Brisbane goes nuts for doughnuts: These are the holey best stores for a sweet treat

Everyone in Brisbane is going nuts for doughnuts.

The craze is sweeping the city.

So much so that doughnut-only stores dedicated solely to the holey delicacy are popping up every week.

The competition has every Brisbane bakery, food truck and cafe pumping out their best version of the fried treat. They’ve seriously gone next level.

These are the Brisbane spots you ‘doughnut’ want to miss.

Doughnut Time

Where: 176 Grey Street, South Brisbane

There’s always time for a doughnut, especially one from Doughnut Time. They’ve really gone wild with their indulgent creations.

Try a ‘Don’t Be Salty‘, a salted caramel-filled and glazed doughnut with chocolate drizzle and a swirl of vanilla buttercream.

Make your dreams a reality by sinking your teeth into Liam Hemsworth – the doughnut version that is.

A good portion of the menu at Doughnut Time is vegan friendly so everyone can get in on the doughnut action.

Doughnut Time is open from 11am, Monday to Thursday and from 10am Friday to Sunday. But they’re only open until they sell out of stock, so be fast.

They also deliver some awesome Doughnut Dessert Boxes that make for great gifts no matter the occasion. And they’re normal menu is on UberEats for when you’re feeling lazy.

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Flour & Chocolate Patissiere

Where: 78 Old Toombul Rd, Northgate and 4/621 Wynnum Rd, Morningside

As the original home of the cronut, it’s no surprise Flour & Chocolate is ahead of the pack when it comes to Brisbane doughnuts.

They’re so crazy about doughnuts that they’ve dedicated two days in the week every week especially for them.

Wednesdays are doughnut days. Get your hands on their European-inspired range that includes salted caramel, chocolate custard and jam and cream.

On Thursdays, the racks are filled with ‘Gonuts’ (a croissant-doughnut). You will be rattled for choice with the available flavours: rocky road, white chocolate pistachio, cinnamon sugar and toffee.

Even if you show up on another day of the week you won’t be disappointed by the regular lineup of cakes, tarts and savoury bites.

The Paddock Bakery

Where: 20 Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads 

Okay, so this one isn’t exactly Brisbane, but The Paddock’s doughnuts are so good we couldn’t skip them.

And no it wouldn’t be over the top to drive out of Brisbane to try one – they are that delicious.

Go classic with their signature ‘The Paddock Doughnut‘ or a Rasberry Jam Doughnut. Or step outside your comfort zone with a Crem Brulee Doughnut.

It’s filled with silky Creme Custard and then torched to cracking perfection. This one might just be the best doughnut creation in Brisbane.

You can dine in and sample their cafe-style menu. Or if you after one thing and one thing only, Paddock Bakery can deliver the doughnut goods straight to your door. All you have to do is order online.

Nodo Donuts

Where: 1 Ella St, Newstead, 25 Samuel St, Camp Hill, 300 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City and Shop 65/114 Grey St, South Brisbane.

Nodo Donuts take the guilt out of eating a doughnut, or two, or dozen?

They make Brisbane’s best gluten-free doughnuts. Plus they’re renowned for their ‘baked not fried’ creations.

Being healthy doesn’t mean they’re boring. Nodo makes epic donought celebration cakes that will have your jaw dropping.

Their Newstead, Camp Hill and South Bank locations are sit down cafes. So you can enjoy a full-on breakfast or lunch.

Brisbane CBD Nodo is a grab-and-go style store perfect for takeaway coffee (and doughnut of course) during the morning rush.

The Doughnut Bar

Where: Eat Street Northshore, 221D MacArthur Ave, Hamilton

The guys at The Doughnut Bar do things old-school. They describe themselves as “small, traditional and local”.

But that old-school style doesn’t stop them from innovating mindblowing, never-seen-before doughnut creations.

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Image Credit: The Doughnut Bar

Their creations include doughnuts, cronuts, doughcones and doughnut shakes. With flavours you’ve never heard of or thought of before, you’re tastebuds will be surprised.

Fancy a Dr. Pepper cronut or a Matcha Green Tea doughcone? The Doughnut Bar is the place for you.

You don’t have to stop by the shop to try a whimsical creation. They’re on Ubereats so that you don’t even have to move from bed.

Brew Bakers

Where: 1/337 Sandgate Rd Albion

Brewbakers are famous for their sourdough doughnuts.

The good news is that they’re healthy for you. Well not exactly, but you can tell yourself that right?

Their sourdough creations are defintley lighter than their full fat friends.

So whether you like them plain or bursting with jam (or chocolate or caramel or butterscotch) you’ll be licking your lips. Plus all their sourdough is vegan friendly.

You’ll find other sweet and savoury varieties at the artisinal bakery so load up.

OMG Decadent Donuts

Where: They’ve got five locations in Brisbane alone, 11 across Queensland and 33 across all of Australia. Find them all here.

One bite into these doughnuts and you’ll think you’ve gone straight to heaven.

Their focus is to make absolutley everyone say OMG after trying one of their creations.

So whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, nut-free, coeliac or all of the above you can still indulge in a decadent doughnut.

Sink into a ‘Spicy Ranga’ or a ‘Choc Mint Bliss’. It doesn’t really matter because they all taste out of this world. That’s because they’re made with all Aussie ingredients.

Brooklyn Donut & Coffee Co.

Where: Gympie Rd Westfield Chermside, Chermside

You’d be forgiven to think these doughnuts had come out of a Brooklyn, New York bakery.

But these drool-worthy doughnuts in fact belong to Brooklyn Donut & Cofee Co. in Brisbane.

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Image Credit: Brooklyn Donut & Coffee Co.

They’re inspired by the infamous NYC bakeries -the kind where you’d meet for a cup of ‘cawfee’.

The Brisbane bakers make them fresh every day and they’re delicious in-store or delivered to your door.

Our favourite picks are the Boston Cream and the New York Cheesecake doughnuts.

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