Jack and Shanan’s at Palm Cove

We had lunch for 8 people here last Sunday. Not off to a great start when they didn’t have our booking which stipulated 2 coeliac guests.  We had a ten minute wait for a table while they got it together. The menu states Gluten Free Options available.  However waitress didn’t explain what GF options were…

Mi Piace in Sheridan Street Cairns

Enjoyed lunch at this new cafe/expresso bar last week.  In discussions with the chef who came out to our table he advised that he could convert most of the menu to gluten free.  I chose the pulled pork sandwich with salad (although the GF bread was ordinary) which was delicious.  Plenty of other options which…

NOA Restaurant Edge Hill Cairns

Lots of GF options on the lunch menu here. My choice was Beef Brisket Tacos (3) with fermented red cabbage, red onion, blue cheese dressing and jalapeno salsa.  Very filling meal and definitely not hot if you are worried about the jalapenos.  Hand cut chips are also GF and served with garlic aioli. This was…

Mama Coco Westcourt Cairns

A lot of Gluten Free options here. I chose Marinated Steak Burger on GF bread.  Next time I would ask for no bread at all as bread was a bit soggy on the bottom towards the end. Very tasty, steak was tender and the whole meal was very filling. Nice atmosphere and staff very helpful….

Ochre Restaurant Harbour Lights Cairns

Lunch at Ochre before Christmas.  Mention to wait staff Gluten Free and they came out with the menu with GF items highlighted.  Very pleased with that. Beef Fillet Satay was delicious and very filling. Dessert choices were fantastic.  I chose Davidson Plum Mousse and the presentation was beautiful and tasted devine. A great place for…

Splash on the Esplanade Cairns

Great meal for lunch at Splash Restaurant last Sunday on the Esplanade Cairns.  Wait staff were excellent and knew the difference between gluten intolerant and coeliac.  There are items on the menu listed as GF however staff will happily check with the kitchen anything you choose on the menu to make sure it is GF…

Vines Cafe at Limberlost Nursery Freshwater Cairns

We enjoyed a lovely lunch in very pleasant surroundings last Wednesday at Vines Cafe. We both ordered a three egg omelette which came with chutney, pesto and GF toast – this was very tasty, satisfying and beautifully presented. With coffee I had the GF Pineapple, Passionfruit and Coconut cake – absolutely delicious.  

Myer at Central Cairns – cafe upstairs

Limited gluten free choices for lunch here- soup which is usually GF was sold out however frittata with garden salad available.  I have had this before but yesterday it was particularly tasty. The serving was a good size. A couple of GF choices in the cakes however frittata and salad substantial enough as to leave…

Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill Esplanade Cairns

Revisited Mondo’s  on the weekend – not a lot of choice if you don’t want meat. The menu the first time can be confusing as the options that have gluten in them have (g) next to them and the gluten free options have (gf).  The menu hasn’t changed in years. None of the starters have…

Soul Kitchen Manunda Cairns

Great little casual dining kitchen/bakery on Hoare Street Cairns. 100% Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.  Open 10-2 Thursday Friday Saturday. We turned up for lunch on Saturday and ordered Grain Free Pizza and Wrap Star with side salad.  The pizza was served room temperature and my partner would have liked it warmer however we…

Lunch at Candy in Grafton Street Cairns

I dined at Candy in Grafton Street for lunch again. I ordered the Vegetarian Big Breakfast.  Breakfast is served all day. The roasted pumpkin and tomatoes were delicious as were the mushrooms, balsamic beetroot and crispy potatoes. The vegetables were definitely more interesting than the scrambled eggs served with them. The GF toast was ordinary…