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Where To Find A Doughnut Store In Melbourne Food You Should Try?

Melbourne has been taken over by deep-fried bullseyes, which can be spelt either as doughnuts or doughnuts. Melbourne's sweets are iced, sugared, and ready to eat, from unassuming vans serving warm golden baubles oozing red jam filling to hole-in-the-wall stores glazing novelty doughnuts topped with cornflakes, pistachios, and meringue.

These shops take you back to the days when you could grab a pink-iced doughnut from the corner bakery on your way home from school, but with a gourmet twist that will satisfy your picky adult palate. Doughnut let anyone tell you that these treats aren't healthy; we like to think of them as soul food, and they're all listed here.

Whether you prefer to spell the hole-y sweet treat as "Donut" or "Doughnut," these Melbourne doughnut shops and bakeries are sure to make your mouth water as you work from home (WFH).

Send a fun and delicious package that says "doughnut worry, be happy!" to a friend or loved one. Here are some great doughnut shops in Melbourne, whether you prefer yours covered in chocolate sprinkles or not.

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Doughnut Store In Melbourne 

Long gone are the days when you could board a flight out of Sydney and have a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts delivered to your seat for the journey home.

There are now a plethora of quality doughnut shops in Melbourne, each of which produces rings daily. Therefore, whether you prefer yeasted or cakey, glazed or filled, you can find it in Melbourne. We've included some of our favourites below.

Olympic Doughnuts

It may look like a broken-down caravan, but Olympic Doughnuts is one of the most beloved businesses in Footscray, with fans rallying around the shop when the Regional Rail Upgrade Link at Footscray station threatened to close the business.

 Now, with a state government guarantee to remain open, Olympic Doughnuts can continue serving commuters just as it has been since 1979. Pierced by the nose of a ceramic dolphin-shaped dispenser, the hot jam is pumped into golden doughnuts, which are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

All Day Donuts

Over-achiever and Melbourne restaurateur Raph Rashid is responsible for Beatbox Kitchen, Taco Truck, Juanita Peaches and Edward Street’s All Day Donuts. With a rotating menu including Chocolate Crackle to Caramel Cookie, Lamington, Banana Cheesecake with Raspberry Glaze and Pistachio, Peach Pie, Jaffa, and Lime Brulée you’re sure to try a new flavour offering each time you visit, and it’s anyone’s guess just what combination they’ll come up with next. 

Wash down those delicious doughnuts – because you can't just have one – order a Seven Seeds coffee.

Begetter of food trucks Beatbox Kitchen and Taco Truck applied his magic mitts to doughnut making and scored a happy hit with All Day Doughnuts. Occupying the same space as fried chicken/Mexican diner Juanita Peaches, the interior is all brown-brick walls, timber panelling and laminex tables, instantly transporting you to 1970s suburbia.

 But there’s nothing dated about the doughnuts. These are churned out twice daily for optimum freshness, with everything (even the sprinkles). Such dedication pays dividends in the lemon and poppyseed, Iced Vo Vo and original buttermilk glaze doughnuts. Finally, we try the crowd favourite, the strawberry cheesecake doughnut – a big, bouncy, beautiful beast. 

The strawberry icing is surprisingly natural tasting, with white sprinkles delivering a sugary crunch and rich cream cheese filling. Also worthy of note: the Don Homer is a gorgeously garish, pink homage to Simpson’s do(h!)nut of choice.

Shortstop Coffee and Donuts

This laneway doughnut shop keeps things simple so that you won't find any freak doughnuts topped with truckloads of candy. Instead, you'll find well done simple numbers like the hazelnut chocolate and banana doughnut, the pretty Earl Grey and rose, the classic peanut butter and jam and the crispy French crullers. Filter coffees from Market Lane are available and go amazingly with the plump glazed doughnuts.

The owner's hand forge crullers are made from local honey and organic milk. Flavours include doughnuts topped with fine salt flakes; red-velvet cake doughnuts with beetroot and dark chocolate; and dough mixed with Earl Grey tea, injected with lemon myrtle and dipped into a rose-water and rose-petal icing.

Shortstop’s fit-out is equally considered, with Adele Winteridge and the team at Foolscap Studio's bright and fresh design using blonde wood and glass to construct a smart, open space themed with circle motifs.

Coffee is by Ivey’s previous employer, Market Lane. Inspired by the simplicity of American coffee (and a reaction to Melbourne’s tendency to overcomplicate) – you’ll find a straightforward menu of espresso or filter. Beat the queues by ordering your doughnut ahead of time with Shortstop’s convenient online store.

Doughboys

They are known for reinventing classic flavours and desserts such as Peanut Butter and Jelly, Bombe Alaska, Key Lime Pie, Mint Slice and Maple Bacon. Doughboys champion familiar combinations with surprising twists. Hand-dipped daily, Doughboys Donuts can be found at their permanent residence on Bourke Street as well as in cafes including Top Paddock and Kettle Black – and with an Instagram following of 56.9k, these doughnuts are quick to sell out. 

The owner takes pride in ensuring that every component is made in-house and supports local farms by sourcing free-range eggs from Gippsland and butter from Warrnambool.

Doughboys began life in 2013 in the modest environment of mother’s laundry. It was here that McKenzie and business partner Brook James created their doughnuts, selling them at markets and pop-ups to critical acclaim. Last year, Doughboys found a permanent home at the business end of Bourke Street, and office workers rejoiced. 

Its classy, good looks – a curved timber counter, black-and-white tiled floor, pendant lights and glass cabinets – offered a sugar-lanche in Euro-chic surrounds. Flavour-wise, intriguing combinations of Asian ingredients result in strawberry and miso, and coconut pandan to Piña Colada and pumpkin pie pop up gloriously among the rotating flavours of the day. 

The French toast doughnut is a pillowy ring with a slight yeasty twang topped with a cinnamon-flavoured crumble that’s dusted with icing sugar. Moreish and bouncy, it slides down all too quickly with a Small Batch (roasters) coffee.

American Doughnut Kitchen

Arnold Bridges, Dave and Lucy Christie, and the rest of the family who bought the company in 1950 had no idea that the American Doughnut Kitchen would become a Melbourne landmark.

At Queen Victoria Market, American Doughnut Kitchen operates out of a retrofitted Volkswagen Kombi from the 1950s, selling hot jam doughnuts five days a week until they're gone. These little nuggets of golden deliciousness are stuffed with raspberry jam made from a secret family recipe and sprinkled with sugar.

Unlike some other doughnut joints, this laneway spot doesn't go overboard with crazy creations like doughnuts covered in gallons of sprinkles. Hazelnut chocolate and banana doughnuts, Earl Grey and rose, peanut butter and jam, and crispy French crullers are just some of the well-executed simple varieties available. In addition to the delicious glazed doughnuts, Market Lane filter coffees are also offered.

Candied Bakery

If you’re over the west side, gird your tastebuds for a treat. Candied Bakery (winner of Time Out Melbourne’s 2017 People’s Choice award for Best Bakery) is an Aussie bakery with an American and European twist (expect glories such as Philly cheesesteak rolls soft-serve ice cream). 

Never has American know-how plus European dough-how equalled such multiculturally magnificent doughnuts. Key sub-genres are confidently covered, from the classic jam to more playful diversions like the vanilla slice, and the salted caramel crumble. 

Their raspberry pavlova is a voluptuous, cream-filled doughnut coated in pink berry-coloured icing with smashed meringue shards on top. It’s a quirky creation whose tempering of sweet meringue with the tart raspberry shows both skill and imagination. Chase it all down with an apple pie shake (several meals in itself), then roll out of the shop for a quiet lie down. Sweet dreams are made of this.

Taking inspiration from New York’s Momofuku, Candied Bakery is a carb-loading mecca in Spotswood with loaves of bread, croissants, pastries and pies on offer as well as gourmet doughnuts. The bakers here aren’t afraid to experiment with combinations and sticky glazes. A few of the best flavours seen in their cabinet include Pavlova, Honey Joy, Fairy Bread, Raspberry meringue and choc liquorice. So drop by, pick up a loaf of bread and a finger-licking doughnut to go.

Daniel’s Donuts

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Daniel’s Donuts is a legendary Melbourne doughnut shop and probably has some of the best doughnuts in Melbourne. They offer classic flavours such as jam and cream and more out-there concoctions such as Nutella M&M and Tiramisu. 

There are more than 40 doughnut flavours available (including vegan and gluten-free options), so you’re sure to find one that you love! 

Can there be a delicacy more democratic than the doughnut? Daniel’s is the people’s doughnut dispensary. 

Affordable (any six for $18) and open 24 hours, it expertly covers the classics – jam and glazed – and the cutting-edge: Nutella M&M, Tiramisu and the whole-Snickers-inside ‘Snickers Podnut’. While unlikely ever to be available on a doctor’s prescription, all of Daniel’s creations are seriously good; but, after extensive and rigorous testing (and retesting), we declare the old-school jam-and-cream doughnut to be champ. 

Airy and sugar-coated, it’s sliced vertically to create a deep trench for the fluffiest cloud of cream and a dollop of strawberry jam. Yes, it’s sweet, but never is it sickly. And a pro tip for doughnut care: Daniel’s staff keep the box lid ajar, so the cream stays intact. Surrounds are clean and functional, and the service is speedy and efficient – good to know when the line’s snaking out the door.

Goldeluck's Doughnuts

Doughnut shop Goldeluck's was founded in 2018, and it now has three locations across Melbourne.

Their doughnuts, which are described as fluffy and rich, have been called the best in Melbourne. You're missing out if you haven't tried any of their delicious creations (which even cater to those who avoid animal products and gluten). Send one of their cute bouquets of assorted mini doughnuts to a loved one in Melbourne if you're looking for a sweet present.

Within a 30-kilometer radius of the CBD and certain suburbs near the Croydon, Eastland, and Patterson Lakes stores, Goldeluck's offers delivery to most of metro Melbourne.

Orders placed by 2 pm Monday through Friday and before 7 pm Monday through Sunday will be delivered the same day.

There is a $9.99 delivery fee for addresses within the Melbourne metropolitan area. Anything outside of that radius might incur an extra fee.

Goldeluck also has a National Product Range, which they will ship to any location in the country (even small towns). When checking out, choose the shipping option labelled "Rest of Australia" and the delivery date. The shipping fee for the rest of Australia is a flat $15 at Goldeluck's.

Shortstop

Shortstop is a coffee and doughnut shop in a laneway off La Trobe Street that focuses on reducing grease while increasing flavour. Shortstop's flavours are distinct, refined, and internationally inspired, so forget about over-the-top doughnuts with sentence-long names piled high with toppings.

Sample the Triple Matcha Cake, a British take on the classic Japanese dessert, or the New Orleans Iced Coffee, Peanut Butter and Caramel, Spiced Chai, or Triple Matcha Cake. Shortstop just turned two, and they're not slowing down any time soon; if you want to check it out, you should do so before noon today.

Levain Doughnuts

From bomboloni to gluten-free crullers, vegan doughnuts, to doughnut cakes, Levain is one of the most fulfilling doughnut stores that will keep your sweet tooth satisfied!

You can have doughnuts delivered to your home, the office and future date deliveries seven days a week via Levain Doughnut's online shop or Uber Eats.

Baker D Chirico

Seeing what the Baker D crew can do with butter, flour and sugar are like watching Macgyver go to town with the contents of a stationary cabinet. 

The heaving display of flaky croissants, beef ragu pies, meringues and loaves is as daunting as it is impressive, but this St Kilda bakery is best known for three things: the fermented whole wheat bread with loose-knit texture and nutty sesame crust; Easter fruit buns (be warned, the queues in April are carnage), and the servers’ snazzy pinnies. 

It’s a beautiful joint too: all sleek knee-high tables, wicker baskets and pictures of ladies wearing bread as bonnets. So stick them up for custard-filled doughnuts or cart a load of prosciutto-filled baguettes and nougat to Albert Park and heckle the runners.

Moon Cruller

The owner had her first cruller at Daily Provisions in New York City in 2016. They were recommended to her by New York Times restaurant critic and food writer Oliver Strand, 12 months after Strand published his glowing review of Lune, with the headline Is the World’s Best Croissant Made in Australia?, a review that made Lune one of the most famous patisseries in the world.

Crullers are ring-shaped, just like doughnuts – the deep-fried choux pastry has a soft, custardy interior similar to eclairs and a crunchy exterior more akin to churros. It’s hard to make comparisons, though – crullers are their own thing entirely. And when Reid tried her first, she was an instant convert.

Although she didn’t have a recipe, Reid’s got her crullers as close as she can to the Daily Provisions ones by spending hours deep-frying and perfecting the dough. Once she had her recipe nailed, she decided to open up her new venture right next door to the Lune mothership.

It's in a converted space outside the Lune head office – where Reid runs the business alongside brother Cam and restaurateur Nathan Toleman of the Mulberry Group (Hazel, Dessous and Liminal) – and appropriately, it's called Moon.

At Moon, there are six flavours available at any time, with menu mainstays in cinnamon sugar, vanilla glaze and chocolate glaze. The other three are variations of pink, yellow and light brown glazes. In addition, expect flavours like raspberry, passionfruit and cappuccino cruller with coffee glaze and chocolate toppings on hand.

There are all of the usual coffee options, including half-and-half, made with half-milk and half-cream), with beans from Coffee Supreme. Hot chocolate and chai lattes are available too.

There are white subway tiles all along the back walls, with a beautiful Carrara marble benchtop over a deep forest green base where you order. A small curtain separates the shopfront from the main office, and the art on the wall constantly changes. A small standing bar opposite the ordering counter is good for a quick coffee, but the space has been designed mainly for takeaway, with no seats.

Crullers aren’t new to Melbourne – Shortstop, Doughboys and Rustica have been frying them on the side for years, but they still fly under the radar for the most part. Reid hopes Moon Cruller makes more Melburnians aware of the delectable pastry.

Bistro Morgan Bakehouse

It started his doughnut business, Bistro Morgan, in 2013 – when he was just 13 years old. Initially, Hepworth supplied some of Melbourne’s best cafes with his doughnuts. But before long, he had his popular shop in Windsor.

In August 2019, Bistro Morgan underwent a significant refurbishment and became Bistro Morgan Bakehouse. The name change reflects the expanded selection here: doughnuts are still a big focus, but Hepworth is now running a fully-fledged bakery.

The house-made sourdough is available to purchase by the loaf, and it’s also used in the toastie range. The bestseller is the ham and cheese toastie, followed closely by Bistro Morgan’s rendition of a Reuben (which uses sourdough rather than rye).

There’s a classic range of pastries on the sweet side, including scrolls and other treats. The cookies here are almost as popular as the doughnuts, which remain the biggest draw. The decadent Cookies Monster is a brioche doughnut filled with cake batter and topped with couverture chocolate, Oreos and sprinkles. 

The crème brûlée doughnut – a classic doughnut iced with vanilla custard and crunchy toffee – is another menu mainstay. On your way out, grab a coffee (supplied by Inglewood Coffee Roasters to help cut through all that sweetness.

Rustica Sourdough

You like crème brûlée? Do you like Nutella? Do you like doughnuts? If you answered yes to any of these, get thee to Rustica. Their pert little sugar-dusted number is filled to the gills with Nutella and glazed with a crème brûlée topping. 

Use a knife and fork or use your paws: what counts is the moment this rich and dense Nutella charmer sends you into a sugary hazelnut coma. For something a shade lighter, Rustica's pretty strawberries-and-cream doughnut, topped with freeze-dried strawberries, is just the job; and if you want light and flaky, look no further than the lime and coconut cronut. This lovely, long white bakery café, with gracious service and beautiful baked goods, is a pleasure in itself to visit.

The Oakleigh Doughnut Co

The owners were raised in Oakleigh, already home to Greek sweet powerhouses Nikos Quality Cakes and Vanilla Cakes and Lounge. But, that didn't stop them from opening The Oakleigh Doughnut Co in 2017 to bring something slightly different to the area.

Kabylakis and his brother Nic call their shop “TODCO” for short. Their priority is decent coffee (made with beans from Five Senses) – the doughnuts are served to complement that.

Some doughnuts are based on classic Greek cakes, a nod to the brothers’ heritage. But, first, there’s the Galakdough – a spin on the traditional Greek dessert, galaktoboureko. 

The doughnut is filled with milk custard and topped with cinnamon, sugar syrup and filo pastry. The Halva Nice Day – made with imported Greek halva – is covered in caramelised sesame and tahini icing.

TODCO has about 15 seats inside its Eaton Mall shop and 20 seats outside. But the brothers understand the romance of the doughnut shop is being able to take away a box and dig into them at home, so they have installed a takeaway window.

Dandee Donuts

How could any doughnut roll of honour not include this doyen? Owner Susan Bell’s parents started Dandenong Market Donuts in their backyard in the late ’60s. Their famous purple-and-gold doughnut van still trundles around Greater Dandenong, bringing hot jammy joy to the masses. 

Dandee’s piping-hot wonder balls are fresh from the oil (but are far from oily), coated in crunchy sugar and brimming with strawberry jam. Their Nutella is also a life-affirming variation, and its filling is beautifully softened from the heat of the oil.

 For competitive munchers with the constitution of a rhino, the annual Dandee Donut why-stop-at-20 eating competition is a glory-glazed sporting phenomenon.

Loukoumades

Deep-fried dough, melted chocolate, and freshly brewed coffee can all be smelled as soon as you step through the orange doors of the tiny Lukumades Greek-doughnut shop, which is located directly across from Queen Victoria Market.

Having started out as a food truck (in June 2016), Exarhos Sourligas opened this West Melbourne location to satisfy the growing demand for his delicious fried dumplings outside of special events.

Small but perfectly formed, the space's colour scheme and fit-out (created by Sydney's Infinite Design) provide the first clue that Sourligas isn't a purist.

Sourligas aimed for a Greek aesthetic without making it look ostentatious. That's why you won't find any Greek motifs or Santorini blues here. Similarly, the loukoumades, or Greek doughnuts, served here with walnuts and honey syrup aren't like the traditional version you'd find in Greece.

There are no other options on the menu besides doughnuts and beverages. Smashed Twix, melted milk chocolate, salted caramel, and vanilla gelato make up the Twix Fix. The Let's Jam sandwich is slathered in peanut butter and jam. White chocolate, crushed Oreos, and a heaping serving of cookies-and-cream gelato cover each Oreo Ball.

Additionally, sour cherries and vanilla gelato top off Grandma's Pick.

You can sit on the cushioned bench inside the shop or on the seats outside in the cobblestone laneway to enjoy your loukoumades.

Easey's

You can see the old-school train carriages fixed to the roof, five storeys up from the outside. But nothing can prepare you for the reveal when you pop up inside the carriage to find rows of original orange and brown train seats, a bar with several beer taps and stunning city views. The building is heavily themed around trains and graffiti. Menu prices are printed like train times, while many tables are laminated with rail maps.

The towering venue, owned by Jimmy “Burgers” Hurlston and Jeremy Gaschk, opens from 7 am, but apart from good coffee, there’s nothing on the menu that resembles a normal breakfast. First: fried chicken crumbed in Frosties cereal.

Second: Easey Cheesy, the signature all-day burger. For a paltry $11, you get a ground-beef 

patty sourced from Peter Bouchier (the cuts are a secret), cheese, onion, mustard, ketchup and McClure’s pickles, imported from Detroit.

Salad, veggies? There are none. Hurlston likes his burgers “ruthless”, so the only extra options are bacon or jalapenos.

Later in the day, the menu branches out to Pop-Tarts, potato cakes, doughnuts, bottomless refills of post-mix and tap beers from CUB, Mountain Goat, Holgate, Tooborac and Mornington Peninsula Breweries.

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Conclusion

The innocent thrill of elbowing your way to the front of the crowds to get a fresh, steaming hot doughnut. Those plain, cinnamon doughs have evolved exponentially since the early days, with Melburnians able to pick up subspecies that are pimped, infused and even cross-bred with croissants.

So whether you spell it doughnut or doughnut, hitch a ride with us as we trawl a dozen decadent dens that will smash your doughnut cravings out of the park.

FAQs About Doughnut Store In Melbourne 

Doughboys Donuts, Melbourne CBD, and Brunswick Doughboys Doughnuts is a Melbourne doughnut and coffee shop local with branches in Melbourne CBD and Brunswick. Their doughnuts are freshly made in-store every day to ensure that every customer gets a freshly made doughnut.

If you want to order a doughnut delivery in Melbourne, you can even pair their lockdown box of 6 doughnuts ($35) with a bunch of flowers by Hoverly Flowers ($35). Online delivery orders are available all weekend, 9 pm cut off for next day drop-offs.

Daniel’s Donuts ’ flagship store opened in Springvale in 2016, and there are now fifteen stores around Melbourne, including Mornington and Bellarine Peninsula. You can order a Daniel’s Donuts delivery seven days a week. That means you can get 24-hour doughnuts in metro Melbourne via iPantry. iPantry offers free shipping for orders over $75.

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