Parlor Doughnuts, which opened to huge crowds in Evansville, Indiana earlier this year, will travel cross-country for its second location. Its arrival is still a ways off — early 2020 — but the cafe and sweets shop will be part of SALT, downtown Oceanside’s luxury apartment and retail development near the Oceanside pier.
Owner Darrick Hayden’s wife is from San Diego, which explains the move. His son Noah runs a roastery in Evansville called Proper Coffee that will fuel the cafe’s barista bar and may eventually open a roasting facility here.
Made in small batches, Parlor’s signature treats are the flaky fried croissant-style doughnuts made famous by cronut king Dominique Ansel. They’re available in a large range of flavor combinations, from French Toast with maple glaze and cinnamon sugar and Campfire with marshmallow glaze, graham cracker, and chocolate chips to Dreamcicle with orange and vanilla glaze. The shop also makes vegan and gluten-free baked doughnuts as well as a sugar-free variety.
Hayden says that the all-day eatery will serve an expanded menu, offering everything from acai bowls and toasts to sandwiches and cookies. He told Eater that they may open more locations in the San Diego area.
Marc Karren of Location Matters represented the landlord and tenant in the lease.