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Where are the Best Hot Cross Buns in Brisbane?

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Published March 15th 2018
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6 of Brisbane's most sought-after hot cross buns (by Jocelyn's Provisions)


Traditionally eaten throughout the Commonwealth and parts of America, hot cross buns have been a Good Friday staple for centuries.

Although Aussies can enjoy them as early as New Years Day, Brisbane's best are baked in the lead-up to Easter, with varieties to suit every palate, from the traditional fruity, spicy bun to fruitless, chocolate and coffee flavoured.

To find your favourite fruit-filled, classic hot cross bun in Brisbane, begin with these best 5.

Jocelyn's Provisions - Shop 11 Centro on James, 46 James St, Fortitude Valley - (07) 3852 3799
Jocelyn's Easter baking is coveted by food writers and taste testers, enticed by the wide, pillowy dough, loaded with fruity bursts of sweetness and candied peel.

In previous years, they've been subtle with the spice but in 2018 it's been amped up. The tell-tale colouring of cinnamon colours the bun while the shiny glaze captivates beneath a thick, white cross.

Avoid the rush by ordering online, selecting a pickup time for 6 at $12. Jocelyn's Provisions is open Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm, Sat 7am - 4pm and Sun 9am - 3pm.


Flour & Chocolate - 4/621 Wynnum Road, Morningside - (07) 3161 6246
While Flour & Chocolate do serve plenty of sweet, chocolaty pastries, they also know a thing or two about traditional hot cross buns.

The range of fruit, from raisins and apricots to figs and cranberries, make each bite a pleasure. You're eased from overwhelm with a mild dusting of spices, including aromatic hints of cardamom, urging you back for seconds.

Flour & Chocolate is open Mon to Sat 6:30am 2pm and Sun 7am 1pm.

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The glorious glaze of freshly baked hot cross buns (by Flour & Chocolate)


Crust & Co - 140 Edmondstone Street, Newmarket - (07) 3162 2468
While fruit adds flavour, you don't need to go fruitless if you're yearning for a simpler hot cross bun with your morning tea.

At Crust and Co, a homemade ginger confit complements the delicate drizzling of currants. The creation is finished with a warm slathering of butter over the firm bun, sticky with a rich glaze and glowing white cross.

They're also served at Chouquette in New Farm. Crust & Co is open Thur to Sun 6am - 12pm.


Cake & Bake - 296 Montague Road, West End - (07) 3844 1088
In the Easter rush for morning tea bliss, you might be tempted to cheat with buns from the big stores but you won't dare after trying the preservative-free Cake & Bake hot cross buns.

Baked slow without additives, the gently kneaded dough is streaked with orange zest and dabbed with nutmeg and ginger, slowly rising to perfection. If you're wanting seconds, you won't miss out as C&B buns are sold by the dozen, instead of the usual bags of 6.

Cake & Bake is open Tues to Fri 7.30am - 5pm and Sat 6.30am - 2pm.

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Hot cross buns close-up (don't lick the screen :) (by Crust & Co)


Sol Breads - 23-27 Vulture St, West End - (07) 3255 1225; 18/49 Bellwood St, Darra - (07) 3736 0335
After bucking the establishment with their Easygest breads, Sol turned to their attention to the hot cross bun.

Using the same organic spelt flour to add more nutrition and bite, they've made a hearty dough, blended with zesty orange and sweet sultanas in a guilt-free treat for tastebuds and tummy.

Sol Breads is open Mon to Fri 7am - 5pm, Sat 7am - 4pm and Sun 8am - 3pm.


Where do you go for the best bag of hot cross buns in Brisbane? Please let us know with a comment.




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Why? Enjoy the best Easter baking in Brisbane
When: Anytime! (but traditionally Good Friday only)
Where: Throughout Brisbane
Cost: Varies per bun - buy in bulk to save
Your Comment
Thanks for this list, Barry. I'm heading to Cake and Bake for buns with orange zest, nutmeg and ginger. Yum!
by Geraldine Massey (score: 3|7865) 380 days ago
the best Hot Cross Buns in Brisbane are the ones I have made for years and still do for family and friends. Elaine
by psehp (score: 0|3) 378 days ago
Flour and Chocolate gets my vote😊
by jaust (score: 0|2) 378 days ago
Sorry,
but non of them do really a pill to me. There look very dark and dry.
For me the best ones i get at Cafe Beesting in Graceville.
There are just to dye for.
Emely
by aaulb (score: 0|2) 378 days ago
Thanks Barry. Last Easter in an attempt to get the 'best' hot cross buns, I read lots of blogs, and we waited in a long line outside one of the recommended bakeries. I guess it's a subjective thing, because the buns didn't taste that great. We ended up buying another lot from Coles and really enjoying them (we like doughy and fruity). I wasn't surprised to see Coles buns voted as the best in Choice Magazine this year.
by Myrtle Pasquali (score: 1|57) 377 days ago
Uncle Bobs Bakery in Belmont (and Victoria Point) have the best HCBs. Try them.
by Sal (score: 0|2) 33 days ago
Am always on the look-out for a good quality HCB so thankyou for this compilation! Mass produced Coles and Woolies just don’t do it for us, plus am tired of the sight of them since they’ve been around since Boxing Day. Le Bon Choix do a nice lightly crusty yummy HCB, but am off to see about a bun at Crust & Co! Sounds delicious!
by louka (score: 1|14) 32 days ago
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