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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.

Note:  Some cafes are specialist gluten free cafes and thoroughly check the supply chain for e.g. ‘may contain’ statements and others just happen to not use gluten in their cooking, so it is still important to make your own enquiries. Drinks may not all be gluten free.

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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 June 2019

Seedling Cafe – Melbourne CBD

A cute store with lots of healthy lunch options as well as some sweet treats.

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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.  They do not use products with a ‘may contain wheat/gluten’ statement.

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.

Bodega Underground – Melbourne CBD

Mexican food and the menu states all food is 100% gluten free.  Share plates, tortilla chips, quesadillas, tacos and dessert!  There is a ‘feed me’ option for two people with a vegan alternative.  Right in the heart of the theatre district, it is a good pre or post theatre option.

gluten free Mexican Melbourne

Source: Bodega FB

55 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000  T: 03 9650 9979
7 days until 3am: open from lunchtime Wed-Sun,  from 4pm Mon-Tue

Spudbar – various Melbourne locations

SpudbarlogoThe Spudbar is a jacket potato store that is 100% gluten free.  Lots of variety of toppings and base with a normal or sweet potato. Seasonal options (such as summer salads) also available.  The brownies are also delicious. Locations in the city centre, as well as suburbs (eg Hawthorn, South Yarra, St Kilda, South Melbourne).

For a review, please click here.


City locations:

398 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
Mon – Fri: 11am – 6.30pm

567 Collins St, Melbourne
Mon – Fri 11am – 4pm

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, Sun 10am-6pm

QV Shopping Centre Food Court, Level 1, Corner Swanston St & Lonsdale St
Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm,  Sat  12pm – 3pm

 Also in NSW, WA and ACT.

Hemp Kitchen – St Kilda

(6km south east of Melbourne city centre)

With a menu based on naturally gluten free hemp flour, there are plenty of options around breakfast, pizza, pasta and even dessert!  Coeliac Australia accredited.

gluten free pizza St Kilda

The beers are not all gluten free, but Wilde gluten free beer is available.  For a review, please click here.


1/173-177 Barkly St, St Kilda VIC 3182  Phone:  0431 759 811

Check website/Facebook for hours. Generally open weekday evenings and day/evening on the weekends.


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.  It is something different as you eat with your fingers, so go armed with some wet wipes!

328 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065  Phone: 03 8589 0442

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


La Tortilleria – Kensington

(4km north west of Melbourne city centre)

Authentic Mexican food where everything is gluten free.  The menu is traditional with tacos, tostadas and totopos (corn chips) – gluten free heaven!  All their meat and eggs are free range. For a full review, click here.

nachos and tacos Melbourne

72 Stubbs Street, Kensington 3031  Phone: 03 9376 5577
Weeknight dinners 5.30pm – 9pm; Friday & weekends 12pm – 9.30pm (Sunday 9pm)

Cafe Henkel – Brunswick

(4km north of Melbourne city centre)

A completely gluten free café (Coeliac Australia accredited) with everything made from scratch in house– go for a big breakfast, waffles, a burger or just coffee and cake.

They state on their menu that they do not use ingredients with a ‘may contain’ statement so coeliacs can eat with confidence and the food is delicious too!

For a review, please click here.

102 Henkel Street, Brunswick 3056 Phone: 0418 532 908
Monday – Friday 7am-3pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm.


Wellzones GF – Camberwell

(10km east of Melbourne city centre)

Owned by a family with a coeliac son and finding it difficult to find safe and delicious gluten free food, they decided to create their own! It is a bakery and a cafe with a selection of amazing cakes, breads, and light breakfasts and lunches (such as sandwiches, curry, power bowls or salad).  I work nearby and it has literally changed my life to be able to swing by for a takeaway sandwich!  Click here for a review.

healthy gluten free lunch


Shop 10, 436 Burke Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124
Tues-Fri 7.30am-5pm, Sat 7.30am-4pm.  Closed Public holidays.

Raw Trader – Chadstone

“Specialises in organic, raw, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free, dairy free & sugar free, healthy desserts & treats.”

Click here for a review.

Chadstone Shopping Centre, Food Court (near Target/Telstra), 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone
Kiosk – Mon-Wed 8:30am – 5:30pm, Thurs- Sat- 8:30am to 9:00pm, Sun 10:00am – 7:00pm

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 is Gluten Free, Fructose friendly with  Lactose & Dairy Free options – it is a delight to have a menu where you can choose anything from it.

There is a daytime and a dinner menu with a lot of choice – such as sandwiches, salads, pasta, pies, chicken parmigiana etc.  You can see the full range of options on the website. Even though no onion or garlic is used in the cooking, other methods are used to provide flavour – e.g. a mustard sauce with the parmigiana and optional chilli with a pasta sauce.

They also have fabulous cakes you can have for dessert (or takeaway).  Take home meals are also available.

Fox in the Box 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.

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.


Hopper HQ – Hampton East (previously called Allergy Train)

(15km south east of Melbourne city centre)

A shop and cafe catering to multiple allergies and food intolerances, run by a dietitian.

All food produced in the kitchen never uses any gluten, dairy, eggs or nuts and all products are checked for ‘may contain’ statements.  Eat in the cafe or take a pre-prepared meal home (also FODMAP friendly).  The store has allergy friendly products that are hard to find in the supermarkets, but note that not all packaged products are gluten free.

922 Nepean Highway, Hampton East VIC 3188  Phone: 03 8317 8565
Mon-Fri 8am -5pm, Sat 10am-3pm

Opposite Moorabbin train station and parking at rear.


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

Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4.30pm


Delhicious – Ivanhoe

(10km north east of Melbourne city centre)

July 2019 – temporarily closed due to leasing issues – check Facebook before visiting!

Modern Indian cuisine, including GF naan bread & pizza!  Worth a visit for the naan bread alone 🙂 They ave Coeliac Australia accreditation.

Click here for a full review.

91 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe, VIC 3079  Phone: 03 9499 1053
Monday- Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch (8am-3pm) & Dinner (5pm-10pm)


Pana Chocolate – Richmond

(3km south east of Melbourne city centre)

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

gluten free chocolate

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.


Pure Gluten Free Bakery & Treat no Wheat Cafe – Cheltenham

(19km south east of Melbourne city centre)

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They have a wide variety of bread and rolls (looks at the size of those baguettes!!) as well as cakes and seasonal options.  All products are made on site and many of the products are also dairy free and maize free.

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They also have an oven with things like pies warmed up to take away.   There are two small tables and a bar with stools within the shop if you would like to eat in.


You can also order custom made cakes.

13 Follett Road, Cheltenham, VIC  3192   Phone: 8522 2834
Mon-Fri 6.30am-4pm, Sat 6.30am-2.30pm

Available at Aumann’s 150 Harris Gully Rd, Warrandyte
7 days


GF Pantry – Cheltenham

(19km south east of Melbourne city centre)

gluten free supermarket Cheltenham

An online store that only sells gluten free products, where you can also visit on weekdays to buy direct or collect online orders.  You will find well known brands (e.g. Schar, Well & Good, Orgran, Eskal, Rick Grants, Amy’s Kitchen) as well smaller brands covering bread, biscuits, baking, sauces, noodles, snacks, sweets and books.


Unit 16, 329 Bay Road (behind Storage King) Cheltenham, VIC  3192   Phone: 9553 9667
In store: Mon-Fri 8am -5pm, Sat 10am-3pm Online: 24 hours

*New* Shopfront opening soon opposite Coles at Southland (winter 2019)


Simply Gluten Free Bakery & Cafe – Mentone

(21km south east of Melbourne city centre)

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


Yarralicious – Warrandyte South *Closed*

This cafe has unfortunately closed in 2019. Still look out for them at markets.


Mr Black Juicery – Berwick

A very popular cafe with plenty of healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch options.  For a more detailed review, click here.

gluten free lunch Berwick

1 Blackburne Square, Berwick VIC 3806
7 days early until mid afternoon


Particle Cafe – Avondale Heights

(12km north west of Melbourne city centre)

Vegan café that is also gluten free. Originally the business started as a spice import company and they opened a café in mid 2016.   Serving breakfast, lunch, cakes.
(Note – they previously used oats as a breakfast option but from June 2017 are now all gluten free)

1/47 Military Rd, Avondale Heights 3034

Eat Cannoli – Preston 

(9km north of Melbourne city centre)

A little cafe with savoury piadinas (flat toasties) for lunch and a variety of cannoli for dessert or with a drink.  Eat in or takeaway.

Also watch their Facebook page for various events and markets they are attending.

gluten free cannoli Preston

132 Wood Street, Preston
Wed – Sun 7.30am – 3pm



Gluten Free 4U bakery – Moorabbin, Kew, Boronia & Frankston

(Moorabbin – 15km south west of Melbourne city centre, Kew – 6km east of Melbourne city centre, Frankston – 41km south 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.   No seating
Tuesday to Saturday (excluding Public Holidays) 8am – 4.30pm (2.00pm Sat).


1345 Burke Road, Kew VIC 3101  No seating
Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am – 4:30pm (Sat 3.00pm). Closed public holidays.

4/49 Beach Street, Frankston  VIC 3199
Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am – 4:30pm (Sat 3.00pm). Closed public holidays.

243 Dorset Road, Boronia VIC 3155  Limited seating.
Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 5pm (Sat 3.30pm). Closed public holidays.

See website for locations outside Melbourne.


Wellzones – Camberwell

Owned by a family with a coeliac son, they decided to create their own delicious food and sweets. See more information in the cafe entry above.

Shop 10, 436 Burke Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124
Tues-Sat 8am-6pm.  Closed Public holidays.


Black Ruby bakery

Black Ruby was one of the early gluten free bread producers in Melbourne. Their Thornbury shopfront has unfortunately closed but they are still supplying stores.  As well as being gluten free, their products are wheat free, yeast free, egg free, dairy free.

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 Phone: 03 9484 9608



 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


Just Yummy gluten free bakery – Chirnside Park

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

gluten free Ringwood

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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You can visit the shop from 9am Tuesday to Saturday and also order by phone for delivery.

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


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

Pure Gluten Free Bakery – Cheltenham

See details under Cafe section.


4me gluten free  – Elsternwick

All products produced by 4meglutenfree are gluten free, nut free, trans fat free and dairy free.  I have tried a couple of different cakes and they have a great texture and flavour and my gluten eating friends did not know they were gluten free!

439A Kooyong Rd, Elsternwick VIC 3185
Open Fridays only, except in peak periods (check Facebook page)



Brian’s Gourmet Meats – Lyndhurst

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

Brian’s has huge range of meats, including crumbed schnitzels, kievs, pastry products, sausages, dips & sauces.  They also have fresh bread from Pure Gluten Free (listed above) and a freezer cabinet full of gluten free sweet and savoury goodies.  As of March 2018, they are Coeliac Australia accredited – the first butcher to go through this program.  They also do deliveries.

NB When I visited (pre accreditation), they did have one or two non GF items, clearly marked and sealed.


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

Open 7 days 8am-6pm

Facebook: BriansGourmetMeats


Seaview Quality Meats – Beaumauris

(20km south east of Melbourne)

With family members needing to eat gluten free, this butcher decided to go completely gluten free so there is no cross contamination risk.

333 Balcombe Road, Beaumauris VIC 3193  Phone: 03 9589 2128



GFree Donuts Melbourne 

Fabulous cinnamon donuts that are cooked fresh – you can’t beat a warm cinnamon donut!

gluten free donut stall Melbourne

Find them at markets and events around Melbourne (e.g.  Thornbury Food Truck park, Hank Marvin Market in St Kilda East and Brighton East)

Arancini 4 all

Delicious arancini that are cooked fresh to order (in rice bran oil) and all gluten free with vegan and FODMAP friendly options.  Choose from several flavours or get a mixed box!  My personal favourite is the mushroom and thyme.

Find Arancini 4 all at markets around inner & outer Melbourne – e.g. Mornington, Portsea, Dingley Village (near Moorabbin), Park Orchards (see link for events on Facebook).


Jo Jo’s Gluten Free Goodies


100% gluten free kitchen producing delicious savoury items (pies, sausage rolls, quiche), bread and slices and cakes.  You can buy the savoury items warm to eat straight away, or cold to take home and warm through.

Please click here for a review.

Find them at markets around outer Melbourne – e.g. Mornington, Red Hill, Frankston, Yarra Glen, Warragul (see link for events on Facebook).   Also available for catering.

Gluten Freegan

Gluten free & vegan serving up delicious cakes and some savouries (eg lasagne) at markets around Melbourne.  All goods are produced in a home kitchen, that although not 100% gluten free, all care is taken to prevent any cross contamination with all separate utensils and equipment used for baking.

Source: Gluten Freegan Instagram

Check social media for attendance – but usually at:

Saturday market – St Andrews Community Market, cnr Kangaroo Ground – St Andrews Rd and Proctor St, St Andrews (foothills of Yarra Ranges)

Sunday market – Kingsbury Drive Community Market, Carpark 2 at the LaTrobe University Bundoora 3083




Mamasita – City

The menu is nearly 100% gluten free with just ice-cream cones not being gluten free.  A great variety of tasty Mexican meals and so popular in Melbourne you often have to queue! For a full review click here.

gluten free Mexican Melbourne city


Level 1, 100 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria 3000
Lunch Thurs/Fri/Sat from midday, Dinner 7 days 6pm until late

03 9650 3821  (Check reservations policy – only groups over 8 can reserve a table in evenings)

Foddies Cafe – Camberwell

Many people are aware of Foddies in Camberwell, where they specialise in low FODMAP and gluten free dishes.  The food is all gluten free apart from the bread options and they do have cross contamination procedures in place. I eat there with confidence!

gluten free breakfast Camberwell

393 Camberwell Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
Mon – Sun 9am-4pm


Patch Cafe – Richmond

(3km south east of Melbourne city centre)

This entry is now removed as new owners have taken over and have introduced gluten to many dishes and have sandwiches. GF options still available on the menu.


Serotonin – Richmond

(3km south east of Melbourne city centre)

A vegetarian healthy eating café with lots of gluten free options (and also no onion or garlic) but they do have non gluten free granola and normal bread.   Breakfast, lunch and dinner (check Facebook for dinner openings).   You can even sit in a swing!  The desserts look amazing and are gluten free and vegan.  Eat in and takeaway (also Uber Eats deliver) and they have a dog friendly courtyard.  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
Wed – Fri 8am – 3pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am – 4pm (for bookings* & has menus) or


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 posts below for  eating gluten free in Melbourne, and elsewhere.


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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. Lisa says:

    My 11 year old daughter with Coeliac Disease is travelling to Melbourne in May staying in South Yarra. Do you know of any caterers or take away places nearby that would deliver ? Likewise anywhere easy to pop out to grab some lunch ? Sushi bars? She is staying with a a large sporting group but is the only coeliac.

    • The Coeliac Plate says:

      Hi Lisa
      Spud Bar (100% gluten free) has a store in Chapel street that you eat in or order for delivery.
      There is a Sushi Sushi that has GF options and soy sauce in Prahran which borders South Yarra.
      If you look up Thr1ve’s website in the post, they are also doing meal deliveries now.
      I hope she enjoys her trip!

  2. 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!

  3. Kim says:

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

  4. 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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