I’ve always been a huge fan of donuts (hi Cartems!) but since that’s more of an American thing, there aren’t many donuts around in Sydney. Speaking of which, I also miss Tim Hortons and how cheap they are!!! There was Doughnut Time but it recently went bankrupt and all their stores seem to have closed now. I came across Donut Papi on Instagram and I’ve been stalking their page since. They close early on weekdays so I could only make a visit on the weekend. Basically all cafes close around 3 or 4pm here so unfortunately popping by after work is not an option.
Donut Papi is located in Redfern, about a 10 minute walk from the station near Redfern Park. The shop is quite small so there’s only one table inside and a few chairs outside.
They have exciting flavours like pandan and ube as well as rotating special flavours as well. If you’re vegan, they’ve also got you covered. All the flavours looked delicious and I had to stop myself from buying all of them. Pricing ranges from $4-$6.50 but they are quite big.
It was a difficult decision to pick just one!
I settled on the Ube donut which was filled with the popular purple yam in custard form. The outside was lightly dusted with sugar and the bright purple colour was just calling my name. I also happened to visit on St. Patrick’s day so they had a promotion where if you wear green, you get a free coffee! Woot best day to visit! I had an iced latte and yes, they gave it to me in a hot drink cup but there’s ice inside.
The shop assistant described this donut as being not too sweet and she was right. It was less sweet than I expected. The ube custard had a mildly grainy texture from the ube (which was expected) and the custard was very smooth and creamy. The yeast donut was incredibly light and fluffy. It tasted so fresh and I swear it’s the FLUFFIEST donut I’ve ever had!!! Trust me I’ve had a lot. The custard to donut ratio was also good and since it was so light, it was very easy to eat. Probably could’ve eaten another one… or two…
I highly recommend a visit if you’re into donuts and I’m already planning my next visit! Donut Papi makes their goods in small batches so they do sell out of popular flavours by the end of the day so go early.