Are you looking for gluten free meal services and restaurants across Melbourne? We've reach out to our local gluten free community and have some great tips for your next visit to this food focused city.  

Melbourne is world renowned for its vibrant food scene and fortunately offers a variety of options for those seeking a gluten-free experience. As a multicultural food haven there are a vast array of international cuisines represented. Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Italian, and Mexican cuisines just to name a few! We've reached out to our Melbourne gluten free community to ask for some hot tips when dining out in this fabulous city.  Please note many are not entirely gluten free facilities but have gluten free options available so use your own judgement based on your own unique dietary needs before making a booking or dining. 

We also recommend reaching out to the establishment in advance to see how willing they are to accommodate your needs. Check the most recent online platforms, such as restaurant review sites, google reviews or social media to find the latest updates for their gluten-free offering. A simple change in head chef or business ownership can quickly change the gluten-free offerings and their commitment to this. 

If there’s a must try restaurant, book in advance as many of Melbourne's popular restaurants can get busy, especially during peak dining hours. Use this time to also ask questions and advise them of your dietary requirements.



When dining out don’t hesitate to ask if it is prepared in a gluten free facility, questions about menu or specific ingredient items, preparation methods in the kitchen, and potential cross-contamination risks. Most cafes and restaurants in Melbourne are accustomed to accommodating various dietary needs but there are still many that don’t realise the damage gluten can cause for someone with coeliac disease. It is your responsibility to ask questions to ensure you are comfortable which may include asking if the kitchen has a dedicated gluten free fryer. 

Check menus in advance:

Many restaurants provide their menus online. Before choosing a place to eat, check the menu to see if gluten-free options are clearly marked or if the staff and kitchen are willing to accommodate gluten-free requests. 

Exploring Different Neighbourhoods:

Melbourne's neighbourhoods offer a variety of dining experiences, and each has its unique charm, so you may need to travel far and wide to get the full experience.


Southbank is a vibrant and bustling precinct located along the southern bank of the Yarra River, known for its mix of cultural, recreational, food and entertainment offerings. It has stunning views of Melbourne's skyline and the riverside location offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as a scenic river cruise, biking or walking along the paths, or simply relaxing in one of the waterfront restaurants / bars.

Eating gluten free in Southbank
The area is a cultural hotspot with several prominent arts and entertainment venues. The Arts Centre Melbourne hosts theatres, galleries, and performance spaces whilst the NGV International (National Gallery of Victoria) is also nearby, with an extensive art collection. The bars and restaurants nearby are popular for pre or post theatre dining. Some restaurants our community has had positive experiences include:


Yassas: The Greek Way
4-9/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank
Ph: 03 9134 7751


Pure South: based on stunning produce from King Island, Flinders Island and Tasmania since 2004.
 Chocolate Buddah: Express Sushi & Casual Japanese


Red Emperor: Chinese Restaurant
has an extensive menu with many items marked gluten free or gluten free option.
M10, Mid-Level, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC 3006


Fitzroy, Collingwood, Carlton and Brunswick

The areas of Fitzroy, Collingwood, Carlton, and Brunswick are known for their distinctive characteristics, diverse cultures, and vibrant atmospheres. Each neighbourhood has its own unique charm, attracting residents and visitors alike. They collectively contribute to Melbourne's reputation as a city that values creativity and diversity. You’ll also see this reflected in the food scene. Let’s explore:


Fitzroy is renowned for its bohemian and eclectic atmosphere. It's a hub of creativity and alternative culture, with street art, quirky shops, and a vibrant arts scene. The area is dotted with trendy cafes, unique eateries, and bars. Brunswick Street is particularly famous for its diverse culinary offerings, from hipster coffee shops to international cuisine. It is a haven for boutique shopping, featuring a mix of vintage stores, independent boutiques, and designer shops.

The suburb has a rich live music scene, with numerous venues hosting performances ranging from indie and rock to electronic and experimental music.

Eating gluten free in Fitzroy

Some restaurants recommended by our community include:


Rice Paper Scissors
Gluten free items clearly marked on the menu
307 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
03 9486 0066
City venue of Rice Paper Scissors:


Farro Pizzeria – “We take pride in offering our menus for all food tribes.”
301 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
03 9416 0953


Elektra Himalayann
GF and GFO clearly marked on the menu
268 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Mukka (Indian)
GF clearly marked on the menu
364-366 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy


Sonido’s (breakfast & lunch)
South American food like arepas and empanadas, plus music, in a bohemian space with eclectic decor.
69 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ish (Indian) with gluten free nann
199 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065


Fluffy Torpedo (gelato and sorbet)
5/159 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065


Like Fitzroy, Collingwood is known for its artistic community. It combines old industrial spaces with contemporary art galleries, studios, and creative enterprises. Collingwood boasts charming streets with preserved historic architecture. You'll find a mix of renovated warehouses, Victorian-era buildings, and modern apartments.

Eating gluten free in Collingwood

The neighbourhood offers a diverse culinary experience, from hipster cafes to gastropubs. Smith Street is a popular destination for foodies and those seeking a lively atmosphere.

Hotel Jesus

Most menu items are gluten free unless specified but not a gluten free kitchen

174 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Shimbashi soba

All meals are gluten free

140 Smith St, Collingwood 3065

(03) 919 39097

 Shimbashi Soba Noodles Shimbashi Soba with salmon


Terror Twilight (good for brunch with an all day breakfast menu)
Menu items marked gf or gfo
11-13 Johnstone Street, Collingwood.
03 9417 0129


Carlton is home to the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, giving the area a youthful and academic ambiance. The presence of students contributes to the lively atmosphere.

Eating gluten free in Carlton

Lygon Street in Carlton is known as "Little Italy," and famous for its Italian restaurants, cafes, and gelaterias. The Carlton Gardens offer a peaceful retreat with the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building as a backdrop.

Shimbashi Soba:

All meals are gluten free

344 Rathdowne St, Carlton North,


Gemma Simply Italian

183 Elgin St, Carlton VIC 3053

(03) 9349 2835


La Luna

320 Rathdowne St, Carlton North

+61 3 9349 4888.


Brunswick is known for its cultural diversity, reflected in its multicultural restaurants, cafes, shops, and community events. The area has a welcoming and inclusive vibe. Like Fitzroy and Collingwood, Brunswick has a thriving arts and music scene. Live music venues, street art, and galleries contribute to its creative energy.

Eating gluten free in Brunswick

Sydney Road is as a bustling thoroughfare with an array of cafes, shops, and local businesses representing the eclectic nature of the community.

Ciao Mamma is an Italian eatery and Coeliac Accredited

3 Union Street, Brunswick

03 8528 7091


St Kilda & Port Melbourne

St Kilda, a vibrant beachside suburb in Melbourne, has a diverse and lively food scene that reflects the eclectic nature of the area. Let’s explore:

Fitzroy Street boasts a diverse range of dining options, bars and pubs for those seeking a lively nightlife experience.

La Bodega
La Bodega restaurant/bar was inspired by the food, dance culture and people of Dominican Republic. With a coeliac chef the restaurant is popular with those looking for a gluten free meal!
12 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Victoria 3182, Australia
Mukka (Indian)
GF clearly marked on the menu


Veg Out St Kilda Farmers' Market:
This monthly farmers' market has a range of local and organic produce and products many from local producers.

Inkerman Street

Ethnic Cuisine: Inkerman Street offers a variety of ethnic cuisine options, including Vietnamese and Middle Eastern restaurants. Explore the diverse flavours and culinary traditions present in this part of St Kilda.

Carlisle Street, Balaclava

Carlisle Street in Balaclava features delicatessens, cafes, and eateries with a focus on quality produce and multicultural influences.

188 Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC 3182
is a gluten free Latin fusion restaurant and bar.
Repeat Offender in Elwood comes recommended and “completely gluten-free”.
Port Melbourne
A superb sport to enjoy gluten free fish and chips.
D'lish Fish and Chips
3/105 Beach St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
D'lish Fish and Chips gluten free
D'lish Fish and Chips view








Brighton: a little further along the coast but worth a mention:

Le Feu

Gluten-free Vietnamese French & Pan Asian Restaurant

296 Bay St, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia


Fox in the Box 

169 Martin Street, Brighton. Victoria.

"When it comes to dining out different, whether a coeliac, gluten-free, dairy or lactose, chemical sensitive or a FODMAP fanatic, you will enjoy our menus."

Other areas around Melbourne


Roccella Italian Restaurant
158 Clarendon St, East Melbourne VIC 3002
A25 Pizzeria South Yarra
720 Chapel St, South Yarra 3141
P: (03) 9826 2233
225 Melville Rd, Pascoe Vale South VIC 3044

Gluten-Free Bakeries

You can’t come to Melbourne without enjoying a coffee and pastry! Fortunately, with Melbourne being a diverse and food-forward city, you’ll find several gluten-free bakeries and cafes in and around Melbourne:


“We love our community and carry 100% GLUTEN FREE products, accredited by Coeliac Australia.”

132 Wood St, Preston VIC 3072

0411 968 587


CAFFE STRADA - 100% gluten free 

197 Upper Heidelberg Road,
Ivanhoe VIC, 3079 Australia
(03) 9497 4875



439a Kooyong Rd, Elsternwick VIC 3185

"4me gluten free in Melbourne is a bakery providing high quality gluten, dairy and nut free products. Our products are Coeliac Australia Accredited."

"To bring you delicious desserts made with flavour and flair so you can experience a moment of joy. All our treats are Coeliac Australia Accredited and taste as good as they look. You'd never guess they're 100% Gluten Free. We cater to dessert lovers, foodies and Coeliacs from our dedicated GF kitchen and Shop in Northcote and Dandenong."
Pantry Section, Shop P16, Dandenong Market, Corner Clow St & Cleeland St, Dandenong VIC 3175
Fridays and Saturdays - 8.30am to 4pm
Tuesdays and Sunday - 9am to 4pm
8 Little Collins Street Melbourne 3000
"We present a rotating selection of gluten free breads, rustic sourdoughs, baguettes, dark rye style miches, brioches, babkas and Danish style seeded loaves."
Unit 25, 148 Arthurton Rd, Northcote VIC 3070
Mondays to Fridays - 9am to 4pm
(03) 9956 1156
SIMPLY GLUTEN FREE - bakery & cafe in Mentone
123 Lower Dandenong Rd, Mentone VIC 3194
"We know what it means to have a diagnosis change your whole life – and we believe that being gluten free shouldn’t mean that your food tastes bad or is super expensive.
We created this bakery to serve the community and are proud to share our delicious baked treats."
Glazed Gluten Free
2/1-3 Carre St
Elsternwick VIC 3185
Just Yummy 
13 Meadowgate Dr, Chirnside Park VIC 3116
"Our bakery and all of our raw ingredients are 100% gluten, wheat and nut free. Providing SAFE food for customers not only with coeliac disease but also customers with food allergies, food intolerances and for customers who choose not to consume certain foods."
GLUTEN-FREE 4 U (various locations) 
5/1-3 Bignell Road, Moorabbin-
Melbourne, Victoria 3189
Phone:03 9555 5175
1345 Burke Rd, Kew – Melbourne,
Victoria 3101
Phone: 03 9817 6981
243 Dorset Road, Boronia
Melbourne, Victoria 3155
Phone: 03 9761 1553
Tivoli Road Bakery:
3 Tivoli Rd, South Yarra
Details: While not exclusively gluten-free, Tivoli Road Bakery offers some gluten-free options, including bread and pastries.
Rustica Sourdough:
Locations: Various locations, including 402 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, and 201-209 Swan St, Richmond
Details: Rustica Sourdough has gluten-free bread and other gluten-free options available.



Shop 13-14, Mid City Centre, 200 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Melbourne CBD Low Carb, Gluten Free, No refined sugar light eatery dessert cafe. 
"Regretless envisions a world where people can indulge in delicious, satisfying food without feeling guilty about their health or compromising their dietary needs. We strive to be a pioneer in the food industry, providing a unique dining experience that caters to the growing demand for low-carb, gluten-free, and diabetic-friendly options."



Before visiting any bakeries or cafes, it's recommended to check with the respective establishments about their current gluten-free offerings and your specific dietary requirements.

Gluten-Free Markets and Events

Keep an eye out for gluten-free markets or expos happening in Melbourne. These events such as the Gluten Free Expo Melbourne with vendors offering a variety of gluten-free products, allowing you to explore, taste or purchase in a safe enviroment.

Farmers' Markets Melbourne:

Check out local farmers' markets and food festivals to experience Melbourne's fresh and seasonal produce. The Queen Victoria and South Melbourne Markets are great for fresh produce, gourmet foods, and a variety of street food. Other local farmers markets include:

  • Alphington Farmers’ Market – Alphington
  • Bentleigh Farmers’ Market – Bentleigh
  • Boroondara Farmers’ Market – Hawthorn East
  • Brighton Farmers’ Market – Brighton
  • Carlton Farmers’ Market – Carlton
  • Coburg Farmers’ Market – Coburg
  • Eltham Farmers’ Market – Eltham
  • Elwood Farmers’ Market – Elwood
  • Flemington Farmers’ Market – Ascot Vale
  • Gas Works Farmers’ Market – Albert Park
  • Kingston Farm Farmers’ Market – Cheltenham
  • Vegout Farmers’ Market – St Kilda 

Whilst many products may be naturally gluten free, always ask at markets if the goods are made in a dedicated gluten free facility. From experience, some products are labelled gluten free but when you get talking to the stall holders they are made in environments where there is potential risk of cross contamination and they are not aware how dangerous this can be to someone with coeliac disease.  

Gluten Free Craft Beers Melbourne

Melbourne has a thriving craft beer scene, and there are numerous bars and pubs offering a wide selection of local and international brews. Explore the laneways for hidden gems, and ask in advance if they stock gluten free beer.

Two Bays Brewing Co. is in Dromana, Victoria and made in a 100% GLUTEN FREE FACILITY. Check their stockist page for bars or hotels which carry their beer:

O’Brien Brewing Ballarat, Victoria has a wide range of gluten free beers.



Please note many eateries listed above are not entirely gluten free but have come recommended form our gluten free community based on their own personal experience.  Use your own judgement based on your own unique dietary needs before making a booking or dining at any of these places. A good experience for one person could be due to a well informed and attentive staff member on shift but this could change from night to night.