Forget chocolate; we're all about the hot cross buns. With Easter just around the corner, the hunt for the perfect pillowy, spiced treat has begun.
Whether you're a hot cross bun purist or you like to mix things up with a chocolatey or boozy twist, we've got you covered!
Here are the best hot cross buns you can find in Sydney for Easter 2023.
Black Star Pastry (Sydney CBD, Newtown, Moore Park, Rosebery
Black Star Pastry has joined forces with master chocolatiers Koko Black to create a chocolate lovers' dream hot cross bun. These handcrafted buns are sweet, perfectly cushiony and bursting with Koko Black chocolate chips. Vegans can join in on the fun, as these buns are 100% vegan-friendly. But don't wait too long to get your hands on them because they're only available until April 10th.
Infinity Bakery (Manly, Darlinghurst, Homebush)
Looking for the ultimate Easter indulgence? Look no further than Infinity Bakery's irresistible creation - the Chocolate & Salted Caramel Hottie. These fluffy buns are packed with chunks of rich chocolate and velvety salted caramel, creating a flavour combination like a match made in heaven. Pop into any Infinity Bakery location to get your hands on a hottie this Easter.
Saga Enmore (Enmore)
Get excited because Saga Enmore has gone all out with their hot cross buns this year. Their buns are made with a buttery brioche dough and packed with mixed fruit and peel that has been soaked in a boozy concoction. To add some extra spice, they're topped with a delicious falernum glaze. They’re going to be a hit, so make sure you preorder to secure your buns for Easter weekend.
Miss Sina (Marrickville, Surry Hills)
Searching for the best plant-based hot cross buns in Sydney? Say hello to Miss Sina. This all-vegan cafe and bakery are renowned for their incredible treats, and their vegan chocolate hot cross buns are no exception. Made with Baker Paul's Sourdough Starter and filled with the irresistible Callebaut Australia's vegan milk chocolate, these buns will be on your mind long after the first bite.
Cherry Moon General Store (Annandale)
Cherry Moon General Store has taken the humble hot cross bun to the next level. Their signature sourdough brioche dough has been taken up a notch with the addition of juicy cherries, currants, oranges, and sultanas that have been infused with fig and vanilla. The buns are then smothered in a heavenly sour cherry glaze and served with Pepe Saya butter. Trust us, these hot cross buns are not to be missed.
Hearthe's hot cross buns were developed and created by none other than Master Pastry Chef, Christopher Thé, so you know these buns are anything but ordinary. They boast unique Australian ingredients such as flavourful Bunya nuts, dried quandong and a mix of fragrant native spices. Plus, they also happen to be vegan. Desperate to get your hands on one? Order by 8 am for same-day pick-up.
Cornucopia Bakery (Castle Cove, Naremburn)
Cornucopia Bakery is serving up their much-loved take on a classic hot cross bun again this Easter. Stuffed with plenty of juicy fruit, the buns are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and oh-so-satisfying. If you’re a fan of the classic neighbourhood bakery hot cross bun, these are for you.
Brickfields (Chippendale, Marrickville)
Brickfields Bakery's famous Hot Cross Buns are back! These light and fluffy buns are packed with a mouthwatering medley of cranberries, raisins, and candied peel, all perfectly spiced with cardamom and Sri Lankan cinnamon. These buns are a favourite among locals, so make sure you get in quick or preorder to secure your buns.
Tokyo Lamington (Newtown)
Tokyo Lamington are all about hot cross buns right now, and we couldn’t be more excited. They’re offering a unique take on the classic with their Sakura Hot Cross Bun. It’s filled with yuzu peel and sultanas with sakura glaze for extra sticky goodness. For something a little different, try their Hot Cross Lamington, a cakey and decadent version of the traditional bun.
MessySpoon (Surry Hills)
If you're on the hunt for a gluten-free hot cross bun in Sydney, look no further than MessySpoon. Their small-batch, gluten-free buns are not only super delicious, but they also cater to a variety of dietary needs. MessySpoon takes pride in offering vegan and refined sugar-free Easter treats, meaning those with dietary requirements don’t have to miss out.
Sweet Belem Cake Boutique (Petersham)
Sweet Belem's oh-so-pillowy buns are back and better than ever - but they probably won't stick around for long as they're a crowd favourite. The buns are filled with flavourful port-soaked raisins and topped with their signature custard cross making for one delectable treat. From what we’ve heard, one is never enough.
Tuga Pastries (Clovelly, Alexandria)
If you're a PB&J lover, you won't want to miss out on Tuga Pastrie's twice-baked peanut butter and jelly hot cross bun. It's a super fluffy bun stuffed with rich, creamy peanut butter and sweet, tangy jelly - a combination that's hard to beat. But for those who prefer a more traditional option, Tuga's classic hot cross buns are just as delicious.
Image credit: Black Star Pastry, Infinity Bakery, Saga Enmore, Cherry Moon General Store, Hearthe, Cornucopia Bakery, Brickfields, Tokyo Lamington, MessySpoon, Sweet Belem Cake Boutique, Tuga Pastries