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3916 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3318
+1 650-843-0658
00:00 - 23:59
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Cumming, Georgia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

If you're looking for lighter than air donuts, this isn't the place. Happy Donuts are dense, flavorful, and delicious. I'd eat here again in a second, and their coffee was freshly made and very good.

Thank TZucco
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

It was an early morning. I was starving. There was the donut shop. What was I supposed to do? They were still warm. They were wonderful. I set back my low-carb regimen about 10,000 calories. And I don't care.

Thank L1364UPpatrickc
Boise, Idaho
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We walked across the street from our hotel for breakfast. We had good, big donuts. They sell other items like coffee and some lunch items.

Thank JulieCandfamily2014
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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304 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Doughnuts were good, atmosphere needs help.That said, there is ample parking and a very nice location.

Thank Boeing767
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174 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Went here as a couple of minutes walk from The Nest for a change of breakfast. Bit of fun to try various US breakfast dishes - great fun!

Thank Mark C
New York, NY
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640 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Well, if you ARE going to indulge in donuts while in the Palo Alto area, this the place! We took our young grandsons but of course we adults couldn't resist the temptation while watching the young 'uns devour theirs. Try their apple fritters or their crullers.

Thank Trup
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

the donuts were so-so. the view of the dirty toilet, that looked like it had not been cleaned for weeks definitely left a bad taste in my mouth. A shame because the place looked okay for the rest.

Thank r7s7i7
Detroit, Michigan
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240 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

If you are showing off your Silicon Valley attitude, you are out of place here, Bub. This is a donut shop like they used to make em when cameras shot Kodachrome and real men wore pocket protectors when they programmed room-size computers! And, like every real slice of America, you didn't need to look too hard to see immigrants to... More 

Thank plamichigan
Palo Alto, California
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295 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Palo Alto only has one donut shop and as such, it could be mediocre and still stay in business. But Happy Donuts lives up to its name. They have a huge variety of donuts (cake, raised, cruller, old fashioned, fritters, multiple varieties of donut holes, jelly-filled, eclairs, etc) plus bagels and sandwiches. So you don't have to need a sugar/grease... More 

Thank Colleen D
Northern Ca
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This place is more then a donut shop. Drinks, sandwiches etc. But oh my, the donuts! I had a blueberry cake donut with crumbles on it and it was amazing! They always have many hot n fresh types. I also grabbed a nice fruit salad for later. Extra helpful staff too. It's always tempting to grab some to bring back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3916 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-843-0658

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?