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Australia’s 18 Best Doughnuts To Try in 2021

Australia's 18 Best Doughnuts To Try in 2021. Photographed by Annie Spratt. Image via Unsplash.

The only ring we need is a freshly made doughnut from one of Australia’s best doughnut shops!

Whether you like them rolled in cinnamon and sugar, decorated with delicious toppings or filled with a classic jam, custard or cream – there’s no doubt that freshly made doughnuts give you the ultimate feeling.

So, to help you on your quest on where to find the best doughnuts in Australia, we’ve ringed around and found the 18 best doughnut shops you must visit in 2021:

The Best Doughnuts in New South Wales:

The Famous Berry Donut Van
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The Famous Berry Donut Van

The name says it all. Located central to Berry, The Famous Berry Donut Van sees flocks of visitors and locals pop by 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 Famous Berry Donut Van is a must visit in 2021.

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73 Queen St, Berry, NSW 2535
Shortstop Coffee & Donuts
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Shortstop Coffee & Donuts

With venues across Melbourne and Sydney, Shortstop Coffee & Donuts ensures that their ringed goodies are made fresh throughout each of their stores daily. Home to some of Australia’s best doughnuts, here the flavours can only be described as simple, delicious and experimental. Selling everything from the classic cinnamon and sugar to the more delectable such as Triple Matcha, Early Grey & Rose, Rhubarb Cheesecake and Maple Walnut & Brown Butter to name a few. All-in-all, Shortstop Coffee & Donuts is one doughnut shop worth visiting this year.

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Shop 3/23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, NSW 2000
Donut Papi
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Donut Papi

Opening its doors to Sydneysiders in 2015, today, Donut Papi is renowned as one of New South Wales best doughnut shops. These handmade, gourmet-flavoured doughnuts are made using only the best quality ingredients. Expect everything from collaborations with the likes of Biscoff, Fireball and more. Or, for something more traditional, Donut Papi is also home to other mouthwatering delights such as a Blueberry Bear Claw, Glazed Apple Fritter and, lets not forget their famed Glazed Cinnamon Scroll.

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34A Redfern St, Redfern, NSW 2016

The Best Doughnuts in the Australian Capital Territory:

Bombolini
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Bombolini

After working alongside a Spanish baker in Edinburgh, Bombolini opened its doors to Canberrians to serve a delectable Italian doughnut in the heart of Australia. More than just the typical cinnamon and sugar covered or jam-filled balls of joy, Bombolini creates artisan doughnuts that are then stuffed 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. Regardless of your taste preference, this doughnut shop is one of the best in Australia.

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2 Victoria St, Hall Canberra
A-Dough Me
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A-Dough Me

Upon entering guests will soon realise that A-Dough Me is a doughnut heaven. Home to some of Australia’s best doughnuts, A-Dough Me has everything from gluten- and dairy-free options with vegan alternatives too. And don’t expect your standard ringed doughnut here either – visitors will be able to munch on the likes of cronuts, puddings, slices, brownies, cakes and of course, their delectable donut bites. Just as you’d imagine they also serve a range of delicious flavours including Golden Gaytime, salted caramel and apple and cinnamon.

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3 Clare Burton Cres, Franklin, ACT 2913

The Best Doughnuts in Tasmania:

Lady Hester
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Lady Hester

Two sisters started their baking business at the beginning of 2014 with a cake stall at a few local markets. Almost seven years on, Lady Hester is one of Hobart’s and Australia’s best doughnut shops. Made using sourdough as their staple ingredient, the delectable doughnuts follow a three-day process until it ends up in the mouths of its visitors. Expect exotic fillings such as Rhubarb and Rose Jam, Preserved Lemon Curd and Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt to stack up on their menu.

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52 Sandy Bay Rd, Battery Point, TAS 7004
Little Devil Donuts
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Little Devil Donuts

What’s better than doughnuts? How about a mini doughnut van that travels around Launceston in Tasmania? Or maybe the fact that they are made fresh to order and are accompanied by a creamy caramel dipping sauce? Meet Little Devil Donuts – the family operated business which began after a family trip to Canada. Intrigued by this Toronto-based institution, the family decided that Launceston needed a local, mini doughnut business and so Little Devil Donuts began making tracks. See website for location updates.

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The Best Doughnuts in Victoria:

Doughboys Doughnuts
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Doughboys Doughnuts

Victoria, cue the drooling. Welcome to Doughboys Doughnuts in Melbourne – a haven for doughnut loving locals. Found tucked away along Bourke Street, there’s no doubt that there’s always freshly baked doughnuts at this CBD shop. To say that they’re delicious is an understatement. Visitors can expect everything from Basque Cheesecake, Vanilla Glaze, Maple Old Fashion and Cookie & Cream to devour. Renowned for serving some of Australia’s best doughnuts, Doughboys Doughnuts is a must visit in 2021.

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535 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
All Day Donuts
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All Day Donuts

What’s the best time to consume a freshly made, delicious doughnut? All day we say. Melbourne’s 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 ever-changing doughnut menu includes the likes of Maple Pecan, Pistachio Glaze, Coffee Passionfruit, Sour Cherry and Strawberry Cheesecake.

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12 Edward St, Brunswick, VIC 3056
Baker D. Chirico
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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.

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The Best Doughnuts in South Australia:

Bakery on O’Connell
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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.

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128-130 O'Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006
Cherry Darlings
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Cherry Darlings

Similar to the cherry on top of a cake, Cherry Darlings in South Australia aims to be just that. Found in Forestville, this vegan bakehouse is one of the best doughnut shops in Australia. Expect classic jam-filled doughnuts or more fun and frivolous flavours such as Snickerdoodle Cookie, S’mores and Lamington alongside their cannolis, custard tarts and decadent cheesecakes!

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5 Aroha Terrace, Forestville, SA 5035

The Best Doughnuts in Western Australia:

Mary Street Bakery
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Mary Street Bakery

With six venues spread out across Perth plus an online store, regardless of your location guests will always be able to cater to their doughnut cravings thanks to Mary Street Bakery. Home to Australia’s best doughnuts, upon entering visitors will be drawn to their doughnut specials that seem to pull in a crowd each day. Although delicious, don’t be deterred from the other goodies permanent to their menus. With a full brunch menu including a mouthwatering Buttermilk Fried Chicken Brioche ($20); Mary Street Bakery’s doughnuts will serve as a perfect treat after any meal.

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Top Dup
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Top Dup

We welcome you to Top Dup, Perth’s freshest artisanal doughnuts and coffee shop – 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. Although Top Dup’s doughnuts are Instagrammable, they are equally scrumptious to eat too. Available in all shapes and sizes, visitors can expect everything from Lemon Meringue Pie Croughies, Marble Mud Cake Doughnuts and, our personal favourite, the Raspberry Coconut Finger Bun.

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82 Archibald St, Willagee, WA 6156
Chu Bakery
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Chu Bakery

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, at 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, here you’ll also find cinnamon twists, tarts, croissants and of course, their specialty: freshly baked, jam-filled cinnamon doughnuts.

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498 William St, Highgate, WA 6003

The Best Doughnuts in the Northern Territory:

Ben’s Bakehouse
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Ben’s Bakehouse

Just a short walk from Darwin’s CBD, visitors will find Ben’s Bakehouse – one of Australia’s go-to doughnut shops. Each day visitors will find a feast of freshly made products available at Ben’s Bakehouse. Handmade, you can expect everything from mouthwatering pies, delectable pastries and, of course, their exceptional doughnuts – the best in the Northern Territory!

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2/26 Knuckey St, Darwin City, NT 0800

The Best Doughnuts in Queensland:

Nodo Donuts
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Nodo Donuts

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 goods. With eight venues across Queensland, doughnut lovers can expect flavours such as Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake, Raspberry White Chocolate, Strawberry Hazelnut and Vegan Espresso Martini to name a few.

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Flour & Chocolate
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Flour & Chocolate

Residing in Morningside and Northgate, regardless of which venue you visit, both excel in beautifully baked creations. Handmade to order or baked each morning, Flour & Chocolate has everything from cakes to croissants, breads, slices, eclairs, doughnuts and an impressive savoury selection. Specialising in creating delicious sweets, this doughnut shop is a must-visit in 2021.

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Various Locations

Love doughnuts? Test your obsession with our 10-question quiz on international doughnuts. Or, if you’d like to make your own, try this Easy and Delicious Blackcurrant Jam Doughnut Recipe.

Feature image: Photographed by Annie Spratt. Image via Unsplash.
This article was first published on June 06 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on June 04 2021.
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