There's nothing quite like the sweet taste of a warm, freshly glazed doughnut. For that matter, there's nothing quite like the smell of fresh-baked bread or the taste of sweet filling in a danish.
That's why, in the same vein as , San Clemente Patch is holding a contest to find the best bakery in town.
Many of our counterpart Patch sites in Orange County are holding contests for the best cupcake, but it seems the cupcake fad that's swept the nation has missed San Clemente.
But we've still got plenty of good, old-fashioned pastry-and-coffee shops. A cupcake contest would hardly be appropriate here in this south Orange County doughnut mecca.
Here's some of our favorite places, but we want to hear from you:
And we can't forget the 500-pound bakery gorillas in the room: , and
Sure, they're not necessarily quaint, but there's got to be a reason why they're so successful, right?
Nominate your favorite before Sunday at 5 p.m., and we'll include it in our poll. We'll start the voting on Monday at 9 a.m. Leave your favorite spot in the comments.
Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the editor, based on poll results, comments and reviews on Patch Places.