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Top 5 Hot Cross Buns in Melbourne

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Published March 30th 2019
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There's no time for loafing with these hot cross buns (by Loafer Bread)


The humble hot cross bun has been an Easter staple for centuries. But addicts of this simple, sweet snack can satisfy their craving year-round (but be warned - the best bakers don't serve hot cross buns at Christmas).

While each year brings new twists, including toffee, chocolate and coffee editions, you'll find the best boxes of classic hot cross buns at these bakeries in Melbourne.

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Can't decide between chocolate or original? Order both! (by Baker D Chirico)


Baker D Chirico - 149 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda - (03) 9534 3777; 178 Faraday Street, Carlton - (03) 9349 3445; 183 Domain Road, South Yarra - (03) 9820 2248;
Traditionalists and chocolate lovers can rejoice with Baker D's latest batch of baked beauties. The classic hot cross bun is all about the sourdough, hearty and chewy, slowly baked with generous dopple of butter.

Best enjoyed while warm for the zing from a lacing of orange puree and ginger spice. Bursts of sweetness from a modest drizzling of currants bring smiles with each bite. If too much chocolate is barely enough, grab a box of the choc hazelnut variety, inspired by the popular gelato flavour, now in a hot cross bun and topped with a chocolatey cross.

Baker D Chirico is open Tue to Fri 8am - 6pm and weekends 8am - 5pm.

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Who can bake the best HCBs? The Candyman can (by Candied Bakery)


Candied Bakery - 81a Hudsons Road, Spotswood - (03) 9391 1335
Don't let the name fool you. Candied have dropped the citrus peel in favour of an all-organic hot cross bun, moist with juice and mixed with orange zest.

There's still enough giant raisins and currants to satisfy your candy craving, eased with a liberal spicing of nutmeg and cloves, to give the bun its distinctive tan. Enjoy the full experience, warming it and watching as a slathering of butter melts over the two toasty halves.

Candied Bakery is open Tue to Sat 7am - 4pm and Sun 8am - 4pm.

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Almost too picture perfect to eat (by Rustica)


Chez Dre - 285-287 Coventry St, South Melbourne - (03) 9690 2688
The 'original' from Chez glows with a sugary glaze, aromatic from cinnamon and tempered with colourful cranberries. But it's their chocolate hot cross bun that's turning heads.

This virtual dessert of dark and white chocolate is mixed with fruit, including cherries picked in homage of our oldest chocolate bar, created here in Melbourne in 1924, to become one of our unique Easter offerings.

Chez Dre is open Mon to Fri 7am - 4pm and weekends 8am - 4pm.

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A new wonder of the world - the hot cross bun pyramid (by Rustica)


Rustica make baked goods that are too pretty to eat, with the smooth curves on their glazed brioche hot cross buns winning the baker's beauty pageant.

Sweet aromas of vanilla draw you closer to the fruity dough, with sultanas bursting to the surface. It's sans citrus peel but heavy with sugary syrup and orange puree.

Rustica is open 7 days a week 7am - 4pm, opening at 8am on Sun.


Loafer Bread - 146 Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy North - (03) 9489 0766
Loafer's vegan buns are some of the sweetest in Melbourne.

The process begins with organic ingredients, including loads of raisins and citrus peel candied to perfection. Delicately sifted flour is stirred through the mix, with a last sprinkle of cardamom spice to bake a pillowy sourdough hot cross bun. The sticky glaze of orange and smooth vanilla lingers with a satisfying aftertaste.

Loafer Bread is open Mon to Fri 7.30am - 4.30pm, Sat 7.30am - 3pm and Sun 8am - 3pm.


Where do you go for the best baker's dozen of hot cross buns in Melbourne? Please let us know with a comment.



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Why? Enjoy the best Easter baking in Melbourne
When: Anytime! (but traditionally Good Friday only)
Where: Throughout Melbourne
Cost: Varies per bun - buy in bulk to save
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