Melbourne is home to a wide range of gluten-free restaurants in the CBD and surrounding suburbs. Whether you’re in the mood for Japanese, Mexican, Italian cuisine, or anything in-between, the city can provide what you’re looking for. 

Are you looking for some gluten-free restaurants in Melbourne? Here are our favourite spots in the CBD and surrounding suburbs that are worth a visit. 

Melbourne CBD 

Chocolate Buddha

Melbourne GF

When we’re in the mood for Japanese, we head to Chocolate Buddha to enjoy their fresh range of sushi – with some gluten-free options plotted throughout the menu. They have steamed noodle dumplings, grilled skewers, salmon teriyaki, and more. As for dessert, there’s also chocolate peanut butter mud cake, caramel chocolate mousse, and Black Forest Tartufo – yum!

Hours: Sunday and Monday (11:30 am to 9:30 pm) Tuesday to Saturday (11:30 am to 10 pm)

Address: Federation Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Mamasita 

Whether you’re stopping by for lunch or dinner, Mamasita on Collins Street offers a range of gluten-free Mexican dishes that can’t be missed. We enjoy the tacos, quesadillas, and tostaditas – with gluten-free options available on request. For more information or to plan your visit to Mamasita, head over to the restaurant’s website. 

Hours: Sunday to Wednesday (5 pm to 10 pm) Thursday to Saturday (12:30 pm to 11 pm) 

Address: Level 1/11 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Seedling Cafe 

Melbourne GF

We love the Seedling Cafe in Flinders Lane because it’s 100% gluten-free, making it a great spot to stop by and enjoy a delicious breakfast. They have plenty of fresh options to choose from on the menu, including fruit toast, smashed avo, breakfast boards, açai bowls, salads, and heaps more. Head over to the Seedling Cafe website to browse the full menu or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Monday to Friday (7 am to 4 pm) 

Address: 275 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Bodega Underground 

The food at Bodega Underground is 100% gluten-free, with plenty of delicious Mexican dishes to satisfy everyone. They have a variety of taco flavours, such as black bean, green bean, sweet potato, pork, fish, and ox tongue – you can’t go wrong. On the starters menu, there’s lamb riblets, roasted cauliflower, and duck chilaquiles. We suggest sticking around for dessert, with the choice between sweet corn cake and rice pudding with cinnamon crumble.

Hours: Monday and Tuesday (4 pm to 3 am) Wednesday to Friday (12 pm to 3 am) Saturday and Sunday (11:30 am to 3 am) 

Address: 55 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Mediterraneo Charcoal Restaurant 

Melbourne GF

All of the main menu items at the Mediterraneo Charcoal Restaurant are gluten-free, with plenty of options to satisfy everyone. The menu includes fish, seafood kebabs, stuffed peppers, lamb cutlets, goulash, kangaroo tenderloin, and more. For more information or to see the full menu, head to the Mediterraneo Charcoal Restaurant website. 

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday (6 pm to 10 pm) Sunday. Thursday and Friday (12 pm to 2:30 pm; 6 pm to 10 pm) 

Address: 116 Bridport St, Albert Park VIC 3206

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Spudbar 

The Spudbar is located on Lonsdale Street, serving up a gluten-free and low sugar menu. The menu includes poke and oven-baked potato in plenty of flavours. We find it hard to choose between the bacon and cheese, Mexican chicken, meat-lovers, pulled pork, chilli bean and salsa, and Hawaiian – it’s all good. Head over to the website to see the full menu or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Saturday (10 am to 7 pm) Thursday and Friday (10 am to 9 pm) Sunday (10 am to 6 pm) 

Address: Level 3 Emporium Melbourne Shopping Centre, 287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Hella Good 

Melbourne GF

Hella Good dishes out plenty of souvlaki flavours, which can be made gluten-free upon request. Flavours include marinated lamb, chicken, vegan, and more. Otherwise, there are snack packs, naked souvlaki, and greek salad. We think dessert is also a must, with homemade rice custard with cinnamon on offer. Head over to the Hella Good website for more information or to see the full menu. 

Hours: Sunday and Monday (11 am to 1 am) Tuesday (11 am to 3 am) Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (11 am to 5 am) Saturday (11 am to 12 am)  

Address: 7 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Melbourne Suburbs 

Sweet Salt 

Sweet Salt is located in Northcote, with heaps of gluten-free options scattered throughout their menu. We love the gluten-free battered/ grilled fresh fish – with the choice of salmon, flathead, snapper, whiting, barramundi, grenadier, or local gummy. Gluten-free small sides like dim sims, potato cakes, onion rings, and chicken nuggets are also on offer. For dessert, there’s banana fritter, pineapple fritter, or fried snickers bars. Head over to the Sweet Salt website to browse the full selection or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (11:30 am to 9 pm) Friday and Saturday (11:30 am to 10 pm) 

Address: 296 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

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Ciao Mamma 

Melbourne GF

For those in the mood for delicious Italian cuisine, Ciao Mamma in Brunswick serves up plenty of gluten-free favourites to choose from. We enjoy the gluten-free bread, olives, arancini balls, calamari, and more. There’s also Italian coleslaw, Caprese salad, garden salad, Napoletana, bolognese, pesto, mushroom Maria, carbonara, and more. Dessert is also covered, with panna cotta, caffe creme, vanilla ice cream, gelato, almond and coconut cake, and doughnuts with Nutella.

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday (5:30 pm to 9 pm) Thursday (5:30 pm to 10 pm) Friday and Saturday (12 pm to 3 pm; 5:30 pm to 10 pm) Sunday (12 pm to 3 pm; 5:30 pm to 9 pm)

Address: 3 Union St, Brunswick VIC 3056

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Hemp Kitchen

When we’re looking for a gluten-free brunch spot in St Kilda, we swing by the Hemp Kitchen. We love that their menu is Coeliac Australia accredited and includes a variety of mouthwatering dishes to satisfy everyone. They have hemp toast, granola, pancakes, porridge, smashed avo, and heaps more. To drink, there’s fresh juice, hemp kombucha, tea, soft drinks, and coffee. Otherwise, stop by for lunch or dinner for plenty of modern Italian dishes.

Hours: Monday to Thursday (5 pm to 9:30 pm) Friday (5 pm to 10 pm) Saturday (10 am to 10 pm) Sunday (10 am to 9:30 pm) 

Address: 1/173-177 Barkly St, St Kilda VIC 3182

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Cafe Strada 

Melbourne GF

Cafe Strada in Ivanhoe has an extensive gluten-free bread selection to suit everyone. The lineup includes Turkish, white, seed loaf, buckwheat and chia loaf, oregano flatbread, quinoa loaf, pizza bases, hot cross buns, and more. Head to the Cafe Strada website to see the full selection or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Monday to Sunday (8 am to 4 pm) 

Address: 197 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe VIC 3079

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La Tortilleria 

If you’re looking for a gluten-free Mexican feed, we suggest heading over to La Tortilleria in Kensington to enjoy their extensive menu. The menu includes plenty of delicious dishes, such as quesadillas, tostadas, ceviches, and plenty more. See the La Tortilleria website for more information or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Monday to Thursday (5:30 pm to 9 pm) Friday and Saturday (12 pm to 9:30 pm) Sunday (12 pm to 9 pm) 

Address: 72 Stubbs St, Kensington VIC 3031

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Shop 225

Melbourne GF

Another worthy gluten-free Italian spot located in Pascoe Vale South is Shop 225, with a gluten-free accredited menu to enjoy. The menu features an array of favourites that always leave us feeling satisfied. This includes arancini, bruschetta, gnocchi, spaghetti carbonara, fettuccine nere, and more. There’s also gluten-free pizza on offer, with flavours such as Margherita, parma, Melo, ortolana, fruitti di mare, and more. To finish off the meal, we enjoy the tiramisu, panna cotta, or pizza Nutella. To browse the full menu or to plan your visit to Shop 225, head to the restaurant’s website.

Hours: Monday to Thursday (5 pm to 9:30 pm) Friday to Sunday (11:30 am to 9:30 pm) 

Address: 225 Melville Rd, Pascoe Vale South VIC 3044

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Saba’s Ethiopian 

If you’re in the mood for something a bit different, be sure to check out Saba’s Ethiopian to enjoy their massive gluten-free menu. The selection includes birsen, duba, dinish, biray kulwa, tel sebhi, kosal salata, and more. There are also vegan and vegetarian options available. For more information or to browse the entire menu, head to the Saba’s Ethiopian website. 

Hours: Tuesday to Thursday (5:30 pm to 10:30 pm) Friday to Sunday (12 pm to 3 pm; 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm) 

Address: 328 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Fox In The Box 

Melbourne GF

Brighton’s Fox In The Box is a great spot to enjoy a gluten-free meal, with no gluten contained in any of their food. Sit back and enjoy their delicious dishes, such as scallops, chicken schnitzel, salmon, pork belly, roasted lamb, scotch fillet, and more. There’s even a kid’s menu with heaps of gluten-free options, including pasta, fish and chips, salt and pepper calamari, and chicken schnitzel strips. Head to the website for more information or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Tuesday to Thursday (10:30 am to 3 pm) Thursday to Saturday (10:30 am to 3 pm; 6 pm to 10 pm) 

Address: 169 Martin St, Brighton VIC 3186

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Foddies Cafe 

The Foddies Cafe is home to a wide range of delicious burger flavours to choose from, with gluten-free buns available. There’s classic cheeseburgers, southern fried chicken, the double, crumbed eggplant, waffle chicken, pulled beef burger, and Mac and cheese burger. For more information or to see the full menu, head to the Foddies Cafe website. 

Hours: Monday to Friday (7 am to 3:30 pm) Saturday and Sunday (8 am to 3:30 pm) 

Address: 393 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124

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Cafe Henkel 

Melbourne GF

We like to head to Cafe Henkel in Brunswick to take advantage of their all-day breakfast menu, which is entirely gluten-free. They have plenty of brekky favourites, such as toast, muesli, French toast, a big brekky, eggs Royale, and more. Otherwise, we can stop by for lunch and dig into salad, burgers, and frittatas. For more information or to plan your visit to Cafe Henkel, see the restaurant’s website. 

Hours: Monday to Friday (7 am to 3 pm) Saturday and Sunday (8 am to 3 pm). 

Address: 102 Henkel St, Brunswick VIC 3056

Website: Click here

Fatto A Mano 

Whether you’re craving sweet or savoury, Fatto A Mano has plenty of gluten-free items on their menu to satisfy everyone. This includes loaves of bread, almond biscotti, rolls, brownies, quiches, pies, hot cross buns, and more. With the variety on offer, there’s a little something to satisfy everyone. See the Fatto A Mano website for the full menu or to plan your visit. 

Hours: Tuesday to Friday (6 am to 6 pm) Saturday (6 am to 3 pm)

Address: 228 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Dench Bakers 

Melbourne GF

Located in Fitzroy North, Dench Bakers also has gluten-free loaves of bread and a pastries menu to choose from. On the bread menu, there’s sourdough and lightly yeasted. Otherwise, the pastries selection includes croissants, danishes, slices, cakes, and biscuits – perfect for when we’re looking for something sweet. See the website to browse the full collection or to plan your visit to the Dench Bakers. 

Hours: Monday to Saturday (7 am to 3:30 pm) Sunday (7:30 am to 3:30 pm) 

Address: 109 Scotchmer St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

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Gluten-Free Restaurants in Melbourne 

Melbourne is home to a large number of restaurants, cafes and bakeries that have a gluten free menu. From Japanese to Italian and everything in between, there is something gluten-free in Melbourne for everyone.