Foddies Cafe- FODMAP & Gluten-Free Cafe

Foddies Café, the flagship cafe and retail store of Foddies Specialty Food phenomenon, has cemented itself into the hearts and stomachs of Melbourne's health conscious foodies, and in particular, people with food allergies and intolerances.

The specialty food product enterprise, Foddies, is the pioneer producer of FODMAP and fructose-friendly food in Australia. To date, their café is the only one in Victoria which caters for this exclusive diet.

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Matcha Pancakes! As you can imagine, it is a wildly popular weekend special. Gluten-free and Dairy-free.
What is FODMAP you ask? Briefly, in layman term, FODMAP is an acronym (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) referring to complex molecules found in food which can be poorly absorbed by some people, leading to gastrointestinal issues such as IBS. Eating a low FODMAP diet has been found to help gastrointestinal health issues. There is a wealth of scientific research and consumer information on FODMAP, and you can learn about it here. 

French Toast with gluten-free bread. Beautifully delicious. Gluten-free and Dairy-free
As previously mentioned, Foddies is the first cafe in Melbourne specializing in low FODMAP diet.  The range of food on their menu is exciting. For light munchers, there are gluten-free and dairy-free cookies, brownies and muffins. Going big, we have brunch favourites: eggs, pancakes, french toasts and porridge, chicken parma and pizza on its all day breakfast and lunch menu.

Pulled Pork Burger with sweet potato chips and vegan cheese. Gluten-free and Dairy-free. 
Many dishes are or can be made gluten-free and dairy-free. Foddies is one of the safest places for coeliacs and gluten-intolerant to dine at. Its kitchen and food service area have a dedicated gluten-free section, where gluten-free dishes are exclusively prepared in its designated appliances, utensils and cookwares. This ensures zero cross-contamination with gluten-based dishes. 

Soy Chai Latte. Chai Tea leaves are slowly brewed in soymilk. Not from powdered mixes!
There are many things I like about Foddies: their food, their location (<20m to South Melbourne Beach), their welcoming staff, and last but not least, their consideration for people requiring plant-based milk.

Unlike cafes who place a surcharge from fifty cents to a whole dollar on your soy latte, Foddies offers milk-alternatives, such as almond, soy and coconut milk, fuss-free. By getting coffee at Foddies, already you are saving money!

Lemon Meringue Pancakes. Gluten-free and Dairy-free
Foddies' thorough provisions ensure that coeliacs, gluten-intolerant, lactose-intolerant, people on low FODMAP and low-histamine diets can revel in dining out worry-free. Moreover, the food is gorgeously presented and tasty as can be. The combination of these qualities is the reason why I hold Foddies Café to the highest esteem.

Foddies is located at 181 Victoria Ave, Albert Park, Melbourne, VIC

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