Where to Eat on National Doughnut Day

Did you know that June 3rd is National Doughnut Day? It’s a beautiful world that we live in isn’t it. What more do we need than a day dedicated to round cake-like treats? While this day started as a fundraising event for the Salvation Army back in 1938, now the first Friday of June is simply about eating more doughnuts for doughnut sake. But where should you get your doughnuts? We’ve rounded up some of our favourites. 

grounds of alexandriaThe Grounds of Alexandria

Whatever you’re craving, it’s likely these guys have it. From plates of avocado with heirloom tomatoes and feta, to a bunch of flowers, they cover a lot of bases. And no surprises as they appear here, that also includes doughnuts. In a cart outside among the many spaces that fills this venue is where you’ll find the sugary treats. Plain cinnamon, Nutella, and jam and raspberry sugar are written on the blackboard menu. It all feels very old world.

The Tella Balls Dessert BarTella Balls Dessert Bar

The name suggests these guys are serious about dessert. While you can anything from Nutella lasagne to rice pudding, we’re here to talk doughnuts. You can get cronuts topped with pretzels and chocolate, gelato moulded into the shape of a doughnut and served on a stick, or Nutella balls – fluffy doughnuts filled with hazelnut goodness.

devon on danksDevon on Danks

With a heavy Asian influence, the menu at Devon on Danks is filled with items like yuzu curd, kewpie mayonnaise, and matcha soil. While you can start your day with a yogi bowl, that’s not what National Doughnut day is about. Indulge in a square Crème Brulee or raspberry cronut, or doughnuts ranging from chocolate, strawberry, and caramel, plus everything in between.

brewtown newtownBrewtown Newtown  

While this place is more cronuts than doughnuts, it’s still a perfect fix. While flavours are always changing, you can expect the likes of Mango curd and Mandarin Meringue to Banoffee pie flavour topped with chunks of banana and chocolate. You can also dive into their full breakfast and lunch menu and take the cronuts home for later. It’s a choose your own adventure kind of place.

DoughnutTime_ProductShoot_CREDITDominicLoneraganPhotography_170316_0035Doughnut Time

Doughnut Time prides itself on handmade and small batch treats. Found across the country and in an ever-moving van, these doughnuts don’t last long due to the fresh nature of the creations. But you don’t need very long. You can expect anything from Nutella-filled doughnuts finished with cinnamon sugar to a Crème Brulee custard-filled spheres covered in toffee glaze, or something left of centre with the Tutti Frutti and raspberry glazed doughnut finished with Lego looking candy blocks. For National Doughnut Day, they’re going one bigger with their Limited Edition Gold Leaf Doughnut – a simple glazed doughnut finished with gold leaf. Because, fancy.

shortstopShortstop Coffee and Donuts 

These guys love nothing more than a doughnut with a side of hot coffee. Which is handy seeing as that’s what they do best. The coffee (usually Market Lane) is kept simple, leaving all the creativity for the doughnuts. Order a burnt caramel, fennel, sea salt creation, a cookies and cream filled doughnut, or stay simple with the cinnamon, cardamom, and sugar option.
cobblaneCobb Lane

Cobb Lane is known for all of its sweet treats. Doughnuts being just one of them. This small space in Yarraville is the creation of pastry chef Matt Forbes. While pastries are worth the drive alone, you’ll also find an English inspired breakfast menu if you’re up for savoury then sweet. You’ll find creativity here like the raspberry, lychee, and rose doughnuts.
12439121_1170007799676032_5486899611464458346_nAscot Food Store

If you’ve been looking at pictures of doughnuts on Instagram lately (just us?) you may have noticed that people have starting sticking syringes of sweet goodness on top of them to simply add to the joy. The people at Ascot Food Store are some of those people. Black Forest doughnuts sit comfortably next to raspberry and white chocolate, and even Golden Gaytime flavour.


About the author

Yoga teacher, writer, blogger, and marketing whiz – it’s safe to say Amy Collins is a busy little lady. Her idea of a stellar evening is yoga class followed by a glass of wine. Her favourite quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”


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