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Goodwill Fullerton Store Guide | Thrifting & Things To Do

October 7, 2022

Rich in history and culture, this 135 year old city has plenty to offer. Fullerton, CA is the city of fun&food and also fun food! Venture out into the city and discover unique scenes and Instagramable treats – after you visit our Goodwill Fullerton store, of course! 

We rounded up our favorite local places to visit the next time you go thrifting at our Fullerton #OCGoodwill store!


130 N. Raymond Avenue,

Fullerton, CA 92831


No. 1 – Fullerton Arboretum

Located on the northeast corner of the California State University, Fullerton campus, this 26‑acre botanical garden has a mind blowing collection of plants from around the world. This beautiful garden is sectioned into different biomes. One minute you’re walking through a desert, the next you’re walking through a bamboo forest. After a long day of thrifting for treasure, head over to the Fullerton Arboretum and chill out under a shady tree with a lovely view of the pond.

📍 1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831

No 2. – Veronese Café

Check out this hidden gem! This café is actually disguised as a house with an art gallery and garden woven in, creating the ultimate artsy space for all you coffee-house bums. Serving Italian fare, ramen, crêpes & crafty drinks, Veronese will meet all your cravings and needs. This extraordinary café is a perfect spot to dine with family, drink fancy lattes with friends, or have a solo study session for those upcoming final exams.

📍 419 W Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

No 3. – Early Bird

This little restaurant is a great place to go if you’re craving a classic breakfast. With a modern and friendly atmosphere, this cute spot serves market-fresh breakfasts and sandwiches alongside single-source coffee. Grab some grub here before you thrift with OC Goodwill – their pork belly benedict is everything you need in life.

📍 1000 E Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, CA 92835

No 4. – Downtown Fullerton

With a cluster of more than 70 historic buildings, beautiful shade trees, and decorative walkways, this rustic old town atmosphere provides folks a comfortable setting to gather with friends, vibe to some music, and catch up on the latest news. Enjoy a walk down the strip of diverse shops and eateries. If you’re feeling up for it, join the nightcrawlers of Downtown Fullerton for a night of fun and memories. 

No 5. – Zombee Donuts

Open since 2014, Zombee Donuts has been putting a spooky twist on your typical pastry shop. Known for their tasty flavors, fillings, and themed donuts, this family-owned, zombie‑themed bakery is bringing treats to life. They serve gourmet donuts, espresso drinks, and a whole lot of fun every day! Stop by for a sweet treat after scoring some sweet deals at our Goodwill Fullerton store. 

📍 802 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831

No 6. – Dripp Coffee

Get a caffeine boost for your OC Goodwill thrift trip at Dripp coffee, a unique specialty coffee bar located at Downtown Fullerton. This coffee shop serves delicious handcrafted coffee beverages, freshly baked pastries, and a good time. With a modern, decorative interior and a charming courtyard, there’s plenty of space to lounge, hang, or study with a coffee at hand. 

📍 500 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832

No.7 – Polly’s Pies

After a successful thrift at Goodwill Fullerton store, walk right next-door and enjoy a satisfying all American style meal! What better way to end the day with a delicious freshly-baked pie?! Fun fact – this is actually the original location and it’s literally next store to our Fullerton store! 

📍 136 Raymond Ave., Fullerton CA 92831

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