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20 Best Donut Shops in Sydney [2024]

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If you’re looking for the best donut shops in Sydney, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we will list 20 of the best donut Sydney and give you a little bit of information about each one. Whether you’re looking for classic donuts or something a little more unique, these shops have got you covered. So without further ado, let’s get started!

1) Nútie Donuts

Key ServiceMakes gluten free, dairy free, and vegan treats
Address13 Beattie St, Balmain NSW 2041
Websitehttps://www.nutie.com.au/
Emailhello@nutie.com.au
Operating HoursMonday to Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday; 8am to 5pm

Nútie Donuts is known for its delectable sweet offerings. Classic doughnut tastes are available, as well as interesting new varieties and combinations. There are alternatives for people on a gluten-free diet, vegan or dairy-free diets. There are also four distinct cheesecake flavors to choose from if you want to try something different rather than doughnuts. You can get them as single doughnuts or in a box.

Key Differentiators:

  • Makes gluten free, dairy free, and vegan treats
  • All donuts are naturally gluten-free and baked not fried
  • Only the best ingredients 

Customer’s Review:

Best treats in Sydney! Love the amazing range of different cakes, pies, and donut Sydney and the ever-changing menu. For someone who is gluten and dairy-free this place is truly a godsend. The snickers pie and couch potato donuts are almost x-rated.

Mitzi Quill

2) Shortstop Coffee & Donuts

Key ServiceQuick professional service
AddressShop 3, 23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo 2000
Websitehttps://www.short-stop.com.au/
Phone+61 499 366 883
Emailhello@short-stop.com.au
Operating HoursMonday to Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Shortstop Coffee & Donuts serves up everything from scratch, using only the highest-quality ingredients imaginable. It’s no surprise that their Melbourne shop grew and has now expanded to Sydney. The dough is made from three distinct recipes, including the traditional style, cake-style doughnut, and French cruller. And if you weren’t already spoiled for choice, you’ll find a slew of intriguing tastes such as burnt caramel, fennel salt, and triple matcha.

Key Differentiators:

  • One-stop cafe
  • Quick professional service
  • Great outdoor small seating tables

Customer’s Review:

A coffee and donut mean so much more at this one-stop cafe. The staff is very friendly and comforting and the unique and small-batch donuts mean quality is everything. This place has some of the best donuts I have ever had.

Raj Rapolu

3) The Pig and Pastry

Key ServiceWarm and cosy cafe
Address​The Pig & Pastry Cafe, 1 Station Street, Petersham, NSW – Australia
Websitehttps://www.thepigandpastry.com.au/
Phone(02) 9568 4644
Emailinfo@thepigandpastry.com.au
Operating HoursMonday – Friday
7.30am – 2.30pm
Saturday & Sunday
7.30am – 2.30pm

Katherine and Iain Smart, the proprietors of the Pig & Pastry, have a common interest in baked goods. All of the cakes, cookies, and tarts served here are produced on-site and accompanied by homemade ice cream. We also offer doughnuts, which are baked in-house and range in flavor from lemon curd to jam-filled. Iain’s love for baking his own bread is evident, with fruit bread and brioche becoming available as well.

Key Differentiators:

  • Source produce from local providers
  • Warm and cosy cafe
  • Good selection of sweet and savoury food

Customer’s Review:

Only cane here for a takeaway sweet snack and it was exactly what we were after. The muffin was soft and fluffy but the Caramel Popcorn Donut Sydney gets the winner of the day. Good selection of sweet and savoury.

E Bell

4) The Cook & Baker

Key ServiceNew Zealand-style treats
Address238 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Websitehttps://thecookandbaker.com.au/
Phone02 9388 0119
Emailinfo@thecookandbaker.com.au
Operating HoursMon to Fri 6:30am – 4pm
Sat & Sun 6:30am – 3pm

The owners, Cherie Bevan, and Tassie Tauroa, wanted to capture the essence of the bakeries they grew up in. As a result, The Cook & Baker was born. Using their family recipes and using only the finest ingredients available, they prepare all of the meals here. Muffins and donuts are a common sight in New Zealand. They’re recognized for their wide selection of different doughnut tastes and mixes, which are offered every day.

Key Differentiators:

  • New Zealand-style treats
  • Delicious and quality pastries
  • Friendly service

Customer’s Review:

Customer service with the yummiest baked treats to go with. The donuts and cream buns are so delicious OMG. The coffee is also beautiful.

Bonnie Ting Williams

5) Comeco Foods Cafe

Key ServiceUses rice flour and rice bran oil
Address524A King Street Newtown
Websitehttps://www.comecofoods.com.au/
Emailcomecofoods@gmail.com
Operating HoursTues – Fri 12pm-4pm (L.O 3:30)
Sat & Sun: 11am-3pm

Comeco Foods Cafe goes above and beyond with gluten-free, plant-based, and dairy-free desserts. When compared to other gluten-free baked goods that are high in additives, Comeco’s cakes and pastries are made using only organic ingredients. These doughnuts are made from brown-rice sourdough and come with a choice of toppings.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves sourdough donuts
  • Uses rice flour and rice bran oil
  • Serves healthy main course

Customer’s Review:

The donuts were so delicious the fillings are great. Highly recommend the black sesame seed one! The service is very friendly, they also make great recommendations if you get stuck. There’s not a lot of seating so come early if you want to eat in.

Shenny Lin

6) Lukumades

Key ServicePerfect bite-size pieces of donuts
AddressShop 2 Central Park Ave, Chippendale NSW 2008
Websitehttps://www.lukumades.co/
Phone0393266584
Emailinfo@lukumades.co
Operating HoursMon – Sun 12:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Lukumades are traditional Greek doughnuts made of deep-fried dough that is traditionally soaked in sugar syrup or honey and cinnamon mixture. These handmade Greek doughnuts, which have a contemporary twist, as well as a huge range of toppings to choose from, are shown here. You’ll be spoilt for choice at Lukumades, with a range of flavors that run the gamut from traditional to new. Twix Fix, which comes with melted milk chocolate, crushed Twix, salted caramel or Matcha and white chocolate flavored version is one of several new favorites.

Key Differentiators:

  • Wide range of flavors
  • Perfect bite-size pieces of donuts
  • Excellent customer service

Customer’s Review:

My friends and I went here for dessert and it was really good! My personal favorite would be the lotus biscoff one. The place is really nice and the donut Sydney are always freshly made and bite-sized which is easy to eat! Overall really like the place and recommend it to all the sweet tooth out there!

Patricia May

7) Brewtown

Key ServiceServes a selection of pastries and sweet treats
Address6-8 O’Connell Street Newtown, NSW, Australia 2042
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/brewtownnewtown/
Phone+61 2 9557 4908
Emailinfo@brewtownsydney.com.au
Operating HoursMon – Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Brewtown is a bakery and cafe two levels below. The shop serves cinnamon scrolls, cheesecake, peanut butter, and chocolate brownies within the cupola above. The first Brewnut was created here, which is their take on the beloved croissant. The Brewnut features a variety of flavors and toppings, as well as delectable cruffins.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves a selection of pastries and sweet treats
  • Ideal location
  • Incredibly cordial and attentive staff

Customer’s Review:

As a visitor to Newtown from the States, I found this Brewtown location to be absolutely ideal. Visited on a Friday morning with two toddlers and found the staff to be incredibly kind, accommodating, and professional. The coffees were fantastic, my Cappuccino with almond was fixed brilliantly…I have never before had a donut Sydney made with croissant dough and I was not disappointed.

Ann Boehm

8) Two Chaps

Key ServiceUsing sustainable and organic Australian flour
Address122 Chapel St., Marrickville NSW 2204
Websitehttps://www.twochaps.com.au/
Phone(02) 9572 8858
Emailinfo@twochaps.com.au
Operating HoursMon 7:30am-3:00pm
Tue 7:30am-3:00pm
Wed 7:30am-3:00pm
Thur 7:30am-3:00pm | 6:00pm & 8:15pm Sittings
Fri 7:30am-3:00pm | 6:00pm & 8:15pm Sittings
Sat 7:30am-3:00pm | 6:00pm & 8:15pm Sittings
Sun 8:00am-3:00pm

Everything is prepared from scratch, and the majority of the produce is organic and grown on-site or produced by the restaurant. The cuisine here is vegetarian and Mediterranean in nature. The club has a deli with daily cakes and muffins, seasonal fruits, sandwiches, as well as other options.

Key Differentiators:

  • Ever-changing, produce-driven menu 
  • Using sustainable and organic Australian flour
  • Handmade pastries and bread

Customer’s Review:

Best donut Sydney! Seriously, I work just over the street from Two chaps so I pretty much taste every new doughnut they bring out, and I know I’ve not tried all the doughnuts in Sydney, but I’m willing to bet they are the best. The cookies are incredible, vegetarian sandwiches are scrumptious, and the coffee will bless your soul. Excellent service and team at Two Chaps!

Brock Torning

9) Flour and Stone

Key ServiceHigh-quality pastries
Address43 Riley St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Websitehttps://flourandstone.com.au/
Phone(02) 8068 8818
Operating HoursMon – Fri 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sun closed

Flour and Stone is a tiny bakery with a huge selection of traditional sweets and cakes. Lamingtons, brownies, and scones dressed with jam and cream are available on the menu. They’ve also got a fantastic doughnut range, including Jam and more varieties, as well as iced gingerbreads. There are even healthy choices like beetroot and seed cake and carrot cake, to name just a few. Gift-boxed sets are also available in a variety of forms and sizes.

Key Differentiators:

  • Friendly staff
  • Serves good coffee
  • High-quality pastries

Customer’s Review:

Amazing bakery that only ever gets better! Sweet and savoury it is your choice as they do quality across the board. Coffee is good too, so great for a morning takeaway treat. Always a queue and for a good reason, but don’t worry, it moves quick thanks to the great and friendly staff!

Bojan Kovacevic

10) Grumpy Donuts

Key ServiceMoist and fluffy donuts
Address72 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
Websitehttp://www.grumpydonuts.com/
Phone0403 837 898
Emailinfo@grumpydonuts.com
Operating HoursMonday 8AM–4PM
Tuesday 8AM–4PM
Wednesday 8AM–4PM
Thursday 8AM–4PM
Friday 8AM–4PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM
Sunday 10AM–4PM

Scott Clark and Elise Honeybrook, the founders of Grumpy Donuts, began making their own doughnuts after traveling across Canada and the United States. Sweet glossy glazes are used to decorate doughnuts in this region, which are made US-style with fluffy, light dough. There are no pre-prepared toppings at Grumpy Donuts; a great doughnut, they feel, should be more unique and require some actual work. The Buttered Toast is a popular choice here. In addition to The Apple Fritter and many other flavors, you’ll find Gin & Juice among others.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers vegan options
  • Serves different sets of donut flavours every week
  • Amazing flavours and great texture

Customer’s Review:

Grumpy do the best donuts in town! So moist, fluffy and tasty.. not your average donuts, with flavours ranging from earl grey to passion fruit… the service here is darling, everyone is so friendly and hospitable. The coffee is good too! As busy as they are, I’ve never had to wait more than a few minutes to be served. 5 stars from me!

Elie Ibrahim

11) DONUT PAPI

Key ServiceWide range of inventive flavours
Address34A Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016, Australia
Websitehttps://donutpapi.com/
Emailhello@donutpapi.com
Operating HoursMonday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10AM–5PM
Thursday 10AM–5PM
Friday 10AM–5PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday 10AM–5PM

Siblings Kenneth and Karen Rodrigueza earned a big social media following from selling doughnuts and other baked goods at markets across Sydney. With this followings, the two siblings created DONUT PAPI, which is special because it incorporates Asian flavours–a tribute to their Filipino heritage. For example, they always have Ube (purple yam) and pandan-flavoured doughnuts available, as well as daily changing vegan and gluten-free options like jam-filled doughnuts or Handmade Pop-Tarts.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves donuts & other baked treats
  • Cosy donut shop
  • Friendly service

Customer’s Review:

Heavenly donuts! was our first time and surely not the last one. All the staff is very nice and friendly. Also, they have amazing gluten-free donuts that make my morning-midday (Sunday mood) excellent! Highly recommended. We will return for sure! Thanks for the yummy experience girl! 

Cecilia Quiñinao Perez

12) Mug Life

Key ServiceHuge range of donut flavors
Address308 Harris Street, Pyrmont, NSW, Australia
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/muglifegroup
Phone+61 403 159 446
Operating HoursDaily 7AM–3PM

Mug Life is a 90’s hip-hop-inspired cafe in the United States. Mug life drinks, including popcorn, margarita, and peaches and cream milkshakes, as well as other varieties, are at the forefront. It also offers coffees such as draft nitrogen-infused cold brew and Cha-Cha Tea tea. Dr. Dough Donuts provides delicious doughnuts in addition to several other options. There are 14 distinct donut flavors to choose from with limitless combinations of toppings.

Key Differentiators:

  • Unlimited doughnut topping combinations
  • Popular culture-inspired cafe
  • Coffees & other drinks available

Customer’s Review:

I absolutely love mug life! Have been coming here for the past three years as it is my favourite breakfast spot in Pyrmont. The coffee is by far the best in the area and the food is always good, too. Compared to other coffee shops the prices are reasonable and you know what to expect. The staff is super lovely, polite and welcoming. Love to come here during the weekends.

Zahra

13) Don’t Doughnuts

Key ServiceSpecialises in a sling of whacky doughnuts
Address324 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Websitehttps://www.dontdoughnuts.com.au/
Phone+61 451 542 703
EmailHello@dontdoughnuts.com.au
Operating HoursTuesday to Saturday
7:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Don’t Donuts is a newer kid on the block, having just arrived in Darlinghurst on Victoria Street. The concept here is small-batch doughnuts made with fresh dough and real cream, but not just any kind of doughnuts—fluffy rings topped with Madagascar vanilla bean glaze, Iranian pistachio, macadamia caramel, and dulce de leche with salty cream.

Key Differentiators:

  • Small-batch doughnuts
  • Fresh dough & real cream
  • Unique flavors

Customer’s Review:

Awesome donuts and coffee! I tried the Basque Burnt Cheesecake which was delicious! Super friendly service too. Will go again!

Adam

14) Babycheeks Beignets

Key ServiceNew Orleans-style donuts
AddressSydney, NSW
Websitehttps://babycheeks-beignets.square.site/

Babycheeks Beignets is all about paying tribute to the one place that really put these square sweets on the map—New Orleans’ Cafe du Monde. While beignets have a French history, the deep-fried golden pastry truly exploded onto the rest of the world’s sweet spectrum as a result of this famed 24-hour restaurant in NOLA’s French Quarter.

Key Differentiators:

  • Paying tribute to beignets’ French roots
  • Famous 24-hour restaurant in New Orleans
  • Deep-fried golden pastry

15) Rude Boy Doughnuts

Key ServiceVegan, nut free, soy free doughnuts
Address104 Abercrombie St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
Websitehttps://www.rudeboydoughnuts.com/

You’ve come to the proper spot if you’re looking for vegan, nut-free, soy-free doughnuts. Rude Boy Doughnuts is an homage to basic and traditional things. Expect no-nonsense flavors like raspberry jam, lemon curd, blackberry jelly, grape jelly, mango-coconut jam, strawberry and rhubarb jam. For good measure, there’s also vanilla custard and chocolate ganache on offer.

Key Differentiators:

  • Euro-style doughnuts
  • Simple and classic flavors
  • Fruity-flavored donuts

Customer’s Review:

Best doughnuts I’ve had and even my lactose intolerant GF can have them.

twanky1

16) Tuga Pastries

Key ServiceLemon and ricotta doughnuts
AddressShop 6, 231 Clovelly Rd
Clovelly NSW 2031
Websitehttp://www.tugapastries.com.au/
Phone+61412664165
Operating HoursMonday 7AM–3PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 7AM–3PM
Friday 7AM–3PM
Saturday 7AM–3PM
Sunday 7AM–3PM

If you’re a serious bakery bandit, you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase that Tuga’s Pastel de Nata is one of the finest in Sydney (the rightful Portuguese name for our beloved Portuguese tarts). What you might not realize, though, is that Tuga Pastries is a fierce competitor when it comes to frying up some of Sydney’s most delicious doughy halos. This bakery has been recognized for making lemon and ricotta doughnuts, hojicha doughnuts stuffed with hojicha creme patissiere, and even a mango sticky rice beauty.

Key Differentiators:

  • Portuguese tarts
  • Hojicha doughnuts filled with hojicha creme patissiere
  • Mango sticky rice doughnut

Customer’s Review:

Probably the best Portuguese tarts in Sydney the custard was so creamy and oozy and the pastry was flaky and fresh. The doughnut was also delicious and firm, more importantly not cakey.

Johnson Huynh

17) L.A. Donuts

Key ServiceGenerously-sized donuts
Addressshop 2/328 King Georges Rd, Beverly Hills NSW 2209, Australia
Websitehttps://ladonuts.com/
Phone(02) 9758 0054
Operating HoursMonday 9AM–8PM
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–8PM
Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–10PM
Saturday 9AM–10PM
Sunday 9AM–7PM

Looking for some delicious LA-style doughnuts? Look no further than this slice of heaven! Every treat is made to remind you of the sweets crafted by mums, grandmas, nonnas, omas and babushkas. You’ll find a wide selection of vegan options here too, with flavours ranging from classic ‘Homer’ doughnuts to cinnamon sugar, passionfruit lemon and lamington versions.

Key Differentiators:

  • Wide selection of vegan doughnuts
  • Homemade style doughnuts
  • Classic and unique flavors

Customer’s Review:

Their donuts are massive yet delicious so they’re worth every cent! I highly recommend their glazed donuts which are my new favourite, the dough is on the denser side but it’s still airy and enjoyable.

Siera V

18) Sweet Belem

Key ServiceFilled doughnuts
Address35 B New Canterbury Road, Petersham Sydney, NSW, Australia 2049
Websitehttp://sweetbelem.com.au/
Phone+61 499 519 838
Emailsweetbelemcakes@gmail.com
Operating HoursMonday 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday 8:30AM–5PM
Wednesday 8:30AM–5PM
Thursday 8:30AM–5PM
Friday 8:30AM–5PM
Saturday 8:30AM–5PM
Sunday 9AM–4PM

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, look no further than Sweet Belem. This bakery is known for its custard, dulce de leche, Nutella, vanilla, crème brûlée and salted caramel-stuffed doughnuts – each one oozing with filling and covered in powdered sugar. These guys are pillowy soft and ordering anything less than a box would be downright criminal. On top of this mouthwatering selection, Sweet Belem has just dropped lemon meringue doughnuts loaded with lemon curd. We guarantee your jaw will drop too when you see (and taste) these bad boys.

Key Differentiators:

  • Pillowy soft texture
  • Variety of flavors
  • Lemon meringue doughnuts

Customer’s Review:

I’ve always wanted to visit this place. Pretty much all of my friends recommended finally had a chance to be there right before they were closing. The place is sweet, the sweets are amazing and the staff are the best. The deserts are mouth-watering. Definitely, I’ll be back again. Thank you for your lovely hospitality and gift cakes. You are so nice.

Benay Ormeci

19) Bertoni Cassalinga

Key ServiceItalian-style doughnuts
Address281 Darling Street Balmain NSW
Websitehttps://bertoni.com.au/
Phone0458 011 404
Emailcontact@bertoni.com.au
Operating HoursMonday to Friday: 5.30am – 6pm
Weekends: 6am – 6pm

Bertoni Cassalinga is a coffee and food establishment run by two brothers (Bert and Tony) known for its service, coffee, and food. This cafe provides a variety of meals, including fresh salads, pastas, and sweet desserts that are in keeping with the Nutella theme. Delicious donuts with an Italian twist are also available at Bertoni Cassalinga, in keeping with the Nutella theme.

Key Differentiators:

  • Elegant Italian cuisine and traditional cocktails
  • Fresh salads and pastas
  • Variety of Nutella-based desserts

Customer’s Review:

Amazing service, friendly staff, love the pastas, especially. I always look forward to my lunches. Must must try!

Omima

20) Devon Cafe

Key ServiceFruity doughnut flavors
AddressShop 19, 200 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo NSW
Websitehttp://www.devoncafe.com.au/
Phone02 9262 4660
Operating HoursMon – Fri: 07:30 – 14:30
Sat – Sun: 09:00 – 15:00
(Kitchen closes at 14:30)

This cafe, which is located in Barangaroo, serves a comprehensive range of foods, ranging from breakfasts to lunches – and some of the finest donuts in Sydney. The flavors of Devon Cafe’s “Cronies” include more inventive combinations such as Pork Floss and Salted-Caramel Popcorn. There are also fruity tastes available, such as Passionfruit and Coconut. Then there’s the Black Sesame and Red Bean combo for you to pick from.

Key Differentiators:

  • Inventive Cronie flavors
  • Passionfruit and Coconut doughnuts
  • Black Sesame and Red Bean doughnuts

Customer’s Review:

Devon Cafe is a pleasant spot for coffee and food in Barangaroo. The photos are from a visit in May. Overall, food is usually pretty good and creative, though the menu is quite limited. Coffee is reliably consistent and well-made, and the matcha is always a winner.

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