The classic Doughnut has evolved a lot over the years. It used to be all about a classic jam donut or an original Krispy Kreme.
Inevitably, Melbourne decided to take the classic Doughnut and put its own crazy spin on it. Now it's hard to keep track of all the unique creations out there. Here are a few popular stores at the top of Melburnians' lists:
1. Shortstop Coffee and Donuts: 12 Sutherland St, Melbourne Shortstop recently opened a second store in Sydney - a great sign of its popularity.
The flavours are not as strong and complex as Shortstop, but there are certain flavours that I really enjoy; one being the Earl Grey with freeze dried raspberry and mandarin. If you work on the Spencer St end of the city, these doughnuts are within walking distance and they also serve my favourite Small Batch coffee.
Back at the Welcome to Thornbury pop-up, featuring the earl grey
You'll find them in some interesting locations, including the first store in Topshop Emporium.
I went on opening day to get a free doughnut - the watermelon one seems very popular, but I got a chocolate one with chunks of Tim Tams on top. A bit more simple, but definitely satisfies those sugar cravings. They even released a Pokéball one to celebrate the Pokémon Go craze!
I've heard of Cobb Lane's doughnuts on many occasions but have never been fortunate to try them. Luckily enough Flour Market, a market sourcing some of the best-baked goods in Melbourne, decided to hold some events at Melbourne Central.
I got hold of the yuzu doughnut - my work colleague joked that it look like the worst out of our selection. How wrong he was. The yuzu curd was mouthwatering, intense and citrusy. I can't wait to get my hands on them again!