Best Donuts in Wellington

Sweeth Tooth for Days: Wellington’s Top 9 Places for Doughnuts

When I was a kid, my idea of a balanced diet was a doughnut in each hand. As I’ve grown older, my love for doughnuts hasn’t waned, but my understanding of a balanced diet has certainly evolved. 

Still, when in Wellington, it’s hard not to give into my sweet tooth—especially when there seem to be doughnut shops on every corner. In fact, one doughnut at a time, I’ve tried all of the shops in the city already! 

My weight gain is your, well, gain, however. Since I’ve found all the best doughnuts in Wellington, that means you no longer have to seek them out yourself! Here are the ones I love most:

1. Fix Federation

Fix Federation

Address: Shop 5/79 High Street, Hutt Central, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Saturday – 6:15 AM to 5:30 PM

Phone: +64 04 650 3582

At Fix Federation, forget your run-of-the-mill glazed and jam-filled doughnuts. These guys are slingin’ gourmet doughnuts left and right. 

They have tons of oozing doughnuts like salted caramel, peanut butter, raspberry, and even a lemon meringue doughnut that’ll have you licking the crumbs off your fingers. 

Plus, they’ve got all the classics like vanilla and chocolate, but even those are next-level. 

Pro Tip: Head there on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning for experimental flavours. And make sure to have some cash handy! 

2. Dough Bakery

Dough Bakery

Address: 182 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


  • Monday to Friday – 7 AM to 4 PM
  • Saturday – 9 AM to 2 PM

Phone: +64 4 213 9333

Ditch the basic sprinkles at Dough Bakery because they’re all about lolly cake doughnuts! These doughnuts have you feeling like you’re five again (in the best way possible, of course). 

Another must-try is the strawberries and cream. Don’t miss it! 

Pro Tip: If you want to skip the long lines, order a dozen doughnuts directly from your bed using their online website.

3. Sixes & Sevens

Sixes & Sevens

Address: 51 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011


  • Monday to Friday – 7 AM to 3 PM
  • Saturdays & Sundays – 8 AM to 3 PM

Phone: +64 04-381 2822

The doughnuts at Sixes and Sevens Deli are Instagrammable and delicious. They have all the classic flavours you know and love, but take things up a notch with their own creations. 

Some to try are their salted caramel macchiato cream, peanut butter banana, and the raspberry cheesecake. 

Pro Tip: Swing by on a Friday afternoon for a taste of the exotic doughnuts like tiramisu, and blueberry cheesecake.

4. Tomboy


Address: 21 Majoribanks St, Mt Victoria 6011, Wellington, NZ


  • Monday to Friday – 7:30 AM to 2 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 9 AM to 2 PM

Phone: +64 4 213 9160

Tomboy’s fluffy brioche doughnuts will steal your heart. And with all the flavours they’ve got here, it’s like a temple to the mighty doughnut. 

From classic vanilla to daring Earl Grey and soothing lavender, it’s difficult to choose just one (or six, I won’t judge). 

However, Tomboy reigns supreme for their original Croatian doughnuts. Busting with old school charm, Tomboy’s Croatian doughnuts are the taste of childhood dreams. 

Pro Tip: Grab a dozen baby doughnuts! Their mixed box is the cheat code to unlocking maximum doughnut satisfaction (without all the guilt). 

5. Belen Vegan Bakery

Belen Vegan Bakery

Address: 104 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:30 AM to 3 PM

Phone: +64 4 280 0365

Belen Vegan Bakery is a haven for vegans and nonvegans alike, offering a taste of artisanal magic that transcends dietary restrictions. 

One bite of their boysenberry trumpet doughnut and your tastebuds will be bursting with notes of tangy boysenberry jam. 

Or, if you want a more warm and comforting doughnut, get their peach cobbler one—the crumble topping is to die for.

Pro Tip: Belen’s doughnut selection changes monthly! 

6. Nicoletta’s Bakery

Nicoletta’s Bakery

Address: 12 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 388 5301

Nicoletta‘s Bakery is known for delicious and creative donuts. They have a wide variety of flavors, including glazed and unique flavors, like tiramisu and cheesecake. 

Each bite of the tiramisu doughnut is like taking a shot of espresso with a dose of creamy goodness. And the cheesecake doughnut—it’s pretty epic. 

Pro Tip: They have vegan and gluten-free doughnuts too!

7. Vonuts


Address: Press Hall 80 Willis Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Hours: Tuesday to Friday – 9:30 AM to 2 PM

Vonuts is another place that calls out to all vegans with a sweet tooth. Almond lovers will be in heaven after one bite of the almond croissant doughnut—the fluffy almond cream has just the right amount of sweetness. 

For those who want something simple and juicy, give the peach and white chocolate doughnut a try. It’s like a peach bellini in doughnut form. 

Pro Tip: Vonuts often sell out of their most popular flavours early in the day, so if you’re set on something specific, go right when they open. 

8. Uncle Leo’s Bakery

Uncle Leo’s Bakery

Address: 305 Evans Bay Parade, Hataitai, Wellington 6021, New Zealand


  • Monday – 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Tuesday – 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Wednesday & Thursday – 7:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Friday – 7:30 AM to 4 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 8 AM to 4 PM 

Phone: +64 4 333 2988

Uncle Leo’s Bakery is a haven for doughnut lovers. 

For one, the fruit-filled doughnuts here are not to be skipped out on. You’ll find anything and everything here, from apple to peach doughnuts. 

Of course, you can’t go wrong with their classic glazed doughnuts or their buttery, and flaky cronuts either.

Pro Tip: Go to Uncle Leo’s early on a Saturday morning for their limited edition flavours before they sell out. 

9. Extra Extra Cafe

Address: 4 Panama Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


  • Monday & Tuesday – 6 AM to 4 PM
  • Wednesday to Friday – 6 AM to 3 PM

Phone: +64 4 473 1607

Extra Extra Cafe’s is more known for their coffee, but they’re doughnuts are definitely something to brag about. 

Their original glazed doughnut is perfection in its purest form—it’ll send shivers down your spine (the good kind!). Then there’s the jam-filled dream team: raspberry, boysenberry, and the legendary lemon. 

Pro Tip: They have Doughnut Thursdays and Fridays for all the special limited edition flavours and deals too.