We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Get food delivered

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Details

PRICE RANGE
USD 4 - USD 6
CUISINES
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Reviews (36)
Filter reviews
33 results
Traveller rating
22
8
3
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
22
8
3
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews doughnuts donut shop earl grey maple walnut brown butter sell coffee sea salt barangaroo takeaway yum lime crullers taste
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 19 September 2020

The service here is top-notch, and they are very friendly and efficient. I have never been a huge fan of donuts but I am willing to try anything sweet and decadent because I love desserts. After many years of seeing this shop near my workplace,...I decided to sacrifice some calories and give it a shot, given all the awesome reviews. I tried the Cinnamon Original donut first, then the Earl Grey and Rose, Vanilla Bean and finally, the Strawberry and Lime. I didn't want to try any more after that, and wasn't interested in the really heavy donuts. My favourites were probably the simple Cinnamon Donut and the Vanilla Bean donut. I think some things are best taken simple. Donuts, should really just be cinnamon, vanilla or if you want something different, chocolate, strawberry or jam-filled (which I did not try) as it was nothing novel. I heard a lot of good things about the Earl Grey and Rose (from a couple of shopkeepers as well as the reviews), but I really didn't like the taste of it. I can't even describe what the taste was but it was weird. I really liked the cinnamon and vanilla bean. Strawberry was OK but nothing special. The donuts are fluffy, fresh and soft, and are supposed to be eaten a few hours after purchasing them otherwise they go stale very quickly, which is ashame. I haven't been back and I won't be making this a frequent stop. If I am craving for a simple donut with a coffee, then yes I would choose this place to get my donut as it's not oily like other places and it has a lovely texture. But it wasn't enough to make this an obsession!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Came here for a sweet fix based off the TA reviews while staying in Darling Harbour. We both got the brown butter and maple syrup. Now it may have been because it was a little late in the afternoon but we both found our donut...a little dry and although a really good size donut the topping to inside ratio didn't give it quite enough relief. It may just be us and what we are use to and that in fact these are authentic and how they should be so down to individual taste I guess. The service was super lovely when we popped in however.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

Amazing little donut shop; my two kids and I loved visiting here just this week on holidays. Can recommend the earl grey and rose donut - I was a little sceptical at first but omg, first nite and I was hooked! Will miss this place...- suggest perhaps opening a shop in Brisbane? The staff were very friendly, service was prompt and nothing too much trouble. Can definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 16 December 2019

I was on a short holiday and was recommended to grab a bite here by my friend. We decided to find this shop for a coffee break. Choices of doughnuts layered on shelves and displayed near the entrance, take your pick, pay and be served....It was really pleasing to sit outside the cafe to eat the doughnuts while sipping your coffee. This place serves yummy doughnuts but not really serving main courses. A great experience.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 18 October 2019

Visited their Barangaroo location which is quite small with limited sit down area. It is very popular with locals for takeaway. The quality is excellent and they have several unique flavors. We loved the maple sugar and walnut along with the chocolate crullers.

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 6 October 2019 via mobile

I visited the new store in LittleHayStreet rather than the Barangaroo store. Personal favourites were the earl grey and the honey & seasalt! Service was super friendly too. Keep up the great work guys!

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

If you're going to eat food that's really bad for you, eat good quality food that's bad for you. The maple walnut browned butter was my favourite but I've heard they have different flavours on different days so I will be back. Don't embarrass yourself...and ask for tea. As the name suggests, they only sell coffee and doughnuts (sorry, donuts), which is more than enough if you ask me.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 15 August 2019

Visited shortstop on a number of occasions and it is consistently good quality. The regular raised doughnuts are solid, but nothing exceptional. However, some other variations are phenomenal. In my opinion the maple bacon doughnut, which is only served on Thursdays and Saturdays I think?...And the sea salt honey cruller are clear standouts. The salty kick in both of these balances out the sweet and brings it to another level. The Cruller is also slightly crispy on the outside and light on the inside. I don't know what they do differently for the dough concerning the maple bacon, but its so soft and airy and the glaze is spot on! Bacon could be a bit crispier in my opinion but I understand that's very difficult to keep when they're sitting out for a while. All in all though, both of these doughnuts are incredible. The flavour profile of the maple brown butter walnut is also great but is let down slightly by the texture and quality of dough (as with all the other raised). I'm not a huge coffee drinker so I can't comment on the quality there. Service is always very friendly and attentive. Whenever I'm in Barangaroo I'm very tempted by this place and I see myself returning very soon.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 20 March 2019

The donuts are delicious and made fresh on-site, as a plus, the coffee is excellent. The coffee options are minimal though, they only have organic milk to pair with it.

Date of visit: March 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 6 March 2019

In my Friday afternoon search for the best place in Barangarangarangaroo (or however you spell it) to grab a coffee and find a seat so I could get some work done (which, by the way, is apparently something locals don't do at the end of...the week), I found myself passing by the fanciest donut shop I have ever seen. Now, while I consider myself to be a donut connoisseur, my wheelhouse is firmly within the realms of proletariat donuts. I don't need bacon, fancy colors, or instagrammable donuts. I want oil and sugar! But, let me tell you, Shortstop has some inventive donuts as well as a selection that spans the gamut. Instead of ordering a donut from a case, a donut expert takes your order and sends it magically to the back. Within a couple minutes, you'll have an artisan donut in your hand and, a few seconds later, in your belly. Well, I didn't find that seat I was looking for (there were some spots but they were better for socializing than working on my lappy) but with their delightful storefront and amazing offerings, I was happy for the diversion.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Crown Towers Sydney
5 reviews
.19 km away
Napoleon on Kent
445 reviews
.24 km away
The York by Swiss-Belhotel
1,129 reviews
.35 km away
Little National Hotel Sydney
123 reviews
.37 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Anason - Turkish Restaurant
533 reviews
.04 km away
Lotus Barangaroo
301 reviews
.02 km away
Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro
277 reviews
.05 km away
Muum Maam Barangaroo
189 reviews
.03 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
King Street Wharf
25 reviews
.23 km away
The Streets of Barangaroo
33 reviews
.03 km away
St Phillip's Anglican church
10 reviews
.34 km away
Sydney Pearl Cruises - Day Cruises
18 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shortstop Coffee & Donuts staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing