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Melbourne GF cafe summer holiday hours

By on December 17, 2019 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, shops & market stalls 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:

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Melbourne CBD gluten free

100% gluten free Mornington Peninsula 


Sorry for the plain (but practical!) nature of this list – venues are listed in alphabetical order or you can search for a location.

A25 Pizzeria
Bottomless brunch is available until 29 December.
City – Closed Christmas Day and 31 December
South Yarra – Closed Christmas Day and 31 December
Docklands – Closed until 5 January

All consuming– various markets
Closed now for December but not clear when reopening in January

Arancini 4 all – various markets
Closed from 23 December and reopen 2 January

Ardor Gluten free pizzeria takeaway/delivery – Preston
Closed over Christmas period. Keep an eye out on social media for opening in 2020 (new location planned).

Beehive Hotel – Hawthorn
Closing on the 22nd of December and reopen 8th of January

Bodega Underground – CBD
They posted on Facebook that they are open right through the festive season (last year they were closed on public holidays).

Brian’s Gourmet Meats – Lyndhurst
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day. Open from 8am between Christmas and New Year.

Butter Mafia Naughty Room – Northcote
Closed now for 2019. Reopen 18 January.

Café Henkel – Brunswick
Closed from 23 December and reopen Monday 20 January

Caffe Strada – Ivanhoe
Closed from Monday 24 December, reopen Tuesday 7 January

Chevapi Grill – South Melbourne
Closed from Christmas Day until 10th January inclusive.

Chocolate Buddha – CBD
Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Ciao Mamma – Brunswick
Closed from 23 December until 15 January

Cracklecorn – various markets
No more December markets. Reopen not clear.

Conscious Cravings – Mornington
Just closed public holidays & 30 Dec.

Eat Cannoli – Preston & Nightjar Festival in Torquay

Preston shop
Normal trading hours the week before Christmas, open Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24 December 7.30-4pm, closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
Open Friday 27-31st, regular trading hours. Closed from 1st of Jan- 13th but see below re Torquay.

No more events in December. Food stall operating at Nightjar Festival in Torquay which is Thursdays in January 4pm-10pm

Father’s Office – CBD
Open Christmas Eve 11am-1am,  Christmas Day 4pm-1am, Boxing Day 11am-1am, NewYear’s Eve 11am-3pm, New year’s day 4pm-1am &  other days should be usual trading hours.

Foddies, Camberwell
Closed on Sunday 22 December, reopen Wednesday 8 January

Open as usual except public holidays & Sat 28 December. See their Instagram for hours.
Order by Friday 20 December and open 9am-12pm on Christmas Day.

Fox in the Box – Brighton
Closed from approx Sat 21 December, reopen mid to late January

GF Pantry – Westfield, Cheltenham
Closed Christmas Day, possibly will be closed New Year’s Day (TBC)

Gluten Free 4 U Bakery – multiple locations
Last day of trading is 24 December and reopen Wednesday 8 January

Gluten Free Foods – Mornington
Closed from the 25th – 29th December inclusive and 1 January. Open 30 & 31 December.

Gfreedonutsmelbourne – Carlton
Mon 16th – Fri 20th December at pop up shop Yo-Chi in Carlton 12-3pm & 6.30 – 10pm (closed 3- 6.30pm)
Keep an eye out on social media for January.

Heaven’s Bakehouse – East Keilor
Shop open until 24 December and then closed until after Australia Day.

Hella Good – CBD
Open: Boxing Day and from 2nd Jan Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Hemp Kitchen – St Kilda
Closed 24th-26th December & 30 December to 2 January. Open 27-29 December.

Hopper HQ – Hampton East
Closure dates not posted social media. Reopened 7 January.

Its all consuming – various markets
No more December markets and taking a break over January.

Just Yummy Bakery – Chirnside Park
Closed from Tuesday 24 December (open on 24th for pre-orders) and reopen Wednesday 8 January

Kings & Queens Fish & Chips – Camberwell
They have been open between Christmas and new year  – keep an eye on their Facebook page.

La Tortilleria – Kensington
Closed from 22 December, reopen Friday 3 January

Mamasita – CBD
Closed 23-25 December.  Open Boxing day (6pm) onwards but closed New Year’s day.

Matteo’s – Fitzroy
Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Usually open 7 days, not clear about New Year’s day.

Mediterraneo – Albert Park
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and from 1st to 13th January.

Mr Black Juicery – Berwick
Closed from Christmas Day and reopen on 13 January.

OMG Decadent Donuts Macedon Ranges
Last December Market is at Flemington Racecourse 22 Dec

OMG Decadent Donuts Geelong
Nothing on social media as yet

Osteria Italiana – Fitzroy North
Open throughout the Christmas period & fully booked for Christmas Day. See their Instagram for hours.
(NB: I have not verified this restaurant but they have a gluten free menu and low FODMAP menu)

Particle Cafe – Niddrie
*waiting on information* last year reopened on Wednesday 9 January

Pure Gluten Free Bakery / Treat No Wheat – Cheltenham
Closing on the 24th December until mid January

Primo – Northcote
Open every evening except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day evenings.

Rick Grant Chef (Donuts) – Berwick market
Re-open on 5th January

Sabas Ethiopian – Fitzroy
Just closed on Christmas Day, Monday 30 December and New Year’s Day. Modified hours on other days – see their Instagram.

Seedling Cafe – CBD
Last day Friday 20 December  & reopen Monday 6 January

Serotonin – Richmond
Open until 4pm 22 December, reopen 8am Wednesday 8 January

Shimbashi Soba – Fitzroy
Closed Christmas Day, open Boxing Day

Shop 225 (Pizza) – Pascoe Vale
Closed 24-26 Dec, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

Simply gluten free – Mentone & Cranbourne
Last day is Christmas Eve up until 2pm and reopen Wednesday 15 January

SpudBar – various locations
Nothing mentioned on social media. Likely to be open except Public Holidays, check individual stores

Stalactites – CBD
Website says open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Tested online bookings for Christmas Day and could not book so possibly closed that day. Open Boxing Day.

Sunnybrook health food store – Ormond
Just closed public holidays

Sweet Salt – Northcote
Closed on 24, 25 & 31 December. Open on 1 January

Tutto Bene – CBD
*waiting on information* Seem to be trading normally and open New Year’s Eve.

The Good Food Bakery – Mornington
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

Theo’s Fish Bar  – Ivanhoe
Last day is 22 December, reopen Tuesday 14 January

TwoBays Brewery – Dromana
Open extra hours over holiday period 27-30 December 12pm-9pm & 1-5 January 12pm-9pm; closed 24-26 December & 31 December

Volt Cafe – Clyde North
Closing 2pm Christmas Eve, reopen 27 December.

Wellzones GF – Camberwell
Last business day 21 December and reopen Tuesday 21 January

Yum Az (fried chicken) – Various
Had a baby mid December, so not trading over summer break. Back at markets 13 January.


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