Great Gluten Free Cafes in Brisbane



Even wondered about finding great gluten free cafes in Brisbane? You know, when you have exhausted your own kitchen genius and just want someone else to do the hard labour? Well, wonder no more, here are my top ten suggestions of great gluten free cafes in Brisbane. The kind that don’t make you choose between great food and amazing coffee. These ten have it going on in both food and beverage departments. So everyone’s a winner!

Now that we are all out and about again I suggest you try several of these great gluten free cafes in Brisbane. Owned and operated by passionate foodies who understand that gluten free is more than just a big GF, these places know how to cater to the needs and desires of us, the gluten free crowd.

So whether you are gluten free by choice or gene pool, these guys have you covered! In A to Z order here are my pick of great gluten free cafes in Brisbane.

Goodness Gracious, Graceville

With an all-day menu that changes regularly, Goodness Gracious Cafe at Graceville was an easy choice to include in my top ten list. Meals are full of natural flavours and local produce, something the kitchen team are rightly proud of. The breakfast burger has a great gluten free option and include halloumi, avocado, bacon, fried egg and super tasty tomato relish. To finish off there is always a great selection of fabulous sweet treats in the cabinet.

Hedge Espresso, Salisbury

How lucky am I to have this gem of a cafe around the corner. This once upon a time corner store is now a sweet and inviting child-friendly cafe with some great gluten free options. Grant has an evolving menu with some special stars in the brunch space. Why not try the corn and zucchini fritters, served with zesty crème Fraiche, poached egg, grilled halloumi and watercress. It’s a gluten free delight!

In a Pickle, Camp Hill

With a desire to nurture our mind, body and soul the crew at In a Pickle are worth checking out. With a massive array of salads and breakfast options it great to see the classic Waldorf salad with a chicken twist. Featuring chicken breast, celery, apples, walnuts, cranberries and rocket this is a gluten free summer salad to delight the tastebuds. Tim and Esther also have a catering and take home product range, so it’s a win all round. These guys were one of our very first customers back in the cafe cake business days and I still enjoy my favourite Choc Almond Scrummie and their ‘always good’ long black coffee when in the area.

The Jam Pantry, Greenslopes

Working on the notion that a list of complementary ingredients can be bought together to form a harmonious menu is what The Jam Pantry is all about. Each menu item on the blackboards are created around beautiful seasonal produce. Featuring tasty treats like gluten free pancakes with caramel popcorn or a gluten free spring omelette with charred asparagus, the blackboard menu is a constant source of brunch yumminess. 

Little Black Pug, Mt Gravatt

This lovely brunch cafe is a total treasure. Many, many gluten-free options and everything Louise and Josh do is done with love, care and attention. One stand out gluten free option is a spin on Eggs Benedict. Eggu Benedikuto includes a rice waffle, teriyaki smoked salmon, poached eggs, of course, wasabi hollandaise, edamame and pickled radish. It’s a little bit of heaven on earth. What makes the Little Black Pug a great gluten free cafe is the approach taken to not just modify meals to be gluten free, but to create them without gluten in the first place.

Lovewell Project, Mt Gravatt Look Out

The Lovewell Project is a social enterprise, for-profit cafe worked in partnership with the Hope Foundation. The cafe works with women who are rebuilding their lives, offering them a safe place to grow, and find purpose. A wonderful endeavour. Add to this wonderful intent a delicious menu featuring gluten free goodness like a breakfast risotto built on the flavours of garlic mushrooms, bacon, parmesan and truffle oil. It’s a sure fire love fest all round. My solid favourite is their gluten free lemon cake with cream…. spectacular every time!

Market Organics Café (Rocklea and Newmarket)

Market Organics Wholefood Cafe serves up wholesome, healthy eats, creating a dining experience that is fresh, flavourful and inclusive.The delightful Thai beef salad offers any gluten free lover a trip to Asia from the confines of suburban Brisbane. Marinated organic beef strips settled on an Asian slaw with fried shallots, vermicelli noodles and a zesty Asian dressing is a lunchtime treat in anyone’s book. 

St Coco Cafe, Daisy Hill

Tucked away in Daisy Hill is the sweet little St Coco cafe. Driven divinely by two sisters, Ambe and Cynamon, these local girls know how to run a cafe. The menu features hearty creative meals accompanied by specialty coffee and a plethora of other drink choices. An all-day breakfast menu is complemented by lunchtime treats like the southern fried chicken burger with marinated then deep-fried crunchy chicken thighs, mayo, snow pea tendrils and a housemade special sauce served on a gluten free bun. Double yum! 

Thynne Rd Deli, Morningside 

This family owned and operated deli cafe is a special treat for anyone wanting a beautiful breakfast. Combined with great coffee and lunch extras this is a great gluten free stop on your brunching circuit. Try one of their open omelettes as something different from the usual eggs bennie. Plus there is always an amazing salad or two on the go if you prefer. A well-loved local hangout, deservedly so. 

Todd & Pup, Moorooka

As Moorooka experiences it’s own urban renewal it’s great to see the Todd & Pup breakfast and brunch cafe making its mark. Great breakfast options to chose from, but I’m going to say it’s hard to go past their burger selection, all which can be done gluten free. Will it be the fried chicken burger, the cheeseburger, the double BBQ bacon cheeseburger … decisions, decisions! Plus some yummy treats for afters. 


So that rounds out my top ten gluten free cafes in Brisbane. As you can see, a bunch of mainly south side cafes, given where my daily routine takes me. So do drop me a comment or a recommendation on those amazing northside gluten free cafes, or even something on the Sunny Coast for my next family break away. Enjoying a gluten free life is easy when you have the inside info on the ‘how to’s’ and more.

Enjoy a piece of gluten free cake and long black coffee for me!!

Note: It’s worth checking the menu beforehand as they tend to change with the seasons.


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