When it comes to eating different, this incredible Brighton café and restaurant has your every need covered - whether you’re a coeliac, a by-choice gluten-free eater, dairy-free, or a FODMAP fanatic. The first FODMAP café in Melbourne, Fox In The Box is somewhat of a hidden gem. Both the Brighton café’s menu and its chef’s expertise make it one of the best allergy-friendly cafes you’ll ever dine in…And you won’t even know you’re eating allergy-friendly food!
While FODMAP, dairy-free, gluten free, and fructose-friendly foods might usually mean a substitution that’s lacking in both flavour and creativity, Fox In The Box is a saviour for foodies who want to keep their body in balance. With brunch, lunch, dinner, and special occasion menus, as well as sweet treats, it’s the perfect venue for that mid-week lunch with an intolerant mate, or for a group gathering when there are a few different dietary concerns in the mix.
The venue’s owner, Tim Byrne - who you might know as the @intolerant_chef - has been helping Melburnians eat well for 4 years. With a focus on allergy-friendly classics, Tim founded the FODMAP café in Melbourne to give intolerant eaters both incredible dining options and a place to come for advice – think gluten-free pies, breadless burgers, and fructose-free duck confit and Bolognese (that means no tomatoes, and it still tastes amazing!). A foodie and a trained chef, he can even conjure up an off-the-menu, bespoke, mouth-watering dish that addresses your own specific concerns, no matter what your needs.
Luckily for you sweet-toothed Listers, Brighton café Fox In The Box specialises in delicious desserts too - so you can indulge in some award-winning lemon meringue pie, chocolate ganache-filled pudding, and a daily selection of pastries, without having to worry. And, being 100% gluten free there is no chance of cross contamination - ever!
When it comes to allergy-friendly cafes in Melbourne, Fox In The Box really sets the benchmark for understanding food intolerance, flavours and, most of all, the joy of dining out with friends. Book in for your very own foodie experience, and we can guarantee you’ll be coming back for more in no time!
> Call 03 9596 0133 to book your table
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