Hot cross bun season is well and truly here. As the cooler weather sets in, nothing brings us more joy than biting into a warm, toasted bun smothered to the max with butter. Whether you prefer juicy fruit or decadent chocolate, we've done the hard work for you and found the best buns in the West.
Here’s where you can find some of the best hot cross buns in Perth.
North Street Store
If you've tasted any of the bread or the cinnamon buns coming out of the oven at North Street Store, you'll know these guys deliver on all front and their hot cross buns are no exception. With tea-soaked fruit and a special spice mix, you won't be able to stop at one of the buns.
Coronavirus update: These guys are open as usual for all your takeaway needs
South Freo gem Abhi’s wins the all-rounder award for their big, beautiful buns. A good balance of crust, fluff, sweetness and spice you can enjoy their hot cross buns toasty and buttery in store teamed with a coffee. Don't fret gluten-free friends, they'll make spelt flour buns on request. Good luck trying to resist dipping it in your creamy flat white, yes we went there.
Coronavirus update: Abhi's is now delivering to Fremantle and the surrounding suburbs and they have also partnered with 96 Degrees in North Beach and Twig & Sparrow in Willeton which will act as pick up points for people on the northern and eastern suburbs respectively. Get all the details here.
La Belle Patisserie
La Belle Patisserie is baking some of the best croissants in Perth all year round, but come Easter time, you absolutely can't go past the hot cross buns. The classic ones are phenomenal, though the choccie ones are pretty darn good too.
Coronavirus update: La Belle is offering delivery and it's totally free for those of you in the Belmont/Cloverdale area. They'll also deliver within a 5km radius for a $5 fee.
Chez Jean Claude
Subiaco and west leederville
Chez Jean Claude in Subiaco and West Leederville is back at the hot cross bun game and thank goodness for that. Filled with raisins, currants and a good dose of cinnamon, these little buns of deliciousness are the perfect vessel for a good slathering of butter. Plus, if you buy five you get one for free.
Coronavirus update: You can shop Chez Jean Claude's entire range online and have it delivered, or you can pop in and pick up a pack or two.
A hot cross bun for the health conscious, Wild Bakery’s buns are naturally delicious with no preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colours or emulsifiers. With a crusty outer layer and rustic hard cross on top, you'll find these buns loaded with 100% Australian apricots, sultanas and currants. They aren’t as sweet as your typical hot cross bun, but that's definitely not a bad thing, especially when you add a thick layer of butter into the mix. This year they've added a chocolate flavour for all the sweet tooths out there.
Coronavirus update: Wild Bakery is still open as usual so you can stock up on hot cross buns.
Mary Street Bakery
Serving up some monster sized hot cross buns, it’s really no surprise that we can't get enough of Mary Street Bakery's fresh, fluffy buns. They don’t hold back when it comes to the spices either, packing these babies with cinnamon, nutmeg and oodles of dried fruit. If you're up for something different, try their new choc-orange hot cross buns that are sure to make your mouth water. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on these sweet pillows of goodness this year.
Coronavirus update: All of the MSB locations are still open for takeaway but if you don't want to leave the house you can get their hot cross buns on UberEats.
Lawley’s Bakery Cafe
If fruit and nut just ain’t your thing, Lawley’s is your go-to for the most decadent choc chip treats in town. Jammed with what seems like more chocolate than dough, chocoholics will rejoice the moment they sink their teeth into this bun. We think Willy Wonka would be proud.
Coronavirus update: Lawley's is still open across all of their locations so grab some buns to takeaway.
This Japanese-French inspired bakery has brought the perfect amount of twist to the classic hot cross bun. Keeping it ultra fruity and spicey, this year's buns are packed with organic raisins, cranberries and house-made candied orange peel. With a name like Raisin' Bakery, you know the hot cross buns must be good.
Coronavirus Update: Raisin' is still open for takeaway.
Guildford Town Bakery
Guildford Town Bakery is in a few of our favourite lists, including Perth pies, but now they've made it with their hot cross buns. These buns are super fluffy and seriously meal-sized, with a crusty shell. But most importantly they soak up a thick layer of butter like a star.
Coronavirus update: These guys are still open as usual.
Dunn and Walton
Calling all vegans. Thanks to Dunn and Walton, we don't have to feel too bad when we indulge in our guilty Easter pleasures because they've got certified organic vegan hot cross buns. They've used premium bakers flour, fruit, spices, coconut sugar and sunflower oil to make these beauties.
Coronavirus update: Dunn & Walton is still open for takeaway and they are also offering a delivery service if you need to stock up on a few essentials.
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