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Melbourne GF cafe summer holiday hours

By on December 21, 2018 in Melbourne with 0 Comments

At this time of year, many small businesses close down for a well earned break.  Are you wondering which Melbourne gluten free cafes are open over the Christmas holiday period? The hard work has been done for you here!

Wishing all the proprietors and The Coeliac Plate followers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Melbourne gluten free cafe opening hours

For more detail on many venues listed below, please look at the following posts:

100% gluten free Melbourne

Top 10 within 10km of Melbourne CBD

Melbourne CBD gluten free


Sorry for the plain (but practical!) nature of this list.

Seedling Cafe – CBD

Closed from 22 December, reopen Monday 7 January

Father’s Office – CBD

Only closed Christmas Day, open on other public holidays and then usual trading hours.

Mamasita – CBD

Closed Sunday 23 December to Tuesday 25 December and 1 January, otherwise open.

Bodega Underground – CBD

Closed on public holidays, otherwise open.

Chocolate Buddha – CBD

Only closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day and then open usual trading hours.

Tutto Bene – CBD

Open New Year’s Eve, other hours not clear.

Hemp Kitchen – St Kilda

Closed only on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Gluten Free 4 U Bakery – multiple locations

Last day of trading is Saturday 22 December and then closed for 2.5 weeks

Foddies, Camberwell

Closed from Sunday 23 December, reopen Monday 7 January

Wellzones GF, Camberwell

Closed from Sunday 23 December, reopen Tuesday 8 January
(Open Christmas Eve to collect orders)

Kings & Queens Fish & Chips – Camberwell

Last day of trading Sunday 23 December, reopen Thurs 10 January

The Beehive Hotel – Hawthorn

Closed from the 24th of December until the 7th of January

SpudBar – various locations

Likely to be open except Public Holidays, check individual stores – eg Bourke Place in the city is open every day except Public Holidays

Fox in the Box – Brighton

Closed from Friday 21 December, reopen Wednesday 23 January

MOM Café – Malvern

Open except for public holidays and then closed 1st-13 January – reopen Mon 14 January

Sabas Ethiopian – Fitzroy

Usual opening hours apply – public holiday surcharge will apply

Mediterraneo – Albert Park

Closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day dinner and Boxing Day and from 1st Jan to 9th Jan 2019, reopening on Thursday 10th January.

Delhicious – Ivanhoe

Will be open for takeaways only in Christmas week 5pm-9.30pm

Café Strada – Ivanhoe

Closed from Monday 24 December, reopen Wednesday 9 January

Theo’s Fish Bar  – Ivanhoe

Closed from the 25th of December to the 7th of January, reopen Tues 8 January

Cochin Wine Bar – Richmond

Last day of trading Sunday 23 December, reopen Tues 8 January (afternoon)

Serotonin – Richmond

Open until 4pm Sunday 23rd December then closed until 8am Wednesday 9 January

Patch Cafe – Richmond

Closed from 24 December, reopen Monday 7 January

La Tortilleria – Kensington

Closed from 24 December, reopen Friday 4 January

Café Henkel – Brunswick

Closed from 23 December and reopen Monday 14 January

Ciao Mamma – Brunswick

Closed until 17 January

Shop 225 (Pizza) – Pascoe Vale

Closed public holidays as well as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, otherwise open.

Eat Cannolini – Preston

Open between Christmas and 30 December, then closed from 31 December to 8 January, reopen Wednesday 9 January.

Sweet Salt – Northcote

Closed on 31 December. Open on 1 January

Black Ruby – Northcote

Trading until Sat 22 December

Particle Cafe – Niddrie

Reopens on Wednesday 9 January

Heaven’s Bakehouse – East Keilor

Nothing on social media 21/12/18 – will update when have called

Mr Black Juicery – Berwick

Only closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  Shorter trading hours up until Friday 4 January.

Just Yummy Bakery – Chirnside Park

Closed from Sunday 23 December and reopen Wednesday 9 January

Simply gluten free – Mentone

Last day is Christmas Eve up until 12pm and reopen Wednesday 16 January

Pure Gluten Free Bakery / Treat No Wheat – Cheltenham

Closed until 2 January, reopen Thursday 3 January

Yarralicious – Warrandyte South

 Nothing on social media as at 18/12/18 – will update when have called.  In 2016 they were open between Boxing Day and New Year, but then closed for the first 2 weeks of January.

 Cracklecorn – various markets

 At Creators Markets, Sorrento, Sat 29 December, 10-3

Arancini 4 all – various markets

At Mornington Craft Market, Sun 13 January, 10-3

At Point Nepean Portsea Market, Sun 20 January

Gluten Free Foods – Mornington

Closed from the 25th December – 2 January


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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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