Looking for the best hot cross buns on The Ninch?
Whether you prefer a classic fruit or chocolate-laced bun, fresh off the rack or toasted and smothered with butter, you can’t go wrong with these local picks.

Miller's Bread Kitchen

Head down to Dromana Industrial Estate to get your mitts on Miller’s signature sell-out easter range. Choose from spiced orange and cinnamon buns, traditional fruit hot cross buns or housemade nutella hot cross buns. If you need some extra Easter goodies to fill the table, grab a chocolate mousse cakes with mini easter eggs to go. A classic bun will set you back $4, or $23 for a six-pack to take home.

📍116 Nepean Hwy, Dromana

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Bütterken Bakery

This light and bright German-style bakery in Mount Eliza is pumping out traditional sourdough hot cross buns made from Australian organic flour. Choose from a classic fruity bun packed with currants, orange peel and ground spices, or the specialty choc-walnut bun for extra sweetness. Available for dine in or takeaway in singles ($4) or six packs ($21).

📍54 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza

Image by Lisa Atkinson for The Ninch

Flinders Sourdough

Fancy a wood-fired bun straight from the oven? The team at Flinders Sourdough bake their hot cross buns in a 1940's wood-fired scotch oven that's over 12-foot long and six-foot wide. As you walk in, you’ll be greeted by the aromas of traditional toasted fruit buns, and feel like you’ve been transported back in time.

📍58 Cook Street, Flinders

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Mother Mary Bakes

Mother Mary Bakes is a one-woman micro-bakery serving up seriously good (and good-for-you) sourdough hot cross buns made with Tuerong Farm’s locally-grown and stoneground flour. Dense, nourishing and jam packed with organic fruit, you can grab a six-pack from Torello Farm in Dromana, Nourish Balnarring or Honey and Sol in Rye.

📍Torello Farm – 10 White Hill Rd, Dromana

📍Nourish – 22/3050 Frankston - Flinders Rd, Balnarring

📍Honey + Sol – Shop 8/2185 Point Nepean Rd, Rye

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Balu’s Bakery

A small-batch bakery crafting slow-fermented sourdough hot cross buns glazed with honey from their very own hive. You’ll find them popping up on the local market circuit selling their buns in singles and four packs.

📍Find their next market

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Rye Sourdough Co.

Rye Sourdough Co. is a sweet little home bakery in the back streets of Rye. Monique and Peter open their doors from 8am Wednesday to Sunday, selling slow-fermented, sweet cinnamon fruit buns made from a traditional sourdough starter.

📍3 Forbes Street, Rye

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Tuerong Farm

You can’t get more local than Tuerong Farm hot cross buns, which are made from ancient grains that are grown, milled and baked on the Mornington Peninsula. Choose from their traditional fruit or chocolate hot cross buns, available in six packs straight from the farm.

📍76 Tuerong Rd, Tuerong VIC

Image via @tuerongfarm_bread

The Red Hill Baker

Don’t be thrown by the name, The Red Hill Baker is a family-run bakery in heart of Balnarring. Their light and fluffy artisan buns are available in traditional fruit or chocolate, and tend to sell-out daily.  

📍1/3000 Frankston - Flinders Rd, Balnarring

Image via @redhillbaker

Ranga's Bakery

This small, family-run bakery is a hidden gem in the back streets of McCrae. You won’t find them on socials, but you will find a steady stream of locals pouring into this humble bakehouse to pickup their daily bread. Expect light, pillowy and perfectly spiced buns available in singles or six-packs.  

📍205G Bayview Rd, McCrae

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