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If you're in Cayucos, CA and you're in the mood for a cinnamon bun, where do you go? The gas station. Duh.

Anyway, the former Chevron station was recently renovated with no indication as to whether the cinnamon buns would return with the new station. Alas, Cayucos Gas opened with not only gas pumps, but a bakery case featuring pastries and breakfast burritos.

My future in-laws love the breakfast burritos and the cinnamon buns continue to be excellent. I'm glad to see that they're back.

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  1. thanks for the tip--I'll pass it on to the paper--hope they give them a well-deserved nod.

    But you didn't really mean to say *alas* did you?? as in 'sadly'

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    1. re: toodie jane

      Eeek! Thanks for pointing that out! I totally used it incorrectly... I meant "however". :) No, I'm not sad to see cinnamon buns return. My waistline might have been, but I was more than thrilled.

    2. Had some lunch there a week ago--an amazing Mexican Chicken stew. The baked goods look nice--huge cookies. Everything is baked here in their NEW large kitchen.

      1. Succumbed to the hype and paid $3.99 for a cinnamon roll at the gas station with a bakery case (Cayucos Gas Mini Mart). Stale, hard cinnamon roll. . . cream cheese frosting served separately was ok. But frosting can't quite make up for this serious rip-off. Maybe they can be good, just check first and ask if they're fresh.
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniew...

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        Cayucos Gas Mini Mart
        198 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430

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        1. re: Melanie Wong

          Here's a thread with more recent updates and downhill alert.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7842...

          I would appear that sometime this past May the place either changed hands or their approach to the deli concept. Toodie Jane and I both were disappointed on our return visits. Prior to that I would always make an 8 am morning trip to stock up on newspapers and quite varied selection of pastries and breakfast sands or burritos.

          [ETA] That bun looks gawd awful, no resemblance whatever to the great looking ones from before.

          1. re: PolarBear

            Thanks for connecting the dots and now we know the proper name of the place to lay blame. I was there in August. At least the diesel was less expensive than in Cambria to fill my tank.