Cafes

Perth’s Best Doughnuts To Get Your Mouth Around

By Claire Logan – who grew up in an ingredient household and swears by the healing powers of a good martini

Greek style doughnuts from Donut Worry

Someone once said, “it’s always a good day for a doughnut,” and we wholeheartedly agree.  In their humble origins, doughnuts were simply fried and coated in sugar, but fast forward to 2022, and many a cafe are pumping out house made doughnuts that boast bold new flavours, new dough-making techniques and an all new type of sweet sensation.

Ready to smash down some sweet doughies? We’ve rounded up Perth's best doughnuts.

Donut Worry

Northbridge And East Victoria Park

For tasty little dough balls overflowing with next-level toppings, you can't beat Donut Worry. Known for dishing up the best Greek-style doughnuts in Perth in flavours like Biscoff, Bueno and Bee Happy, this bakery has just opened its second store in Northbridge and we could not be happier. Plus, with a bunch of vegan-friendly options, nobody has to go without a sweet treat here.

Top Dup

Multiple Locations

Servicing the coolest cafes around Perth and creating some of the highest production value doughnut porn around town, Top Dup's glazed or sugared doughnut bombs are exploding with inspired gooey, creamy, syrupy, custardy combinations. There's Blueberry and Lemon, Maple Syrup and Candied Bacon, New York Cheesecake, Marble Mud Cake and Sprinkle Bomb (to name a few), not to mention their awesome croughies (that's a croissant doughnut for those playing at home). Doughnut voyeurs can check their site for locations and latest creations.

Mary St Bakery

Multiple Locations

A nice point of difference with the doughnuts from the iconic Mary St Bakery is that they aren’t sickly sweet, but spongy, buttery and gorgeous. Treat yourself to a Passionfruit Curd, Lemon Maple Pecan, Rose Water and Pistachio, gooey Salted Caramel-filled doughnut or a traditional cinnamon sugar with the rest of the cool kids. Then leave, put on a wig and sunglasses, and go back in and order another one—then repeat.

Levi’s

Fremantle

Occupying one of the booths at the famous Freo Markets, Levi’s select doughnut menu is simple and done very well, according to the hoards of customers looking to bag one of their delicious offerings. There are three flavours to choose from; the Traditional Style (with cinnamon sugar), the Blackberry Jam Filled and the Real Dark Chocolate Filled. ​

Chu Bakery

Highgate

The Boston Cream Doughnut—a brioche doughnut filled with vanilla bean pastry cream and Valrhona chocolate glaze is the pick of the bunch at gorgeous Highgate Bakery, Chu. One look at the glossy lake of dark chocolate glaze upon a doughnut pillow with a cheeky spill of custardy looking vanilla cream oozing out will have ordering one before you know what you've done. Crispy, light, chocolaty, custardy and buttery, Chu's doughnuts are pretty much perfect.

Chopin Patisserie

Sorrento

Award winning patisserie, Chopin, is famous for its Polish doughnuts, also known as Paczki. These glazed doughnuts are made from sweet dough and filled with tart homemade plum jam. I’ve seen friendships broken fighting over one of these delectable pastries (though I am very petty and that doughnut was clearly MINE). 

Lawleys Bakery Cafe

Multiple Locations

Eat your feelings with a Glazed Custard Doughnut from Lawleys Bakery. You’ll be buzzing like a bee after you have consumed its gooey heart of custard. Would I sell my soul for a Glazed Custard Doughnut from Lawleys? No, probably not. Sell my mum and grandma? Sure would. Some of the best doughnuts in Perth, right here.

General Public Food Co

Scarborough And Inglewood

While the sourdough pizza is the star attraction at General Public, we just can’t seem to get past the doughnuts. You see the baked goods are all made with sourdough too and once you try them, there’s no going back. Soft and fluffy with an awe-inspiring chew—the baker’s here have seriously got it going on.

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Image credit: Louise Coghill

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