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A foodie’s guide on where to get your sugar fix this Easter

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‘Tis the season to have a sweet tooth – and there are plenty of local businesses in Canberra that are dishing out some sweet Easter treats.

And when it comes to food, we’re the egg-perts.

Here’s a foodie’s guide on local businesses helping you get your sugar fix this Easter – from chocolate-y treats to cocktails served in a hollow chocolate bunny and even hot cross bun-flavoured ice cream. Because you’re supporting local businesses, calories don’t count, right?

You know the drill…you’re going to want to wear your stretchy pants for this one.

Hot Cross Bun Ice-cream at Sweet Pea Poppy (Murrumbateman)


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Made with hot cross buns from Little Sutton Bakehouse and hot cross spices from Gewürzhaus, it sounds like a road trip to Murrumbateman is in order. Luckily there are also plenty of other chocolate-y Easter-themed goodies to get your hands on, making your visit well worthwhile. There’s literally a sweet treat for everyone.

1153 Nanima Road, Murrumbateman | sweetpeapoppy.com.au

Hot Cross Bun Ice-cream Sandwich at Stripey Sunday (Nicholls)


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They had us at hot cross bun ice cream sandwich. Choose between traditional or chocolate hot cross buns with any ice cream and any additional topping. The real question is, do you want yours toasted or fresh? We’re very egg-cited for this one.

11 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls | facebook.com/stripeysundaecanberra

Ube-langka Hot Cross Buns Lolo and Lola (Watson)


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It’s the hot cross bun flavour you didn’t know you needed. Taking the traditional treat and turning it on its head, you’ll want to get your mouth around these. Pop in store or order them online. Hop to it!

3 Watson Place, Watson | loloandlola.com.au

Easter-inspired cocktails at Monster Kitchen and Bar (City)

Not into eating chocolate but still want to get into the spirit of the season? Say ‘cheers’ with some Easter-themed cocktails at Moster Kitchen and Bar. Choose from the Deaf Bunny (vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and Baileys Served in a hollow bunny), the Egg Shot (Baileys and Yellow Galliano served in a hollow Easter egg) or the Slippers (a pink chocolate martini with raspberry and gin). And if that’s not enough, they’re also adding hot cross buns to the daily breakfast buffet.

Ground/25 Edinburgh Avenue, Civic | ​​ ovolohotels.com

Cacao Liqueur from The Canberra Distillery

Made from roasted cacao nibs infused with a triple distilled vodka, the velvety chocolate flavour of this liqueur has hints of smokiness and a lingering bittersweet finish. It’s the perfect naughty Easter treat for the adults…

thecanberradistillery.com.au | @thecanberradistillery

Chocolate Chicks at Studio Cocoa (City)

Smash egg. Chocolate chicks filled with lemon meringue. Oh, and we didn’t even mention the crème eggs filled with a soft vanilla fondant and a surprise passionfruit fondant centre. Popping up at the Canberra Centre (near Zara) until Thursday 28 March, Studio Cocoa has all of your gourmet sweet treats sorted. And it helps that they’re ultra cute and ultra delicious.

studiococoa.com.au | @studiococoa_

Carrot Cake from Sweet Bones Café & Bakery (Braddon and Scullin)

Carrot cake with orange and white marbled vegan cream cheese buttercream, vanilla strawberry or chocolate strawberry cake finished with a rustic buttercream and topped with our locally home-grown organic edible flower and bake-at-home cinnamon scrolls. This Easter, Sweet Bone Café & Bakery are serving up some egg-stra special goods – and they all sound amazing. Order online now to enjoy a sugary treat over the long weekend!

8/18 Lonsdale Street Braddon and Scullin Shops 3/3 Scullin Place Scullin | sweetbonescompany.com

Chocolate Easter Bunny from Jasper and Myrtle (Fyshwick)

For those who like their Easter a little more traditional, these award winning handmade creations are not only cute but absolutely delicious. Choose from Rick 66% Dark Chocolate, Award Winning 45% Milk Chocolate and creamy White Chocolate and enjoy as they melt in your mouth.

Unit 9, Building 3.1/1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick | @jasperandmyrtle

The Mandiant from Koko Artisan (Online)


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Take your tastebuds to France with this traditional confection that’s made right here in Canberra. Each piece of dark chocolate is adorned with toppings like pecans, lemon peel, apricot, cherry, hazel, almond, pistachio and even a special golden powder for a little something extra. Order one online to treat some bunny special (yes, you count).

kokoartisan.square.site | @kokoartisan

The Easter Chocolate Box from The Bunched Co. (Online)

Why hunt for chocolates when you can have them delivered right to your door? Enabling introverted sugar addicts who don’t want to brave Woolies or Coles, The Bunched Co. has created some gorgeous, curated Easter themed gift boxes and donut bouquets. Perfect for sending to a loved one or sharing at home (or not – we won’t judge), no matter your Easter indulgence, they have it covered.

thebunchedco.com.au | @thebunchedco

Need some more Easter inspiration? Here’s some local bakeries where you can (hopefully) still get your hands on some hot cross buns.

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