It’s not every day that I get to Liverpool. So, when I went one day for business, I decided to check out the local doughnut offerings.

I have to admit, I didn’t have a lot of time, so it was a quick whip around.

First of all, I found no doughnuts worth mentioning outside of Westfield. Perhaps I missed some fantastic bakery that does the world’s best cinnamon doughnut. I don’t know. What I did find were lots of shops selling very colourful and somewhat beautiful saris for the local Indian population. None of them sold doughnuts, as far as I’m aware.

I admit I missed Baked & Co. I like their store at Circular Quay and they have a store at Liverpool, but I didn’t get there.

So I went into Westfield Liverpool. Westfield shopping centres are notorious for not having decent doughnut shops. And the same goes for Liverpool.

There is a Donut King, but I don’t consider Donut Kings as decent doughnut shops. Donut Kings are doughnuts for kids (or for parents who want to shut their kids up), and until they realise that adults are more likely to buy doughnuts than kids, they’ll forever be battling, as they are now.

The ubiquitous Donut King

There was a cafe called Vine & Grind that had some nice looking cronuts. The ones that caught my eye were Apple Crumble Cronuts. They were loaded with stewed apple and had a crumble topping that looked fairly soft. They were also dusted with sugar.

Vine & Grind

I have to admit that I didn’t get one, but they certainly looked worthwhile.

Westfield Liverpool