Hot cross bun season is well and truly here Perth folk! But let’s not pretend we haven’t been eating our weight in these doughy buns of bliss since they hit supermarket shelves one week after Christmas.
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.
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. Good luck trying to resist dipping it in your creamy flat white, yes we went there.
La Belle Sweets
La Belle Sweets 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 plain ones are phenomenal, but if you're looking to spice things up this Easter, try the apple and custard or the red velvet flavours. These guys also do hot cross choux—a chai tea infused custard and ginger beer jelly choux pastry—which should not be missed.
Chez Jean Claude
Chez Jean Claude in Subiaco 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.
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 just means we can have more right? With a thick layer of butter of course.
New Norica Bakehouse has upped their game again this year with a chocolate almond surprise. Salty slivered almonds combine with dark chocolatey chunks to create a unique bittersweet bun of heaven. Get in store early while they’re still warm and just embrace the chocolate that is going to be all over your face by the end of it. While you're there, grab a dozen of their classic fruit and nut for the road. You won’t regret it.
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. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on these sweet pillows goodness this year.
Bread In Common
Just like Bread In Common itself, these hot cross buns are as beautiful as they come. With a shiny glaze, juicy currents and a perfectly rustic cross, these classic hot cross buns are definitely insta worthy.
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.
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Bread In Common | Image Credit: Elle Borgward