When looking for a recommendation, we often ask a friend, a parent, a partner for their thoughts and ideas. Why not a local? There is no better way to experience a place than through the eyes of a local.

Today we speak to Rachel, mother to a child, recently diagnosed with coeliac disease.  With this diagnosis came a significant learning curve for her and her family, understanding what he could and couldn’t eat to feel well again.  At first dining at home was the first instinct, but with a love of food and exploring the region, through careful research the family has built a list of local favourites who offer delicious gluten free options that the whole family can enjoy. We share their top tips for others in the community challenged with restrictive diets.

The Original Gluten Free & Specialist Foods Store – Mornington

The Original Gluten Free & Specialist Foods Store – Mornington

The owners of this business describe themselves as a business born “from a house full of hungry women”. A mother and her four daughters were all diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and saw the need to develop a destination for people struggling with restrictive diets.  The focus was sourcing products that weren’t just gluten free, but specialty food that was suitable for everyone.

  • Run by two lovely sisters who can recommend with personal experience
  • Diverse range of delicious products, from pantry, condiments, chilled and frozen to snack foods.
  • Shop in store or online for all dietary needs.
  • Great range of ready-made meals, the family size lasagnes are epic!
  • Frozen pastry, pizza bases or breads available.
  • Lollies, sweets, frozen cupcakes make this a great option when sending your child to a kid’s party with their own gluten free care package.

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Rebel Donuts – Mornington

Baked fresh daily, this shop is donut lovers’ heaven! Finding a gluten free donut that tastes good is like the holy grail. The rebel team make donuts to suit all dietary requirements, nut free, dairy free, gluten free, vegan.

  • Enjoy the gluten-free Cinna-Roo made with pure Ceylon cinnamon and sugar mix.
  • You must try the Gluten-Free OG - with pure Tongan vanilla bean on a delicious, light and fluffy gluten-free donut.
  • Anything but ugly – the Gluten-free Pineapple Ugly is perfect for those looking to take away that sweet holiday flavour.
  • Great place to source the supplies to create a gluten free donut cake stack that everyone will enjoy for a special occasion.

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The Good Food Bakery, Mornington

Good Food Bakery & Provedore – Mornington

Dedicated gluten free bakery that proudly offers good food for all the family to enjoy.

  • Warm, welcoming staff in an unassuming, intimate café
  • Delicious baked goods – sausage rolls, pies, vanilla slices and donuts that will make your mouth water.
  • Great coffee and sandwiches for a cosy dine in option.
  • Can order cakes for special occasions – select from a great ongoing range or work with the head baker to custom make one for your own dietary needs.
  • Scrumptious range of bread rolls and loaves to take home.

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Le Feu Gluten Free Vietnamese – Mornington

Le Feu Gluten Free Vietnamese – Mornington

Using fresh quality products, Le-Feu Cuisine offers an Innovative style of dining - Vietnamese with French-influence. The menu is free of dairy, peanut and gluten. Low-FODMAP is available upon request.

  • Intimate space with warm atmosphere
  • Delicious range of dishes the whole family can enjoy confident that it is prepared as completely gluten free.
  • Gluten free beer available (for the grown-ups!)

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Paletto Pops – Mount Eliza

Paletto Pops – Mount Eliza

​A new twist on traditional Gelato, offers 100% gluten free gelato and sorbet, accredited by Coeliac Australia.

  • Cool, quirky interior sets the scene for a delicious flavour adventure, all packaging is designed to impress.
  • A wide range of flavours on offer, from classic Vanilla to luxe Sicilian Pistachio. It includes Vegan options and even a puppy menu!
  • Can hire a Paletto Cart stocked with ice cream to bring a cool gluten free twist to a party.

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The Cheese Cake Shop – Mornington

The Cheese Cake Shop – Mornington

Known as a well-loved destination for all things sweet for celebrations, this dessert destination also offers Gluten Free cake options.

  • Order ahead to secure a delicious gluten free version of their much-loved chocolate cake that is baked, decorated and sealed off the premises, accredited by Coeliac Australia.
  • A sweet staple that always goes down well at every family gathering.

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Kidz Shed – Hastings

Affordable indoor play centre for families to enjoy whatever the weather.

  • Fun, friendly, safe and clean environment.
  • Varied play areas for children ranging from 0- 12 years, including multi level climbing structure, tunnel slide, fenced soft toddler play area.
  • Catering for allergies promoted as specialty – extensive range of gluten free products available as well as vegetarian and dairy fee.
  • Good coffee for the parents (Lavazza)!
  • Wheelchair friendly and baby changing facilities available.

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Two Bays Brewery, Dromana

Two Bays Brewery (one for the grown-ups!) – Dromana

Following his diagnosis with Coeliac Disease, owner Richard Jeffares set out on a mission – making sure every person avoiding gluten could have access to great gluten free beer.  He built a dedicated gluten free brewery.

  • Nine gluten free beers on tap to enjoy (beers are all vegan too!)
  • All drinks, snacks and meals are gluten free in this gluten free zone.
  • Take-away pizza available when the Taproom is open.

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As our local businesses continue to reinvent local experiences, we can all make a difference. Stay, play and explore local – you might be surprised what you rediscover in your own backyard.

Find lots of great local things to see and do at one of our Visitor Information Centres by stopping by or calling to chat with one of our friendly local experts.

Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre
Address: 359B Point Nepean Road, Dromana. Phone: 03 59501579


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