Foddies Cafe- GF & DF Pancakes and Iced Coffee with Soy Ice Cream

A stone's throw away from South Melbourne Beach on Victoria Ave is Foddies Cafe, the flagship cafe and retail store of the Foddies Specialty Food phenomenon. 

Foddies Specialty Food and Cafe is founded on the concept of the low FODMAP diet; the practice of eating fructose friendly food groups to help symptoms of IBS, improve gastrointestional and digestive health. Melbournian, Luke Lucas, the co-founder and operating manager at Foddies Cafe, personally observes the low FODMAP diet. He and his staff come from a background of understanding food intolerances and are truly there to ensure you have the most pleasant allergy-friendly dining experience.

Foddies pancakes GF & DF
The cafe's menu, by virtue of its ingredients, are by default low FODMAP. From there, you can choose a gluten-free and dairy-free version of the dish. My eyes literally bulged at the choices available to me. Too many to count! But I will list a few of particularly interesting dishes that I have had difficulty to find elsewhere. From its all-day breakfast menu: pancakes (chocoholic strawberry or caramelised banana), blueberry compote french toast and stewed rhubarb quinoa porridge with pumpkin-pie pepitas. The lunch menu: eggplant chips and sweet potato wedges, chicken parmagiana and four choices of pizza! 

I really could have ordered with abandon, but as the mantra for a foodie goes 'Savour one plate at a time,' I shall reserve my excitement for a return to Luke's cafe. This time around, I had mapled strawberry pancakes and iced coffee with soy ice cream. Next time, I will be all over the french toast and chocolate milkshake!

I am so stoked Albert Park Village win the bid to host the first Foddies Cafe; bringing to the southern suburbs something brilliant and unique- a low FODMAP cafe that is the emerging 'quinoa and kale' of the healthy food dining culture in Melbourne. 

Foddies Cafe is located at 181 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Melbourne, VIC

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