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Which Adelaide Bakery has the Best Chocolate Donut?

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Published March 19th 2013
Cinnamon is nice, sprinkles will suffice, but chocolate is my vice.

Chocolate Donut, Meadows Bakery & Tearooms
Sharing at Meadows Bakery

For comfort food, an occasional indulgence or a special treat, there aren't many things better than a chocolate donut. It ticks all the (wrong but right) boxes - fried, fatty, doughy and delicous.

The ultimate chocolate donut, I'm sure, was served at my school canteen. They were large, soft on the inside with surprisingly crunchy edges and generously coated with rich chocolate icing. Years (decades) have been spent searching for a donut just as good.

These donuts, unfortunately, seem to be extinct and remain only in my memory. However, on the hunt for the perfect chocolate donut, I believe I may have found the next best thing, and some worthy contenders along the way.

Read on for some of my favourite bakeries and let me know what you think, are these the best chocolate donuts in Adelaide?

• Beck's Bakehouse
25 Clarke Street, Port Noarlunga
When it comes to bakery goods, Beck's Bakehouse at Port Noarlunga is usually the best. The donuts cost $3.10 and are great. They tend to cover half of the chocolate donut in coloured sprinkles, if you're into that sort of thing then Beck's is the place to go. It is a very popular place, get in early before the chocolate donuts have sold out.

Beck's Bakehouse, Port Noarlunga
Only the best at Beck's

• Clarendon Bakery
81 Main Road, Clarendon
I thoroughly enjoy a trip to the Clarendon and always stop in at the Clarendon Bakery. For $2.70 the chocolate donuts here are very good. Even better than the donut is the beautiful, leafy green park across the road. With park benches and plenty of shade, it is a lovely place for a paperbag picnic.

Chocolate Donut, Clarendon Bakery, Bicentennial Park
A nice spot at Clarendon

• Meadows Bakery & Tearooms
50 Mawson Road, Meadows
My associate Daniel, you may remember him from such articles as Black Kettle Café, Myponga Reservoir and Bracegirdle's at 190 Cafe, insists that Meadows Bakery & Tearooms has the best donuts. His opinion, much like mine, is based on fond childhood memories of the donuts being as big as his head. Whether the donuts got smaller or his head got bigger is an issue of contention and when we visited recently he admitted they weren't quite as he recalls. Still, they are very tasty for only $2.50 and a slice of nostalgia. Plus, the bakery is delightful and definitely worth the trip to Meadows.

Meadows Bakery
Make the trip to Meadows

• Bakery on O'Connell
44 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
You can feed your face with a donut the size of it at Bakery on O'Connell. The donuts here cost $3.40 and worth every cent as they are enormous as well as delicious. Bakery on O'Connell is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; it is ready and waiting whenever a donut craving strikes.

Bakery on O'Connell
No prizes for guessing what's in the bag

• Simon's Bakery
2/347-349 Brighton Road, Hove
Finally, the best chocolate donut in Adelaide, and with service just as sweet, is from Simon's Bakery on Brighton Road. At only $2.10 it is also the cheapest. The donut is a decent size, thick and doughy with crisp edges, and covered in delicious chocolate icing.

Chocolate Donut, Simon's Bakery, Brighton Road
Is this Adelaide's best chocolate donut?

Five brilliant bakeries and their delicious donuts. Do you agree that the best chocolate donut is at Simon's Bakery? If not, which bakery in Adelaide do you think has the best chocolate donuts?
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Ned Kelly Bakery on Port Road ! No other donut even compares!!!
by katie (score: 0|4) 2695 days ago
by peter (score: 0|4) 2695 days ago
Para Hills Bakery on Bridge Rd has won numerous awards for their donuts ,and those of us who enjoy them, know why. Delicious
by walte (score: 1|51) 2695 days ago
Doughnut in Australia. Donut in USA.
by Count (score: 1|11) 2695 days ago
Bliss Organic Cafe!!!!
by manda (score: 0|4) 1520 days ago
What about The Mill? St Peter's bakery? St Georges?
by James Newcombe (score: 2|359) 2695 days ago
There is a bakery in the Foodland Complex at Croydon/ridleyton - corner of South rd and Hawker St.
They, too, have great chocolate donuts :-)
by toodl (score: 1|75) 2694 days ago
Home Grain, Aldinga
by dlitt (score: 0|2) 2259 days ago

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