We’ve done god’s work and sussed out where to find some of the best donuts around Perth.
Mary Street Bakery
Sometimes, you’ve just gotta state the obvious. Mary Street’s donuts have been one of its biggest draw cards since its humble Highgate beginnings. While the salted caramel always seems to be the most popular, I’m often enticed by their limited edition donuts – whether that’s s’mores, rosemary custard, apple crumble, or tahini maple.
Top Dup have been slinging donuts in Perth for the past almost seven years – which in the hospitality game, might as well be forever! With pop ups, coffee carts, market stalls and shipping containers under their belt, they opened up their Willagee bakery to the public in 2017. Now, the donuts: a signature brioche dough. And then some really, really decadent toppings. Recent specials include baklava nut, Caramello Koala deluxe, maple bacon and a Nutella bomb. Not for the faint of heart!
82 Archibald Street, Willagee
The almost-constant line out the door will attest to the fact that Chu has been killing it since opening their William Street bakery in 2015. Picture-perfect pastries and delish loaded toasts are part of the equation, but a personal favourite has got to be the chilli passionfruit donut. Filled with tangy passionfruit custard and then rolled in a chilli-sugar mix, this donut caused me to exclaim to my friend, unironically and without shame, “This is a flavour sensation!” The things you do for love.
498 William Street, Highgate
Brunch favourite tbsp. may be known more for their Asian-inspired breakfasts than anything else, but the donuts are worth leaving room for. Maintaining the Asian influence, expect to see flavours like pandan and coconut, matcha, salted egg and Thai milk tea. Keep an eye out for their old fashioned donuts too – the filled donut’s crunchy cousin.
10 King William Street, Bayswater
Sometimes, all you need are the classics. This long running Freo market fave keeps this simple with just three flavours – traditional, blackberry jam filled and dark chocolate filled, each done to perfection. Keep an eye on Levi’s Facebook page to stay up to date on his location.
Fremantle Markets, 74 South Terrace, Fremantle
About the author:
Sally is a designer, artist and fried chicken aficionado. When she’s not working, you can find her obsessing over her houseplants or at the movies. See some of her art here: www.instagram.com/
Cover photo of the Blueberry Cheesecake from Mary Street Bakery