There’s so much sweetness to be found in and around Lompoc and the Lompoc Valley.
Flower-filled, postcard-perfect hills. Cool climates and calming breezes. Warm smiles and soft hearts. And never any shortage of sweet things to do—including watching super-sweet space launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base.
So yes, there’s always a sweet time to be found in this sweet place we love to call home. Each and every time you visit.
Maybe you’re one of those people who’s even sweeter than usual. Right down to your incurable sweet tooth. If this sounds like you, we’d love to serve up an extra helping of sweetness—and good guidance on where to find, feel, and feed it.
No matter how, why, or where you choose to launch (or end) your very own Lompoc Sweet Tooth Tour, it helps to have a solid rundown of some sweet spots in and around Lompoc. That’s what we’re here for.
Bon appétit and stay sweet!
Open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Love cupcakes? Can’t get enough cookies? Then Sweet Baking Co. is the place for you. A recent daily menu sampling revealed the following options: carrot cake, pumpkin spice cake, cake truffles, chocolate chip cookies, soft sugar cookies, edible cookie dough, stuffed crepes, and even keto cheesecake. If you’re having a hard time picking just one, Sweet Baking Co. offers 2-, 4-, 6-, and 12-pack cupcake boxes. Just make sure to remember their tempting doors are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Open daily from 5 a.m.–6 p.m.
Maybe donuts are your thing. Just a short stroll down H Street from Sweet Baking Co., you’ll find everything you could ever want at the charming Lompoc Donuts. This longtime Lompoc institution offers a wide range of traditional cake donuts, donut holes, bars, cinnamon rolls, stuffed sweet croissants, and more. Delicious breakfast croissant sandwiches are also available. In a hurry and can’t make it in? Lompoc Donuts delivers—and are even available on DoorDash.
Open Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m.–4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
What can be better than time spent in Lompoc’s famed “wine ghetto”? A pre- and/or post-vino visit to nearby Capulín Eats & Provisions. Here, you can enjoy espresso, mocha, horchata, and an array of tasty coffee drinks. Along with a delicious Nutella Toastie (fresh-baked and toasted sourdough bread filled with Nutella, strawberries, and bananas), various desserts, breakfast treats, sandwiches, and more. Just remember this sweet shop is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Tuesday from 7:30–11 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Life in laid-back Lompoc is anything but a…stressful grind. So take the name of this festive, fun, tropical-themed café with a grain of salt. Or maybe a spoonful of sugar. Coastal Grindz Café has become well-known in Lompoc for serving up tasty coffee, baked goods, and sandwiches seven days a week.
Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
It may be most readily known for serving super-juicy grilled hamburgers and cheeseburgers, but Eddie’s Grill also has a sterling reputation for whipping up the best milkshakes in Lompoc. In addition to the time-honored vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry shakes, Eddie’s also offers cookies-and-cream and pineapple-coconut milkshakes. Talk about delicious…
Open Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 2pm
One Room Escapes & Coffee is not just a place for challenging escape room games and tasty coffee, but also a perfect spot to indulge in delightful desserts. This cozy café offers an extensive selection of sweet treats that will satisfy any sweet tooth cravings. From classic handmade cinnamon rolls and donuts to fruity scones and jumbo cookies, their desserts are made from high-quality ingredients and are crafted to perfection. And don’t forget their fresh-made syrups crafted onsite and used in their coffee drinks!
Open daily from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. (opens at 11 a.m. on Sunday)
In business since 1946 and still boasting 66 locations, Fosters Freeze is a bit of an ice cream institution in Southern California. The Beach Boys’ hit song “Fun, Fun, Fun” was inspired by the Hawthorne location, and the Atwater Village shop appears in the cult classic film “Pulp Fiction.” In Lompoc, the local location is still as sweet as can be. “California’s original soft serve” always offers creamy, dreamy, super-soft ice cream concoctions that melt in your mouth. Soft-serve cones can also be hand-dipped, and milkshakes, sundaes, parfait, twisters, and freezes are all on the diverse, delicious menu here. Mmmmmmmm…
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