Easter is just around the corner, which means lots of hot cross buns are hitting the shelves. That delicious cinnamon delight with varieties of fillings always soothes the soul.
We asked our listeners where to find the best buns in town, and here is some of the responses…
1. Candied Bakery
Described as an Aussie bakery with an American twist, this place is known for its colourful cakes as well as hot dogs and soft serve specials. Their hot cross buns have been a sell-out so we wouldn’t delay.
Where: 81A Hudsons Road, Spotswood
2. Egon’s Bakery
Described as a local treasure on Zomato, this is a great small business to head to over the next week. They’ve once been labelled to have the best steak, cheese and bacon pies so they’ve also got your lunch covered.
Where: 15 Macedon Road, Templestowe
3. Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses
With many stores across Melbourne, you’ll never be far from trying out their take on the seasonal favourite. The Raspberry & White Chocolate flavour is pretty popular!
Where: Multiple locations
4. West Mel Bakery
Stop by this spot in the heart of Melton and enjoy the aromas of fresh bread and dessert pastries. Pick up some cannoli on the way out too!
Where: 7/425-429 High Street, Melton
5. Three Birds Bakery
This storefront whips up fresh bread, cakes and even vegan croissants. Try out their chocolate hot cross buns before they go away!
Where: 1/79 Wilsmere Road, Kew
6. Fruits of Passion
As well as other Easter specials, these guys are churning out their freshly baked buns. They’ve got the homemade feel we all know and love!
Where: 188 Bellair Street, Kensington
7. Bushie’s Bakery
This award winning spot are already well known for their pies and their extensive range of buns tops it off. Every packet of hot cross buns goes towards charity too!
Where: 19 Main Street, Glengarry
8. Hill Top Cakes
This local favourite gets rave reviews about its desserts and the cakes are even better. Make sure to take home an Austrian Linzer Torte too – they are pretty rare in Australia!
Where: 605 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills
9. Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
This iconic chocolate shop is always worth the drive, especially around Easter time. Get all your Easter needs at the one place and treat yourself to a fresh hot cross bun afterwards.
Where: 35 Old Healesville Road, Yarra Glen
10. Born & Bread Bakehouse
This artisan sourdough bakery uses the finest ingredients. You can expect to want plenty more of these at the table!
Where: 2/364 Pakington Street, Newtown
Using local, organic and sustainable ingredients, these buns are made fresh daily. The sales also go towards overcome youth homelessness, so you’ll be doing your bit.
Where: Multiple locations
Honourable mention - Coles and Baker's Delight
Many people are raving about their hot cross buns this year. If you're in a rush at the supermarket, try them out for yourself!
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