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Canberra’s best Hot Cross Buns

Jessica Schumann

When it comes to Easter there are just a few things I need to get me through the four-day long weekend—caramello eggs, my family and of course, hot cross buns! While Canberra has some amazing chocolate destinations to shame any chocolate lover, there’s something traditional about hot cross buns, their warmth and their origin. So without further ado, I bring to you the best hot cross buns in Canberra.

For the Traditionalist

A.Baker  {NewActon}

You may be a little hard pressed to find better hot cross buns then these little bad boys. Wait too long, and you’ll miss out. Head to A.Baker at 15 Edinburgh Avenue, New Acton.


That Bagel Place/ Bread Nerds {Hume}

Get ready for the Easter weekend with the best flavoured hot cross buns in town. It might be a little out of the way, but the hot cross buns at Bread Nerds in Hume are pretty special. Find them at unit 4/92 Sawmill Circuit, Hume.


For the Chocolate lover

Spence Family Bakery {Spence}

If you love chocolate then you will love Spence’s double chocolate hot cross buns! They are sooooo good! (Trust us, we tried them in the office this morning!). Discover these buns at Spence Family Bakery, 1 Glassey Place, Spence.


For those who prefer organic/gluten free/vegan

Sweet Bones Cafe {Braddon}

Sticky, sweet and yummy buns of deliciousness are available from Sweet Bones Cafe today and Saturday only. Head to 18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon before you miss out.

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Deeks Health Food {Pearce & Dickson}

Made from quinoa, tapioca and soy flour, you can find Deek’s grain and gluten free hot cross buns in two locations — Pearce Shops, 70 Hodgson Crescent, Pearce and Dickson Place, Dickson.


For the experimental

Frugii {Braddon}

Ok so for those who prefer their hot cross buns in the frozen form, then you absolutely must stop by Frugii’s for the Hot Cross Bun flavoured icecream. Oh.My.God! Find them in the Ori Building at 30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Photo by: Michelle Brotohusodo.


Danny’s Bakery {Narrabundah}

Dusted with icing sugar, these sourdough hot cross buns are big creatures and can be found at 6 Iluka Street, Narrabundah.


Make your own…

Hot cross doughnut balls

Not a hot cross bun fan? We have the perfect recipe to satisfy your Easter cravings this weekend. Just click here to discover the perfect Easter brunch menu and the ultimate treat to make this Easter!

Hot cross doughnut balls

For more of our favourites Easter treats here are a few from last year too.


Jessica Schumann

A 'rambling ranga' at heart, Jessica Schumann is a bubbly, creative social thinker who thrives on words, social media and an innate knack for sharing stories. When she finds the time to write, Jessica seeks out the beauty in change and the essence of human condition. Varied and diverse in nature, her writing delves into the enviable world of people, travel, food and culture. When you can't find her in a nook writing, just follow your nose and you’ll soon find Jessica indulging in her other passion – cooking – or curled up on the couch with a good book in hand. You can find her over at ramblingranga.com.au. More about the Author

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