It's almost the time of year where you get to tuck in to sweet and spicy hot cross buns, and we've found where to buy them in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has some good cafes that serve up great coffee and a selection of bakeries crafting tasty loaves of bread. Thankfully, some of these popular spots are making steaming and spicy hot cross buns to be enjoyed with all your chocolate over Easter. Whether you like them crisped up in the oven or soft and doughy out of the microwave, it’s time to live your best hot cross bun life, Hong Kong.
Where to buy hot cross buns in Hong Kong
If you’re wondering where to buy hot cross buns in Hong Kong, we’ve found all the hot cross spots.
This year, pastry chef Simone at Commissary has perfected the classic hot cross bun for lovers of this Easter treat across Hong Kong. Pop in for a coffee and grab one of these little portions of delight ($22) that are studded with mixed peel and feature a tasty doughy cross, or buy in bulk and take them all away to eat in the privacy of your own home/work cubicle.
If you’re looking for where to have breakfast in Hong Kong, Commissary makes out list there too.
Commissary, Shop 405, Level 4, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2602 0707, 金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場4樓405號舖
Feather & Bone
Like we needed another excuse to go to Feather & Bone! If you’re looking for delicious hot cross buns in Hong Kong, then this is the spot. Enjoy the spicy deliciousness in-house, or take them home to treat the whole family. Be sure to pack your reusable shopping bag, as once you start browsing the shelves, there’s no looking back!
This Happy Valley favourite is pumping out delicious hot cross buns for Easter. Order in advance if you are looking for six ($140) or twelve ($280) or pick up a cheeky single one ($28) as you down a cup of their fine coffee. These bad boys usually come out of the oven around 11:00/11:30, so get ‘em while they’re hot!
Proof, 14 Tsun Yuen St, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, p. 6542 9788, 跑馬地晉源街14號地下
You’ll have to brave the queues for this one, folks! Bakehouse has been thrilling everyone with its pastries and moreish loaves of bread since it opened, and now they’re dishing up hot cross buns, just in time for Easter. Featuring nutmeg, cinnamon, orange peel and raisins, these artisanal delights are 100% worth the wait.
Bakehouse, 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔大王東街14號地舖
Marks and Spencer
This British food giant isn’t going to let your hot cross buns cravings not be sated this year. In-store they are selling traditional HBCs along with some banging new flavours, so you’ll have to decide if you’re old school, or if you are hip enough to try something new.
Marks and Spencer, Basement – 1/F, Central Tower, 28 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
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