Indeed, 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 five of our favourite places to get hot cross buns in Wellington.
For a different kind of hot cross bun experience, indulge on these beauties from this bakery. Each bun consists of 70% dark chocolate, orange zest, special spice mix, currants with a sugar crunch and orange glaze finish. Certainly, the deliciousness you need this season. Be sure to pre-order one day in advance.
📍 1/31 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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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
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
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.
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