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100% gluten free Melbourne

Melbourne has several 100% gluten free cafés and bakeries that are a little oasis for coeliacs and people with other dietary requirements, such as vegan and fructose malabsorption.  There are some options in the city, but you will find most of these cafes in the suburbs of Melbourne – you can easily get public transport and be to many of them within around 30 minutes from the city centre.

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For a printable listing grouped by area, please see the Restaurant Lists page.   You may also be interested in a more general overview on eating gluten free in Melbourne.

Last updated Nov 2016

Seedling Cafe – Melbourne CBD

A cute store with lots of healthy lunch options as well as some sweet treats.   A great option if you are working or visiting the CBD.

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The store is 100% gluten free, specialising in nutrient dense, paleo, refined-sugar free and clean food.  There are plenty of vegetarian and dairy free options.

There are 4 small tables in the Flinders Lane store, but more seating is available in Little Collins Street store.  You can also takeaway.  In the photo above, the bottom right meal is a vegetable frittata with tomato relish and a mix of two salads.

275 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000  T:0450 190 365

349 Little Collins  Street, Melbourne 3000

Mon-Fri 7am-4pm.  Closed weekends and most public holidays.

www.seedlingcafe.com.au


Spudbar – various Melbourne locations

SpudbarlogoThe Spudbar is a jacket potato store that is 100% gluten free.  Seasonal options (such as summer salads) also available.  Locations in the city centre, as well as suburbs (eg Hawthorn, South Yarra, St Kilda, South Melbourne).

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City locations:

398 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
Mon – Thu: 11.30am – 6.30pm, Fri  11.30am – 5.30pm, Sat – Sun 12pm – 4pm

567 Collins St, Melbourne
Mon – Thurs 11:30am – 4pm, Fri 11:30am – 3pm

Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Mon – Fri 11am – 4pm

Emporium  Shopping Centre Food Court, Level 3, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Sat – Wed 10am – 7pm, Thu – Fri 10am – 9pm

QV Shopping Centre Food Court, Level 1, Corner Swanston St & Lonsdale St
Mon – Thurs 11am – 6pm, Fri 11am – 8pm, Sat – Sun 11:30am – 4pm

 Also in NSW, WA and ACT.

www.spudbar.com.au

 

Thr1ve – Melbourne CBD, Chadstone

Thrive beefThr1ve is a paleo inspired “fresh fast food” store, which is by nature gluten free, and their website states ‘always gluten free’.   In the past oats had been used in the smoothies and winter porridge, but I believe this has now ceased in order to be 100% gluten free by Australian standards.

For a review, please click here.

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Collins Place, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne
Mon-Fri 7.30am – 6pm (7pm Thurs/Fri), Sat 9am-2pm 

Emporium Shopping Centre, Level 3, Shop 3-026, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne  Phone:  (03) 8609 8106
Mon-Fri 10am – 7pm (9pm Thurs/Fri), Sat-Sun 9.30am-6pm.   Breakfast served all day.

Chadstone Shopping Centre, Food Court, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone

Open 7 days

 Also in NSW, QLD and ACT.

thr1ve.me/pages/stores

 

Supercharger – City

Vegan healthy food available at foodcourts.   Choose from menu or ‘make your own’. The entire menu is gluten free.  It is also low GI, low salt, no added sugar, high protein, high fibre.

Please note:  Stores open for breakfast serve oats and are included in the ‘nearly gluten free’ section at the bottom of the page. 

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Emporium Shopping Centre, Level 3, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Sat – Wed 11am-7pm, Thu – Fri 11am-9pm

superchargervegan.com

 

Saba Ethiopian – Fitzroy

(2km north east of Melbourne city centre)

saba-collage_optEverything on menu is marked gluten free and flat bread is made out of Teff flour. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Website states it is a coeliac safe kitchen.

328 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065  Phone: 03 8589 0442

Lunch: Fri-Sun 12pm-3pm, Dinner: Tues-Sun 5.30pm-10.30pm

www.sabasethiopianrestaurant.com

 

La Tortilleria – Kensington

(4km north west of Melbourne city centre)

Gluten free mexicanAuthentic Mexican food where everything is gluten free.  Their tortillas are pure corn with a little added salt   You will also find tacos, tostadas and totopos (corn chips) – gluten free heaven!  All their meat and eggs are free range.

Their tortillas are so popular they are even sold in their on site grocery shop as well as elsewhere!

72 Stubbs Street, Kensington 3031  Phone: 03 9376 5577

Tues – Wed Dinner 5.30 – 9pm, Thurs Lunch 12 – 2pm, Dinner 5:30 – 9pm, Fri Lunch 11.30am – 9.30pm, Dinner 5:30 – 9:30pm, Sat – Sun  Lunch 12 – 3pm, Dinner 5:30 – 9:30pm

latortilleria.com.au/

Red Robyn – Camberwell

(10km east of Melbourne city centre)

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Red Robyn is a 100% gluten free café, which also caters for fructose malabsorption and other dietary requirements such as vegan, and nut free.  Everything is clearly marked up on the menu and they are happy to talk to you about any allergies/intolerances not already listed.  There is also a small children’s menu.

The menu changes seasonally and you will be faced with the unusual situation of having to choose between many lovely options.   The menu is full of fresh ingredients and imaginative ideas.  Below is a breakfast of pancakes topped with banana and syrup (very sweet but delicious!) and the ploughman’s lunch board.

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For a healthier option, try the veggie stack!

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The café has a nice feel and you probably need to book if going at lunchtime on the weekend.  For a full review, please click here.

393 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124  Phone: (03) 9077 3763
It is easy to miss, so look out for the big Red Robyn graphical sign by the front door (same picture as on the menu at the start of the post).

Open 7 days, weekdays 7.30am – 3pm, weekends 8.30am – 3.30pm   Dinner on certain Friday nights only – usually ‘FODMAP Friday’ (check Facebook).
Check Facebook for up to date information on public holidays – generally closed for Easter and for a Christmas/New Year break.

Tram route 75 (stop 43) takes you almost to the door (around 30 mins from the CBD in non peak hour). It is a short walk from Camberwell junction (trams 70, 72) or a slightly longer walk from Camberwell station, but still only around 10 minutes.  There is also free street parking immediately around the cafe.

redrobyn.com.au

Fox in the Box – Brighton

(11km south east of Melbourne city centre)

This café is run by ‘the intolerant chef’ – a chef that needs to eat gluten free and also has lactose and fructose malabsorption.  The whole premise of Fox in the Box is to provide for special diets and having a chef that intimately understands the requirements of a special diet means you feel in very safe hands.

It is located in a quiet strip of shops next to Gardenvale railway station, but is also just off the very busy Nepean Highway if you are driving into the city from Brighton/Hampton/Sandringham or Frankston.

It specialises in meals for restrictive diets and is Gluten Free, Fructose friendly, Lactose & Dairy Free – it is a delight to have a menu where you can choose anything from it.

I chose the home-made pie and chips and my dad had the vegetarian lasagne both pictured below.  I ordered a bread roll too (just because I could, I didn’t really need one!)

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I was anticipating a pastry pie but it was more like a Shepherd’s pie, served in a little pot.  I missed the flavour of onion/garlic, but these are not used to keep it fructose friendly.   It was fine for a casual lunch meal and it was nice to eat in a completely relaxed state without worrying about cross contamination.  If you have multiple intolerances, then I think you would be very happy with all the options available to you.   The prices are also quite high, but I guess that is to be expected for a specialist restaurant.

They also have fabulous cakes you can have for dessert (or takeaway).  I had the most divine vanilla slice* and that will certainly have me returning when I can, and I would like to try some other menu items.

*I have a feeling the vanilla slice may have come from a bakery in Moorabbin called Gluten Free 4U – see more on Gluten Free 4U below.

Take home meals are also available.

169 Martin Street, Brighton VIC  3186  Phone: 03 9596 0133

Open 10.30am until late afternoon Tue-Sat, and dinner from 5.45pm Thurs-Sat.   Closed Sunday & Monday.

Train station:  Gardenvale (on Sandringham line).  There is street parking out the front, or a small car park around the corner.

www.foxinthebox.com.au/

 

Caffe Strada – Ivanhoe

(10km north east of Melbourne city centre)

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This café has been 100% gluten free since May 2013 and they also have a gluten free bakery which supplies other cafés and shops (including Andrew’s Breadshop at Queen Victoria Market in central Melbourne and Leo’s supermarket in Kew & Hartwell).

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They open during the day (including breakfast) seven days a week.  There a is a good size menu and if your family don’t like gluten free bread, get them to try here (tastes almost “normal”!).  The bakery recommends ordering in advance as they often sell out.

Click here for a full review and more photos!

197 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe VIC 3079  Phone: 03 9497 4875

Open 7 days 8am – 5pm

www.caffestrada.com.au/

 

Chingon – Richmond

(3km south east of Melbourne city centre)

Authentic Mexican restaurant – have seen on Twitter that their menu is 100% gluten free. Home made 100% corn tortillas.  Restaurant also has an outdoor terrace.  Cash only.

Gluten free Richmond

Source: Chingon FB

413 Swan Street, Richmond 3121  Phone: (03) 9429 5695

Sun-Thurs 5.30-9pm, Fri-Sat 5.30-10pm

www.chingon.com.au

 

Pana Chocolate – Richmond

(3km south east of Melbourne city centre)

Hand made raw organic chocolates and desserts. Everything is gluten free and vegan.

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491 Church Street, Richmond 3121  Phone: (03) 9428 8256

Mon – Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm
NB usually closes for an extended Christmas break and reopens in February.

www.panachocolate.com

 

Pure Gluten Free Bakery & Treat no Wheat Cafe – Cheltenham

(19km south east of Melbourne city centre)

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This gluten free bakery is open 7 days a week and also has a small amount of seating.   They have a wide variety of bread and rolls (looks at the size of those baguettes!!) as well as cakes and ready to eat options.  All products are made on site and many of the products are also dairy free and maize free.

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If you are after something ready made, there are filled rolls, pies, mini pizzas and salad.   There are two small tables and a bar with stools within the shop if you would like to eat in.

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You can also order custom made cakes.

13 Follett Road, Cheltenham, VIC  3192   Phone: 0419 808 566
Mon-Fri 6.30am-4pm, Sat 6.30am-2.30pm, Sun 7.30am-1pm ‘ish’

www.facebook.com/pureglutenfree06

 

Simply Gluten Free Bakery & Cafe – Mentone

*OPENED OCTOBER 2016*

Mentone gluten free

Source: SGF FB

 

All products are wheat and gluten free and nut free. Dairy free, fructose friendly & vegan products available.

simply gluten free donuts

Source: @simplyglutenfree Facebook

 123 Lower Dandenong Rd, Mentone  VIC  3194  Phone: 0426 149 139

www.facebook.com/simplyglutenfreee/

 

Mixing Bowl Cupcakes – Brunswick West

(6km north of Melbourne city centre)

Vegan and gluten free cupcakes in a choice of many flavours that are rotated throughout the week.  Take away or eat in with a cup of coffee!  If you are passing through Sydney Road on a long road trip, you could do a quick diversion here for some sustenance for your long journey!

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9 Grantham St, Brunswick West VIC 3055  Phone: (03) 9078 2882
Mon 10am-5pm,  Wed 10am-6pm, Thurs-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Closed Tues.


Romy’s Cafe at Absolutely Gluten Free – Werribee

Unfortunately Absolutely Gluten Free closed its doors at the end of 2016.  Some products are available for purchase at Hoppers Crossing Lolly Warehouse 5 / 419 – 425 Old Geelong Rd.

 

Yarralicious – Warrandyte South

(25km north east of Melbourne city centre)

Yarralicious is a friendly family run cafe that is also 100% gluten free.  Choose from a small but delicious menu for breakfast or lunch, or pop in for a delicious cake or to pick up a loaf of bread.   A perfect stop off when heading to the Yarra Valley.

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Outside seating area is great to sit in the sun or if you have your dog with you.

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For a more detailed review, click here.

486 Ringwood-Warrandyte Rd, Warrandyte  South VIC 3134 Phone: 03 9844 4480

Wed – Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm, Mon – Tues Closed

www.yarralicious.com.au/

 

BAKERIES

Gluten Free 4U bakery – Moorabbin, Kew & Frankston

(Moorabbin – 15km south west of Melbourne city centre, Kew – 6km east of Melbourne city centre)

If you are in Melbourne, take note of this logo – and keep your eyes peeled for anyone stocking their goods!

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Gluten Free 4U display_optGluten Free 4U is a dedicated gluten free bakery.  They do all sorts of cakes and sweet treats, savoury items like pies etc., grab & go lunch items, as well as loaves of bread by Black Ruby.  (See next section below for more on Black Ruby.)

For more detailed information on their products, please read this review.

Factory shop 5 / 1-3 Bignell Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189
Phone: 03 9555 5175
Tuesday – Saturday (excluding Public Holidays) 8am – 4.30pm (2.00pm Sat).

Shops – Kew & Frankston
Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am – 4:30pm (Sat 3.00pm)

1345 Burke Road, Kew VIC 3101

4/49 Beach Street, Frankston  VIC 3199

glutenfree4u.com.au/

 

Black Ruby bakery – Thornbury

(7km north of Melbourne city centre)

Black Ruby was one of the early gluten free bread producers in Melbourne.  Their bakery in Thornbury has a wide variety of baked products and also baking mixes.  I can highly recommend the bread – a good size and lots of different options (eg seeded, pumpkin bread) that make a nice change from what you get in the supermarket.

As well as being gluten free, their products are wheat free, yeast free, egg free, dairy free.

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841 High Street, Thornbury   VIC  3071   Phone: 03 9484 9608

Tues-Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm

www.facebook.com/blackrubybakeries

 

Beyond Gluten Free – Balwyn

(10km east of Melbourne city centre)

A shop selling gluten free products from specialised gluten free producers around Melbourne. You will find many vegan, lactose free and fructose free products – fresh & frozen.  Takeaway only.

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Shop 2, 184 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn VIC  3103   Phone: 03 9817 3351
(Opposite Balwyn cinema)

Mon-Sat 8am-5pm

beyondglutenfree.com.au

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 Silly Yaks bakery – Coburg North

(10km north of Melbourne city centre)

Silly Yaks sell from their factory outlet on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (11am-3pm) and one Sunday a month.  They have bread, biscuits, pastry items and pizza bases. Go with your Esky as items are frozen.

Some speciality shops also stock Silly Yaks: see stockists here

2 Mercier Street, Coburg North  VIC  3058  Phone: 03 9350 2255

sillyyaks.com.au/

 

Just Yummy gluten free bakery – Chirnside Park

(33km north east of Melbourne, 10 minutes from Ringwood)

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Just Yummy is a dedicated gluten and nut free bakery, that also makes products egg free, yeast free, dairy free, fructose free!  They make a huge range of products, including:

  • bread and rolls and even focaccia
  • cakes, slices, tarts, including chocolate eclairs, neenish tarts and donuts.  Special occasion cakes can also be made.
  • savoury items, such as pies, pasties, sausage rolls, quiche and pizza

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Just YummyYou can visit the shop Wednesday to Saturday and also order by phone for delivery.

13 Meadowgate Drive, Chirnside Park  VIC  3058  Phone: 03 9727 0034

www.justyummyglutenfree.com/

 

Heaven’s Bakehouse – East Keilor

(16km north west of Melbourne, off the Western Ring Road)

A gluten free bakery making bread (loaves and baguettes), cakes, pies, pizza bases etc.  The MCG stock their pies!

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8 Williams Avenue, East Keilor Vic 3033  Phone: 03 9331 5955

www.heavensbakehouse.com

Pure Gluten Free Bakery – Cheltenham

See details under Cafe section.

 

BUTCHER

Brian’s Gourmet Meats – Lyndhurst

(35km south east of Melbourne, close to Cranbourne)

A butcher with a huge range of meats, including crumbed schnitzels, kievs, pastry products, sausages, dips & sauces.  A great option for a Christmas turkey!

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Marriott Waters Shopping Centre, Cnr Thompsons Rd & Marriott Boulevard, Lyndhurst Vic 3975  Phone: 03 9036 2732

Open 7 days 8am-6pm

Facebook: BriansGourmetMeats

 

STREET FOOD

House of Tummy Yummies

House of Tummy Yummies pancakes_optA dedicated gluten free and nut free stall also catering for diary free, egg free and fructose friendly diets – doughnuts, biscuits, pancakes, coffee.

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Check Facebook for event details (eg have been at Yarra Glen Racecourse market, Knox Pets in the Park, Whitehorse Festival, Albert Park events.)

www.facebook.com/houseoftummyyummies/

 

NEARLY ALL GLUTEN FREE!!

Serotonin – Richmond

(3km south east of Melbourne city centre)

A vegetarian healthy eating café has stated on social media that they are now fully gluten free, although I do believe they have a non gluten free granola, so just double check before ordering.   Breakfast, lunch and dinner (check Facebook for dinner openings).   You can even sit in a swing!  The desserts look amazing and are also dairy free.  Eat in and takeaway (they even have a walk up window if you have your dog with you!).  Near Burnley station and Swan Street tram (no 70).

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Above is the choc orange tart, which was just divine! It was rich enough to save some for the next day and stretch out the $10 cost 😉

52 Madden Grove, Burnley  3121  Phone: (03) 9428 8256

www.zomato.com/serotonin-eatery/ (for bookings* & has menus) or www.facebook.com/serotonindealer

*NB  Bookings only taken 8am-11am Wed-Fri 

Supercharger – City, Chadstone

Vegan healthy food available at foodcourts. Choose from menu or ‘make your own’. The entire menu is gluten free except for breakfast oats and muesli.  It is also low GI, low salt, no added sugar, high protein,high fibre.

Supercharger gluten free melbourne vegan

QV Shopping Centre, Level 1, Shop 59, Corner Swanston St & Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Mon – Wed 8am – 6pm, Thur – Fri 8am – 7:30pm, Sat 9am – 6pm

Chadstone Shopping Centre, Food Court, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone
Open 7 days

Also see locations in main post above.

superchargervegan.com

 

Particle Cafe – Avondale Heights

Vegan café that is also gluten free, excluding oats as a breakfast option. Originally the business started as a spice import company and they opened a café in mid 2016.   Serving breakfast, lunch, cakes.

1/47 Military Rd, Avondale Heights 3034

particleco.com

 

This list may not be exhaustive, so please let me know if you have found a 100% gluten free café or bakery in Melbourne, or elsewhere in Victoria!  See below for links to 100% gluten free in the UK.

Please also see the post on eating gluten free in Melbourne, as well as my restaurant listing for Melbourne.

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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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  1. C. says:

    Here are a few more places I’ve discovered 🙂

    • Sabas Ethiopian – Fitzroy
    • La Tortilleria – Kengsington
    • Chingon – Richmond
    • VGF – Food Truck, based in Gippsland but attend events in Melb
    • Pana Chocolate – Richmond (for a sweet treat)
    • Evie’s Cafe – Trafalgar (not quite Melbourne!)

    • The Coeliac Plate says:

      Hi Carla,
      I’m currently looking into Saba and Chingon (and others – look out for updates soon!), but I didn’t know about VGF & La Tortilleria -thanks!
      Pana Choc is already on the list and I’ve done a review of Evie’s – great option if you are out that way 🙂 I am planning a Victorian 100% GF post to include them and some other great options like New Freedom Bakery in Bendigo so stay tuned!

  2. Kim says:

    Absolutely Gluten free in Werribee is in Watton Street. Not Walton Street.

  3. Colette says:

    There is also Supercharger at the Emporium. 100% gluten free and also vegan. Tasty and healthy. Servings are very generous.

    • The Coeliac Plate says:

      Hi Colette – I have looked at Supercharger before but wasn’t convinced they are 100% GF. The mains look quite GF friendly, but I would still want to check the things like miso & broth. They have muesli & oats on the breakfast menu (which I know Thr1ve does too). I will talk to someone about it next time I’m in at Emporium!

      • C. says:

        I’ve spoken to Supercharger and they’ve stated that their Emporium and Chapel St stores are 100% GF because they don’t serve breakfasts. Other newer stores may use oats in breakfasts and smoothies. They expressed interest in someday having all stores gluten free so here’s hoping 🙂 Their food is delish!

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