Our obsession with doughnuts clearly isn’t going anywhere, as Donut Papi sets up a permanent eatery in Redfern.
Do you remember when doughnuts could only be found in petrol stations and American café chains? Thankfully since those dreary times, several willing punters have disrupted the stock standard underwhelming doughnut monopoly, dishing up those drizzled, custard injected, icing drenched, small batch creations we’ve come to know and love. It would seem that our love for doughnuts isn’t going anywhere either, with the team behind Donut Papi recently opening a permanent outlet in Redfern.
Sibling duo Kenneth and Karen Rodrigueza started Donut Papi back in 2015, selling their Asian-inspired, handmade doughnuts to wholesalers and holding popup stalls at markets. From humble beginnings, they quickly developed a cult following, devotees chasing the duo around Sydney’s various markets to get a taste of their visually beautiful, oh-so-naughty but nice creations.
Sydneysiders need not chase a moment longer, with Donut Papi opening its doors on Redfern street earlier this month. Growing up in the Philippines, what you’ll find is that plenty of Kenneth’s creations come with South-east asian influences. Drool worthy doughnut flavours include ube, matcha, black sesame and other savoury options. What carries through strongly is the belief of the Rodrigueza duo that the humble doughnut shouldn’t be just restricted to cinnamon or jam.
Owner Kenneth’s inspiration to start up a doughnut business came from the fond memories he had of his dad frequently purchasing a box of doughnuts as a child. Fast track to 2018 and it seems like Donut Papi won’t be slowing down any time soon.
To see more drool worthy creations, you can check out Donut Papi’s offical website here.
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34a Redfern Street corner of Elizabeth street, Redfern
Open Wed to Fri 9am–3pm, Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 11am–5pm