Best Doughnuts around Australia
Do-nut tell me that you don’t love doughnuts.
Whether you like them dusted in cinnamon and sugar, covered in delicious toppings, filled with a classic jam, custard or cream, or even topped with diced maple bacon – there’s no doubt that a fresh dozen of warm doughnuts give you the ultimate feeling. Thankfully, we’ve created a list of the best doughnuts around Australia.
New South Wales
The Famous Berry Donut Van
The name says it all. Do we need to sell you anymore? Located central to Berry, The Famous Berry Donut Van sees flocks of tourists and locals daily for a few dozen of their freshly made doughnuts. Made to order, we can guarantee that each bite will be worth the wait. Fresh, fluffy and hot. Whether you’re driving through Berry, the donut van is a must pit stop.
Shortstop Coffee & Donuts
With venues across Melbourne and Sydney, Shortstop Coffee & Donuts are made fresh throughout each of their stores. The flavours can only be described as simple, delicious and some, experimental. Selling everything from, the classic cinnamon and sugar to Maple Walnut and Brown Butter, Earl Grey and Rose Cake, Triple Matcha and even Sticky Date and Gingerbread.
Opening its doors to Sydneysiders in 2015, today, Donut Papi is one of New South Wales most renowned doughnut havens. Using a series of experiments, these handmade, gourmet flavours are made using only the best quality ingredients. Expect everything from Durian Brulee, a decadent Biscoff Bombo, a Classic Fairy Bread donut or even UBE-tter.
Australian Capital Territory
After working alongside a Spanish baker in Edinburgh, Bombolini opened its doors to Canberrians to serve a delectable Italian doughnut. More than just the typical cinnamon and sugar covered, jam-filled doughnuts, Bombolini creates artisan doughnuts filled with a variety of handmade custards and jams. Made fresh each morning, although the baker tries to use the traditional recipe as much as possible, visitors will find that there are always tweaks and improvements in each bake.
Known as Canberra’s finest, yeast-raised, hand-cut doughnuts. Using only the finest, local Australian produce for each of their delicious doughnuts, visitors will soon appreciate the taste, texture and aromatic smell within Doughnut Departments walls. Made fresh with love every morning, guests can expect everything from White Chocolate and Freeze-Dried Raspberries, Passionfruit Glaze, Lemon Olive Oil and Basil Glaze, Chai Glaze and even a Matcha Mascarpone.
Upon entering, guests will soon realise that A-Dough Me is a doughnut heaven. With everything from gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options available in their donuts, cronuts, puddings, caramel-, Bavarian- and passionfruit-slices, brownies, cakes and of course, their delectable donut bites. Serving a range of delicious flavours including golden gaytime, salted caramel and apple and cinnamon.
Two sisters started their baking business at the beginning of 2014 with a cake stall at a few local markets. Five years on, Lady Hester is one of Hobart’s most renowned doughnut shops. Made using sourdough as their staple ingredient, the delectable donuts are a three-day process until it ends up in the mouths of its visitors. Expect exotic fillings such as pomegranate and vanilla custard, dark chocolate with salt pistachio, apple and cardamom jam, preserved lemon curd and saffron caramel to name a few.
Little Devil Donuts
What’s better than doughnuts? How about a mini donut van that travels around Launceston in Tasmania? Or maybe the fact that they are made fresh to order and accompanied by a creamy caramel dipping sauce? We introduce you to Little Devil Donuts. The family operated business began after a family trip to Canada. Intrigued by this Toronto based institution, the family decided that Launceston needed a local-mini donut business and so Little Devil Donuts began making tracks. See website for location updates.
It may be small in size, but Hobart’s Small Fry serves up everything but that. Found in Hobart’s dining precinct, during the day, Small Fry is a kitchen and coffee haven. By night, expect private dining and bar. And what better way to pair your coffee or finish a meal than with Small Fry’s range of delicious doughnuts that are made in-house. “Remember, snacks are the most important meal of the day.”
Cue the drooling. Welcome to Doughboy Doughnuts Melbourne – a haven for doughnut lover locals. Found tucked away along Bourke Street, there’s no doubt that there are always freshly baked doughnuts found. To say that they’re delicious is an understatement. Visitors can expect everything from Maple Glaze to Hazelnut Truffle, French Toast, Apple Cider and Banoffee Pie to name a few. Why not grab a box of six or even indulge in their whopping 24 box of deliciousness.
All Day Donuts
What’s the best time to consume a fresh, delicious, warm doughnut? All day we say. Melbourne’s Brunswick All Day Donuts definitely know how to bake up a batter of doughnut deliciousness. Described as sweet, colourful, experimental and mouthwatering, choosing only one doughnut to devour will be the hardest decision! Their menu includes Brown Butter Sage and Hazelnut Crumb, Salted Caramel, Spiced Plum and Custard Cobbler and even Almond Praline.
Baker D. Chirico
If you’re a lover of all things bread, sweets and freshly baked goods, then you will find your calling at St Kilda’s Baker D. Chirico. With three venues across Melbourne, if there’s one thing that Baker D. Chirico knows how to do, it’s working an oven. We can guarantee, whether you opt for a fresh loaf of bread, a box of six doughnuts, hot cross buns, nougat or one of their delectable croquembouche cakes, it will always be the best option. If you haven’t tried Baker D. Chirico yet, you’re missing out.
Bakery on O’Connell
Found in North Adelaide, just a 15 minute walk from the heart of the city, Bakery on O’Connell is one of South Australia’s most renowned bakeries. With over 200 products available in store, there’s no doubt that choosing the perfect sweet treat, or doughnut flavour will be the hardest decision. Handcrafted each day by their professional baking team, visitors can expect everything from cakes to pastries, slices, quiches, doughnuts and so much more. If you have a sweet tooth, then Bakery on O’Connell is for you.
With two venues across South Australia, after indulging in Cherry Darlings, guests will soon realise that they are equivalent to the ‘cherry on top of the cake.’ On top of that, their doughnuts are that exceptional that doughnut lovers will be shocked to know that Cherry Darlings is, in fact, a vegan bakehouse. Expect Snackers, Smoky Beans and Raspberry Sprinkle on their lengthy menu. Of course, there’s also bakery favourites such as cannoli, custard tarts and decadent cheesecakes.
Mary Street Bakery
With five venues spread out across Perth, thankfully, regardless of your location guests will always be able to cater to their doughnut cravings thanks to Mary Street Bakery. Upon entering, visitors will soon be focused at their doughnut specials that seem to draw in a crowd. Although delicious, don’t be deterred from their other goodies permanent to their menus. With a full brunch menu including fried chicken and buttermilk pancakes – the doughnuts will serve as a perfect dessert treat for any meal.
We welcome you to Top Dup, Perth’s freshest artisanal doughnuts and coffee – the ultimate pairing. Found in Willagee with their storefront screaming with a giant fluorescent pink sign, your first point of call is the delicious smell of freshly baked goodies. ‘Instagrammable’ is one word to describe Top Dup, but we prefer ‘scrumptious’. Expect everything from salted creme caramel, white chocolate coconut pistachio, chocolate honeycomb and even blood orange curd – just some of their delectable, extraordinary and very tasty flavours filling their menu.
Get the stretchy pants ready because after visiting Chu Bakery, you’ll need them. Hailing the streets of Highgate in Perth, regardless of your time of visit, a Chu Bakery there will always be something new that catches your eye. Whether it is a new concoction or straight from the oven, each creation is just as delicious as the next. With decadent cakes available, cinnamon twists, tarts, croissants and of course, their speciality, freshly baked, jam-filled cinnamon doughnuts.
Just a short walk from Darwin’s CBD, visitors will find Ben’s Bakehouse – one of the city’s go-to bakehouse. And time surely hasn’t diminished the quality products made. Each day, visitors will find a feast of fresh products available. Handmade, expect everything from mouthwatering pies, delectable pastries and of course, their exceptional doughnuts – the best in the state!
Hailing the streets of East Brisbane, Donut Boys don’t mess around. Handcrafted each day by world-class chefs using locally sourced, fresh, quality ingredients. Guests can expect delectable, artisanal doughnuts from Chocolate Brioche Cream all the way to Apple Crumble. At Donut Boyz, your dream becomes a reality. “Striving to put the magic back into a childhood favourite.”
With “eat donuts for breakfast” as their philosophy, you know that Nodo Donuts will surely be a great time – regardless of when you visit. Putting the fun back into creating and serving delicious, wholesome food, Nodo also specialises in gluten-free items. Expect doughnut flavours such as Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake, Raspberry White Chocolate, Strawberry Hazelnut and Vegan Espresso Martini to name a few.
Flour & Chocolate
With two venues across Queensland including Morningside and Northgate, regardless of which venue you visit both excel in beautiful baked creations. Handmade to order or baked each morning, Flour & Chocolate has everything from cakes to croissants, breads, slices, eclairs, donuts and an impressive savoury selection. Upon visiting, there’s no doubt that you’ll agree that Flour & Chocolate definitely know a thing or two about creating beautiful (and delicious) sweets.
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