New Zealanders absolutely love the hype around traditional hot cross buns at Easter. The soft, dense and often deliciously spicy bun has derived through the years offering special twists, from custard fillings to chocolate and more. Here’s four of our favourite places to get hot cross buns in Wellington.
1. Leeds Street Bakery
As one of the best bakeries in Wellington featuring some of the best cookies…you know you’ll be treated to the good stuff. Think an indulgent sourdough base with traditional ingredients. Try it with bacon, cheese, pickles and BBQ sauce inside…thank us later!
📍 unit 6G/14 Leeds Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
2. Sixes And Sevens
This epic bakery is known for some of the best donuts in Wellington. So of course this extends to the hot cross buns. Think beautifully spiced, zesty, packed with fruits like cranberries and topped with a sticky sugary glaze finish. Excellently, get a six pack for $18.
📍 51 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
3. Pandoro Panetteria
Another excellent artisan bakery with winning hot cross buns adored by Wellingtonians. Each droolworthy bun is extra warm, with a little uniqueness, perfect with a coffee. Be sure to pre-order so you aren’t left disappointed. Additionally, this bakery is home to the best cheesecakes in Wellington.
4. August Eatery
This 5-star café produces new and tasty hot cross buns that locals can’t get enough of recently. Expect each hot bun to be jam-packed with raisins, sultanas with a hint of citrus and glazed at the top. Definitely, some of the best hot cross buns in Wellington.
📍75 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand