Best Donuts in Sydney

In the recent years, there seemed to be a donut awakening in Sydney – more and more specialised donut vendors opened their business through online and physical shops. But which ones are truly worth trying? Here are the best donut shops in Sydney:


Woah Nelly

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Janell Smith’s donuts are not to miss – from the Homer Simpson style pink icing to maple bacon donuts, you will want to try every variant. You can order online or find the donuts at a number of cafes across the town, like Mecca in Ultimo, Sifters Espresso in Wollongong, Pablo & Rusty’s in Lane Cove and more.


Grumpy Donuts

72 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Camperdown

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Grumpy is the opposite of your feeling after tasting their donuts. Other than the classic Vanilla Bean Glaze, Maple, and Cinnamon donuts, you can also try their range of flavors such as Blueberry White Choc Fritter, Peanut Butter Bing, Raspberry Lime and more. You can either come to the shop or order online from Wednesday to Friday.


Brewtown Newtown

6-8 O’Connell Street, Newtown

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Granted, Brewtown is not about donuts – more like, cronuts – but that does not mean you should skip this one. The cronuts come in various flavours, from the classic cinnamon to lamington and orange poppyseed. You can also order the Elvis burger with cronut buns and bacon – such a delight!


Dr Dough Donuts

28 Bayswater Road, Potts Point

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For a complete donut experience, try visiting one of Dr Dough Donuts joints. A great variety of donuts is available for your choosing – from Pop It Like It’s Hot (butter toffee popcorn-topped donuts) to Juniors NY Cheesecake (donuts filled with strawberry/blueberry cheesecake!). Pair your donut with a tall glass of tasty milkshake.


Milk Bar by Café Ish

1/105 Regent Street, Redfern

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An accomplished burger and shake spot, Milk Bar also offers great donuts – White Chocolate Green Tea, Adams Apple (white chocolate with toffee apple Tim Tams), and range of Custard flavours. You can patronise the small, cosy joint in Redfern or order online.

Author: Joseph Campbell

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