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OC Superstar Sidecar Doughnuts Expanding to Little Italy

This will be the brand’s second shop in San Diego

Lemon pound cake doughnuts.
Lemon pound cake doughnuts.
Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

One of the biggest names in doughnuts is coming to Little Italy. Launched in Costa Mesa in 2012, Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee operates several locations across Southern California, from Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach; its first San Diego shop debuted in 2018 at Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

Sidecar will be landing at 2100 Kettner, the six-story mixed-use development on Kettner Boulevard; a rep for the company tells Eater that the 1,100-square-foot store is due to open by Spring 2024.

Known for hand-making its doughnuts in small batches throughout the day, the brand is most famous for its cake-style doughnuts, regularly available in core flavors including butter and salt, huckleberry, Saigon cinnamon crumb, and maple-bacon. Vegan and gluten-free options are also offered, as well as seasonal flavors like bourbon pecan pie. Other popular items include the basil eggs Benedict, a savory yeasted doughnut filled with a poached egg, ham, and basil hollandaise. The Little Italy shop will feature a coffee and tea menu that includes Vietnamese iced coffee and chai lattes.