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16 Best Hot Cross Buns in Melbourne – Order For Pick Up & Delivery!

Hot cross bun season is here and nothing says Happy Easter like a good hot cross bun! 

With the many options around Melbourne, choosing the best ones for your Easter celebration can be tricky.

That’s why we’ve compiled all our favourite places that offer traditional buns, delicious chocolate-filled buns and other kinds of hot cross buns that bring in the Easter spirit. Hop to it!

When is Easter 2024?

Easter is on Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2024.

Hot Cross Buns Melbourne CBD

1. Rustica Sourdough

Rustica Sourdough have branches in Melbourne CBD, South Yarra, Hawthorn and Maribyrnong (Highpoint Shopping Centre), and all of their stores offer their famous Hot Cross Buns.

On top of this, they’ll also be dropping a few extra seasonal treats over the next few weeks. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled this easter season.

Rustica Sourdough, various locations, (03) 9121 0500, Info@Rusticasourdough.com.au

2. Mörk Chocolate

If you’re looking for a delicious twist on a classic bun, you have got to try Mörk Chocolate‘s version! Packed with 64% dark chocolate, candied orange, raisins, and spices, this bun is the ultimate treat for any chocolate and hot cross bun lover. Trust us, it’s sure to satisfy your cravings!

Mörk Chocolate‘s Mork x Bun is only available for click-and-collect from both of their Melbourne locations, along with their pop-up stall in Queen Victoria Market in the Dairy Produce Hall, Shop 51-54


Mörk Chocolate City, 20 Equitable Place, Melbourne CBD, +61 450 373 455‬, shop@morkchocolate.com.au

Mörk Chocolate Brew House, 150 Errol Street, North Melbourne, +61 450 373 455, shop@morkchocolate.com.au‬

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3. Bread Club

If you want goodies made with locally sourced ingredients, in a bakery playing beats from Melbourne DJs, head to Bread Club.

They have rich chocolate hot cross buns, a more traditional spicy hot cross bun and even a twice-baked hot cross bun with fragrant almond frangipane.

Bread Club, 558 Queensberry St, North Melbourne, 3051

4. Falco Bakery

Previously, Falco Bakery‘s traditional hot cross bun was declared by Broadsheet as the city’s top hot cross bun- which is probably why it keeps selling out!

Falco Bakery, 288 Smith Street, Collingwood, 3066

5. Cavallini

Fitzroy North bakery and patisserie Cavallini is offering classic hot cross buns with vine-ripened fruit and aromatic spices. They’re made fresh every morning by the team.

Cavallini, 354 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North, 3068, 03 9486 3883

6. All Are Welcome

Northcote bakery All Are Welcome‘s hot cross buns and other baked goods are ready for you to indulge in this Easter! Find their scrumptious buns in their three locations – Northcote, Thornbury, and Ivanhoe East.

All Are Welcome is open daily from 7 am-2 pm on weekdays and 8 am-2 pm on weekends, but pickups for hot cross buns are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Be sure not to miss out, as they’ll only be available while stocks last.

All Are Welcome, 190 High St, Northcote, 3071 and 887 High Street, Thornbury, VIC 3071

7. Loafer Bread

Loafer Bread is well known for its sourdough hot cross buns, with plump fruit and house-made candied citrus.

A half dozen hot cross buns cost $24, and you can preorder online. You can pick up your orders from their store, located at Fitzroy North.

Loafer Bread, 146 Scotchmer St, North Fitzroy, 3068, 03 9489 0766

8. Wild Life Bakery

Wild Life Bakery is offering two types of hot cross buns this year!

First are the Hot Cross Buns Traditional, which are packed with raisins, sultanas, currants, and candied peel, and the second are the Chocolate Sour Cherry Hot Cross Buns which are filled with sour cherry and Dominican Republic chocolate ‘chips’.

Note that they sell out quickly, so be sure to get in the store early to make sure you get your box of Hot Cross Buns.

Wild Life Bakery, 90 Albert St, Brunswick East, (03) 8060 0547

9. CERES Food Fair

CERES Fair Food is an organisation that supports regenerative farming practices, provides employment and career pathways for new migrants and returns 100% of profits to CERES environmental education programs.

They also deliver organic groceries to households across Melbourne, and for Easter this year, they want to bring the best hot cross buns to your homes.

Check out their Dench Easter Hot Cross Buns Chocolate Orange, Dench Easter Hot Cross Buns Traditional Fruit, or the Gluten Free Precinct Hot Cross Buns which are all made with top-quality ingredients, delicious and just the very best!

CERES Fair Food, 20 Water Rd, Preston, 3072, 03 8673 6288, info@ceresfairfood.org.au

10. Brunetti Classico, Carlton

Brunetti Classico is an authentic Italian Pasticceria supplying Melbournians with arguably the best coffee, cake, and savoury foods.

Choose from an individual or pack of 6 traditional hot cross buns, which can be delivered the next day to anyone within 50km of Carlton.

Brunetti Classico, 380 Lygon Street Carlton, 0370347066, orders@brunetticlassico.com / ciao@brunetticlassico.com

Other store locations:

  • Melbourne Airport T4: Level 1, Domestic T4
  • Melbourne Airport T2: International T2, Melbourne Airport

Hot Cross Buns Melbourne – South and South-East

11. Black Star Pastry

Home to the world’s most Instagrammed cake (named as such by the New York Times for their Strawberry Watermelon Cake), Black Star Pastry has brought their hot cross buns to Melbourne.

Their vegan hot cross buns are glazed in frankincense syrup and achieve the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.

Order ahead to secure some of their limited production of buns that can be collected from their Chadstone or St Kilda store.

Black Star Pastry, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone, Kiosk 0105, (02) 9557 8656

12. Philippa’s

Phillipa’s offers a chewy, moist, aromatic bun made with organic vine-fruit, minimal yeast, slow fermentation, premium fresh spices and house-made candied peel from oranges sourced at the farmers’ market, finished with a shiny glaze.

A box of six hot cross buns is $23 and can be purchased online for click-and-collect only.

Phillippa’s 1030 High St, Armadale (03) 9576 2020

Phillippa’s 608 Hampton St, Brighton (03) 9592 7340

Phillippa’s 51 North St, Richmond (03) 9429 5098

13. The Hamptons Bakery

The Hamptons Bakery‘s signature Hot Cross Buns are available in cranberry & chocolate, featuring premium single-source chocolate from the Yarra Valley or the beloved classic recipe.

Get them now until Easter Sunday in single or 6-pack options at Post Office Club Hotel, Rumour Has It Cafe, and The Hamptons Bakery.

The Hamptons Bakery, 427 Hampton St, Hampton VIC 3188

Hamptons February Stills Digital
Hamptons February Stills Digital

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14. Cobb Lane Bakery

Cobb Lane Bakery‘s buns are fluffy and fruity with just the right amount of citrus peel and a sticky, spiced orange glaze. You can get your hands on half a dozen of their hot cross buns at $25.

Note that delivery options are currently not available and orders must be placed before 9 am, 2 days prior for collection.

Cobb Lane, 1 – 3 Taylor St, Yarraville, 3013

Cobb Lane, Richmond Traders, T5, 261 – 271 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121

Cobb Lane, South Melbourne Market, Stall 42, 322-326 Coventry Street, South Melbourne, 3205

Cobb Lane, Terminal 2, Melbourne Airport

And let’s not forget…

15. Bakers Delight

Bakers Delight is a bakery that’s been delighting its customers with the best bread and pastries ever since its doors opened in 1980. 

This year they’ve got six choices of hot cross buns for you to choose from! Complete your easter feast with their Hot Cross Bun Traditional, Hot Cross Bun Choc Chip, Hot Cross Bun Apple & Cinnamon, Hot Cross Bun Blueberry & White Choc, Hot Cross Bun Mocha, or a Fruitless Hot Cross Bun.

You can have these sweet buns delivered to you via Uber Eats or Menulog

Bakers Delight, various locations, 1800 325 325, customer.relations@bakersdelight.com.au

16. Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse

Ferguson Plarre has come to the party once again with a yummy range of Easter treats.

Featuring an assortment of delicious and inventive flavours, Traditional Fruit, Jam Donut, Raspberry & White Chocolate and Choc Chip, the Bakehouse is offering something for everyone this hot cross bun season!

Ferguson Plarre, various locations

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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