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.
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.
ALL OVER MELBOURNE
Everyone knows delivery services were one of the real heroes of 2020…and now we have another reason to be grateful because without them we wouldn't have Sebby’s Scrolls all over Melbourne. There are vegan and non-vegan cinnamon scrolls, and just when you thought they couldn’t get any better there are cheese and vegemite numbers, too. Sebby's Scrolls go out Thursday through Sunday to the likes of Collingwood's Terror Twilight, Seven Seeds in Carlton and Applehead Deli down Bayside way. You can find the full list of stockists on their Instagram page—these things move quickly though, so wherever you're picking up, make sure you get there early.
Ok, so technically, this is a croissant and not a scroll, but you’ll forgive us for the technicality when you try Lune’s 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 in 2020. 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 pecan and maple; who knows what we can expect from Beatrix Bakes next.
NORTH MELBOURNE, CBD
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.
All over Melbourne
Everyone knows delivery services were one of the real heroes of 2020…and now we have another reason to be grateful because without them we wouldn't have Sebby’s Scrolls all over Melbourne. There are vegan and non-vegan cinnamon scrolls, and just when you thought they couldn’t get any better there’s cheese and vegemite ones too. You can find Sebby’s stockists on their Instagram page, but be warned, looking at them will give you serious FOMO.
Eat A Scroll
Looking for a freshly baked scroll on your way into work, or maybe one to get you through the 3 pm afternoon slump? Then Eat a Scroll has you covered. They’ve got a traditional cinnamon scroll covered in cream cheese frosting, a Malaysian bun with shredded coconut and white chocolate, as well as their crowd favourite, chocolate and caramel scroll. Everyone on the 86 tram will be jealous, trust us.
You may have seen these guys on Instagram during the lockdowns—Parker Bros became famous for their decadent cinnamon buns smothered in Monk’s Chai frosting. They don’t have a shop just yet, but with the way they’re going, it’s bound to pop up in no time. For now, you can order online on their website.
For more of the best Melbourne has to offer, head to our Best Of Guides section.
Mister Nice Guy’s Bakeshop
Mister Nice Guy’s Bakeshop is a 100% plant based bakery in Ascot Vale. But if we didn’t tell you their cinnamon buns were vegan, we can guarantee you wouldn’t be able to tell. The bakery was started by husband and wife duo Lucas Cook and Deb Kantor in 2010. They were both working at Lentil As Anything at the time and came up with the idea of selling vegan cupcakes from the venue. Soon after they got so popular that they had to relocate to their own store. If you’re heading there in the morning be prepared to line up…but trust us, the cinnamon buns are worth the wait.
Image credit: Cinnamon Scrolls