Circle of Life Doughnut Co. serve up quirky doughnuts and speciality coffee 7 days a week right in the heart of Hobart’s CBD.
They have weekly donut specials and a range of vegan donuts available for your much needed sugar fix!
Originally published 28 May 2019.
Circle of Life Doughnut Co. has finally opened after teasing our taste buds at the The Taste of Tasmania earlier this year. You’ll notice familiar Hobart faces serving up your coffee and treats such as Will, Tyler and Nathan, famous for the likes of Pilgrim Coffee and Queens Pastry.
We made our way into the Liverpool Street store this morning with sweet results that we are excited to share with you. And the biggest win for our Hello Hobart followers, they are pouring the same quality coffee as that of Pilgrim!! You know that these guys know their way around a coffee machine.
This baby was 3 years in the making, with the initial plans to run from the window of Pilgrim before the fire of 2018.
‘We have stepped it up a notch here. We are pushing the boundaries when it comes to flavours, these doughnuts are bigger and different from what you’ll find at Queen’s. We have employed 2 dedicated pastry chefs, so you know that you are getting the best’, said Will.
It was hard to ignore the loyal customers streaming into the door of this shop as we are talking to Will. The team have fun too, admitting that they love what they do. ‘We rock pink shirts and get to hang out in a doughnut shop, so let’s be honest, we have fun’, tells Will.
Fun facts about these doughnuts that you will want to know:
– the doughnut spread is ever-changing with flavours such as black forest, banoffee and brown butter maple walnut
– these are yeast doughnuts which makes them more fluffy (like clouds), less heavy than batter doughnuts, and more like your classic American-style
– there is a hot Nutella tap (imported straight from Italy) to fill your doughnuts with the amazing chocolate sauce.
We had to ask Will, what was the inspiration for the funky cloud interior? ‘We wanted the space to be a bit of a kid’s wonderland. So you can see the sun rise in the east of the shop and then setting in the west. We used a local artist to paint the scene. As it turns out, it is very difficult to paint on the roof, but we did it and we love it’, said Will.
You can find your daily fix of caffeine and that cheeky doughnut at 66-68 Liverpool Street (at the entrance to the Bank Arcade), Hobart.