My short guide to eating as a coeliac, gluten free in Sydney, mostly just brunch. I LOVE brunch.
Disclaimer: ALWAYS mention you are coeliac before ordering, never just choose the gluten free item on the menu. Chefs don’t want to make you ill, and with the knowledge of your allergy will take care and attention when preparing your food.
Gluten Free Breakfast or Brunch options
Sydney is incredible for gluten free brunch, every restaurant (pretty much) has gluten free bread, or GF marked on the menu. I would always recommend checking it’s coeliac safe, most if not all servers seemed to understand the difference between coeliac and gluten free.
Buddha Bowl, Newtown
If you want to try a delicious and jet lag beating Acai bowl, head to Buddha Bowl in Newtown.
The staff have an excellent understanding of coeliac disease and can make you on of the most beautiful (and delicious) bowls, make sure to add some of their nut butter!
Rising Sun Workshop
1C Whateley St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Rising Sun Workshop is communal motorcycle workshop and cafe serving probably the best gluten free avocado toast I have ever tasted!
Green chilli, egg, gf charcoal bread, pickled radish and furikake, just make sure to get your bread toasted separately and order a flat white - their coffee is single origin and delicious.
Unassuming café Barmuda has some of the best service I received as a coeliac in Sydney, I was inquiring about some of the dishes and the server offered up their french toast as an option!
Cooked separately, this french toast with honeycomb butter was unbelievable and one of my top tips for the area.
Motorcycle brand Deus Ex Machina has it’s own café which serves a series of gluten free brunch selections.
This is the Deus Huevos Rancheros, spiced black beans, smoked tomato salsa, sour cream, avocado, fried eggs, chorizo and has the tortilla swapped out for some separately toasted bread.
Make sure to let your server know you’re coeliac, as some of the dishes marked out as ‘GF’ aren’t.
Gluten Free Dinner
I stayed with friends and found the supermarkets in Sydney incredible for gluten free, it’s mostly mixed up with the regular food but the selection is vast and so I spent most meals eating in with friends.
69 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Saying that I do have one unbelievable recommendation, which sadly I do no have any food photos of but please check out their Instagram for lots of food porn! It’s one of those places that’s TOO GOOD to take pics. Great for GF/DF and any intolerance’s! We can pretty much eat everything.
Gluten Free Cakes
Black Star Pastry
Instagram famous Black Star Pastry has selection of seriously delicious gluten free cakes.
Take a long at that watermelon dream, not only is it an amazing cake, it can also quench your thirst for instagrammable contact (hah).
Gluten Free Doughnuts
If you go to Sydney and DON’T stop at Nutie Doughnuts, you are crazy, not only are these doughnuts made in a 100% gluten free environment, they are also probably the best gluten free doughnuts you will ever eat!
Loads of vegan options too and Balmain has an amazing park to picnic in. Just LOOK at those doughnuts.
If it says gluten free on the menu STILL ASK, servers in Sydney seem to understand coeliac disease, so it’s always a good idea to make your sever aware you aren’t doing a fad diet.
Australia has got to be the best place I have been EVER for gluten free!