Brunch Goes Gluten-Free!

Going out for brunch is one of my favourite weekend treats! However, it can be hard to find gluten-free options amongst all the bread, pancakes, and waffles. In no particular order, here are our top picks for gluten-free brunch around the city.

Chez Tess

Chez Tess is very gluten-friendly, and their brunch menu is no exception. Sweet and savoury crepes, as well as benedict-style crepes, can all be made gluten-free. Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 on Sunday.


With five locations in HRM, Cora’s is one of the most popular breakfast places. There are plenty of gluten-free options, including fruit dishes, omelettes, and breakfast plates. Every location I have been to also stocks gluten-free bread for toast, and has gone out of their way to make my meal a great one.The hashbrowns are not gluten-free due to cross-contamination, so make sure to avoid them! All Cora locations are open from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sundays.

The Foggy Goggle

If you’re looking for gluten-free Eggs Benedict (with a gluten-free English muffin!), this is the place to go. They usually have several different varieties available, as well as gluten-free breakfast pizza. They’re also vegan friendly! Check out the menu here or stop by on Saturday or Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Wooden Monkey

The Monkey is one of the best places for gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan food. Their weekend menu features frittatas and Mexican breakfast, as well as some staples like nachos and pizza. And, they’re in both Halifax and Dartmouth now!

Pete’s Gluten-Free Eatery and Coffee Bar

This totally gluten-free eating spot features two kinds of gluten-free waffles (one of which is vegan) and seasonal Nova Scotian toppings on weekends from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

What’s your favourite spot for weekend brunch? Comment below and let us know!


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  1. #1 by bardicknowledge on April 18, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    A note: I’m at the Cora’s in Bedford and they don’t have gluten free bread and aren’t willing to replace it with anything else

    • #2 by glutenfree4hfx on April 18, 2014 - 2:22 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that 😦 Ironically that’s one that we haven’t been to, good to know for the future!

  2. #3 by Carley on August 12, 2015 - 11:19 am

    The tempo also has a really good gluten free brunch! The chefs are really good about no cross contamination! And there eggs benedict is very good!

    • #4 by glutenfree4hfx on August 12, 2015 - 2:15 pm

      That’s great to know – we often stay at the Delta so I will have to try it the next time we are there. 🙂

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