All posts filed under: Doughnuts

Le Bakehouse / Brunswick East 

Le Bakehouse is the newest opening in hipster Brunswick East. It’s in our hood AND there’s coffee and baked goods? We’re in! We loved the contemporary and edgy fit out. The space is bold, modern and very spacious. The branding is on point, a twisted croissant smile, a little French inspiration and bright pinks to catch the eye. There’s an impressive array of sweet delights made in store. They’re pricey, with a chocolate brioche costing over $7, but fresh, delicious and oh so instagrammable. It was a difficult decision but we decided to try the brioche and a donut. When dining with @thedoughnutter (check out Instagram) one always has a donut. Both were utterly delicious. The Creme patisserie and the crispy, light donut were perfect, but it was the rich extravagance of the brioche that really stole the show. I mean there’s even gold leaf. But that chocolate was truly heavenly! Le Bakehouse is a wonderful addition to the East Brunswick scene and sits well amongst local favourites 400 Gradi and Woodstock. Be sure to …

Kitty Burns / Abbotsford

Hidden away near the river and behind some flashy new apartments is the new cafe Kitty Burns. We dropped in for breakfast before heading to IKEA for furniture buying and 500 Days of Summer re-enacting. Designed by Biasol: Design Studio, the fit out is truly stunning. It’s fully formed and realised, an Odyssey of aqua, copper, white and wood. It’s not surprising that since our visit they’ve won the International Restaurant & Bar Design Award for Best International Cafe Design. Like the cafe itself the menu arrived fully formed, despite being a recent opening. Our first choice was the theatrical smoked salmon. The smoke billowing out as you opened the lid created a real stir. Along with the salmon was a slow cooked egg, and bacon crumb on top of a pea panna cotta. While initially set the panna cotta warmed and became liquid fast. The smoke flavour was the definite highlight of this dish. Unsurprisingly we also chose something sweet. A French toast with a coffee ganache. Compressed peach and whipped maple as well …

Donut Shop: Donuts and Coffee / Fitzroy

Donut Shop: Donuts & Coffee are so obsessed with donuts that they can’t help but mention them twice before you’ve even stepped in the door. With all the donut shops in the CBD it makes sense that Fitzroy has it own haven for the lovers of sweet round treat!Donut Shop operate out of a small but comfortable cafe on Gertrude street. It’s minimal and simple in its aesthetic, right down to the hand painted menu on the wall. The service is quick and easy, grab a coffee and pick a donut from the display, or in our case, multiple donuts!We started with the classic, a Long John. It’s hard to resist the fresh and light donut, with its intense jammy hit and the indulgence of cream. If you like pina colada…. Next up was the Pina Colada Creme Brûlée. It really did have that wonderful crunch as you bit down,  and a light coconut and pineapple filling. We’re all about donuts that taste like our favorite cocktails, so this one was a definite winner! Donut Shop: …

Cobb Lane / Yarraville

We have recently discovered how wonderful the Yarraville Village is. There’s so much to explore and do, while there we decided to visit Cobb Lane. It was a great spot, small but homely and with friendly and accomodating staff. We got there early to ensure we got a table, starring with coffees while waiting for the rest of our party to get there. It was definitely good we got there early, Cobb Lane got busy fast and their small amount of tables were soon full. Cobb Lane serve a Dukes espresso blend, so it’s really not surprising that it was delicious. Rich and fill flavoured with a lovely mouthfeel and a light acidity, it was exactly how we wanted to start the day. We’re really fond of fish for breakfast and we’re delighted to find a Grilled Mackeral on the menu at Cobb Lane. It came with rhubarb, ginger, horseradish creme fraiche and a slow cooked egg. It was a fresh dish, with plenty of flavour and creamy, without becoming overpowering. As you’d expect from …

Doughnut Time / Melbourne CBD

Doughnut Time. Yes it’s another doughnut venue, and no, there can never be too many; Melbourne has room for all the doughnuts. In fact, the more the better! Doughnut Time is an unusual franchise because unlike the standalone stores of Shortstop Coffee and Donuts and newly reopened Doughboys Doughnuts this is just a hole in the wall that does doughnuts.  Your very own Doughnut ATM! After opening pop ups in the Top Shop at Emporium and the Glue Store in Highpoint, they’ve now got their very own store on Degraves Street. We sent a special envoy on their very first day to “do the rounds”. Or simply put, we went and got a couple o’ doughnuts, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, for research purposes of course.  The original glaze (OG, as it has ALWAYS stood for) is the most efficient test of a doughnut shop’s capabilities.  We found Doughnut Time’s original glaze to have a firmer density than other doughnuts we’ve tried, lacking the soft airiness that comes with such examples as those from All Day Donuts …

Doughboys Doughnuts / Melbourne CBD

Melbourne is a city that’s obsessed with doughnuts, but even so there’s only a few who turn this humble sweet treat into an art form. Doughboys is one of these artisanal doughnut makers you can find in the CBD. We’ve been in love with their treats since visiting their Queen Victoria Market location and devastation is an understatement of our feelings when they closed up shop! We were thrilled when they opened up the new city store, their donuts finally having pride of place in a space they deserved. We grabbed our sweet rings of joy to go, there is a small dining area but the line to order tends to fill up the entire space.  We chose a couple of doughnuts from the days selection, an Almond Butter and a Strawberry Creme. What struck us about both was the freshness, the intensity of the flavour and the lightness of the dough. The light crunch of the almond and the creamy icing, as well as the bright, and vibrant fresh strawberry glaze and light cream filling. …

Juanita Peaches / Brunswick

  Brunswick’s favourite little donut shop transforms overnight on Thursdays to Sunday’s into Juanita Peaches, an equally awesome dinner retreat. Not only can you get donuts and tacos (in food truck form) from the same locale, but fried chicken too? Well we were sold and visited the unassuming shop on Edward at as soon as we could. Nothing changes besides the menu, you’ll still find yourself inside raw brick walls with simple furnishings and touches of pink. You can see through the counter to the small kitchen and out the back to where the taco trucks are housed.  There’s a certain romance about a good fried chicken, it’s everything wonderful, crispy, salty, indulgent, but it’s not the only thing you can get from Jaunita Peaches. There are also refreshing beverages and burritos on offer, let’s face it though – I was there for the chicken. Also maybe the donuts, but mostly the chicken. Juanita Peaches fried chicken is everything we could hope for. It’s light, crispy and tender without being overly greasy and is served with well …

Shortstop Coffee & Donuts / Melbourne CBD

If there’s something Melbourne seems to have a lot of it’s donuts. Believe me this isn’t a complaint, the more donuts the better, actually is there anything better then donuts? I digress, after hearing fantastic things about Shortstop’s donuts, we couldn’t resist dropping by their Sutherland street store in the CBD. There were plenty of choices on offer and the decision was agonizing. We started with coffees using Market Lane beans, one of our favourites from our last holiday in Melbourne. The espresso brought out flavours more subtle and fruity, so much so that it almost tasted like a filter coffee. It had a creamy mouthfeel and lovely latte art. Now what you’ve been waiting for, the donuts! Our first selection was the traditional vanilla glazed donut. The glaze was light and sweet with a vanilla flavour that complemented the soft and light pastry. Next up was the decadent Boston cream donut. We obviously had to try a filled donut too, and the rich chocolate and glossy finish immediately drew our eye. The tender and light pastry …

All Day Donuts / Brunswick

  Doughnuts are wonderful. I don’t think I can recall anyone who actually dislikes them, and whoever first had the thought that a cream filled hoop of delicious-ness would be a great breakfast has my thanks.   Now having a handmade doughnut shop in your neighborhood is surely living the dream. Especially such a charming little shop as All Day Doughnuts in Brunswick!   You can buy donuts for $5 for filled donuts and $4 for a glaze. There’s a few options to choose from and you can see them being made fresh in the kitchen!   I went with a strawberry cheesecake donut, unable to resist the pink frosting! The donut was light and soft, the icing tasted as good as it looked with a delicious strawberry flavour. The filing though was an absolute star, a delicious custard with vanilla and that cheesecake tang.   Ultimately these donuts are so fantastic because they’re so fresh, it really is the difference between a good donut and a great donut!  All Day Donuts are open Wednesday …

Doughboys Gourmet Donuts Melbourne

For those Perthians who have been to Melbourne you’ll know that when you’re there you’ll be having doughnuts. We are so obsessed with them that we even bring them home on the plane for our friends and family. Most of the time it’s Krispy kremes, and I say this as someone who has eaten their fair share of them. This trip though we decided to go for something a little more gourmet and made a visit to Doughboys near the Queen Victoria markets. You’ll find them up the stairs and past the BBQ joint. They’re only open Thursday – Sunday and we were lucky to get there before they ran out and closed up for the day. We first tried the ‘Pink Snow’ and ‘Smores’ doughnuts. The s’mores was a chocolate ganache overload, the sweet indulgence over a soft, delicious centre. The Pink Snow doughnut seemed to be a freeze dried berry over a glaze and just had a nice bite of flavour to it. We’ve never seen these flavours on doughnuts before, and we …