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The Best Donuts In Adelaide Dieticians Try to Hide

We’re no math wizards, but calories don’t count when you’re enjoying a glazed dozen. This “universal law” is especially true when in Adelaide, where getting your donut fix is as easy as pie, with spots like Krispy Kreme and Donut Inn at each turn.

If you don’t believe us, there’s a hole lot of sweetness coming your way. We rounded up the city’s most irresistible donut joints below and sprinkled a few tips so you’ll just be one Bavarian away from a good mood!

Krispy Kreme

Address: 76 Gouger St

Contact Details: (08) 8200 5719

Operating Hours: Daily – 24 hours


Making a list of top donut spots and not mentioning Krispy Kreme should be a mortal sin. This brand took over the world for good reasons—sugary, decadent reasons. 

From the OG glazed donut that’s cheaper than therapy at $24.95 a dozen to the boujee Kookies ‘n’ Kreme crowned with velvety icing and chocolate crumbs, there’s something for every sugar addict here.

Beyond the donuts, they whip out bagels, milkshakes, and coffee that’ll make you get jiggy in your dessert-patterned socks (based on a true story).


Ordering Krispy Kreme’s Celebration Packs is the best way to score wallet-friendly deals and taste flavors you won’t see on the menu daily.

Butter and Toast

Address:100 Melbourne St, North Adelaide

Contact Details:

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – Closed
  • Thu to Fri – 8 am to 2 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 9 am to 2:30 pm

Picture-perfect with its Instagrammable clean-white aesthetics and minimalist decor, we instantly fell in love with the pint-sized patisserie Butter and Toast. However, it’s their sourdough donuts that truly had our teammates smitten.

If you aren’t up to speed, sourdough donuts have a tangier, nuttier, chewier edge than regular donuts, making them ideal for those who favor a more restrained sweetness level.

Our favorites are certainly the salted caramel, pandan, and banoffee offerings. But if you’re on the prowl for unique flavors, go for their Thai milk tea and Vietnamese coffee options.


Not a fan of big donuts? Message Butter and Toast to order or reserve mini versions of their crowd-pleasers.

Donut Inn

Address: Adelaide Railway Station

Contact Details: (08) 8231 1780

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7:30 am to 6 pm

Donut Inn keeps things timeless, simple, and delicious. These bad boys may not win any awards for fancy toppings, but they’re consistent flavor and texture-wise, as each sugary circle they serve is dense, chewy, and balanced.

What truly stands out for us (and for any Adelaidean with a sweet tooth), is the pillowy and aromatic cinnamon donut. We’ve already wolfed dozens just this month, but its comforting, earthy, and spiced flavor still leaves us craving more.


Daily specials can turn your day from “meh” to “yay!” Check what the specialties Donut Inn is currently baking by sliding into their Insta DM.

Donut Factory

Address: Lady Gowrie Dr, Taperoo

Contact Details: 0401 336 385

Operating Hours:

  • Sat – 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sun – 12 pm to 8 pm


Gosh, writing about Donut Factory never fails to make us hungry. You can’t blame us for drooling, though, as they always dish out fresh donuts that come in flavors like glazed, cinnamon, Nutella, and Oreo.

Their brews and blends also perfectly complement the treats, particularly the coffee and shakes. 

The cherry on top is the beachside location. It’s relaxed, scenic, and quiet, unlike most donut spots in the hectic city.


Donut choices here flip faster than a pancake. Keep tabs on their socials for the freshest info on the menu.

Cakeboy Donuts

Address: IGA Local Grocer Bowden, 5 Third St, Bowden

Operating Hours:

  • Wed to Fri – 12 pm to 3 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 10 am to 3 pm


If only you could feel our vegan teammates’ joy the first time we swung by Cakeboy Donuts. Their energy was more vibrant than a heavily sprinkled cupcake.

We savored the glazed and blueberry cheesecake servings, and they didn’t disappoint. Sure, they didn’t taste as sweet or salty as our usual diet-busting donuts, but the health perks make up for it.

On top of that, they offer minis for when you want bite-sized indulgence and donut towers for when you’re ready to party like it’s your birthday (or any excuse, really).


You know what’s sweeter than a love letter? A message literally made of sugary treats.

Hit up Cakeboy Donuts’ DMs if you want to snag their customizable Donut Letter deal.

Donut King Tea Tree Plaza

Address: Kiosk 18, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, 976 North East Road, Modbury

Contact Details: (08) 8396 4837

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Thu – 9 am to 9 pm
  • Fri to Sun – 9 am to 4 pm


Like a vintage car collector, Donut King keeps things classic. None of that fancy-pants, over-the-top stuff here—just good old-fashioned cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, and more no-frills goodness.

And if those don’t give you a much-needed sugar rush, there are caffeine kicks like cappuccinos, flat whites, and chai lattes. To double down, grab a cup of ice cream and forget about your worries.


Score sweet deals, like BOGOs and free coffee, through using Donut King’s app.

Imber’s Donuts

Address: 26 Park Terrace, Salisbury

Contact Details: 0459 647 796

Operating Hours:

  • Fri – 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 10 am to 3 pm


Our team has a lot of traditions, and one of them is popping by the uncomplicated Imber’s Donuts whenever we’re rolling in Salisbury.

On our last stop, we went hard on the patrons’ premium picks: cookies and cream, brown butter, maple, and walnut—the perfect bites to gobble while enjoying Salisbury’s slower life.

For those who prefer filled donuts, our must-devour list includes caramel cheesecake and vanilla slices. These picks are Insta-worthy, so you better take a few snaps before cleaning the box up.


Driving from Salisbury to Adelaide typically takes 36 minutes or more. Order online if you think this travel time is too long.

Café De Vili’s

Address: 2/14 Manchester St, Mile End South

Contact Details: (08) 8234 2042

Operating Hours: Daily – 24 hours


Every night owl with a sweet tooth might’ve popped champagne the moment Café De Vili’s first opened its doors. This spot is open 24/7, a great move by the owners, as donut cravings don’t care about bedtime schedules.

Speaking of donuts, the Beesting takes the cake for us. It pops with traditional yeast, infused with vanilla custard, and finished with honey and almonds. If this isn’t your jam, there are timeless flavors like chocolate and caramel.

You may also opt for pastry platters, most notably if dropping by with a group of around 4 to 5 dessert-loving people. The platter can be packed with regular donuts, but vegetarian, vegan, and meaty options are also up for grabs.


If you want sweet, sweet bragging rights, book Café De Vili’s as your next shindig’s caterers.

Balfours Cafe at CX

Address: City Cross, FC 05, 31-39 Rundle Mall

Contact Details: 0452 562 883

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 5 pm
  • Sat – 9 am to 4 pm


As one of Australia’s OG bakeries, Balfours Cafe has been dishing out doughy delights since before your great-grandma was born.

We tried their classic sprinkle donut and enjoyed its fluffy interior contrasted with the sprinkle’s playful crunch. It’s certainly a terrific option if you’re into classics.

But, it’s the custard Berliner that made us regulars here. The luscious center of creamy custard oozes with every heavenly bite, making it a top-tier partner for their savory pies and milkshakes.


As seasons change, so do the flavors at Balfours. Stay in the know by visiting the cafe’s website.

Doughnut World Adelaide

Address: 1/474 Payneham Rd, Glynde

Contact Details: 0401 262 217

Operating Hours:

  • Tue to Sat – 9 am to 5 pm


Brimming with donut-inspired colors and art, Doughnut World is a dream for kids and kids at heart.

We relished in their gourmet-style donuts that are made fresh every morning. It took us a while to pick, though, as they flex a treasure trove of flavors, from the glossy and sweet to the rich and creamy.

Moreover, they have donut boxes suited for any occasion, whether it’s a romantic date with your boo or your mini-me’s birthday bash.


Looking to rock donut-themed tees? Visit Doughnut World’s merchandise shop to score some!

Ingle Farm Bakery

Address: Ingle Farm Plaza, 219 Montague Rd, Ingle Farm

Contact Details: 0430 033 355

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Thu – 9 am to 7:30 pm
  • Fri – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sat – 9 am to 4:30 pm


With its award-winning status and a lineup of stellar pastries, Ingle Farm Bakery is a must-visit for anyone in search of donut nirvana. We’re talking vanilla slices, custard tarts, and even vegan options for all you plant-based pals out there.

Oh, and the ultimate pairing for these bad boys is none other than roast pork and banh mi. This match made in foodie heaven was suggested to us by our boss, and she wasn’t lying; it’s a true guilty pleasure.


Head to Ingle Farm Bakery’s Instagram above if you’re searching for Holiday-exclusive donuts.

Bakery on O’Connell

Address: 128-130 O’Connell St, North Adelaide

Contact Details: Daily – 24 hours

Operating Hours: (08) 8361 7377


For our team, Bakery on O’Connell is the Adelaide holy grain for all things pastry, so don’t call yourself a donut lover if you’ve never thought of going here.

With over 30 drool-worthy donut flavors, from Nutella and cream to maple and custard Berliners, they have options galore.

The best part is you can enjoy your meal right in their laid-back cafe, with smoothies, milkshakes, and frappes to wash it all down.


Looking for a caterer? Check out Bakery on O’Connell’s catering menu to see if they’re the perfect fit for your event.

Enjoy Cafe Bakery

Address: 112 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067

Contact Details: (08) 8363 6066

Operating Hours: Daily – 24 hours


If Enjoy Cake Bakery’s century-long expertise can’t convince you to taste their donuts, we aren’t sure what will sway you to visit.

Their best-selling honey donut hit the spot, with its smooth blend of sweet honey swirled into a delicate pastry. Another banger we indulged in was the Berlina, a generous-sized donut fruit jam encased in a light crust and dusted with powdered sugar


Yes, Enjoy Cafe Bakery is open 24/7, but we suggest arriving early to beat the crowds and snag the freshest batches.
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