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Nodo donuts and cafe – 100% gluten free Brisbane

Nodo (“no dough”) is a 100% gluten free cafe with three locations in Brisbane.

I had heard of them because of their donuts, but they also have a really nice cafe menu for breakfast or lunch (see current online menu here).  The menu marks up dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options.  Bear in mind that the city store menu is smaller than the other sites.






We went to the Newstead cafe for lunch and I chose the beef brisket cheese burger which was a real gooey treat – a burger with an bun is certainly something coeliacs miss.  The bun was excellent and to me was not noticeably a gluten free bun (but 12 years of eating gluten free bread may mean I am used to it!). The mixed vegetable fries were potato and sweet potato which were delicious on their own, but even better dipped in the aioli.

Brisbane gluten free burger

My husband had poached eggs on toast with smoked salmon as an extra. He is not a huge fan of gluten free bread but still enjoyed his meal.

gluten free breakfast in Brisbane

Apparently the coffee is great and there is also a selection of natural shakes. In the fridge there are some healthy juices as well as kombucha.

The donuts look so gorgeous in the display and there are six flavours daily.  There is also a variety of cakes available.  

The donuts are all gluten free, free from artificial flavours and sugar.  There are also some dairy free options. We chose two each which were presented nicely in a box for take away (notice the paper underneath says “Eat donuts for breakfast”!)

gluten free doughnut Brisbane gluten free donut Brisbane

The flavours we chose are listed below from left to right to match the pictures above:

  • “golden girl” ginger pecan donut, caramel couverture, maple cornflake crumb
  • raspberry & couverture white chocolate
  • blueberry lemon cheesecake & pistachio crumb
  • valrohna beetroot and dark chocolate

The donuts are baked, not fried, so they have a cake consistency (see below) but are not heavy.  We enjoyed our donuts and they kept well in the fridge for eating the second one the next day.

Nodo even have an app (iOS or Android) that you can use to order food and drink to pickup or even just order from your table!

If you want to get baking at home, you can also buy their own gluten free flour mix.

This gluten free cafe in Newstead has a lot of seating over two levels as well as outside seating.  It is in a residential area just outside the city centre and parking was easy. If you don’t have a car it would be easily accessible by bus from Ann Street.

They regularly post donuts, cakes and meals on  Instagram and Facebook so you can get an idea of what is on offer and what you would like to order when you visit.


1 Ella St (corner of Chester St), Newstead, Brisbane QLD 4006  Tel: 07 3852 2230
Mon-Fri 6.30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm

300 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane CBD QLD 4000
Mon-Fri 6.30am-4pm

Camp Hill Marketplace, 25 Samuel Street, Camp Hill, Brisbane  QLD 4152
Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm

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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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