The mention of gluten free meals, more often than not, conjures up feelings of negativity, a raft of eye rolls and often disappointment. But gluten free is not just for the health conscious or trend savvy amongst us, for many, the pain is real.
There’s no chance of indulging in inch-thick pizza bases, burgers with buns or decadently decorated doughnuts. So for those of you who don’t have the luxury of indulging in gluten-induced fare, we’ve brought you some of the best breakfast in Brisbane.
Coeliacs, this one's for you…
Avocado Smash | Pawpaw Café, Woolloongabba
Oh Pawpaw Cafe, thank you for always filling our bellies no matter how difficult our requests may be. This Woolloongabba favourite has more than enough GF options to satisfy every taste bud. Our pick has to be the avocado smash with pickled carrot, radish, pistachio dukkah and pumpkin puree on seeded rye. You can thank us later!
Pork and Duck Sausages | Lock ‘N’ Load, West End
Lock 'N' Load Bistro in West End has long been a firm favourite for vegetarians and vegans alike, now it’s time for all you gluten free Brisbanites to rejoice. With plenty of GF options to choose from, if you can’t decide, we suggest the house made pork and duck sausages, with hash potatoes, chilli jam, poached egg and paprika mayo; worth getting out of bed for!
Big Breaky | Lost Boys, Fortitude Valley
Lost Boys in Fortitude Valley is a haven for anyone with dietary requirements. For our gluten free friends, you simply can’t go past their big breaky. With a plate stacked high with sweet potato hash-browns, poached eggs, sautéed shrooms, haloumi, grilled tomato, fresh greens and basil pesto, this is one gluten free meal you won’t be hungry after!
Coconut and Chia Seed Pudding | The Corner Store Café, Toowong
Popular western suburbs café, The Corner Store Café, satisfies gluten-free visitors with its coconut & chia seed pudding, topped with fresh mango, toasted macadamia and passionfruit coyo. With decadent dishes like this on the menu, it’s no wonder this Toowong gem is filled to the brim every weekend. Trust us, the wait for the table is well worth it!
Cashew Pancakes | Belaroma Coffee Centre, Stones Corner
This Stones Corner hidden gem, serves up a variety of gluten free breaky options but we couldn’t go past the cashew pancakes. Sweet pancakes served with banana and peanut butter ice cream, Canadian maple, pomegranate and fresh seasonal fruit; is your mouth watering yet? Belaroma Coffee Centre, you have got it going on!
Smoked Salmon Omlette | Wilde Kitchen, Teneriffe
Coelics rejoice; no longer do you only have the choice of two dishes on a menu, Teneriffe’s Wilde Kitchen has an entire menu that caters to your needs. What is this choice you say? You won’t be disappointed with Wilde’s smoked salmon omelette with smashed avocado salsa and spiced seed mix. You’ve already stopped reading and are on the way to Teneriffe aren’t you?
Sweet Potato Rosti | Bowen Arrow Café, Bowen Hills
Bowen Arrow Café in, yep you guessed it, Bowen Hills, fill our insta feeds with tasty treats daily. GF fanatics it’s time to celebrate that you don’t just have to look, you can now eat too! On your next visit, taste-test the sweet potato rosti on a bed of baby spinach with pineapple and corn salsa, cashew cream, coriander and lemon. You’ll be coming back for more in no time!
Caramello Crunch | All Real Food, Wintergarden and Fortitude Valley
If you’re looking for gluten free breakfast on the run, check out our friends at All Real Food with their self-service cafes in Wintergarden, Queen Street and Valley Metro, Fortitude Valley. Their Caramello Crunch with layers of Barambah natural yoghurt, house made vanilla chia pudding and caramel coconut sauce topped with The Unrefined Neighbourhood honey granola is the sweetest way to start your day, gluten-free style!
Kitchen Baked Bean | Kitchen Sanitarium, CBD
Kitchen Sanitarium, at Eagle Street Pier, gives a modern gluten free twist to an old favourite. Their Kitchen Baked Beans with poached eggs, grilled haloumi and asparagus on gluten free sourdough, will have you coming back to sample the rest of the menu. That is if you can ever get past this dish; anything with haloumi gets us every time!
Cacao Waffles | Wholesomeness Café, Grange
Cacao waffles, umm, yes please! Wholesomeness Café in the Grange will sort you out with plenty of gluten free goodies, but when waffles are on the menu, there is no other choice. Served with vanilla yoghurt and berries, these bad boys will satisfy you no end.
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