Not-So-Sweet News: Sydney Favourite Donut Papi Is Closing After a Nine-Year Tenure

Marrickville's crowd-favourite doughnut spot is bidding farewell — and to honour its nine-year-long service, it'll be bringing back its greatest hits.
Nishika Sharma
Published on June 14, 2024

Marrickville locals and Sydneysiders who love sweet treats, we've got devastating news: Donut Papi has announced that it'll be shutting its doors at the end of July. Renowned for its inventive flavours and extremely high turnover rates, the Marrickville Road spot will no longer be slinging its coveted Asian-leaning doughnuts, which have secured a spot on our best doughnuts in Sydney list many a time.

Kenneth Rodrigueza, the man behind the spot, and the Donut Papi crew announced the heartbreaking news on Thursday, June 13 via Instagram.

"To be completely honest, it's a tough game out there," said Kenneth via Instagram. "I am very proud of Donut Papi for making it to nine years and for obvious reasons why we are closing, I think we want to celebrate this little donut business of ours."

Including from its former home in Redfern, the beloved eatery has made its way into the hearts of Sydneysiders since 2015. Its wide-spanning doughnut selection — which isn't afraid to be bold, raunchy and boundary-pushing — stars flavours from calamansi poppyseed to pandan coconut and Thai milk tea, as well as the classic cinnamon-dusted variety and an original glazed option.

Plus, Donut Papi's energetic social media presence has catapulted its popularity, with weekly flavour launches gathering further excitement among its fans.

To honour its final days, Donut Papi will continue to drop its weekly specials, but will bring back popular flavours from the graveyard. This range will include the likes of its Indomie-starring creation, and has been titled as the dessert eatery's greatest hits.

Doughnuts from Donut Papi in Sydney - home to some of the best donuts in Sydney

Find Donut Papi at 139 Marrickville Road, Marrickville, open from 10am–5pm Wednesday–Sunday, until the end of July 2024. 

Published on June 14, 2024 by Nishika Sharma
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