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10 best doughnut shops in Hong Kong

By Ching Yuen 6 April 2020 | Last Updated 5 June 2023

Header image courtesy of Anastasiia Chepinska (via Unsplash)

Originally published by Ching Yuen. Last updated by Catharina Cheung and Corrine Cheung.

We were on a diet but we doughnut care anymore! Doughnuts can go from being a quick snack to a full-blown meal on its own, and we love licking off the frosting on our fingers. We have sourced the best doughnuts in Hong Kong, from simple sugar-coated doughnuts to elaborately decorated doughnuts—check them out below!

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J.CO Donuts & Coffee

With three locations across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories, Indonesian import J.CO boasts freshly baked doughnuts that are arguably the best in town. Its range spans from sugar-glazed and chocolate-dusted doughnuts to creations like the signature Alcapone, a sweet creation covered in white chocolate toasted almonds, and the aptly named Avocado DiCaprio, topped with avocado and chocolate crunch. Oh, and they also do cream-filled cronut versions of their doughnuts, too!

J.CO Donuts & Coffee, locations across Hong Kong


This artisan bakery has not had a slow day since it opened, and on the weekends, you can expect to queue for a table. And for good reason: Everything is delicious, especially their rotating selection of baked goods. The chocolate hazelnut doughnuts are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, but the vanilla custard doughnuts also deserve a special mention!

Bakehouse, locations across Hong Kong

Photo: Dough Bros. Hong Kong (via Facebook)

Dough Bros

Another top pick for doughnuts with fillings, Dough Bros has you covered if that’s what you prefer. Next to their amazing pizzas, their doughnuts are freshly fried to order and stuffed with the choice of Nutella, custard, or jam, and covered in sugar. Be careful when you are biting into the fluffy doughnut since the generous fillings might just spill out!

Dough Bros, locations across Hong Kong

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If you’re looking for a standard doughnut that will hit the spot, look no further than Yamazaki and their sugar-coated doughnuts. Sometimes, the simple things are the best, such as a fluffy doughnut with some sugar sprinkled on top. If you love a mix of sweet, savoury, and spicy, then grab a curry doughnut to enjoy both in one bite!

Yamazaki, locations across Hong Kong

Photo: Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer

If you're on a budget, you can always pop over to any Marks & Spencer Food Hall and just grab one of their doughnuts, which come in classic flavours such as chocolate sprinkles, pink sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, and sugar-coated, and are made fresh every day!

Marks & Spencer, locations across Hong Kong


An online store that takes weekly orders, Chinuts._ is seriously obsessed with doughnuts. It likes to focus on a special type of doughnut, which is the wheel-like doughnuts made up of little bobs. Its staple flavours include matcha, strawberry cookie, and chocolate cookie which come with plentiful toppings. Made by hand, the owner comes up with seasonal flavours such as meat floss, pineapple, and also takes customised orders. Find her online to ask about what special flavours she’s got hidden!

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Ms Donutt

Ms Donutt is a doughnut fanatic who dedicates her online shop to doughnuts only. She has made over 22 kinds of doughnuts all on her own, which makes each and every doughnut unique in its design. Her doughnuts are baked rather than fried to make a healthier snack, and the owner prefers a cake-like texture that fills you up. Whenever she has a batch of doughnuts ready, she will announce it on her social media account and take orders.

Nuts Donut Shop

Going a little nuts for doughnuts? Head over to Nuts Donut Shop for doughnuts made with quality fresh ingredients every day! With a variety of flavours to choose from, like the maple bacon, blueberry basil and bourbon, and lemon-glazed sour cream, its selections are sure to satisfy your cravings. These doughnuts are also preservative-free and made with no artificial flavours and colouring, which is a plus for mindful foodies. Since its flavours change weekly, you can pre-order yours online. More details can be found on the website.

Nuts Donut Shop, UG/F, 21 Elgin Street, Central

Hole Foods Hong Kong

Started by two doughnut lovers who want to spread their love for the sweet treat, Hole Foods is certainly not cutting any corners with its handmade selection. Inspired by flavours around the world, this selection includes apple pie, rose lychee, chocolate cream and original glaze flavours. Best of all, these doughnuts are also vegetarian-friendly!

Hole Foods Hong Kong, 203, 2/F, Conwell House, 34–38 Stanley Street, Central

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Photo: Elephant Grounds (via Facebook)

Elephant Grounds

Elephant Grounds started out as a coffee shop and café and now offers all-day meals and a wide range of desserts, including delicious doughnuts. Its flavours include the Valrhona doughnut, vanilla and raspberry doughnut, and the Earl Grey doughnut for tea lovers, though you’ll have to make your way to the Sheung Wan shop to get your hands on them!

Elephant Grounds, G/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

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Ching Yuen


Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her “mother tongue” is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling, and exploring cities, from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!