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Goodness Gracious Organic and Gluten Free Café

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by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published August 24th 2012
Organic and gluten free food at reasonable price
Who says organic and gluten free eating has to be expensive? Because it's certainly not these guys. The Goodness Gracious Organic and Gluten Free Café in Yandina was a delightful find in a hinterland town that stands out from the crowd.
Welcome to Goodness Gracious
Welcome to Goodness Gracious

The café is set up in what looks like used to be someone's home. You can make out what used to be the front porch, the living room and a couple of bedrooms. Not that they resemble that now at all – the place is packed with organic goodies from fresh foods to long life products. They've also amassed quite a collection of vintage goodies from photos and postcards to couches and tables – it was like a step back in time when I walked in. Don't worry, there was still plenty of goods from this day and age as well, including some T-shirts, candles, body care products and other random bits and bobs.
Did not expect to find this here
Did not expect to find this here

While it looked quite cluttered, everything had its place. Someone more patient than myself interested in this type of stuff could spend a lot of time picking through absolutely everything they had on the shelves. It was good to see them supporting the locals as well – I noticed a shelf dedicated to books by local authors.
They have shelves full of organic goodies here
They have shelves full of organic goodies here

After a short walk around we made our way up to order our breakfast. They had a good selection here of savoury and sweet foods sure to satisfy the fussiest of eaters from muffins and cakes to muesli, pancakes and eggs.
The Farmhouse Breaky with a bit of extra bacon
The Farmhouse Breaky with a bit of extra bacon

I ended up going with the Farmhouse Breaky for $13 - a great price considering what it contained. This meal had a baked tomato, spicy baked beans, baby spinach, shaved parmesan, mushrooms and my choice of eggs on toasts. I lashed out for a bit of bacon for $3 extra - and it was a generous amount I may add. They had a good range of hot and cold drinks as well so I ended up going for the mocha.
Buckwheat and dill pikelets with poached eggs, fresh hollandaise sauce and tomato
Buckwheat and dill pikelets with poached eggs, fresh hollandaise sauce and tomato

Given all the room they have taken up decking out the store there didn't feel like much left for those of us who were lining up to order food and drinks at the same time. It felt like the gentleman standing behind me was right on top of me. This was honestly the only negative I could think of when sitting down to write this review.
Lots of little goodies for sale
Lots of little goodies for sale

When we grabbed a seat outside I noticed the trend of mismatching items had continued. Our table looked like a fold-away you would take away camping with you on a weekend away while our chairs were like something I used to sit on in high school. This isn't a bad thing, quite the opposite. I loved it, it just showed that the place had plenty of personality and character.
Making up their minds
Making up their minds

The food was great and surprisingly filling and very tasty, everything went together so well and I was happy to see my poached eggs cooked just as I'd asked. Normally I've got room to polish off my partner's plate when she can't finish her's off but I found myself pleasantly stuffed at the end of my meal. The mocha was great as well, it's certainly got a different taste to the usual one you expect to find in a big brand coffee shop, I guess that's the organic difference.
Popular with the locals
Popular with the locals

Goodness Gracious was certainly my reaction after leaving this neat little café – and I mean that in a good way. It's nice to have somewhere on the Sunshine Coast where organic and gluten free food doesn't cost you an arm and a leg. I think I'll be making excuses in the future to visit Yandina just to stop by this place.
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Why? Cheap organic and gluten free food that's filling and to enjoy a quirky cafe in one of the Sunshine Coast's best hinterland towns
When: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Saturday 7am-2pm
Phone: 07 5446 8444
Where: 3 Conn Street, Yandina
Cost: Food ranges in price from $10-$30. Various prices for other items in store.
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