Best Doughnut Shops in Sydney
Regardless of whether you spell them as 'doughnuts' or 'donuts', you'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't love the taste of this delicious treat.
For some people they are a breakfast staple. While for others they are just an occasional treat. But what is not in doubt is how satisfying they are to eat.
Thankfully, if you have a penchant for these fried and sweet bread type delicacies, there are plenty of places in Sydney where you can get your fix.
From the classic pink icing doughnuts, to vegan and gluten free creations that showcase some of the most inventive food pairings, (maple syrup and bacon anyone') you can think of, here are the 10 best doughnut shops in Sydney.
An institution in Redfern, Donut Papi dishes up handmade, small batch doughnuts that are strongly influenced by delightful Asian flavours.
Run by Kenneth Rodrigueza, a self-confessed doughnut-lover, you won't find the ubiquitous jam and powdered sugar types here. Instead you can treat your taste buds to the gastronomic pleasures of strawberry sakura and bitter sweet calamansi. Both of which are experiences that will blow your mind.
If you are feeling particularly adventurous you can try some of his more funkier offerings like the Vegemite caramel doughnut, or the signature bacon and cheese ball Cheetos doughnut, which is as big a mouthful to say as it is to eat.
What's great about Donut Papi is that because they sell a lot of doughnuts every day, they have to constantly keep making them. This means you are always guaranteed to get a fresh one every time you go in there.
- Address: 34A Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016
- Hours: Mon ' Tue closed, Wed ' Sun 11:00 am ' 5:00 pm
There was a time when having food allergies to wheat, milk, eggs and other additives spelt the end of your doughnut eating days. But not any more!
Thanks to the likes of Yu Ozone, who herself suffers from these issues, there is a whole movement to creating sweet, delicious treats that everyone can eat.
Through her company, Comeco Foods, she offers sourdough doughnuts that have a key point of difference ' they are made from organic brown rice!
Fermented for 48 hours, they are also kneaded with rice flour before being fried in rice bran oil. As a result they consistently come out crispy, yet fluffy.
Made to order, they are available with a wide range of fillings including passionfruit curd and adzuki red beans.
- Address: 524A King St, Newtown NSW 2042
- Hours: Mon closed, Tue ' Fri 12:00 pm ' 4:00 pm, Sat ' Sun 11:00 am ' 3:00 pm
Shortstop Coffee and Donuts
Born in Melbourne but now making waves in the heart of Barangaroo, Shortstop has quickly gained a reputation for being one of the best doughnut shops in Sydney ' with locations at both Barangaroo and Haymarket.
Serving up North American style donuts that are every bit as good as what you can get in the USA, their menu features three different types of dough recipes. This includes a classic style, a cake style and the delightful French cruller.
Making everything onsite, they use the freshest and highest quality of ingredients ' most of which are locally sourced. Some of their most popular flavour combos include sea salt and honey, rose and Earl Grey tea and triple matcha. All of which taste great with one of their signature coffee blends.
- Address: Shop 3, 23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, NSW 2000
- Address: 15 Little Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000
- Phone: 0499 366 883
- Hours: Mon ' Fri 8:00 am ' 5:00 pm, Sat ' Sun 9:00 am ' 5:00 pm
Offering a range of completely vegan, and mostly gluten-free doughnuts, Nutie are another fabulous allergy-friendly brand that caters to most people.
Fun and inventive, their selection showcases the creative vision of Sina Klug, who is both the chef and owner of the establishment.
Specific flavour combinations we recommend you try include beetroot and a ganache of dark chocolate, pink Champagne and black sesame. However, if you fancy a change up, the team here also make a wonderful vegan white chocolate, as well as marshmallows too.
- Address: 44 Holt St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
- Address: 13 Beattie St, Balmain NSW 2041
- Hours: Mon ' Sun 8:00 am ' 5:00 pm
After extensively travelling through the USA and Canada, Elise Honeybrook, and her partner Scott Clark, were inspired to launch Grumpy Donuts.
Named in honour of their two Brussels Griffon dogs, who have a permanent, well, grumpy, look on their faces, this venue dishes up a delicious range of American style 'donuts'.
Featuring attractive and very sweet, glossy glazes, as well as plenty of vegan choices, their light and fluffy doughnuts are a firm favourite at their Camperdown store ' where their small, nine seater shop is situated.
Flavours like buttered toast, apple fritter and gin and juice, provide a taste sensation you can't easily find elsewhere.
- Address: 72 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050
- Phone: 0403 837 898
- Hours: Mon ' Fri 8:00 am ' 4:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am ' 4:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am ' 2:00 pm
If you've ever been to Greece and loved their loukoumades i.e. 'Greek doughnuts', then you are in for a real treat. The team at Lukumades have launched a business dedicated to these sensational delicacies.
Sometimes referred to as honey balls, these bite-sized, deep-fried puffs are traditionally drenched in honey syrup and dusted with cinnamon. However, the store, which is based in Chippendale, has added an inventive twist. Making them also in a range of different flavours including crushed Twix, white chocolate and matcha and salted caramel.
Handcrafted and ridiculously moorish, the recipe is a closely guarded secret. But what is common knowledge is how delicious they taste. They are so good, it's almost impossible to have just one!
- Address: Shop 2 Central Park Ave, Chippendale NSW 2008
- Phone: (02) 8096 1168
- Hours: Mon ' Sun 12:30 pm ' 11:00 pm
For those who think nobody does it better than the Americans, then L.A. Donuts are definitely your kind of doughnut place.
Appropriately located in Beverly Hills, New South Wales, these guys make authentic American donuts the old fashioned way ' yeast raised and hand cut.
Specialising in glazed donuts and jam donuts, they offer up a pretty cool range of flavours to keep your taste buds honest. Think lamington, biscoff and banana and Boston creme to name but a few options.
Reasonably priced, and always served fresh, there are plenty of vegan choices available too.
- Address: shop 2/328 King Georges Rd, Beverly Hills NSW 2209
- Phone: (02) 9758 0054
- Hours: Mon to Thurs 9 am to 8 pm, Friday 9 am to 10 pm, Sat 9 am to 10 pm, Sun 9 am to 7 pm
The Cook & Baker
A stalwart on the Bondi 'grab and go' culinary scene, The Cook & Baker can easily lay claim to making some of the best doughnuts in Sydney.
Run by co-owners Tassie Tauroa and Cherie Bevan, who wanted to convey the spirit of the baked delights they enjoyed in their childhood, all the food here is made completely from scratch.
Heavily influenced by family recipes, they are renowned for the quality of their doughnuts which come in a wide range of mouthwatering flavours.
As well as a good selection of meal options for breakfast and lunch, the venue also serves up a number of other fabulous treats including lamingtons, Louise cakes and custard tarts. All of which provide a very sweet reward after ' or even during ' your morning beach walk.
- Address: 238 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
- Phone: (02) 9388 0119
- Service options: Takeaway
- Hours: Mon ' Fri 6:30 am ' 4:00 pm, Sat ' Sun 6:30 am ' 3:00 pm
Flour and Stone
Over in Woolloomooloo, Flour and Stone is a small, yet classic bakery that serves up a delicious range of sandwiches, savouries, pastries and cakes.
They are also known for their fantastic jam doughnuts which are so popular they always sell out quickly. (People have been known to pre-order for the next day!).
Unfortunately the bakery is a bit light on options for those with dietary restrictions. However, if you do not suffer from them, then you will be in your element here.
As well as the doughnuts, you can indulge in a selection of other sweet treats including brownies, lamingtons and iced gingerbreads. Gift boxed sets can also be made up, should you want to treat a friend or loved one.
- Address: 43 Riley St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
- Phone: (02) 8068 8818
- Hours: Mon ' Fri 7:00 am ' 4:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am ' 4:00 pm, Sun closed
Located in Marrickville, there is alot to love about Two Chaps.
First of all, it operates in a raw and rustic warehouse space that is kind of cool. Secondly, it serves up amazing house-roasted coffee, as well as a delicious vegetarian food menu, and thirdly, because the doughnuts here are out of this world!
The fact they manage to stand out, amongst a fabulous selection of other sweet treats like flourless cakes, tartlets and croissants is impressive enough. But when you take a closer look, and make note of their myriad of colours and flavours you will be simply blown away
Where else can you get blueberry and violet doughnuts' Or for that matter honeycomb topped pomegranate flavours'
Made from scratch, these yeast raised, daily house-made, vegan delights offer a wonderful taste sensation that you won't get in any other doughnut shops in Sydney.
- Address: 122 Chapel St, Marrickville NSW 2204
- Phone: (02) 9572 8858
- Hours: Mon ' Sun 8:00 am ' 2:00 pm