Old West Cinnamon Rolls
Our last day in the Santa Maria area required us to maximize our fattiness before heading home. Jean wanted to take me to Old West Cinnamon Rolls to make sure that we maximized our weight gain so we drove up to Pismo Beach to get it. Old West seems to be a local favorite as there was a fairly long line when we got there. It appears to act as an alternative to a donut shop for the locals as there were people just sitting around eating cinnamon rolls with their coffee.
As soon as you approach their front door, you are hit with the divine scent of cinnamon, butter, and baked bread. Really, it's one of the best scents imaginable. Jean and I hopped in line and waited about 10 minutes to get to the front to put in our order. I ordered 10 cinnamon rolls (9 to take home for family and friends and 1 to eat at the store) with their cream cheese frosting as that seemed to be the most standard item. Jean ordered a couple of frosted and 3 crumb rolls. We ate one of the crumb rolls and she took the rest to work to distribute to coworkers.
Both of these cinnamon rolls were soft, slightly chewy, and deliciously sweet. The crumb roll had the added awesomeness of the crunchy texture on the top. I think I may have slightly preferred the crunch roll in the end just because of how unique it was. I now regret not buying all of the other flavors to try as they had original cinnamon, cream cheese frosted, almond, raisin, pecan, walnut, raisin walnut, and crumb. They also had some other baked goods like muffins and brownies, but those did not look nearly as enticing.
For those who aren't willing to make the drive to Pismo Beach, you can wait patiently for them to show up at the OC Fair in the summer as they usually have a stand in the marketplaces within the two main shopping hangars at the fairground. Overall, it was a delicious treat that was well worth the morning drive.
Old West Cinnamon Rolls, 861 Dolliver St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, USA