Area.  Counter seating and a few booths are available.  I ordered a delicious strawberry-frosted-with-sprinkles cake doughnut that was definitely delish, and my husband was delighted with his old-fashioned.  Of course, sometimes they run out of your favorite, so consider calling in ahead and have your order put aside.  The chocolate raised is their best seller.  On my to-try list is the cinnamon roll, which has been described as “the best ever,” and the maple long John filled with custard.  

interior of Johnny's Donuts in Lafayette, California
interior of Johnny's Donuts in Lafayette, California


donut case at Johnny's Donuts in Lafayette, California
donut case at Johnny's Donuts in Lafayette, California


donut menu at Johnny's Donuts in Lafayette, California
donut menu at Johnny's Donuts in Lafayette, California

2021 pandemic update:  Order to go.  We ate our donuts at home, when we discovered we had been treated to two donut holes.  

donuts from Johnny's Donuts in Lafayette, California
donuts from Johnny's Donuts in Lafayette, California


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images ©2021 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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