I'm going to preface this entry by saying if you're looking for a quick donut run, Stardust Donut Shop is not the place to go. This place has amazing donuts, yes, but you WILL be waiting in a very long line to get your hands on one of these fresh bad boys.
Jon and I woke up early one morning a few months back and decided to drive down to Imperial Beach for what I heard to be "the best cinnamon rolls ever." The most off-putting part about Stardust is that they open when they want, they close when they want and sometimes they don't show up at all. Here are their business hours to prove it:
When Jon and I arrived at about 9am, there were two men inside this little shop (you can watch them make the donuts, too cute!), but no line and seemingly no donuts. We walked across the street to a thrift store and I called only to have them tell me they just started and weren't sure when they'd be opening. We waited until about 10am and headed back. By this point there were 6 people in line and still not open. We waited another half hour until they opened their window and started taking orders. NOW I know why everyone says to be there early or you won't get any of their infamous cinnamon rolls. The first lady got a dozen cinnamon rolls, the next guy got two dozen... I was starting to worry they'd be out by the time we got to the window, but the second guy kept pushing them out and replenishing the trays. The line started to wrap around the corner and by the time we knew it, it was our turn! We got 3 cinnamon rolls, an old fashioned and jelly donut. OH MAN, these cinnamon rolls were piping hot and delicious as ever, melt in your mouth and totally worth the wait.
Location: 698 Highway 75 Imperial Beach, California 91932