There are a few things in life that you just don’t joke about. One of these things is the most holiest of doughy deliciousness; donuts. From simple cinnamon perfection to candied sugar orbs of goodness, Brisbane certainly knows how to put on one heck of a tasty donut show. To help you sink your fangs into the best donuts on offer, we’ve pulled together our list of Brisbane’s most delicious donuts.
#1 Love at First Bite, Doughnut Time
Any time you take a carbohydrate and main-line Nutella into it, you’re onto a winner. The crafty bakers at Doughnut Time saw an opportunity and they pounced on it, much like we pounce on these doughnuts. It’s a perfect pillow of delicious doughnut, oozing with gooey Nutella and it’s downright fabulous, right to the last sugary bite.
#2 Vanilla Custard, Flour & Chocolate
If you’re making a list of anything pastry-related, you can be damn sure Flour & Chocolate will be part of it. Wednesday at F & C is donut day and that can mean only one thing; tastebud heaven. While the donut menu here rotates, their Vanilla Custard is a crowd favourite and flavour regular. It’s the perfect mix of dense dough with rich, creamy custard. I want to buried inside one.
#3 Strawberry, Coconut & Hazelnut, Nodo Donuts
Let’s talk details, shall we? Strawberries. Shredded Coconut. Couverture Hazelnut Chocolate. Freeze Dried Strawberries. Take each of these luscious ingredients and combine them with a perfectly baked, gluten-free donut and then put a fork in yourself at Nodo Donuts, cos you’re done.
#4 Gaytime Cronut Sunday, Chocolate Komberry Co.
Just when you thought your life couldn't possibly get any better, you find out there’s a Gaytime Cronut Sunday getting around Brisbane at Chcolate Komberry Co. Stop reading, start eating. Find this tasty morsel at the Eat Street Markets, while you can.
#5 Reeses Peanut Butter, The Doughnut Bar
If you want to push your body to the limits of flavour and true pleasure, take your wallet for a walk to The Doughnut Bar van and buy yourself a Reeses Peanut Butter donut. We’re talking complex carbohydrates, perfectly prepared, then smothered in chocolate and peanut butter, topped with peanut butter cups. It’s the perfect combination of chocolate, peanut butter and donut goodness.
#6 Baked Bundt Dounut, Botanica
If you’re feeling a tad guilty about all of these donuts, try eating your pain away at Botanica. Here you’ll find a cinnamon bundt donut bursting with flavour. Your guilt will be eased, knowing it’s gluten-free, freshly baked and totally, 100% good for your tastebuds.
#7 Creme De Leche, Gramercy Coffee
The guys at Gramercy know how to stick to the basics of delicious donut making and absolutely nail it. While all their flavours are yummy, the Creme De Leche really takes it’s the cake. Combined with their freshly-made, perfectly cooked donut base, it’s a must-try morsel.
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