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Goodness Gracious 100% gluten free cafe in Yandina, QLD

Yandina is probably best known for the Buderim Ginger Factory but just a few minutes drive away is Goodness Gracious Organic and Gluten Free cafe, located in a old house surrounded by tables in the garden.

If you have never heard of Yandina, it is around a half hour drive north of Maroochydore or south of Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Goodness Gracious is a daytime cafe with an all day breakfast menu as well as sandwiches or frittata if you want a more traditional light lunch.

They bake everything on site except for some of the breads, so they know exactly what is in their food. The menu is clearly marked up for dairy free, sugar free, vegetarian and vegan options.

A crepe is one of my favourite foods, so it was a no brainer to have the moroccan chicken and mushroom crepe for my lunch. It didn’t disappoint, with all the flavours merging together beautifully and the crepe was a good texture.

Others in my group went for bread based options, with poached eggs on toast on the left and an open sandwich on the right (there are two pieces of toast underneath all the salad and bacon). Even though they didn’t need gluten free, they still enjoyed the bread.

There was a good choice of sandwich toppings, plenty of brekky favourites like egg and bacon, smashed avocado and a veggie brekkie. Don’t forget to check the cabinet at the counter for frittata and salad options not mentioned on the menu, as well as a good variety of cakes and slices.

Drinks include tea, coffee, freshly squeezed juice, iced tea and more.

Don’t leave without having some cake. I took away the banana, ginger and lime cake which was absolutely divine. It was a huge slice, so I had half for afternoon tea and saved the rest for the next day.

If you are sitting outside in the summer, you might want to wear closed shoes so your toes don’t get nibbled by the local goannas!

There are some tables inside, including a little private area on the verandah where our group ate (not pictured) and plenty more seating outside. The indoor tables have baskets of knitting on them and you can have a knit if you are in the mood!

We really enjoyed our lunch at this lovely gluten free cafe in Yandina, so it is well worth the trip. If you are also going to the ginger factory, their ginger beers and some of the sweets are also gluten free.

Note: The Yandina location is closing in January 2021. They have opened another store in Cooroy, north of Eumundi.

3 Conn Street, Yandina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 4561.    T: 07 5446b 8444
Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 7am – 2pm (except public holidays)

13 Garnet St, Cooroy,  Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 4563  T: (07) 5302 4868
Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 7am – 2pm (except public holidays)



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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .


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