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Donut Stop Believing – 5 Cafes to Celebrate National Doughnut Day


There’s something about those delicious deep-fried doughnut treats that brings a smile to everyone’s face.

National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 7 celebrates this wonderful treat and its history which goes all the way back to World War I when a doctor in the military brightened the day of wounded soldiers by handing out 8 dozen doughnuts to each man he worked on.

Did you know Americans consume more than 10 billion doughnuts every year? We all know that cops love doughnuts and can usually get a fix for free – while you will have to pay for yours, here are five cafes to get your doughnut on this Friday:

Fresh Outlook to Coffee

Bringing a fresh outlook to coffee, Bencino Café on Constitution Road in Meadowbank fulfils cravings for sweet treats and artisan brew. Rocking an eclectic vibe of white subway tiles, exposed brick and bright aqua walls, wind down at recycled timber benches while sipping a latte made from Bencino's own beans.
 
Donut Stop Believing – 5 Cafes to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

Those time poor can grab a coffee and Nutella or vanilla-filled custard doughnut to go from the front of the café, or perhaps linger inside over a classic breakfast of fried or scrambled eggs, bacon and sourdough toast.

Locally-loved Eatery

Find friendly, relaxed and personable service at modern café Brick Lane Espresso in the quiet leafy village-style shops of Philip Mall in West Pymble. With a fenced playground within sight, this locally-loved eatery is a hangout for parents looking to enjoy a caffeine fix while the kids let off steam, while indoors is warm and welcoming with exposed brick, subway tiles and polished concrete counters.
 
Donut Stop Believing – 5 Cafes to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

There are doughnuts and then there are doughnuts…Pastry Chef Yurike creates fresh batches of these sweet treats filled with lemon curd or hazelnut, along with muffins such as carrot and walnut, baked fresh every day.

Signature Yamington Doughnuts

Housed in an old Queenslander, Dovetail Social on Laura Street is a meeting place for Highgate Hill locals to linger over brunch plates and coffee. A bright blue façade gives way to a warm and inviting interior, where polished floorboards and vibrant artwork set the scene for catch-ups with family and friends, while the garden is an ideal spot to relax on a balmy Brisbane day.

Donut Stop Believing – 5 Cafes to Celebrate National Doughnut Day
 
Settle in with an iced coffee and a signature freshly-baked housemade Yamington ube purple yam doughnut, or raspberry with passionfruit glaze; perhaps take home a calamansi Philippine lemon tart for a weeknight dessert winner.

Housemade Iced Doughnuts

Find something to lark about at The Laughing Lark Café in Clyde Street Mall in Frankston. This fun and funky Melbourne café is the place to hang out with family and friends in visually delightful surrounds of a vibrant wall mural of a kookaburra, potted greenery and aqua-coloured banquette seating, as you ponder an all-day menu sure to tempt all tastes.

Donut Stop Believing – 5 Cafes to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

Stop in to refuel and recharge with a brew of choice and housemade iced doughnut, or indulge in breaky plates such as eggs Royal – poached eggs on toasted Turkish with smoked salmon and housemade Hollandaise sauce.

Drive-through and Dine-in Eatery

Mornington locals and visitors head to hidden gem 2 Left Sisters tucked away on Watt Road in the peninsula’s industrial area. Named for two sisters who own the café, this drive-through and dine-in eatery is the place to head when the weather turns chilly; sit by the fire inside and join the lively buzz of conversation, or choose to use the drive and stay warm and dry while picking up lunch.

Donut Stop Believing – 5 Cafes to Celebrate National Doughnut Day
 
Drop by on Friday to appease cravings and devour a jam doughnut with your cappuccino, or a stack of berry bliss pancakes, topped with vanilla ice cream, berry coulis and honeycomb; perhaps a bacon and fried egg breaky burger tempts with relish, avo, hash brown and cheese.

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Dovetail Social

Housed in an old Queenslander, Dovetail Social on Laura Street is a meeting place for Highgate Hill locals to linger over brunch plates and coffee. A bright blue façade gives way to a warm and invi...

Cafe    $$$$$

Brick Lane Espresso

Find friendly, relaxed and personable service at modern café Brick Lane Espresso in the quiet leafy village-style shops of Philip Mall in West Pymble. With a fenced playground within sight, this lo...

Cafe    $$$$$

Bencino Cafe

Bringing a fresh outlook to coffee, Bencino Café on Constitution Road in Meadowbank fulfils cravings for sweet treats and artisan brew. Rocking an eclectic vibe of white subway tiles, exposed brick...

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