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Pantry 15 – Cairns 100% gluten free

 Pantry 15  is a trendy Cairns gluten free cafe located in the heart of the city centre.  Their Facebook page says “We are 100% gluten free and cater for all types of lifestyles and dietary requirements”, so if you are more complicated than “just” gluten free, you will be looked after here.  Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options are all marked up on the menu.

If you are flying into Cairns as an entry into North Queensland (e.g. to Palm Cove or Port Douglas) the airport is only 10 minutes drive from the city centre, so Pantry 15 is a great spot to refuel before or after a flight (gluten free pickings are slim at Cairns airport!).

They are open 7 days a week from 7am with breakfast options available all day.  It is a small but delicious menu, with a kid’s section and daily specials.

My husband loves a cooked breakfast and enjoyed the the ‘whole pantry’ breakfast shown above and the chicken schnitzel below.

I chose items that had a bread component as I usually avoid those when eating out, even if there are gluten free alternatives due to the issues of cross contamination with toasting etc. Both the pulled pork tortillas and the beef burger were delicious (but messy to eat!) meals and quite filling too.


Although all the meals shown here contain meat, there are plenty of vegetarian options and halloumi is available to replace meat if desired.

If you have room for dessert or just want coffee and cake, there are plenty of cakes/slices available in the sweets cabinet.   You can also take away cakes which I did, not knowing what I would find in Port Douglas.  I thought the brownie was particularly good and my husband devoured his macadamia slice.

Pre-prepared meals to take home are also available.    Pantry 15 is a must visit for Cairns gluten free!

I found Pantry 15 listed on the Gluten Free Eating Directory – a great resource for finding places to eat around Australia.

15/62 Grafton Street, Cairns City 4870  Tel: (07) 4041 3885

Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 7am-2pm


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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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