Hot cross bun season is well and truly here, and we couldn’t be more ecstatic. 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, decadent chocolate, or something even more exotic, 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 fronts—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. If you can’t make it to NSS, don’t stress—we’ll hook you up with their original hot cross bun recipe for you to bake at home.
With over 40 years in the hot cross bun game, Joes Bakery are the real deal. And with so much time serving up top notch buns, it should come as no surprise they've got something for everyone with their super popular traditional bun, chocolate chip, no peel (still has sultanas) and for those that are scared of fruit, completely plain. Either way, you're in for a treat.
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.
One of our faves Chu Bakery is jumping on board the bun bandwagon. They’re offering up fresh, scrumptious hot cross buns every morning from 9:30am every single day until Easter. Head to the beautiful Hyde Park and treat yourself to a morning coffee with a delish bun fresh out the oven.
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.
This year, the good folk at Wild Bakery have put together an entire Easter menu for all us sweet tooths out there. Pick up either your traditional hot cross buns (with or without fruit) or treat yourself to something extra with their special Easter macarons. We’re talking crispy little French delights with flavours like pistachio, dark chocolate and even hot cross bun! Orders close at 3pm on Tuesday 30 March, so order in store or give them a call on 0468 787 581.
There’s nothing strange at all about heading to Strange Grains, because their hot cross buns are so darn good. Offering three types of tasty gluten free buns (traditional fruit, chocolate, and paleo) there’s a little something for everybody. They’re also vegan, GMO free and with no added sugar. What’s not to love?
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.
Miller + Baker
City kids, listen up—inner city bakery, Miller + Baker, are now serving up delicious buns made with 100 per cent freshly milled WA flour. Offering good old traditional fruit buns, or chocolate for those who love a bit of cocoa, there’s something for everyone. Grab them in half dozen packs, baked fresh every morning.
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.
This Japanese-French inspired bakery has brought the perfect amount of twist to the classic hot cross bun. Keeping it ultra fruity and packed full of spice, this year's buns are loaded 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. You can order them online now too!
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. They’re also offering fruitless and chocolate buns too.
General Public Food Co
Scarborough and inglewood
We’re so excited about this one. Beloved General Public Food Co is baking up fresh hot cross buns from both of their locations, and like all their treats these bad boys are made with sourdough. Taking orders for the Easter long weekend too, they’ve got you all covered for all your holiday sweet treats.
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.
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.
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Image Credit: Jessica Wyld