There’s nothing better than a cinnamon scroll; the warm bun, the spicy cinnamon, and the sticky icing. It’s no wonder Sydney has gone slightly mad for them.
If you’re hankering for a good cinnamon scroll, bun, or roll, don’t just stare longingly at Cinnabon pics, go in hard and treat yourself to these thick, glazed-up, golden morsels of goodness now.
Here are Sydney’s best cinnamon scrolls to hunt down.
Now Open: Cinnabon
Ok, Sydney cinnamon scroll fiends, your prayers have been answered at last. After setting up shop in almost every other city in Australia, cult U.S. chain Cinnabon has finally landed a Sydney location, and it's set to be the first of many to pop up across the next few years. In the Darling Square precinct location you'll find all your Cinnabon favourites, baked fresh every half hour. The signature scrolls with cream cheese frosting, chocolate scrolls, caramel pecan bon scrolls, as well as some exclusive Sydney specials, will all be yours for the sweet, sticky taking alongside coffee by Aussie roaster St Ali.
You know the scrolls have to be good if they sell out almost hourly, right? Open just Thursday through to Sunday, Flour Shop has been making waves in Sydney's bakery scene since it opened last year, scoring queues of scroll lovers from far and wide. While croissants are definitely the main event here (the crunchy caramel croissant has already become one of the city's favourites), cinnamon scrolls popped onto the menu one day by accident and they've quickly become the crowd fave. In fact, Flour Shop's cinny scrolls are so popular, the team has to bake a fresh batch every two hours.
As one of the best specialty bakeries in Sydney, Oregano Bakery is basically a sweet scroll heaven. While this family-run bakery (which has been going strong since 2010) glazes up anything from fairy bread to tahini or pistachio scrolls, the real OG has always been the cinnamon scrolls here. The classic cinnamon morsel comes doused in butter, sugar and vanilla and will dissolve in your mouth quickly after that first bite.
Sydney Cakery on Elizabeth Street is a true haven of vintage cakes with strong primary school bake sale vibes in the best way possible. Dubbed cinnamon "rolls" here, these bad boys come out super fluffy and soft, so it’s only wise you go in hard and order a baker’s dozen here.
For cinnamon scrolls delivered straight to your door, look no further than Midnight Donuts. The team here knows a thing or two about whipping nostalgic treats—most notably, their Golden Gaytime long Johns. Next to this, you can get all sorts of scrolls on demand (with next-day delivery if you order by 1pm). Do yourself a favour and order up a six-pack, which will see half a dozen thick scrolls completely drenched in a rich, cinnamon glaze land on your doorstep.
Sweet tooth not satisfied? Check out the best gelato spots in Sydney here.
Image credit: Mark Olsen, Cinnabon, Flour Drum, Flour Shop, Oregano Bakery, Sydney Cakery, Midnight Donut