We all know the standard city spots to get a smashed avo on gluten free toast, so where do you head outside of that for something a little more adventurous? This list of 25 breakfast spots (and a few favourite dishes!) will be sure to make your mouth water, and encourage you to explore your gluten-free options a bit further this weekend.
Here are Melbourne’s best gluten-free breakfasts.
Hawk and Hunter
Try the open omelette with roasted pumpkin, purple sweet potato, zucchini & grilled haloumi. A gluten free, protein rich start to the day, thanks to Hawk and Hunter.
For something a bit different, go for the Haloumi Breakky at Truman Cafe, which includes pumpkin, leek and sesame smash on gluten free grain bread, with poached eggs, grilled haloumi and topped with kale pesto.
Fox In the Box
Melbourne’s first fodmap café, Fox In The Box, is home to the best gluten free bacon and egg sandwich around, as well as heaps of other tasty gluten free options.
Polenta Nuggets with avocado puree, cured salmon, herb cream, soy salt and a poached egg makes for an epic brekkie at Baba Sus.
Sweet delights like banana bread french toast with macerated strawberries, marscapone, maple comb and freeze-dried raspberry make Red Robyn a sweet-tooth fave.
Third Wave Café
Spicy ratatouille baked eggs is a great start to the day: A slightly spicy mix of eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, tomatoes, baked with chorizo and 2 free range eggs.
The crushed peas with mint, chilli, feta and poached eggs on house made gluten free bread at Le Chien is a winner.
Museli with honey, yoghurt and berries is SO much better in Collingwood café Tomboy than at home.
Admiral Cheng Ho
The Crazy Jimbo really is crazy – crazy good. Polenta bread with almond feta, sautéed kale, seasonal vegetables, tangy beetroot relish and basil cashew cream make for a delicious breakfast.
Turners Bakehouse Eatery
The standard menu items can all be made into gluten free options, but on this occasion, skip breakfast and eat dessert first. The orange and almond cake is better than any breakfast anyway.
Monk Bodhi Dharma
PANCAKES!! A serving of buckwheat apple pancakes with cinnamon ice cream, maply syrup, vanilla bean whipped cream and dehydrated apple chips at Monk Bodhi Dharma will set you up for a killer day ahead.
Dig into a Mediterranean style omelette, complete with olives, fresh mint, tomato, chorizo and feta, which is served with gluten free toast.
Yong Green Food
The guys at Yong Green don’t start until 12 noon, but worth the visit for the fried organic quinoa patties with veggies and spices, with coconut chilli sauce.
The Resident Café
Museli with vanilla yoghurt and seasonal fruit is a weekday staple at Ashburton favourite The Resident.
Rupert and the Fig
Go for the mouth-wateringly delicious buckwheat cinnamon French toast with glazed orange, raspberries and clotted cream.
Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine
Who says travel food shouldn’t be just as good as your local? Seasonal mushrooms and goat’s cheese omelette with Spanish tarragon are a fantastic pre-flight meal.
The breakfast super salad at tranquil café-restaurant Second Home will keep you going all day – expect broccoli, peas, mint, kale, French radish, quinoa, avocado, smoked yoghurt with a poached egg on top.
Elsternwick and Hawthorn
Gluten free bagels and schnitzels! Enough said.
Square and Compass
Crunchy peanut butter, heirloom tomatoes, salt and pepper peanuts on toast. Has Square and Compass created the most perfect flavour combo ever…?
Interesting breakfast options – more of a brunch perhaps? – but we love the lemon, dill, sumac and tea cured ocean trout, served with freshly shaved horseradish crème fraiche, avocado mousse, crushed peas, a soft boiled egg and gluten free toast.
Try to resist the surrounding gluten-heavy baked treats at Chez Dre and focus on the gluten-free asparagus and chorizo poached eggs with potato crisps, chèvre, grilled ciabatta and red pepper purée.
Eggs their way, with house chilli dressing, shallots, salted shrimps and thai greens. Cheers, Nora!
St Kilda West
As far as big brekkies go, this one at Cowderoy's Dairy has all the trimmings. Two poached eggs, bacon, avocado, mushrooms and Meredith fetta on gluten free toast. Enjoy.
Eggs your way is complemented by stuffed mushrooms (drool!), tomatoes and bacon at Brother Nancy.
The Kettle Black
You probably haven’t had all the gluten free options on this menu yet, so try the chilli scrambled eggs with cured Flinders Island Wallaby and feta next time you're at Kettle Black.
…And if you do want avo on toast, the best is the avocado on gluten free toast with Meredith Dairy soft feta, chilli, mint, avocado oil and lemon with a poached egg at Crabapple.
If you want more gluten-free foodie inspiration, check out this recipe for gluten free, vegan truffles.
Image credit: Admiral Cheng Ho