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Best of Canberra – Donuts

By Sophia Carlini - 9 December 2014 26

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They don’t need an introduction … those deep fried, fluffy, cakey circles of heaven, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, with a center that is 100% fat free!

Yes, I am talking about donuts. Hommer Simpson’s, and mine, favourite treat!

There are so many different types of donuts, from the traditional cinnamon and sugar, to custard filled, and now there is the new craze of cronuts; a cross between a croissant and a donut.

Imagine Hommer Simpson looking at a donut right now; that will be me this week when I go in search for Canberra’s best donuts.

Where are Canberra’s best?

What’s Your opinion?


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26 Responses to
Best of Canberra – Donuts
dkNigs 8:44 pm 09 Dec 14

That’s good to hear! Every time I’ve gone in the past 5-6 years he hasn’t been there. I haven’t tried often though, as I have zero interest in the rest of trash and treasure.

Becmaster78 7:58 pm 09 Dec 14

The donut van at Jameson is still there. I had them last weekend and the weekend before….I’ve been eating them since 198-something and have yet to find anything better if we’re talking traditional cinnamon donuts in the Can. The owner told my hubby the other week that a dude drives from Weston Creek to Jamo every Sunday and they run him out a 12 pack. He’s a creature of habit and has been doing this for decades.

Amy Birchall 7:50 pm 09 Dec 14

Does Ricardo’s in Jamison still do self-injecting jam donuts? I’ve heard very good things about those.

Sophia Carlini 7:36 pm 09 Dec 14

dkNigs said :

I really miss the old donut truck at Jamison trash and treasure. Freshly cooked dusted donuts, the best I’ve ever had. Hell even puffin fresh (I think it was called) donuts near kmart in belco back in the day was better than any krispy Kreme or donut king ever made.

Hopefully the new Donut van in braddon in the hamlet can restore my faith in a good donut, the hamlet opens tomorrow.

I believe the donut truck in Jamison might still be there … But maybe not every weekend.
The Van at Hamlet is Nookie Espresso which is currently located in Garema Place, it’s a little while in the wall … I’ve heard good things about their donuts.
Thanks for the tips

dkNigs 6:31 pm 09 Dec 14

I really miss the old donut truck at Jamison trash and treasure. Freshly cooked dusted donuts, the best I’ve ever had. Hell even puffin fresh (I think it was called) donuts near kmart in belco back in the day was better than any krispy Kreme or donut king ever made.

Hopefully the new Donut van in braddon in the hamlet can restore my faith in a good donut, the hamlet opens tomorrow.

John Moulis 5:46 pm 09 Dec 14

I remember the queues outside Krispy Kreme when they opened at the front of Woden Plaza in 2006. A few months later the place was virtually deserted. I walked in there once and there was nobody serving. I walked out thinking I’d dodged a bullet. Two years later they closed down. The Sunday Telegraph said that it and almost all the other KK shops in Australia had closed due to a trend towards healthy eating and gym training. Today you can still buy KK doughnuts (to use their spelling) at 7-Eleven at Fyshwick and Mawson but they aren’t freshly cooked anymore, they are delivered to 7-Eleven in boxes.

astrojax 4:51 pm 09 Dec 14

Sophia Carlini said :

astrojax said :

is hommer a relative of homer?

what ever happened to pineapple donuts??

Thanks for the pick up astrojax – Let’s pretend it’s a relative!

Pineapple donuts?! I’ve never heard of them, but will keep an eye out.

rekkun they might be conjoined twins! 🙂

neanderthalsis 4:47 pm 09 Dec 14

Churro at San Churro, just an elongated doughnut, but hot and cinnamony with a chocolate dipping sauce. While I have not visited the new Woden store, I have been to a couple in Brisbane and I would rate them highly.

Cronuts, I had one at Brodburger and it didn’t do anything for me except maybe clog a few of the less important arteries.

pink little birdie 3:17 pm 09 Dec 14

The Halloween donuts from Coles Belconnen. They are my favourite I wait all year for my Halloween donuts from Coles. The other 11 months of the year I’m indifferent to where my monthly donut comes from.
I also like my baked at home “cakes in donut shape” It’s the only place I have found that does Simpson style donuts – Sprinkles all the way round

Sophia Carlini 2:03 pm 09 Dec 14

astrojax said :

is hommer a relative of homer?

what ever happened to pineapple donuts??

Thanks for the pick up astrojax – Let’s pretend it’s a relative!

Pineapple donuts?! I’ve never heard of them, but will keep an eye out.

Maya123 1:38 pm 09 Dec 14

Is there a donut worth eating? I haven’t found one yet that didn’t leave an unpleasant fatty taste in the mouth. Best avoided.

astrojax 1:30 pm 09 Dec 14

is hommer a relative of homer?

what ever happened to pineapple donuts?? used to love these as a kid – and fondly recall norman gunston’s passion for providing his startled guests with this treat served with a chilled cup of g.i. cordial.

i’m keen to know where canberra’s best donuts are – have never had a good one since the swiss left urambi hills bakery in phillip some years back; certainly never any to match those i had at the byron bay blues festival one year.

purple diva 12:19 pm 09 Dec 14

The only REAL donuts are the freshly cooked, hot donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar. Sadly, most of the chain outlets don’t cook theirs properly and most are still doughy in the middle. The best donuts I’ve had are the hot jam donuts at RJs food van in Woden, even though they are only the frozen ones that you zap in the microwave …. well at 2am they seem pretty good anyway!

Alexandra Craig 11:25 am 09 Dec 14

I hear that the cronuts at Penny University in Kingston are exceptional.

Madam Cholet 11:11 am 09 Dec 14

The Cupping Room occasionally sells cronuts, but not on any reliable basis. I have tried a tiny tiny bit of one as it’s just not my thing. I couldn’t say if it was good, bad or indifferent. I tried a bit of a donut from that other famous donut place that went the way of many fad outlets and thought I might have to call an ambulance.

My favourite donut if I have to eat one is the cinnamon sugar one with the hole in the middle. My greatest memories of these are from being a kid in on holiday in the spanish islands and eating them probably everyday…such was life in the 70s and early 80s.

But that doesn’t help you any. Sorry.

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