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Doughy Delights: Where to Find the Best Donuts in Melbourne

Iced, glazed, sprinkled or classic cinnamon sugar, we know the places to go for the best donuts in Melbourne.

All Day Donuts

While the jury's still out on the correct spelling of these delicious desserts, if there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that donuts are an elite sweet, and the only one we can forgive for having a giant hole through its centre.

Whether you’re into glazed, stuffed or sugar-coated delights, the humble donut is having a serious moment right now and we are here for it.

With plenty of demand comes plenty of supply, so we’ve narrowed down the best donuts in Melbourne to satisfy your sugar cravings.

Sloppy Joe's Deli

Sloppy Joe's Deli

For downright delicious donuts, epic sangas and coffee in the CBD, you must visit Sloppy Joe's Deli.

Start with their namesake Sloppy Joe, a brioche bun brimming with Angus beef sloppy sauce, but make sure to leave room for dessert.

Seriously, if you've got a sweet tooth, the cabinet brimming with these holy creations is sure to satisfy. The maple bacon is a popular choice, and the perfect balance of sweet, savoury and salty. 

Ground 423 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Shortstop Coffee & Donuts

Shortstop Coffee & Donuts

Taking it back to basics, Shortstop Coffee and Donuts do exactly that – coffee and donuts.

Baked fresh daily, these delectable treats boast creative flavour combinations, with both the donuts and coffee thoughtfully created with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.

We’ll take the not-so-classic cinnamon and cardamom-infused donut any day of the week, and the maple walnut and brown butter are simply too good to turn down.

12 Sutherland Street, Melbourne

All Day Donuts

All Day Donuts

This little Brunswick gem churns out big, fluffy and brightly frosted doughnuts like the Don Homer, a raspberry-glazed and sprinkled number that looks like it came straight out of the Simpsons.

Every day they switch up their selection with wacky and unfailingly delicious flavours, made to be chowed down alongside a hot filter coffee – the 'Mango Sando' was a recent standout.

12 Edward Street, Brunswick

Doughboys Doughnuts

Doughboys Doughnuts

Those who have tried the doughnuts at Doughboys will eagerly attest to them being some of the best donuts in Melbourne.

A popular favourite among Melbourne’s sugary circles, they serve up a bountiful selection of flavours, which means that whatever you’re craving, they have something to satisfy.

After trying their Banoffee Doughnut spiked with banana whipped cream, caramel and dark chocolate, you’ll never feel the need for the pie version again.

535 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Penny For Pound

Penny For Pound

This pocket-sized pastry powerhouse does creative takes on all your favourite baked goods, and their donut selection is particularly good.

The showstopping fig, honeycomb and orange crème brûlée doughnut catapulted them to (Insta)-stardom, but the raspberry and pistachio version is equally epic.

Every month is a new selection of baked treats, always with a new donut for you to try. For Richmond locals, Penny For Pound is a Saturday morning tradition.

410 Bridge Road, Richmond

Bistro Morgan

Bistro Morgan

Colourful masterpieces full of delicious fillers, Bistro Morgan is a sweet tooth’s heaven of milkshakes, frozen desserts and of course, their signature donuts - that just so happen to be some of the best donuts in Melbourne.

With a combination of the classics and innovative flavour creations, these Insta-worthy treats are made fresh daily, with high-quality and natural ingredients.

For a camera-ready donut that your 12-year-old self could only dream of, look no further than the Cookie Monster – a brioche donut loaded with Funfetti cake batter and topped with white chocolate, Oreo, cookies 'n' cream chocolate and sprinkles. Yum.

190 High Street, Windsor

400 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Levain Doughnuts

Levain Doughnuts 

Levain is a Melbourne-owned and operated donut caterer offering a scrumptious range of premium handmade donuts.

Specialising in a variety of yeast-raised artisan donuts in a wide variety of delicious flavours, you can enjoy the classics like jam or vanilla glazed, or something a little more decadent like lemon meringue or cookies and cream,

Levain has you covered with some of the best donuts in Melbourne, with their one-of-a-kind menu also catering to vegan and flourless dietary requirements.

100 Nepean Highway, Mentone

802 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 


Piedimonte's Supermarket 

We've got a secret, a good one. The ricotta donuts made fresh every morning at beloved Piedimonte's in Fitzroy North simply hit different, and deserve a spot on the best donuts in Melbourne list. 
Head in to try these delicious homemade treats all made in-store by their amazing pastry chefs - and prepare to leave forever changed.

The freshness of the ricotta within, the perfect hit of sugar...if you love your donuts Italian-style, these will completely blow your mind!

37/49A Best Street, Fitzroy North


TODCO (The Oakleigh Donut Company)

TODCO have been proudly serving artisan donuts and specialty coffee since 2017 and has quickly risen in the ranks to become home to some of the best donuts in Melbourne.

It's a super fresh donut range consisting of more than 20 flavours, made up of yeast-raised and cake doughnuts.

With three locations scattered around Melbourne, what are you waiting for?

Oakleigh, South Yarra & Richmond

Candied Bakery

Candied Bakery

We're calling it. The vanilla slice doughnuts from Candied Bakery are hands down some of the best donuts in Melbourne.

Armed with an impressive repertoire of fresh baked goods, this Westside neighbourhood bakery is renowned for the scrumptious array of in-house made donuts.

While savoury bites are available, peeling your eyes away from the likes of peaches and cream, vanilla slice and red velvet donuts is a mighty task.

81A Hudsons Road, Spotswood

American Doughnut Kitchen

American Doughnut Kitchen

If donuts for breakfast is your vibe, then the American Doughnut Kitchen will sort you out with the goods, and by goods, we mean piping hot, freshly made jam donuts.

Trading since the '50s, no trip to Queen Vic Market would be complete without picking up a bag of these moreish bite-sized beauties from the iconic donut van.

Pumped with raspberry/plum jam and generously rolled in sugar, they’re a delicious accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Queen Victoria Market, Queen Street, Melbourne

Tivoli Road Bakery

Tivoli Road Bakery

Tivoli Road in South Yarra offers the perfect donut and coffee pit stop with some of the best donuts in Melbourne.

Constantly rotating their donut range, be sure to pop in whenever you’re in the area to see what’s on offer.

We’re hankering for the chocolate custard and honeycomb or the strawberry Native thyme jam cheesecake. Too much? Never…

3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra

Loving our pick of the best donuts in Melbourne and looking for more baked delicacies? Check out the best bakeries for a sweet treat, and the Melbourne-based cake shops that have all your sugar needs covered.

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