Doughnuts or donuts? No matter how you spell them, there’s nothing on this earth like a freshly baked doughnut. And Luckily for you, we’ve tracked down the best doughnut shops in Melbourne.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional doughnut, or a doughnut with a pop of powdered sugar, or a sleek glaze. Or even if you’re looking for the newest, and absurdest doughnut trends, you can find it all in Melbourne.
Thanks to endless research and delicious taste testing, we’ve located the 15 best doughnut shops in Melbourne. That’s right, if you are a fan of these timeless masterpieces, then read on, because you’re about to fall into doughnut heaven.
Below, we’ve located the tastiest doughnuts that you can find in Melbourne.
Location: 535 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
First on our list of the best doughnut shops in Melbourne, is Doughboys Doughnuts.
Oh, boy! Doughboys sure do know how to create ridiculously tasty doughnuts. This company is the place to go if you’re looking for truly delectable doughnuts.
Fed up with the traditional types? Then come on down to Doughboys! These doughnuts are actually artisanal, so while they are breaking tradition, they truly are gourmet and delicious.
You can find the likes of a ‘Hazelnut Truffle’ doughnut, which, quite frankly, is divine. If that doesn’t appeal, maybe ‘Pecan Maple’ and ‘Strawberry Cheesecake’ are more to your taste.
These doughnuts are insane, and they also sell their own house made hot chocolate – amazing stuff.
Doughboys Doughnuts offers:
- Quirky, tasty doughnuts
- Traditional doughnuts
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Location: 12 Sutherland Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Ph: 0499 366 883
Next on our look at the best doughnut shops in Melbourne, is Shortstop Coffee & Doughnuts.
Without a doubt, Shortstop Coffee & Doughnuts bakes some of the most innovative doughnuts in town.
If you’re looking for a company that has, and continues to, push the boundaries of doughnut making, then this is the place for you.
Here you can purchase pretty much any flavour imaginable. They sell early grey and rose doughnuts, which we what you’d probably get if a doughnut and a teacake had a baby. I don’t know how, or why it works, but it works. And it works really well.
You can also find all kinds of raised doughnuts, filled doughnuts, and crullers – they’re pretty on top of the game.
Personally, we loved the ‘Australian honey and sea salt Cruller’. The flavours worked perfectly together, and the Cruller was a neat twist.
Shortstop Doughnuts & Coffee offers:
- Innovative doughnuts
- Wide range of flavors
Location: 92-96 Station Street, Fairfield, VIC 3078 Ph: (03) 9489 6399 & 9/993 North Rod, Murrumbeena, VIC 3163 Ph: (03) 9570 1122
Oh to be locked in overnight at the Oasis Bakery!
So, this isn’t technically a doughnut shop. It’s a Middle-Eastern café, which sells everything from delicious breakfast food, to lunches and desserts. However, within their dessert menu, you’ll find a couple of varieties of Lebanese doughnuts.
They are insane, and you definitely need to try them. Think golden brown fluffy doughnuts, coated in syrup, with a hint of orange zest. They are incredible, really.
Plus, what we loved about this joint, is that you could go here for a whole meal. Even better, the cafe is attached to an incredible grocers which stocks a fabulous selection of spices.
It’s great if you want to take someone on a date, or you’re looking for a new place to check out with your family, and friends. Then, you get to show them the best item on the menu – the doughnuts.
Oasis Bakery offers:
- Middle Eastern cuisine
- Lebanese doughnuts
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Location: 12 Edward St, Brunswick, VIC 3056 Ph: (03) 8060 6664
Next on our list of the best doughnut shops in Melbourne, is All Day Doughnuts.
If you haven’t had a doughnut from All Day Doughnuts before, then stop what you are doing, and head out of the door.
All Day Doughnuts is brought to you by Raph Rashid, who is also the owner of Taco Truck, and Beatbox Kitchen. All Day Doughnuts has an insane collection of doughnuts, which are incredibly tasty, and perfectly designed.
They’re best known for their Yuzu Lime Doughnut, and they also seem to sell out of their Strawberry Cheesecake Doughnut pretty fast. They’re open until late, or until they’ve sold out, so be sure to check this joint out.
All Day Doughnuts offers:
- Wide selection of doughnuts
- Owned by Ralph Rashid
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Location: 99 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Ph: (03) 9041 4022
Next up is Sir Dukes Cafe.
Have you ever wanted to create your own doughnut? Well, pop on down to Sir Duke Cafe, where you can, kind of, do just that. Here, they offer DIY doughnuts. Which means you can get a delicious ball of fried dough, the sauce of your liking, and some yummy toppings.
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You can decorate it, and fill the doughnut as you like. If you can’t decide what to get, they have suggestions, such as the Jam Bam. That features raspberry jam, chocolate sauce, toasted coconut, and chocolate fairy floss. Wowza!
Sir Dukes Cafe offers:
- DIY doughnuts
Location: 3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra, VIC 3141
Next on our list of the best doughnut shops in Melbourne, is Tivoli Road Bakery.
If you’re a fan of fruity doughnuts, then you’re a fan of Tivoli Road Bakery. It’s known for some of the best fruity doughnuts in Melbourne.
One of their best-selling doughnuts is their Lemon-Curd Doughnut, which tastes incredible.
What we loved about this doughnut shop is that they really cater to fruit-flavoured doughnut lovers, which is not always the case in a lot of doughnut joints.
Here, you can experience what a true, delicious fruity doughnut can, and should taste like.
Plus, Tivoli Road Bakery uses local suppliers, so you’ll be helping out the community with every yummy bite.
Tivoli Road Bakery offers:
- Fruity doughnuts
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Location: 190 High Street Windsor, VIC 3181 Ph: (03) 9190 8933
You really can’t talk about the best doughnut shops in Melbourne and not include Bistro Morgan.
While Bristo Morgan has only been around for a few years, the restaurant owner has been obsessed with cookery from a young age. Morgan Hipworth launched his restaurant at the grand age of 15, and has been a Melbourne success story.
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Bristo Morgan sells some great brioche doughnuts, which look incredible. The joint is known for its innovative doughnuts, such as Pot Of Gold, which is a Kit Kat Gold doughnut.
This stand-out baked treat includes a brioche doughnut, Kit Kat Gold custard filling, gold Kit Kat pieces, and couverture gold chocolate. That’s a lot of bling!
Bistro Morgan offers:
- Brioche doughnuts
- Wide range of flavours
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Location: Level 2 Shop K208/175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, VIC 3134 Ph: (03) 8771 4466 See website for more locations
Continuing on, our next doughnut heaven is Goldeluck’s Bakeshop.
Have you ever taken a bite of something, and thought, wow, this tastes like a piece of art?
Well, you’ll definitely be doing that here. Not only that, you’ll be staring at the doughnut, wondering if it’s morally acceptable to eat something that looks so beautiful.
Big, bold, and beautiful seem to be the motto here. You’ll find doughnuts topped with rose petals, gold leaf, and even fairy loss.
Expect to discover unique flavors such as Golden Gaytime and Milo, and try their croissant-doughnut hybrid, the ‘dossant’. Yep, this doughnut shop is a game changer!
Goldeluck’s Bakeshop offers:
- Gourmet doughnuts
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Location: Queen Victoria Market, Outside “I” Shed, 470 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Ph: 0420 521 507
The American Doughnut Kitchen is another great spot for deep-fried bliss.
If you haven’t had a doughnut from American Doughnut Kitchen before, then head on out the door. Yep, this is another classic doughnut shop that you need to visit.
I’m not joking, these guys have been here since the 1950s, and its rich history goes back to WW2 when it was started by US pilots.
Interestingly, they serve up some of the best doughnuts in Melbourne and it’s all done via a truck.
They’re famous for their jam doughnuts, but everything they serve is truly delicious.
American Doughnut Kitchen offers:
- Jam doughnuts
- Rich history
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Location: Factory 8, 21-22 National Ave, Hallam, VIC 3803 See website for more locations
Coming in next on our list of the best doughnut shops in Melbourne, is Dandee Donuts.
So, Dandee Donuts has been around since the 1960s, and was created by the alumni of American Doughnut Kitchen. Knowing that much, you can guarantee that they’ll be serving up some of the tastiest doughnuts in Melbourne.
These guys also use food vans, and you’ll see them in most markets, or footy matches.
Unlike American Doughnut Kitchen, they use jam which is preservative-free. So, if that floats your boat, then you might just be on the Dandee side.
Dandee Donuts offers:
- Preservative-free jam doughnuts
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Location: South Melbourne Market, 322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Ph: 0421 837 448
If you’re familiar with the foodie heaven that is South Melbourne Market, then you’ve probably been tempted by La Lapa Donuts.
Beside the stairs in the centre of the ‘Market, La Lapa feature rows of colourful, sugar-frosted bakes. There are various Croissants, Danishes and Cruffins, but the real stars are the rows of freshly baked donuts.
From huge Ring donuts to Jam-Filled, Lemon Meringue and Brownie Butter Finger – stuffed with Peanut Butter.
Even better, the stall makes a great cup of coffee too. Perfect to go with one of their Creme Brulee Donuts!
La Lapa Donut’s offers:
- Variety of donuts
- Good coffee
Location: 600 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 See website for further locations
Next on our list of the best doughnuts in Melbourne, is Daniel’s Donuts.
If you love a Nutella doughnut, then this is the joint for you. Daniel’s Donuts gained a cult following for their fan-favourite Nutella doughnuts. In fact, they broke a record for selling over 10,000 Nutella doughnuts in one day.
Yep, they don’t play around when it comes to Nutella.
If you’re not big on Nutella, they have a range of other options. They serve an amazing Snickers Custard, and a NZ-style Fresh Cream & Jam.
Daniel’s Donuts offers:
- Nutella doughnuts
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Location: 501 Chapel St, South Yarra, VIC 3141 Ph: (03) 9121 0500
Rustica Sourdough is another great place to source outstanding doughnuts in Melbourne.
Here they serve doughnuts a little differently. They’re known for their excellent sourdough desserts, and they make insane doughnuts. Ever tried crème brûlée? What about Nutella?
What about the two, combined in a doughnut? That’s right, they’re total game changers and create wonderful gourmet desserts that you need to try.
Wow, it’s exactly the type of thing you never knew you needed, but now, you’ll never be able to live without it.
Rustica Sourdough offers:
- Gourmet doughnuts
Location: 178 Faraday St, Carlton, VIC 3053 Ph: (03) 9349 3445 & 183 Domain Rd, South Yarra, VIC 3141 Ph: (03) 9820 2248
Baker D. Chirico is another contender for the best doughnuts in Melbourne.
This is one of the sweetest cafés in Melbourne. If you’re obsessed with cottage-core aesthetic, or you know someone who is, they will adore this café – it’s design it totally unique. Plus, the food is delicious.
They’re known for their custard-filled Bobolone Doughnuts, which is a type of Italian doughnut.
They serve lots of other tasty baked goods that you can try, but we recommend you grab a doughnut first.
Baker D. Chirico offers:
- Cottage-core aesthetic
- Italian doughnuts
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Location: 107 Cambridge St, Collingwood, VIC 3066 Ph: (03) 9123 1711
Our list of the best doughnuts in Melbourne moves on to Collingwood and Smith & Deli.
Smith & Deli is a vegan-friendly deli, which has a New York-style menu. Yet amazingly, everything is plant-based. They even serve an eggless-egg sandwich (what?!).
If you are vegan, or you know a vegan, pop on down to browse the menu, and grab a doughnut while you’re there – they’re the real main event.
Some doughnuts are vegan, but not all of them are. We love the cinnamon and cardamon sugar doughnut, but the raspberry jam is also a delicious choice.
Smith & Deli offers:
- Vegan menu
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Location: 81A Hudsons Rd, Spotswood, VIC 3015 Ph: 0497 103 428
Next on our list of the best doughnuts in Melbourne, is Candied Bakery.
Candied Bakery is owned by husband and wife duo Orlando Artavilla and Toula Ploumidis. They serve incredibly delicious, such as the Vanilla Slice Doughnut – it’s seriously mouthwatering.
They also serve lots of other wonderful baked goods, such as caked, bread, tarts and sweet pies.
Of course, you should definitely grab a doughnut while you’re there, but try some of their other sweet treats too! They taste delicious, and you won’t regret it.
Candied Bakery offers:
- Range of doughnuts
- Range of baked goods
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Location: 100 Nepean Hwy, Mentone, VIC 3194 Ph: (03) 9583 4250 & 802 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Ph: (03) 9416 3048
How do fresh, artisan, highly indulgent doughnuts, made from scratch in Melbourne sound?
Well, this is what the Insta-friendly Levain Doughnuts are cooking up everyday. And fortunately, their sweet treats aren’t just pretty – they taste incredible too.
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The S’mores is a light dough-ball stuffed with a feathery Marshmallow Centre, then coated with Chocolate Ganache & Biscuit Creams. If citrus zip is more your thing, the Lemon Meringue has a Tangy Lemon Curd Centre and a hat of Torched Swiss Meringue. Our favourite? Well it changes regularly! But currently, we’re loving the Black Forest Doughnut. This decadent beauty has a Cherry Compote Bullseye, a covering of Chocolate Ganache and a crunchy sprinkling of crushed Oreo Cookies. Honestly, how can you top that?
And what if I told you that Levain also make a number of vegan-friendly doughnuts?
Seriously, get yourself over to Levain Doughnuts and give them a try. You won’t regret it.
Levain Doughnuts offers:
- Range of gourmet, hand-crafted doughnuts
- Range of vegan doughnuts
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I don’t know about you, but something about a delicious, fried doughnut is really appealing right now. A Nutella doughnut, or a fruity doughnut, a doughnut covered in gold… the choice is endless.
We’ve located the 15 best doughnut shops in Melbourne, so picking your next doughnut location will be an easier job. After all, any of the doughnut joints on this list are delicious, and you’ll certainly go back for seconds.