Is Melbourne having a cinnamon scroll redux right now? If we look at the facts, it might appear that the answer to that question is yes.
It definitely seems like cinnamon scrolls disappeared from bakery windows at some point. At the same time, doughnuts understandably stole the spotlight and late last year pretzels hit Melbourne in a really big (and pink) way. But if you’ve taken note recently, you’ll realise that the humble cinnamon scroll is ready to bounce, rock, skate and roll back onto the scene.
And the best part is, in Melbourne, some of our city’s finest purveyors of small-batch sweet treats are whipping out more than just their spices—they’re baking each and every batch with tender loving care.
So, now that the cravings have officially kicked in, check out our list of where you can find Melbourne’s best cinnamon scrolls.
Ok, so technically, this is a croissant and not a scroll, but you’ll forgive us for the technicality when you try these Morning Buns. The flakey croissant pastry is baked with brown sugar, cinnamon and orange zest filling before being rolled in deliciously spiced sugar. Name a better way to start your morning—we’ll wait.
Christmas came early when Cinnamon Scrolls popped up on the corner of Chapel Street and High Street at the end of last year. And they’re flexing the most extensive scroll offering in Melbourne. Think traditional recipe, with non-traditional toppings. You can choose from fifteen flavours including original glaze, kinder surprise, caramel pecan, peanut butter and more.
If we had to sum up the cinnamon scrolls at Candied Bakery, we’d have to say sticky, glossy and addictive. You’ll come for a scroll but stay for a coffee—and don’t be surprised when someone tells you that there’s icing all over your face after just a few bites. Without a doubt, this crew can absolutely claim one of the best (and biggest) scrolls in the business.
One green door, many, many cakes. After all, their motto is, “we beat, you eat”. As one of Melbourne’s smallest bakeries, they’re simultaneously bursting at the seams with love and sweetness. And their fluffy and bouncy scrolls are deserving of an honorouble mention. At the moment they’re doing scrolls with apple compote and walnuts; who knows what we can expect from Beatrix Bakes next.
Hunted And Gathered
If one thing’s for sure, Hunted and Gathered know their way around feel-good chocolate. And there’s no denying that the team running the chocolate warehouse know their way around delicious pastries too, in particular their rolled-up handfuls of yeasty goodness. At the moment they’re whipping up batches a few days a week, so if you’re looking to grab a scroll on a certain day, you can always call up before you visit.
Okay, so Mörk Chocolate aren’t slinging cinnamon scrolls, they’re serving up Swedish cinnamon and cardamom buns. The two different types of baked goods may have their subtle differences, but all you need to know is that their hybrid bun is loaded with cinnamon, butter and cardamom sugar and you’ll love every bite. You can get yourself one (or ten) from the brewhouse and selected stockists.
If it’s variety you’re after, then look no further than the American favourite Cinnabon. These guys specialise in the humble cinnamon bun—and they do it in more ways than you can imagine. Want a salted caramel cinnabon? They do it. How about choc hazelnut? Yep, they’ve got those too. They even do a savoury cheese and basil pesto variety.
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