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Melbourne GF cafe summer holiday hours

By on December 23, 2021 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, and also includes online stores and market stalls. It 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 cafes open over Christmas

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

**Note: many businesses are have reduced hour or closed due to staff shortages – check social media for updated hours**

Closed 26-28 December and 2-3 January, otherwise open as usual (closed Sat-Mon)

A25 Pizzeria – South Yarra
Closed Christmas Day and 31 December – 3 January

A25 Pizzeria – City & Docklands (Melbourne City)
Docklands closed 24 Dec – 10 Jan;  City temporarily closed

Arancini 4 all – various markets
Closed 21 December to 10 January.

Ardor Gluten free – Westgarth, Northcote
Closed 25-28 December, open 29-31 December, open 1-2 January,  closed Mon 3 January

Bangpop – South Wharf (Melbourne City)
Open throughout, except closed on 3 January.

Best Health Meat Co – Essendon/Niddrie
Closed 25-27 December and 1 January

BIO by Doc – Carlton
Closed 23-27 December, open 28 & 30 December (not clear about 29th), Closed 31 December – 3 January

Bodega Underground – CBD (Melbourne City)
Unclear as they haven’t posted on social media for many months. Previously have been open right through the festive season, except Christmas Day.

Bowls Baby – CBD (Melbourne City)
Closes 2pm 24 December, reopen 4 January

Bowls Baby – Essendon
Closes 3pm 24 December, reopen Boxing Day

Box Hill Golf Club bistro
2021 Christmas hours not yet announced, likely to be open most of the time.

Brian’s Gourmet Meats – Lyndhurst
Closed 27 & 28 December, open 29 December

Butter Mafia Naughty Room – Northcote
Closed from Christmas Day to 16 January

Café Henkel – Brunswick
Currently closed – unsure if reopening.

Caffe Strada – Ivanhoe
Closed from Wed 24 December, reopen Monday 10 January

Bentleigh RSL
Usually just closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Cheltenham Moorabbin  RSL
Usually just closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Chevapi Grill – South Melbourne
Closed 25 December to 6 January

Chocolate Buddha – CBD (Melbourne City)
Reopen 29 December

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

Conscious Cravings – Mordialloc
Closed 24-28 December. Open 7 days from 29 December, including NYD.

Davies Street Food Co. – Rosanna
Closed 25 December to 10 January

Eat Cannoli – Preston
Closed 25-26 December,  open 27-31 December 8am-2pm. Closed from 1st of Jan- 18th, reopen 19 Jan.

Ed’s Hastings – Hastings
Closed from Christmas Eve to 4 Jan

Father’s Office – CBD (Melbourne City)
They are open Christmas Day from 4pm, Boxing day & a NYE party, NYD from 4pm   other days should be usual trading hours, but check social media

Foddies – deliveries
Closed from 23 December – 4 January

Fried Hustle – Preston
Closed from Christmas Day, reopening 4 January

Fox in the Box – Brighton
Reopening on 5 January

Gilbert & Marcel (online, stocks various supermarkets)
Closed 24 December to 3 January

GF Pantry – online
Last orders 15 December, reopen Monday 10 January 2022

Glazed Gluten Free – Elsternwick
Closed from 25-29 December, open 30-31 December, Closed 1-4 January

Gluten Free 4 U Bakery – multiple locations
Open Christmas Eve, then closed until 6 January for most locations (4 Jan for Ballarat and Traralgon).

Gluten Free Foods – Mornington
Closed from the 25th December through to 2 January.

Gfreedonutsmelbourne – deliveries
2021 Christmas hours not yet announced on social media.

Le Feu – Mornington
Closed 20 – 28 December. Open on NYE with bookings.

Le Feu – Berwick, Moorabbin, Burgette (Mornington)
Closed 19 – 28 December

Heaven’s Bakehouse – East Keilor
2021 Christmas hours not yet announced on social media. Check with them directly before visiting. In previous years they have closed from Christmas Day until after Australia Day.

Hella Good – Emporium – CBD (Melbourne City) & Chadstone
Open except for Christmas Day.

Kings & Queens Fish & Chips – Camberwell
2021 Christmas hours not yet announced on social media. As at 26/12 Google is showing them as temporarily closed, so check with them directly before visiting.  (NB: they no longer seem to be active on social media)

Juanita’s Kitchen – Preston 
Closed 25 December to 5 January

La Tortilleria – Kensington
Closed 24 December – 10 January

Life’s Too Short Bar – East Melbourne
Open from 4pm 29 December, open 30 – 31 December

Mamasita – CBD (Melbourne City)
Closed 24 – 26 December, open 27 – 30 December, Closed 31 December – 3 January

Mediterraneo – Albert Park
Reopening for dinner on Thursday 12 January.

Mr Black Juicery – Berwick
Closed from 25 December – 23 January

OMG Decadent Donuts 
Casey – closed until the new year. First market 9 January at Akoonah Park.
Geelong – 2021 Christmas hours not yet announced on social media
Macedon Ranges First market 8 January at Kyneton Farmers market
Mornington Peninsula 2021 Christmas hours not yet announced on social media 
North East Melbourne – Last December markets on 24 December at Greensborough Plaza.  Reopen 9 January at Whitehorse Farmers Market.
Port Phillip – next market is Elwood Farmers Market on 8 January 2022

ONDA – Richmond
Reopen 4 January

Paletto Pops – Mt Eliza
Appears to be open as usual , nothing announced on social media

Particle Cafe – Niddrie
Open every day except Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Pasta Pi-Ci – Brunswick
Open Christmas Eve. The rest of 2021 Christmas hours not yet announced

Primo – Northcote
As at 24/12, 2021 Christmas hours not yet announced on social media* – in past years have been open except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
*no social media activity since October

Repeat Offender – Elwood
Closed from 25 December to 3 January.

Rick Grant Allergen Friendly Foods – online & food stall at Berwick market
Not yet announced on social media, in previous years has been closed 1st week of January.

Roule Galette – CBD (Melbourne City)
Closed 25 December – 3 January. Open 4-9 January  9am-3pm.

Seedling Cafe – CBD (Melbourne City)
Closed 25 December – 4 January. Open 5-7 January  9am-2pm, then 10th January on, 8am-3pm.

Serotonin – Richmond
Closed from 19 December until approximately 5 January. Double check their social media.

Shimbashi Soba – Fitzroy
Open except for Christmas Day, 29 December,  1 January and 4 January

Shimbashi Soba – Northcote
Open except for 20, 25 & 29 December,  1 & 4 January

Shop 113 (Pizza) – Northcote
2021 Christmas hours not yet announced on social media – Facebook hours is showing ‘temporarily closed’

Shop 225 (Pizza) – Pascoe Vale
Closed 24-26 Dec, 31 Dec – 9 Jan

Simply gluten free – Mentone & Cranbourne
Mentone closed until 18 January
Cranbourne closed until 27 January

SpudBar – various locations
Likely to be open, check individual stores

Stalactites – CBD (Melbourne City)
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 25-28 December, open 29-31 December, closed 1-3 January

Sweet Salt – Northcote
Open throughout – their holiday opening hours are shown on their Google business id – either open from 4pm or midday depending on the day.

The Cocktail Studio Cafe – Mornington
Open daily from 9am-3pm

The Good Food Bakery – Mornington
Closed 25- 27 December.
Should be open on other days, except perhaps NYD – check social media for hours.

The Goz – deliveries
Closed now for 2021.

Theo’s Fish Bar  – Ivanhoe
Closed from 23 December to 13 January

Tutto Bene – CBD (Melbourne City)
Online bookings seems to be available throughout.

TwoBays Brewery – Dromana
After Christmas, open 27-30 December
January – open 1  January and Fridays, Saturday and Sundays (except Fri 28 Jan).  Check social media for opening times.

Volt Cafe – Clyde North
Closed from 25 – 28 December.  Unclear if open NYD.

Yolo Gourmet – Dromana
Closed Christmas Day, open 7 days after that 12pm-9pm

Yust Yummy Gluten free – Chirnside Park
Closing at 2pm on Christmas Eve.  Reopen Wed 12 January


A bit further afield in Victoria:

Otway Artisan – Birregurra
Closed 25-29 December, Open 29-31 December, Closed 1 January

Recess Bar & Eats – Geelong
After Christmas hours not yet announced on social media – but they are open NYE and from January 6

Sir Charles Hotham Hotel – Geelong
2021 Christmas hours not yet announced on social media

The Victoria Hotel – Port Fairy
2021 Christmas hours not yet announced on social media – but in previous years they were open 7 days for lunch and dinner from Boxing Day.


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 


Heading overseas or interstate?  For more ideas on eating out gluten free, please check the following links:

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