Newmarket's best hot cross buns

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In the lead up to Easter we think it's totally acceptable to eat hot cross buns, well, every day. Toasted and slathered with butter, there's something about freshly made hot cross buns that is just so damn good. Find out where you can get your hands on these doughy delights in Newmarket.

Little and Friday

Anything that comes out of Little and Friday’s kitchen turns to gold, and their hot cross buns are no different. Fragrant with orange peel, spiced to perfection and on the denser side, nab one of these while they are fresh out of the oven at 10am in the lead up to Easter. And, if you consider yourself a bit of a kitchen whizz, try the recipe here.

11 McColl Street | @littleandfriday

Daily Bread

Perfecting an ancient Italian method which takes over 3 days to make, the bakers at Daily Bread put a lot of love into their hot cross buns, and you can taste it! Even better than they were previously (was that even possible?!) the buns now have a longer shelf life, a deliciously unique flavour and are the softest on the market.

8/10 Morrow Street (inside Città) | @dailybreadnz


With a glaze glossy enough to see your reflection, Newbie’s hot cross buns are another winner. Toasted or fresh, add one of these buns to your morning coffee order – try dunking it into the froth of your coffee, trust us on this one.

33 Broadway (Mercury building lobby) | @newbienewmarket

Best Ugly Bagels

Hot cross bagel anyone? Best Ugly is rolling out their delicious easter special, available fresh and hot from the oven, or to take home in a four pack.

3A York Street | @bestuglybagels

Authentic Bakery & Café

Baked daily, Authentic Bakery & Cafés light and fluffy HCB’s are sold by the pack and are not to be missed – the perfect morning tea shout to take back to the office.

17 Crowhurst Street

Café Monet

Packed full of fruit, citrus peel, spice, and brushed over with a jam glaze, Cafe Monet's hot cross buns are next level tasty. A customer favourite at this time of the year, make sure to pop down and try one before they fly out the door.

55 Remuera Road | @cafemonetnz

Image: @cafemonetnz