I can’t see how you could hate anything about Elceed—it’s like saying something mean about your granny, and I know (well I hope) nothing bad is ever said about anyone over 70. Elceed isn’t quite that old (it only opened last year), but it’s just as lovely: dainty tea cups, homemade baked goods (always a winner), and jars for water glasses. Your nanna would approve.
Down the North Melbourne end of Queensberry, it’s not somewhere I go very often but I go there for Elceed. As I go crazy over eggs, I can never decide what to get because all the breakfast dishes sound amazing. Thankfully they serve gluten free bread, and to be honest I don’t mind that the bread is shitty because everything else is that good. A personal fave is the poached eggs with haloumi, roast tomato, rocket + homemade pesto. The poached eggs (which are always perfect) with avocado and spiced seeds is really good (if you love avo) and has a crunch to it. As well as this they have daily specials like pies and soups, and always have fresh brownies, muffins and slices—usually at least one of which is gluten free. And every time I go there they’ve invented a better batch of iced tea—last time it was vanilla, lemon and cranberry.
Elceed is Melbourne vintage nanna-chic at it’s best. I think the breakfast menu is best, and you definitely have more than a few gluten free options.
Melbourne, gluten free.
This blog is about something I love and something I hate. I love food, and I hate being coeliac.
Not being able to eat bread sucks. I can't count the amount of times I've been close to tears because 'I'm just really hungry and I just can't eat anything and I just want a sandwich!'. All I ask for is some gluten-free bread and a token flourless orange cake—and I adore it if I can find something more. Constantly prowling for gluten free anything in my lovely city MELBOURNE and I sometimes try to cook gluten free versions of delicious things that usually contain gluten. My favourite thing to do is go out for brunch and a coffee, and I'm an egg-fiend with an over-exerted sweet tooth.