It’s always a good time!
Located all across Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Brisbane
Dessert fads come and go. Right now, FroYo is out and doughnuts are back in. Originating on a pedestrianised laneway in Melbourne in February 2015, the Doughnut Time chain has since exploded with branches popping up all over Australia including eight stores in Sydney — Central Park, World Square, QVB, Newtown, Glebe, Bondi Beach and three within TopShop Sydney CBD, Bondi and Miranda.
The hole-in-the-wall kiosks sell the most delicious gourmet doughnuts with the most creative names from Ferrero No Share to The Phil Dunphy and Vegan Fox. Inspired by a visit to a Chicago doughnut shop, owner Damian Griffiths decided to bring these American-style warm, fluffy donuts back to Australia. At $6 each, they are a bargain for their decadence. One is more than enough to fill you up.
After a birthday lunch at Burger Fuel, we headed to Doughnut Time for six delicious donuts because, well, it’s always a good time for Doughnut Time.
It was love at first bite with the signature Nutella-filled doughnut, aptly named, Love At First Bite. This was oozing with Nutella and dusted with cinnamon sugar. Next was the Cookie Monster — cream and chocolate glaze, marshmallow and chocolate biscuit filling, topped with an Oreo. The Home Alone featured a milk chocolate glaze, wafers, topped with a Kit Kat, and dark chocolate glaze drizzle. Next was the eye-catching, Attention Seeker, a velvety chocolate glaze topped with mini marshmallows, peanuts, sprinkles and Mini M&Ms. We didn’t want to share any of these doughnuts, especially the Ferrero No Share, a dark chocolate glaze, topped with roasted hazelnuts and a Ferrero Rocher. And finally the pièce de résistance, the Creme De La Creme, a Creme Brulee custard-filled and topped with toffee.
A new addition is the “It’s Always a Gay Time” — inspired by the iconic Aussie ice-cream the ‘Golden Gaytime’. The dough is deep-fried then filled with a honeycomb custard. For its glaze, the doughnut is coated with milk chocolate and then sprinkled with crushed biscuits. For $7 a pop, it’s a bit on the pricey side but it’s so decadent that it needs to be shared. Best to divvy it and share it amongst your mates because the sweetness can be a bit too overwhelming for one. Just like the Gaynetto, it’s only available for a limited time so I suggest you hurry to your nearest Doughnut Time before they run out!
I now understand the hype surrounding Doughnut Time. The doughnuts are just that good — creative, deliciously warm and fluffy, adorable and oozing with delicious filling. Highly recommend grabbing some with friends after lunch or dinner. The flavours are always changing so there’s every reason to keep going back for more!
Verdict: Mind Blown
LeeLoo and friends dined as guests of Sweaty Betty PR.