C&G’s Guide to Hot Cross Buns Southside

Do you like your buns light ‘n’ fluffy or dense with a little more dough in the middle? This week, Chisholm & Gamon are taking your orders to decide what makes the best hot cross bun. From chunky citrus to jammy fruit blends and mixed spice, in the latest blog, C&G round up the best hot cross buns you can find Southside.

Phillippa’s – Brighton

Plump, round and circular – just how we like our buns! Phillippa’s is THE Melbourne bakery and a trustworthy contender in our little game of the best hot cross buns. Their HCB’s are fluffy, fruity with a tiny hint of spice and citrus. A definite crowd-pleaser, one must enjoy with a delicious latte while indulging in the fresh bakery smell at Philippa’s.

Tivoli Road Bakery – South Yarra

This shiny bun is glossy and looks like the goddamn star-bun that it is. Best enjoyed fresh rather than toasted, expect sultanas and currants that you can actually see! Super fluffy, this HCB is traditional but still delivers a fruitful, bready punch.

Woodfrog Bakery – St Kilda

A square-ish bun that is one HCB that will gain the approval of hot cross bun traditionalists. Fluffy yet chewy, spicy yet fruity, this HCB is a light sourdough with tons of small pump fruits that get jammy when lightly toasted.

Noisette – Port Melbourne & Bentleigh

Like a little bread cloud, this HCB is so light in spice and fruit, it’s a delicate bun that needs your TLC. For a fluffy, small bun this one is big on citrus flavour and is traditionally perfect with a striking white cross across the middle.

Aldi – Various Bayside Locations

The best of supermarket buns, Aldi boasts that their HCBs are filled with 24% fruit – which means the buns are super jammy with sultanas, raisins and currants. With a good amount of spice giving this bun a real tongue kick, there’s so much fruit - you can hold the jam!

Bakers Delight – Various Bayside Locations

A classic bun that is as good as warm raisin toast in the morning. The bread quality is superb and with its soft doughy centre, warm butter with melt with ease. This HCB will satisfy everyone especially when it comes to Easter morning.

That’s C&G’s take on hot cross buns Southside! Will you be trying our suggestions? Give us a shout out on social media and tell us what’s your favourite HCB.


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