As Good Friday draws near, hot, sticky, spiced buns are on everyone's mind, causing quite the stir about which ones are best. Savoury and mildly sweet, these hot cross buns are practically walking off the shelves—so you better hop to it! Here are eight of Sydney's best, most fluffy, fruity and fresh hot cross buns.
Black Star Pastry | Newtown and Rosebery
The alluring scents wafting from Black Star Pastry give a clear sign of what's brewing. The hot cross buns are well balanced here with just enough glaze, and a chewy but soft texture—yum!
Christopher's Cake Shop | Surry Hills
One of Sydney's oldest bakeries, here the light and fluffy hot cross buns are created with a continental bun mix, perfectly baked with a lovely moist texture. Grab your fresh buns for a mere $1.40 a pop, or a dozen for $16 at Christopher's Kogarah, Mascot or Surry Hills outposts.
Delicia | Naremburn
Famed for its divine Easter buns, this Naremburn eatery is brimming with patrons stocking up for Good Friday. The shelves are jam-packed with scrumptious sweets but it's the fruity, gently spiced hot cross buns that keep the locals coming back for more!
Bourke Street Bakery | Multiple Locations
The team at Bourke Street have got their Easter baking down pat, along with their artistic flair, as they ditch the bun to bring you delicious hot cross loaves instead—you'll be set for the entire Easter weekend!
St. Honoré Bakery | Multiple Locations
One of Sydney's best bun bakers, here you'll find delectably indulgent hot cross buns. Find these Easter treats at its North Sydney, Edgecliff or Mosman locations.
Brasserie Bread | Banksmeadow
The buns at Brasserie Bread are in such high demand the bakery starts stockpiling its shelves a month before Easter! Aromatic spices fill the air as you tear into these lovely and soft hot cross buns.
The Grumpy Baker | Vaucluse
Straight from the oven, the freshly baked hot cross buns at The Grumpy Baker are often sold out in minutes. Get your fix at Paddington Markets each Saturday, or head to the The Grumpy Baker's gorgeous bakery and café in Vaucluse.
Organic Bread Bar | Paddington
Finishing our round up of Sydny's best hot cross buns is Paddington institution Organic Bread Bar. Baking up pillowy buns from its 50-year-old wood-fire oven, get to this doughy nook before they sell out!
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