It used to be absolute torture being coeliac or gluten intolerant because it meant that you had to miss out on some of, in our opinion, the best foods ever invented.

Never could they taste freshly cooked bread, or a warm buttery croissant or the deliciousness of a sausage roll dipped in tomato sauce.

But luckily now there’s so many alternative options available for those who can’t eat gluten! So much so that a 100% gluten-free cafe has opened up in Sydney’s CBD!

Wholegreen Bakery only serves gluten-free products and following the success of their current store in Waverly, a new store has opened up in the city.

The second store is located on Clarence Street in the CBD and is much bigger than the OG store in Waverly to accommodate for larger groups.

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We are OPENING TOMORROW in the city!! We still have a rather long list of things to do 😬 but come rain or shine or slightly wet paint, we will open at 7am on Thursday March 5 in the fabulous Harry Seidler building with the gloriously swirly staircase 💫 We are rocking a whole new look here at 257 Clarence, from Thonet Bentwood chairs and a newly reupholstered banquette, to an oversized communal table (designed and built by Peter 👏) and beautiful light pendants. Many thanks to Sarah @lifesize_studio for her aesthetic wisdom and flair, and Peter for being the legend that he is. Food wise, you'll find our usual sweet and savoury lineup. But croissants and other pastries will be available EVERY DAY not just on Fridays and Saturdays 💃🏽 We're also licensed so you can now enjoy a cheeky tipple 🍷 🍽 And we're open until 6.30pm, so you can pop in for a quick bite or pick up bread on your way home from work. Oh, and if you're running late in the mornings, we have a coffee cart on the street from 7am ☕️ . Location: 257 Clarence St, in the foyer of Alliance Francaise 🇫🇷 . Opening hours: 7am–6.30pm, Monday–Friday and Saturday, 7am-3pm Can't wait to see you here from TOMORROW! . . 📷@52suburbs . . #glutenfreeinnovation #teamwork #sydneycafe #glutenfree #coeliac #freshlybaked #freshproduce #realfood #welovewhatwedo 🥰 #easternsuburbs #waverleybakery #sydneyfood @afsydney

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They’re also baking their goods six days a week so that every product is available every day, unlike at the Waverly location where some treats are only available on certain days.

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So what sort of gluten free products do they sell? We’re talking various types of sourdough bread (made from organic quinoa, sunflower oil and organic brown rice syrup), baguettes, dinner rolls and a wide range of sweet treats.

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In the kitchen/Croissants We know how much many of you love your gluten-free 🥐 so we thought you might be interested to see more of the process. As with all croissant making, the temperature of the butter and the dough is critical – cold, but not too cold. Then there’s the added challenge of working without gluten; as Sébastien says, "The technique is the same but the dough behaves differently" 🤔 1. The dough or detrempe is made from a mix of mainly flour, water and yeast. It needs to be rolled out with care into a rectangle. 2. A slab of butter is beaten with a rolling pin to soften it 3. The dough is wrapped around the butter 4. The dough and butter go through a machine called a sheeter that replicates the action of using a rolling pin, to merge them together and begin the process of lamination – at this point, you can see just one layer of butter between two dough layers 5. The dough is folded again into thirds and then passed through the machine again 6. The dough is folded for a third time into thirds – at this stage, you can see multiple alternating layers of butter and dough 7. Now that the lamination is complete, the dough is cut into triangles and rolled by hand into crescent shapes 🥐 8. After chilling, the croissants are baked – all the many layers of butter melt and create steam, which lifts the dough layers – and voilà, you have many, many flaky, aerated layers 👏 . We're not at the markets this weekend (we'll be back there in April), but we are open at Waverley as usual as well as our new city cafe, Saturday 7am-3pm 💫 . Croissants and pastries on tap at both, today and tomorrow 💃🏽 . . 📷@52suburbs . . #glutenfreecroissant #glutenfreeinnovation #teamwork #sydneycafe #glutenfree #coeliac #freshlybaked #freshproduce #realfood #welovewhatwedo 🥰 #easternsuburbs #waverleybakery #sydneyfood

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We’re talking dark chocolate and beetroot make, espresso or caramel eclairs, lemon tarts, chai spices carrot cake, banana bread and frangipane tarts.

To make their products even more available to people of all dietary requirements, there’s also dairy-free, vegan and sugar-free options for sale.

If you’re after something gluten-free for lunch, there’s also spinach, silver beet and feta pastries, ham and cheese croissants, slow-cooked beef and onion pies, seasonal veggie frittata and MORE!

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Honestly this sounds so good that we want to eat one of everything and we’re not even gluten intolerant!

But if you are, or you have a friend who is, looks like you’ve found the perfect spot for your next cafe trip!