Ok Sydney, you can stop your endless google searching for gluten-free breakfast options. Save your data for more important things, like cat memes.
So whether you have a friend, or are that friend, we’ve put together an epic list of the best spots in Sydney that offer up a heap more than your usual salad-bar nonsense to satisfy your hungry gluten-free bellies!
No surprise, The Grounds serves up a mean selection of dishes for anybody looking for some gluten-free deliciousness (and all other food for that matter). This urban sanctuary has superfood muesli with almond yoghurt, caramelised banana and pumpkin seeds or the tasty smashed avocado on gluten-free toast (and trust us, it’s the best!).
O Organic Produce
This menu is a gluten-free dream. With no limit as to what you can order at O Cafe, there’s a myriad of healthy and delectable smoothies, salads and treats on offer. These guys serve up everything from braised Moroccan spiced lamb shanks (with yummy additions like tomato, herbs, potato mash and baby leaf) to buckwheat pancakes plated with blueberry agave syrup, date butter and fresh fruit.
An absolute winner when it comes to sharing the most nutritious and yummiest gluten-free snacks in Sydney. Henley’s makes all that health-stuff people are raving about super easy. You can choose from a bunch of gluten-free dishes like the quinoa goreng (a seriously good blend of chilli, coriander, egg and cucumber wedges) and wait for it… sweet potato and buckwheat waffles. These bad boys are topped with coconut candied bacon, vanilla bean coyo, banana, walnuts, berries and maple. Ever though healthy-eating was boring? Think again.
The Hill Eatery
Heads up Sydney, these guys have an all day breakfast (cue breakfast at 2pm). We don’t have to do much convincing here other than informing you that this crew also blessed us with Porch and Parlour (we’re seriously still thanking the foodie Gods for that one). Prepare for a menu big on home-style cooking… and cocktails… but they’re for later. When looking for gluten-free options, you won’t be shortchanged, the breakfast salad with poached eggs, kale, avocado and quinoa should be a staple in every cafe.
Marrickville & Annandale
Cornersmith is family-run and all about ethical food production, artisan coffee and locally sourced produce. Their menu is seasonal but their house-made pickles are available all year round. The thing we love most however is their gluten-free baking. You can even learn how different gluten-free flours work and most importantly, how to make delicious, adaptable recipes including pastry, biscuits and breads to wow your mates at home. So, can we decide to go gluten free?
Lox Stock And Barrel
So they might be boasting all things bagel and brioche (loads of them really) but the sibling duo that brought us Brown Sugar, (just around the corner), have not forgotten about those who need options of the gluten-free kind. Inspired by New York style delis, these guys are making getting up early for breakfast a pure dream. Start your day with simple eggs on toast (poached or scrambled) with homemade chutney or the classic avocado smash (featuring feta, lemon, mint, cherry tomatoes and radish) all with the option of gluten free bread.
Three Blue Ducks
Located at the top of a steep descent into the gem that is Bronte Beach, put simply, these guys know how to serve up an incredible morning feast. Where to even start… there’s a fresh breakfast poke with avocado, kimchi, seaweed, cucumber, soy, miring and a soft egg. It’s the kind of place where gf is a choice we all want to make and that will always get a big fat yes from us.
If you want to know what the epitome of health looks like, look no further (and it looks pretty good, just quietly). Youeni’s food is all about balance and overall wellbeing, sourcing fresh local produce and creating unprocessed meals… and we are totally fine with that. Especially when it comes in the form of berry and coconut muffins and damn delicious salted caramel and chocolate tarts. Dessert for breakfast anyone?
In the foodie precinct of Surry Hills, Rueben Hills resides down the infamous nook on Albion Street (basically, where you should be taking your taste buds every day). This little cafe draws inspiration from Central and South America with exotic twists on all your breakfast favourites. Double thumbs up for their soft baked eggs and gluten free tortillas.
If you haven’t been to Speedo… where on earth have you been? This is Bondi’s penultimate cafe (maybe more famous than Bondi Beach itself). Sitting high and mighty on the beach’s north end, eating breakfast against a backdrop of the salt and sand is a definite Sydney must. And these guys know how to gluten-free. Choose anything from a green goodness bowl with poached eggs, avocado, chickpea and kale crumbs to a delectable coconut chia pot with cocowhip, berries, melon and vegan granola for a sweet start to your day.
Nelson Road Tuckshop
We give you the classic corner tuckshop…. for adults. Nelson Road is the tasty creation from the same husband and wife dream team that brought us Bellagio Cafe in Waverley, meaning the food here is nothing short of absolutely mouth-watering. Across the board you’ll find colourful spreads, the tastiest gluten-free bread around and a menu boasting nutritional and simple ingredients that make for some amazing flavour combinations.
Bread and Circus Whole Food Canteen
This healthy and delicious nook is plugged into a warehouse that reels in a crowd on the regular. In it’s bustling domain you’ll find a menu that changes daily but central to its influence are organic and vegetarian options like their “Breakfast with Gwyneth" which serves up sautéed white quinoa, kale and mixed green with garlic and chilli all under two fried biodynamic eggs. However the bircher with fresh fruit and silky vegan coconut yoghurt is pretty damn tasty too. Good luck choosing, you’re better of just getting both.
Bondi & Newtown
So this kitchen is kind of a special one. Sadhana’s menu is 100% plant-based, with nourishing whole foods that are gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free (So it’s pretty much your go-to for all things health). All food is made from scratch including their stand-out breakfast item the eggs benedict; gluten-free English muffin, topped with spinach, avocado, 2 eggs (made with coconut and sweet potato), mushrooms and vegan hollandaise sauce!
Egg of the Universe
It started as a yoga school but now Egg of the Universe serves up delicious and wholesome breakfasts from a menu that’s pretty much entirely gluten-free. So then where do we even start? Our favourites are the super food granola which is an awesome whip-up of dehydrated buckwheat, nuts, fresh fruit, maple syrup and cashew cream. However the sweet potato and buckwheat pancakes are also a hit. And so is the pork shoulder with sweet potato cakes. Let’s be honest, these guys have won over all gluten-free bellies.
Image credit: Federica Portentoso, Speedos Cafe