Crème Brûlée Doughnut @ Abbots and Kinney, Adelaide CBD, South Australia
Adelaide CBD appears to be a bit light-on when it comes to doughnuts. I really struggled to find some.
Firstly, there’s a busy Coles in Rundle Place with doughnuts. They had some loose and some packaged. I didn’t buy any.
Then there is a place called Rheinland Bakery, which just happens to be right outside Coles in Rundle Place. They had a good selection, but again, I didn’t buy any.
I was sure I was going to find something better.
And here it is.
I had researched the doughnuts of Adelaide and this place came up: Abbots and Kinney on Pirie Street, just behind Rundle Mall. Note, spelling of both names: Abbots and Kinney.
It’s a cafe with a small cabinet of sweets.
There weren’t many choices when I got there, but what I saw, I liked.
I went for the Creme Brûlée doughnut, knowing my daughter would melt at the mere sight of it.
She did. She absolutely loved it. I managed to get a piece, but I just about had to wrench it from her vice-like grip. In her opinion, it was the best doughnut she’s ever had.
It was indeed an exceptional doughnut. It had a lovely hard toffee on top plus a glazing around the outside.
The dough was nice and soft. Apparently, the guy who makes them uses a sourdough recipe. The custard was a delicious passionfruit curd.
There’s no mention of doughnuts on their website. I think they should start shouting about their doughnuts online. There are independent reviews, and that’s how I found them.
When you’re in Adelaide city, try this place, but don’t be late.
By the way, I’m told that there are also doughnuts in the famous Adelaide Central Market complex, and although I went past every single outlet, I didn’t see any.