We had been passed Doughnut Time a few times now since being in the Brisbane area. Each time we had not been in a position to sample their goods.
But after our Brisbane Trike Tour with Chrissy, we couldn’t turn our noses up the 4th time.
Located in the magnificent food district of Southbank, Doughnut time stands out as being different. Yes, on-street parking can be a pig to find. Yes, the underground parking can cost you an arm and a leg. But, for a foodie experience, South Bank for me is hard to beat (apart from Eat Street Market).
I love a good doughnut, having consumed most varieties of Krispy Kreme doughnuts back home. I was somewhat disappointed with the doughnuts here at Doughnut Time.
Reason being. The softness of the doughnut itself. I know I’m maybe picking for picking’s sake. But, when you pay $6 for a doughnut, you do expect a certain softness that comes with it.
I had the Ferrero NoShare. Topped with chocolate and hazelnuts. With a single Ferrero Rocher in the hole.
Don’t get me wrong; the doughnut was sweet. It was not the worse doughnut I’d ever eaten. But would I go back and buy another? I’m afraid, no I wouldn’t.
Value for Money
So priced at $6 I put it up there in the high-end bracket. Especially, when you think you can get a Krispy Kreme from a Seven Eleven for half the price.
Yes, it’s different, therefore for my experience. For that, I would say it’s a fair price. Not that you could tell how much any of them were, as they didn’t display any prices.
They must have been having some new recruits starting, as the atmosphere wasn’t great. Yes, you had helpful staff. But, at 11 am, it’s not alive with hundreds, if not thousands of people buzzing around the south bank food scene.
My advice would be, go in the evening. Try and grab a seat and soak in the whole south bank atmosphere. Maybe that way, you will get a better value for money.