I recently made my way back to my hometown of Fullerton and I was happy to see a sort of revitalization of the downtown area. Plenty of eating establishments intermingled with some consignment shops and coffee houses. I think that “eclectic” is a pretty accurate description of the downtown Fullerton vibe these days.
On this particular day I was with my brother and we both were craving a nice, juicy burger. The Burger Parlor quenched that craving. Burgers here are indeed juicy and the buns are pretty darn good too.
But the star of the lunch, I thought, was the onion rings.
Wow! Beautiful golden rings of deliciousness, I don’t know what they put in the batter to make them so light, crunchy, and irresistibly addictive, and to be honest, I don’t really care, just give me more please! Oh, and if you love a thick milkshake (and I don’t know who doesn’t), you must try one here. We got the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake and yes, it did taste just like the cereal.
Our next stop was Hapa Cupcakes. When I stepped inside this bake shop, I was mesmerized by the gorgeous display of cupcakes staring back at me. What makes Hapa Cupcakes stand out from other bakeries is their alcohol-infused cupcakes. Flavors like kahlua mudslide, rum coconut, and chocolate covered strawberry champagne, just to name a few. They also carry a variety of non-alcoholic as well as gluten-free, vegan cupcakes.
The Burger Parlor: 204 N. Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA
Hapa Cupcakes & Cakes: 105 W. Amerige Ave, Fullerton CA