We’ve Found Brisbane’s Best Hot Cross Buns!

By Alice Lane
2nd Mar 2016

brisbanes best hot crossed buns

There’s nothing quite like the debate over when is too early to start selling hot cross buns.  Cries about Easter treats hitting the shelves while Christmas decorations are yet to be pulled down, is now an annual tradition.

Here at the Urban List, there are no complaints, besides, it’s March now and therefore Easter is practically days away so gorging ourselves on Easter goodies is totally justifiable.

Whether you’re a traditional toaster or prefer to smother them in butter, we’ve brought you the best of Brisbane’s hot cross buns for your pre-Easter eating pleasure.



Brewbakers have long had a reputation for a visit being worthy of car trip across town. Their bread, bagels, handmade sausage rolls and their amazing chocolate brownies have kept local appetites satisfied. So how do their hot cross bun’s fare? Simply delicious! You’ll walk away with at least a dozen; trust us!

Banneton Bakery

Various Locations

Adored for its tempting array of artisan breads, pastries and macarons, Banneton is your go to for a hot cross bun fix. Based in Ashgrove and Woolloongabba as well as a number of market stalls around the city, north-sides and south-siders alike will be able to pick up a packet (or 6) of Banneton’s spiced, fruit buns in time for Easter.

The Baker’s Arms


Logan Road specialty bakehouse come café, The Baker’s Arms, regularly surprise us with new treats in store and with only a few weeks until Easter, their decadent hot cross buns will be hitting the shelves in no time. These comforting bundles of joy will have you skipping the chocolate eggs for another hot cross bun!

Crust & Co.


Based in Newmarket, Crust & Co's hot cross buns are one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets. With a passion for quality and appreciate for tradition, Crust & Co’s hot cross buns are infused with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg and are bursting with figs, dates, raisins and roasted almonds. Is your mouth watering yet?

Flour & Chocolate


Despite having a name like Flour & Chocolate, this Morningside treasure, serves up hot cross buns packed to the brim with fruit. Raisins, sultanas, cranberries, figs, cherries and apricots; your five a day are pretty much covered in one mouthful of these tasty morsels!

Jocelyn’s Provisions

New Farm

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of experience anything from James Street favourite Jocelyn’s Provisions, then you won’t be surprised to find their hot cross buns are exceptional. Lightly spiced and pleasantly fruity, one bite of these buns will have you coming back for more!

Still can’t decide? Grab a 6 pack from each and start eating your way to Easter!

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