9 sweet spots for hot cross buns

Marie Anita's Gluten Free Health Cafe

Hello, the hot cross buns are here. They have been for quite some time and that is a-okay by us.

If you’re keen to consume all of the sweet, fluffy buns you can possible get your hands on (same) we’re here to help.

From north to south, we’ve compiled a list of the very buns you need to wrap your mouth around right now.

Flour of Life Bakery
A plant-based bakery making all of the tasty eats for our over-indulging pleasure, Flour of Life bakery are offering epic, vegan hot cross buns and they are the goods friends. While you’re there treat yourself to a vegan pie and perhaps a donut or two because you deserve it (and they’re so good).
Where: 2-32 Siganto Drive, Helensvale

5B2F BakeHouse
Tucked away in the northern suburbs is an exceptional bakery creating artisan woodfired sourdough goodies that’ll knock your socks off. Their hot cross buns are as good as it gets, all glazy and soft and flavoursome. Get some.
Where: Shop 55 Brooke Ave, Chirn Park

Horners of Sorrento
Horner’s was born from a passion for the smell of freshly baked bread and that is something we can get behind. We can also get behind their next-level hot cross buns, all soft and warm and comforting in this very-slightly chilly weather. They’ve got many a tasty pastry so we suggest stocking up while you’re there.
Where: 20 Bundall Rd, Bundall

Marie Anita’s Gluten Free Health Cafe
Gluten free hot cross buns are a thing if you are of the gluten free persuasion. Marie Anita’s are also vegan, sugar free and made with organic ingredients AND they taste amazing. Unsure how they do that but we will not question, we will just eat. A lot.
Where: 2364 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

Paddock Bakery
Of course the Miami legends are baking up a storm in the hot cross bun department. Paddock Bakery’s famous semi-sourdough goodies are as good as ever – melt-in-your-mouth, served with organic butter and so very delicious. Probably best to pre-order so you don’t miss out.
Where: 20 Hibiscus Haven, Miami

Paddock Bakery

Burleigh Baker
Oh hey sourdough brioche hot cross buns, where have you been all our lives? We’re making up for lost time here friends because these buns are the business. Burleigh Baker is serving up some of the very best around and you’ll want to get your hands on a few of these too, we promise.
Where: 13/50 James Street, Burleigh Heads 

Fuel Bakehouse
Okay so the Currumbin legends will be doing a couple of hot cross bun varieties, which is obviously excellent news. There’ll be semi-sourdough buns in chocolate and sultana and we highly recommend a six pack (or so) of each. If you’ve been to Fuel you’ll know everything they produce is pure gold. The hot cross buns are no exception.
Where: 44 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Waters 

Baked at Ancora
Getting baked at Ancora is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Particularly when it involved noughts and crosses hot cross buns (play then eat) fresh out of the oven and best enjoyed overlooking the Tweed River with a picnic blanket and a warm, comforting cuppa. It’s pretty much the perfect time.
Where: 118 Wharf St, Tweed Heads 

Cubby Bakehouse
The crew at Cubby Bakehouse in Chinderah have invented a thing, and it is a thing you are going to want to sample at least 847 times. It’s a hot cross baggie and it’s, well, a cross between a hot cross bun and a baguette and it’s one of the tastiest things you’ve ever eaten.
Where: 162 Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah

Words by Kirra Smith



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