The Best Donuts in Sydney
Are you into iced, glazed or sprinkled pleasures? Perhaps an understated cinnamon sugar coating is your vice? Regardless of your flavour preference, we’re all agree that donuts are deserving of this time in the limelight – to be honest, it’s the only dessert we can forgive for having a giant hole through its centre! With plenty of demand comes plenty of supply, so we’ve narrowed down the best places across Sydney to pick up a delicious ring of sugared joy…
When the classic cinnamon donut is infused with cardamom you know you’re onto a good thing. Bringing excellent coffee to the table, a cold brew or a cappuccino always makes a good partner in donut crime. We’ll take a Dulce de Leche & toasted almond cake donut any day of the week and the maple walnut and brown butter revelation is too good to turn down. Alternately, jump on their store and pre-order a box of 12 donuts so you don’t have to miss out on any flavour at all.
3/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney
This ‘from-scratch’ café bakery on Marrickville’s Chapel Street is revered by locals for its handmade breads and pastries that even angels would fight over. Forever rotating their donut repertoire be sure to follow them on Instagram to make sure you’re up to speed on what’s on offer each day. We’re hankering for the lemon curd and violet meringue or the salted caramel cream cheese with crispy caramelised popcorn. Too much? Definitely not.
122 Chapel Street, Marrickville
The scent of this Eastern Suburbs bakery will have you reeling from the moment you step inside and it’s unlikely you’ll be leaving with only one donut in tow. With rotating flavours on offer, the peoples favourite vanilla cream and jam donuts sell like literal hotcakes and be sure to score a banoffee donut – with banana caramel custard, salted caramel, banana chips and caramel, you’ll never feel the need for a banoffee pie again.
238 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction
A corner café serving up café classics and excellent coffee day in and day out, The Pig & Pastry is also renowned for the scrumptious array of in-house made donuts and their ever-changing flavours. Popular favourites are the berry jam, fruit and custard, malteser, snickers and salted caramel and popcorn combos that make it impossible to order a healthy bircher brekkie without a sweet treat to follow it up.
1 Station Street, Petersham
Acclaimed first and foremost as deliverers of delectable donuts, you can also head down to their store in Camperdown Wednesday through Sunday for your fix. Alternately, order online and let them do the hardwork for you! The s’more donut with dark chocolate ganache, crushed biscuit crumb and marshmallow fluff that torched to perfection is other-wordly, and the apple fritter number is chockers with apple, cinnamon and caramel pieces – a match made in heaven.
72 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Camperdown
We’re heading North to Avalon to indulge in a local’s secret in the form of a holey dessert. You guessed it, donuts. Teaming full café breakfasts and lunches with excellent single origin coffee with daily made donuts. Flavours do rotate, but regulars include the chocolate peanut, vanilla-rose dusted and freeze dried strawberry that are impeccably glazed and will have you thinking twice about whether you should ruin such a work of art. Don’t worry, you absolutely should.
21-23 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon
The artisan bakery and coffee roaster of Brewtown Newtown work hand in hand to deliver one of the best café experiences in Sydney. While full meals are available, peeling your eyes away from the tart, cruffin, slice, and pastry lined counters of the bakery is a tall order. Try a lamington brewnut, strawberry and marshmallow, mango and raspberry or the spiced orange poppyseed flavour are heavenly creations that have a tendency of running out quickly.
6-8 O’Connell Street, Newtown
When you’re ready to take the foodie donut to the next level, Flour and Stone is the establishment to visit. Armed with an impressive repertoire of fresh baked goods changed daily, be sure to check that the donuts are going to be available when you visit – patience is a virtue. Take home at least two of the berry and custard and the lemon ricotta varieties, because you know full well you will eat the second for dessert, after you’ve finished off one of the Flour and Stone slow braised lamb, potato and rosemary meat pies.
53 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
Perhaps not exactly a donut in the typical sense of the word, we’re adding this one to the list for your own benefit. A traditional Hungarian pastry – sometimes referred to as chimney cake – kürtösh is a cylindrical donut baked until it reaches a golden, crispy state before it is topped with chocolate, nuts, spices or sugar for an incredibly indulgent take on the donut. Add some chocolate brandy balls and biscotti and you have the perfect recipe for your next day-date.
Randwick, Surry Hills, Crows Nest, Darlinghurst
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