Sugar High: Where to Get the Best Doughnuts in Melbourne

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It's safe to say that doughnuts and Melbourne are a pretty iconic duo right now; due to the new COVID-inspired meaning that the treats have taken on. Forget toilet paper; after the earing of restrictions was announced in October, Melbournians cleared the shelves of doughnuts in celebration of their newfound freedom after a 6-week lockdown announced in July was extended until late October. Now, a 'doughnut day' signifies 0 new cases, while a 'double doughnut day' means 0 new cases and 0 deaths.

Inevitably, all of this talk of doughnuts inevitably got us to thinking...we're hungry! For some sugary rings of pure delight! Here's where to head for the best doughnuts best in Melbourne.

You're welcome.

All Day Donuts, Brunswick

We can't talk about doughnuts in Melbourne without talking about All Day Donuts in Edward St, Brunswick. Every day is a jumble of new flavours alongside old favourites like the OG Glaze and the pink sprinkled Don Homer. If you can get it, go the Iced Vovo or the lemon cheesecake, and check out their specials—they tend to offer themed doughnuts for a whole host of occasions; whether that's Easter, Mother's Day or R U OK Day.

These delicious mounds of doughy joy are served alongside great coffee and a range of locally-produced soft drinks—making it a great spot for a mid-morning pick me up or afternoon treat. 

Find them: 12 Edward St, Brunswick
Order online here.

Doughboys Doughnuts, CBD

With the likes of Creme Brulee, Hazelnut Truffle, Passionfruit Cheesecake and Dusted Crullers gracing the menu, it's safe to say there's always plenty of choice at Doughboys Doughnuts. Doughboys also give you the option to add a bunch of flowers to your delivery—making a box of these babies the perfect gift for any Melbournian.

Note: Doughboys are currently temporarily closed and are not doing deliveries. Keep checking the website for when they're back up and running!

Find them: 535 Bourke St, Melbourne
Order online here.

American Doughnut Kitchen, Queen Victoria Market

Be part of history when you grab a hot jam doughnut at this favourite market stop, which has been serving out hot fried balls of doughy goodness filled with sweet raspberry jam since 1950.

All of their ingredients are sourced from Australia and the doughnuts are entirely Australian owned and made by this second generation family business. You can pre-order for pickup on market day, or shop online for delivery.

Find them: Queen St in Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Order online here.

Smith & Deli, Fitzroy

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If you're on the hunt for vegan doughnuts in Melbourne, Smith & Deli have some of the best—crisp and crunchy on the outside, with an unbelievably light and pillowy interior.

Feast on flavours like a raspberry mandarin glaze, dulce de leche, coffee with hazelnut praline, spiced quince, bubble gum, marshmallow, blackberry custard cream-filled, apricot and cardamom, chocolate custard with grapefruit sugar dusting, and everyone's favourite, a simple cinnamon sugar.

We'd advise taking a huge appetite with you (or a bag to take your haul home in...)

Find them: 111 Moor St, Fitzroy
Order a limited selection here.

Rustica, South Yarra

Situated on Melbourne’s most iconic strip, Chapel St South Yarra, Rustica was established in 2012 by Founder and renowned Baker, Brenton Lang. Delivering artisan bread and pastries baked using traditional sourdough techniques, the bustling Brunswick Street location has fast become one of the most successful and recognised bakery-cafes in Melbourne, and the doughnuts are a thing of beauty. We're talking lemon meringue doughnuts, creme brulee doughnuts and a maple glazed cruller to name but a few.

Find them: 501 Chapel St, South Yarra
Order online here.

Shortstop Coffee and Donuts, CBD

Needless to say, there's nothing short about the lines of people wanting to get their hands on one of these babies!

Shortstop offers the perfect combination of coffee and doughnuts. Choose from their range of yeast-raised doughnuts, cake doughnuts and French crullers made with a choux pastry base. Classic flavours include the Earl Grey and Rose cake doughnut and the Australian Honey and Sea Salt cruller and go wild with flavours such as Eggnog and Candied Pecan.

Find them: 12 Sutherland Street, Melbourne 
Order online here.

Other Spots To Get A Sugary Fix

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