I reckon I’d start this week with a little bit of an adventure, also a little bit of writing! But today’s journey is actually not quite an ‘adventure’ because I’m already familiar with this place! I would say it is popular among the sweet tooths in Melbourne, and if you’re a sucker for yummy, insta-pleasing donuts, this place should be on top of your list! Doughboys Doughnuts
Doughboys Doughnuts is a little mod space on the corner of Bourke St x William Street, Melbourne CBD. This area is pretty busy on the weekdays because of all the office buildings around it, nonetheless finding this joint is a no-sweat since just right across from the building, there’s a tram stop for tram number 86 and 96 (check out the full address and the map on the bottom of this blog post if you’re still not sure!).
Doughboys Doughnuts has been around for quite a while and they’re baking fresh doughnuts daily from Monday to Saturday to satisfy all of your donuts cravings. I have heard about their doughnuts goodness since I arrived in Melbourne back in 2017, but my first real encounter with them was when my Indonesian friends came to visit me at the start of this year (2019). After that, I went for my very first visit, and now my friend Megga is working there, I have no more excuse to not put this gem on the blog!
When you first stepped in their door, you’ll see all of their donuts through this giant rounded corner glass display on stacking trays, and right next to it, there’ll be a close-up look of their donuts complete with their names, descriptions, and also their prices. The prices are around $4.50 to $7.50 depending on how complex they are. I honestly have been head over heels about their Dusted Cruller, which is essentially just a choux pastry donut with sugar and cinnamon sprinkle.
Another thing that I discover is that their doughnut choices change according to the season, which is somewhat exciting and terrifying at the same time especially if you have your own personal favorite! Imagine (for example) if you really love this one doughnut and turns out it’s only available in springtime, oh I would die out of cravings! But on the other hand, variation is a good thing too. You’ll never get bored, you’ll have more choices, and you’ll always wonder what would they come up with next!
For space, Doughboys has a decent amount of tables and chairs both inside also outside the shop, and if I’m not mistaken, they can accommodate around 45 people in total, 17 inside and 28 outside. 80% of their customers are mostly corporate people, the rest? Just anyone, really, from students, tourists, tradee, locals, internationals, or even just passer-by. **from my 30 minutes viewing, might be inaccurate.
Now let’s talk about beverages! As I have mentioned before, other than donuts, people are also coming to Doughboys for their coffee. At the moment Doughboys are using Clement’s coffee beans for their white coffee as well as Seven Seeds’ beans for their black coffee and their batch brew. Both of those beans are in fact some of the top ones in the Melbourne coffee industry, so they should be just as good. Other than that, they have hot chocolate, tea, chai, OJ, and also shakes.
I honestly haven’t tried their coffee yet, me and Megga even had this inside joke where she said that I just don’t want to drink the coffee that she made, LOL. I don’t think that it’s true, but I am indeed can be a bit of a snob when it comes to my coffee (barista problem). Nothing personal, but I’ll definitely stop by one day and drink your coffee, Meg! And it’s better to be the best coffee of my life! 😉 Here’s all the photos of you for now, hahaha :
Overall, I would totally recommend Doughboys Doughnuts to anyone who’s visiting Melbourne! This post is nowhere near sponsored, and I am not biased just because Megga is working here, it’s just an advantage for me because I definitely felt less awkward taking (LOTS of) photos in the joint when I have someone that I know there. If you know what I mean. 🙂
Anyway, I hope this post helps you in any way. Leave comments and share this post with your friends who are going or are visiting or perhaps even live in Melbourne! Sharing is caring 🙂 Until next time!
- Business Hours :
- Mon – Fri : 7 AM – 4.30 PM
- Sat : 9 AM – 4 PM
- Coffee : Yes
- Brunch : No
- Dessert : Yes (Doughnut Only)
- Indoor Capacity : +- 17
- Outdoor Capacity : 28
- Total Capacity : +- 45
- RSVP / Walk-In : Walk-In
- Waiting Time : Less than 5 minutes
- Range Price : $5-$15/person
- Ambiance : Wooden
- Toilet : Inside the office building
- WiFi : No
- Vegan / Vegetarian Options : Vegetarian Yes, but check for Vegan Options