Donut Boyz weighs in on Brisbane’s sweet-treat scene
After receiving rapturous praise from Sunshine Coast locals, Donut Boyz has set its sites on Brisbane’s stomachs for its latest franchise location.
Brisbane is currently experiencing a renaissance period when it comes to sweet treats available around town. The doughnut explosion has kicked up a notch with a newcomer to the local scene in the form of Donut Boyz, which recently opened off Boundary Street in West End. Owned and operated by Tony Kelly and Scott Hoskins, Donut Boyz emerged on the Sunshine Coast in early 2015 and is in the midst of expanding. With one location in Maroochydoore and another in Mooloolaba, Donut Boyz has become another success for Tony, who also owns Hello Harry and Junk. After discovering how diverse doughnuts could be on a trip to New York, Tony decided to try his hand at the soft and sweet delicacies using fresh Sunshine Coast produce – starting with a pop-up stall at the Big Top Market Fresh in Maroochydoore. Over two days at the market Donut Boyz sold close to 2000 doughnuts, showing that there was a demand for treats that used premium ingredients, sold unique flavours and were reasonably priced.
Donut Boyz in West End is located in a small shipping container spot next door to The Gunshop Cafe. The store stocks eight varieties of doughnuts and one cronut each day. Of the eight, four varieties are glazed and the other four are cream filled. All doughnuts are hand made, iced and filled at the Maroochydoore location by experienced pastry chef Aurelien Menuet and delivered to the satellite stores daily. The doughnuts themselves are brioche buns, made from locally sourced eggs and gourmet butter from New Zealand. Tony is taking advantage of the food bowl that is the Sunshine Coast, choosing to go for fruity flavours over artificial confectionary. Flavours can contain juice from locally sourced lemons, blueberries and tangerines with new flavours being invented weekly. As for the flavours themselves, popular varieties include traditional vanilla glazed, blueberry cheesecake, salted caramel popcorn, lemon meringue and malt chocolate custard. Over 40 flavours are rotated weekly, so be sure to check in often for new flavours to tantalise your tastebuds. Patrons can buy doughnuts individually or in boxes of six or a dozen.
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