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Melbourne GF cafe summer holiday hours

By on December 19, 2020 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 and will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

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

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.

Open as usual (closed Sat-Mon), including Christmas Day and New Years Day  (8am – 4pm on public holidays)

A25 Pizzeria
Closed Christmas Day, 31 Dec and 1 January

All consuming– various markets
No updates since March 2020. (2019 – closed over January.)

Arancini 4 all – various markets
No more deliveries or markets for 2020.

Ardor Gluten free – Coburg North
Cafe & factory closed 25 Dec – 4 Jan. Reopen 5 Jan.

BIO by Doc – Carlton
Closed Boxing Day, open 28-30 December.

Bodega Underground – CBD
Open right through the festive season, except Christmas Day.

Box Hill Golf Club bistro
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.

Brian’s Gourmet Meats – Lyndhurst
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.
2019 – closed public holidays only

Butter Mafia Naughty Room – Northcote
Closed from Christmas Day 25th December 2020 until Sunday 10th January 2021. Deliveries and pick ups will be available from Thursday 14th January 2021.

Café Henkel – Brunswick
Last weekend was 20/21 Dec, reopening Wed 20 January

Caffe Strada – Ivanhoe
Closed from Wed 23 December, reopen Fri 8 January

Bentleigh & Cheltenham RSL
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Chevapi Grill – South Melbourne
Closed public holidays and from Mon 4 – Wed 6 January.

Chocolate Buddha – CBD
Closed from 25 Dec – reopen 30 Dec

Ciao Mamma – Brunswick
Closed from 24 December – 14 January reopening 15 January

Cracklecorn – various markets
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.
2019 -No more December markets. Reopen not clear.

Conscious Cravings – Mornington
Only closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Davies Street Food Co. – Rosanna
Open Monday 21st- Thursday 24th 8am-2pm, closed 25 Dec – 3 January – reopen 4 Jan  8am-2pm

Eat Cannoli – Preston
24 December open, 25-26 Dec closed, 27-30 Dec open 8am-2pm. Closed from 1st of Jan- 18th, reopen 19 Jan.

Ed’s Hastings – Hastings
Closed from Christmas Eve to 5 Jan, reopen Wed 6 Jan.

Father’s Office – CBD
2020 hours not yet announced overall but they have announced being open Christmas night, Boxing day from 1pm & a NYE party  other days should be usual trading hours.

Foddies – deliveries
Closed from Saturday December 19th – Sunday January 3rd. Orders open end of December for delivery in first week of January.

Fried Hustle – Preston
Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Tuesday 5th January (staff Xmas party)

Fox in the Box – Brighton
Closed from Tuesday 22nd December until Wednesday the 6 January.

GF Pantry – online
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced – likely just to be closed public holidays.

Glazed Gluten Free – Elsternwick
24 Dec 9am-5pm, 25 Dec 9am-1pm, 26 Dec – 2 Jan closed. Reopen 3 Jan.

Gluten Free 4 U Bakery – multiple locations
Open Christmas Eve, then closed until 3 Jan. Most stores reopening 4 Jan.

Gluten Free Foods – Mornington
Closed from the 25th December through to 1 January.

Gfreedonutsmelbourne – deliveries
Christmas orders to be delivered 22 Dec.

Hawker Nguyen (Le Feu) – Mornington
Closed from Tues 22 Dec – Mon 28 Dec. Reopen Tues 29 Dec.

Heaven’s Bakehouse – East Keilor
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.
2109 – Shop open until 24 December and then closed until after Australia Day.

Hella Good – CBD
Boxing Day open, Closed New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, reopen 2 Jan,

Hopper HQ – online 
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.
2019 – Reopened 7 January.

Houghnuts – online
Delivering all through December except for Christmas Day.

Kings & Queens Fish & Chips – Camberwell
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced – their Facebook page has been inactive throughout 2020
2019 – They were open between Christmas and new year.

La Tortilleria – Kensington
“Open every day until closed for Christmas” – dates not provided

Mamasita – CBD
16-19 Dec open, 20 Dec closed, 21-23 Dec open, 24-27 Dec closed, 28-30 Dec open, 31 Dec – 4 Jan closed. Reopen Tuesday 5th Jan 5 nights per week.

Matteo’s – Fitzroy
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.
2019 – Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Usually open 7 days, not clear about New Year’s day.

Mediterraneo – Albert Park
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced – booking calendar just shows closed on Mondays.
2019 – Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and from 1st to 13th January.

Mr Black Juicery – Berwick
Close 1pm Christmas Eve and reopen on 18 January at 6am.

OMG Decadent Donuts 
Geelong – 2020 Christmas hours not yet announced. Up for sale.
Macedon Ranges 2020 Christmas hours not yet announced. [2109 – Last December Market at Flemington Racecourse 22 Dec]
Mornington Peninsula Last December market is 19 Dec. Delivering on Christmas Eve.
North East Melbourne – Last December markets on 19/20 Dec
Port Phillip – 2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.

Osteria Italiana – Fitzroy North
Closed from Dec 20 to January 13.
(NB: I have not verified this restaurant but they have a gluten free menu and low FODMAP menu)

Otway Artisan
Open briefly on Mon 28 Dec 8am-2pm, otherwise closed for last week of 2020.

Particle Cafe – Niddrie
Open every day except Christmas Day and New Years Day. Weekdays 8am-3pm, Weekends 8am-4pm

Primo – Northcote
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.
2019 – Open every evening except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day evenings.

Rick Grant Allergen Friendly Foods – online & food stall at Berwick market
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.
2019 – Re-open on 5th January

Sabas Ethiopian – Fitzroy
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.
2019 – Just closed on Christmas Day, Monday 30 December and New Year’s Day. Modified hours on other days – see their Instagram.

Seedling Cafe – CBD
Cafe closes 23 Dec. Deliveries have now ceased and will resume 14 January.

Serotonin – Richmond
Reopen from 30 December, check their social media for hours.

Shimbashi Soba – Fitzroy
Open except for Christmas Day, Monday 28 Dec and Friday 1 Jan.

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 3pm and reopen 13 January

SpudBar – various locations
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced.  Likely to be open except Public Holidays, check individual stores

Stalactites – CBD
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Open Boxing Day and all other days.

Sunnybrook health food store – Ormond
Closed 25 Dec – 28 Dec, Reopen 29 Dec (but closed 1 Jan).

Sweet Salt – Northcote
2020 Christmas hours not yet announced – their Facebook page has been inactive throughout 2020
2019 – Closed on 24, 25 & 31 December. Open on 1 January

Tutto Bene – CBD
Online bookings seems to be available throughout.

The Good Food Bakery – Mornington
Closing Christmas Eve at 5pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day.
Open on other days – check social media for hours.

The Goz – deliveries
Closed now for 2020.

Theo’s Fish Bar  – Ivanhoe
Last day is 24 December, reopen 19 January

TwoBays Brewery – Dromana
Open 19 – 30 Dec 12-9pm, Closed 31 Dec
Open 1-25 January from 12pm except for Fri 8/1 and 15/1 open at 4pm. Check social media for closing times.

Volt Cafe – Clyde North
Christmas Eve: 7am to 1.30pm, 25-28 Dec closed, 29-30 Dec 7am to 2.00pm, 31 Dec 7am to 1.30pm, 1 Jan closed, 2 Jan 7am to 2.30pm

Yust Yummy Gluten free – Chirnside Park
Sat 19 Dec 9am-1pm, Sun 20-Mon 21 Dec closed, Tues 22 – Thurs 24 Dec 9am – 4pm, Fri 12 Dec – Tues 12 Jan closed, Reopen Wed 13 Jan 9am-4pm

Yum Az (fried chicken) – Various
No updates since Feb 2020. Hopefully will be back for January markets.


A bit further afield in Victoria:

Otway Artisan – Birregurra
Christmas Eve open 8am-1pm, Closed 25-27 Dec, Open Dec 28 8am-2pm

Parma Bar – Geelong
Closed from  21 Dec to 29 Dec

Recess Bar & Eats – Geelong
Closed from Mon 21 Dec to Thurs 7 Jan, reopen 8 Jan

Sir Charles Hotham Hotel – Geelong
Closed from Thursday Dec. 24th until Tuesday Jan. 12th

The Victoria Hotel – Port Fairy
Open 7 days for lunch and dinner from Boxing Day.


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