I'm so glad i did my gluten free research before we went, it really does make it easier to have a list of places to try!
so where did we go and how was it?
Hanoi on Manning
10 Manning Street
we got takaway from Hanoi on Manning one night and it was very yum! even their spring rolls were gluten free (made with rice paper) so i'm guessing they have a coeliac in the family. would definitely recommend them - especially their beef salad.
40 Terralong Street
we also grabbed a couple of pizzas for the kids one night. dominos is dominos, not world class but did the job without making her sick ;)
82 Terralong Street
we went to cafe parkview ummmm 3 times i think LOL rora decided it was her fave and kept insisting we return. we had mixed service and food from so-so to great. i would recommend it though, mainly because our experience at short black was worse lol
Short Black Coffee cafe
88 Terralong St
we had brunch on our final day here and regretted it. the coffee was pretty good, the food was OK-ish, though i watched the chef toasting the gluten bread on the same grillplate used to cook all the bacon, fried eggs, tomatoes etc. i assume the gluten free bread was toasted on it also though that didn't occur to me til after we'd left so we spent the whole trip home waiting to see if rora would be sick or not :( luckily she'd selected poached eggs so they were safe :)
our meals took 40 minutes to arrive (we were STARVING by this time) and as we sat right across from the coffee machine and owner, we had an hour of listening to her berate her young staff. it seemed they were new and needed some guidance but a full hour of it was quite offputting.
other places we tried which were not on the list included:
Harbourview Thai Restaurant
48 Terralong Street Kiama NSW 2533
we had takeaway from here one night (we don't usually buy so much food when we camp but we had food storage issues lol). it was nice though not as nice as we get from our faves in canberra.
My Chocolate Shoppe
Shop 13, 106 Terralong Street, Kiama
we didn't actually eat here but we did buy handmade chocolates for my mum (to say thank you for looking after our menagerie) and they were all gluten free :)
they do have a full gluten free menu which i have just found and am now wishing we'd gone there to try it!
Photo of Cafe Parkview, by Emelia (8)